Area Organiser (Exeter)

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South West
Starting salary
£40,347 per annum including Annual Subsistence Allowance
Closing date
18 February 2020
Contract type
Full time, permanent

About this job

There has never been a more important time to protect our members in public services and encourage those that are not members to join a powerful voice. Are you a people person with good listening and problem solving skills? Do you possess the determination to make a difference to people’s lives?

The successful candidate will bring their experience and skills to the role and be able to develop and deliver recruitment and organising initiatives and campaigns across the region, train and develop stewards, undertake case work, advise, support and mentor branch officers and/or regional activists.

You will have excellent presentation skills and communication skills, both face-to-face and on paper. A sound understanding of trade unions and their objectives is essential along with a good understanding of UNISON’s policies and objectives.

You will need to be able to travel within the region for meetings/training as required.

You will be required to live within reasonable travelling distance of the area you are asked to cover.

How to apply

To apply for this opportunity, please download and complete the area and local organiser application form (under “Resources”)

Please return 3 copies, by post to Julie Williams, UNISON House, Emperor Way, Exeter, EX1 3QS, or email the application to along with recruitment and Disability Monitoring forms, quoting reference R10/68.

See job description and person specification (under “Documents”).

Please note that ONLY the Area and Local Organiser application form will be accepted.

The closing date for applications is 5pm Tuesday 18th February 2020

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a presentation, written test and interview on 6th March 2020.


UNISON is the UK’s leading public services trade union, with over 1.3 million members working in the public sector, private, voluntary and community sectors and in the energy services. We employ approximately 1,200 staff, with around 370 at our national centre in Euston in central London and the remainder in our 12 regions across the UK, including Northern Ireland.

UNISON is a dynamic, progressive union, committed to equality. We encourage men and women of all ages, Black and minority ethnic groups, disabled people, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to work with us.