Branch Employed Administrator (Chippenham)

Note: being appointed to this post would make you a direct employee of the Wiltshire & Avon Health Branch of UNISON and not an employee of the national or regional organisation.
South West
Wiltshire & Avon Health Branch
Starting salary
£16,196 (£28,343 full time equivalent)
Pro rata
Closing date
2 March 2020
Contract type
Part time, permanent
Branch post

About this job

Wiltshire & Avon Health Branch of UNISON is looking for a flexible and enthusiastic Branch Administrator. The role will be based at the branch office in Chippenham.

The Branch is part of UNISON, the leading public services union supporting staff working in the public, voluntary, private and community sectors. The branch covers a large geographical area in Wiltshire and the former Avon with multiple employers in all sectors including two large NHS Trusts.

You will need to be IT proficient in Microsoft office and be able maintain databases.  The right candidate will be well-organised and able to prioritise their workload.  Experience of trade union activities is not essential but would be an advantage.

The post holder will be directly responsible to the Branch Secretary for the running of the branch office. The post holder will typically be the first port of call for member enquiries.  They will provide support for branch activists in representing members. This will include all administrative systems and providing clerical and secretarial support for the branch and its officers, and will involve developing and maintaining systems for the efficient running of the branch.

Due to the nature of the branch a significant part of the job will be lone working. The role may require occasional travel (no more than once per month on average) to meetings within the branch’s geographical area – eg. Bath, Bristol or Swindon.

Please note that being appointed to this post would make you an employee of the Wiltshire & Avon Health branch of UNISON and not an employee of the national or regional organisation.

How to apply

To apply for this opportunity, please download and complete the application form and the disability monitoring form.

WAHB Admin Job Description and Person Spec

WAHB Admin Application Form

WAHB Disability Monitoring Form

Completed applications should be returned to: UNISON Wiltshire & Avon Health Branch, Lansdowne Business Centre, Bumpers Way, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 6RZ or email to

Completed applications must be received by 5.00pm on Monday 2 March 2020.

Interviews are expected to take place on Wednesday 18 March in Chippenham.


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.