Organisers and organisers in training – closing date: ...

Fighting back for workers, Unite is taking trade unionism into the tens of thousands of unorganised workplaces in Britain and Ireland.  Working from organising units in the union’s 10 regions, each headed by a senior organiser, the organisers work as a team in a national organising structure, led by Unite’s National Organising and Leverage department.  It is hard work in sometimes tough circumstances, but there will never be a better opportunity for those who want to make a difference.

Unite currently has vacancies for the following roles: 

Organisers in Training
Pay: £25,760 (€33,280) + £2,000 (€2,400) per annum unsocial hours payment (non-pensionable). (London Allowance: £3,584)

(Applicants for this position should be aware that the assessment for this position is significantly more demanding than that of Organiser in Training). 
Pay: Grade 7 – Starter rate £33,710 (€41,472) and the substantive rate after 1 year is £36,069 (€46,080) plus £2,000 (€2,400) per annum unsociable allowance (non-pensionable). (London Allowance: £3,584)

The organiser/organiser in training must have the ability to engage with people, identify leaders and motivate workers to take action.  Applicants must have previous experience in representing workers in the workplace. U nite organisers are making a difference. Many more will follow as we succeed and come from all walks of life. Many are young, black, Asian and eastern European. Many are women. All are passionately committed to organising workers and rebuilding the trade union movement.

Full details can be obtained below and for any queries please email the Unite Human Resources & Development Department on recruitment.

Please be aware that due to the nature of these roles, there is a travelling commitment and work will be often outside normal office hours and at weekends.

Completed applications should be returned by Friday 21 November 2014.
Shortlisting will take place on: 3 & 4 December 2014
Assessment centres for shortlisted candidates: a) 16 & 17 January 2015 and b) 23 & 24 January 2015  (Shortlisted candidates will be invited to one of the Assessment Centres)
Start Date: 2 March 2015 (This will also be the start of an initial four day training residential course).

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