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Organisers-in-Training Closing Date: 18 June 2018

The following vacancies in Unite’s National Organising & Leverage Department are currently available across all Regions.  It should be noted that as these roles work to a national department there will be an expectation for work to take place on a cross regional basis when necessary.

Organisers in Training (training and assessment period is for 1 year before progression to full Organiser grade)

Pay: £28,398 (ROI €36,689) rising to £28,966 (ROI €37,422) in May 2019 + £2,114 (ROI €2,536) per annum unsocial hours’ payment (non-pensionable). London Allowance: £4,000 for those whose office base is inside the M25. 

The Organiser in Training must have the ability to engage with people, identify leaders and motivate workers to take action in multiple workplace environments. Applicants must have previous industrial experience of representing workers collectively. 

The Unite Organisers are making a difference. They are a diverse group and come from all walks of life. 

An application form, Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded here:

Please submit completed application forms to: recruitment@unitetheunion.org

PLEASE NOTE: Short-listing for the assessment centre will be solely determined on which candidates best demonstrate in their application that they meet the job criteria. Due to the high volume of applicants and the limited number of spaces available at the assessment only the very best applications are selected.  

The top scoring candidates at the assessment centre will be offered a position in the Unite Organising structure as an Organiser in Training.  They will then undertake a 1 year assessment process, which they must pass prior to them being permanently appointed at an Organiser Grade.  Current salary for Organiser Grade is: £43,399 (ROI €54,925) - £46,439 (ROI €57,574) + £2,114 (ROI €2,536) per annum unsocial hours payment (non-pensionable) + London allowance of £4,000 for those whose office base is inside the M25. A car is provided with the job.

Due to the nature of these roles, there is a high travelling commitment and work will often be outside normal office hours and at weekends. This is NOT an office based role and candidates must be in possession of a full driving licence.

Completed applications should be returned to arrive by: 12 noon on Monday, 18th June 2018

Short Listing will take place on: Thursday, 21st June 2018

Assessment Centres for Shortlisted Candidates will take place in Esher, Surrey: 5th – 6th or 7th – 8th July  

(This is a 2 day residential event. Accommodation and travel will be provided.) 

Start Date : Monday, 3rd September 2018 (This will also be the start of an initial four day training residential)