Regional Community and Unite in Schools Coordinator: N...

Unite, the UK and Ireland's largest union with 1.4 million members, represents the interests of working people at work and now within local communities. Unite has launched its new 50p per week community membership scheme which is open to all who are not in paid employment. Unite is offering community members a collective way to find their voice and shape their local community through local grass-roots campaigning.

Unite is looking to recruit a Regional Community and Unite in Schools Coordinator to roll out the union's new community membership scheme in the union’s North East, Yorkshire and Humberside region. The role involves identifying, supporting and developing community activists and self-sustaining community groups for issue based campaigning and the wider advancement of trade union values and social justice. The role will extend links between the union's working and community members. The role project manages Unite in Schools to promote trade unionism to school children aged 15 and 16.

The position is full-time, on a 16 month fixed term contract commencing in March/April.

Salary: £34,485 per annum

The successful applicant will have excellent communication skills, be able to work within disadvantaged communities and have experience of trade unionism and grass roots community activism and have excellent organisational skills.

Interviews for applicants will be held in early March at Unite Office, 55 Call Lane, Leeds LS1 7BW.

If you have any queries, please email the HR Department at

Closing date for receipt of applications is 10.00 am on 25th February 2015.

Unite is an equal opportunities employer. Starting date is open to negotiation for the successful candidate’s notice period requirement.