Regional Community Coordinator - East Midlands

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 Coordinator to roll out the union's new community membership scheme in the East Midlands. 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 position is full-time, on a seven month fixed term contract commencing in February 2014.

Salary: £32,920 per annum

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

Interviews will be held on 16 January at Unite House, 128 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8TN.

An application form, job description and person specification can be downloaded here:

If you have any queries, please email the HR & Development Department at quoting Job Reference RCC(EM).

Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 6 January, 2014 (10.00 am).

Unite is an equal opportunities employers and welcomes applications for job share and part-time. Starting date is open to negotiation for the successful candidate’s notice period requirement.