regional learning organisers x 4, January 2014

4 union learning organisers  (1 year fixed term contract), salary: £35,978 per annum

Do you want to be part of the Unite lifelong learning team to promote the value of continuing learning and union membership offered by Unite the union.

Unite is seeking to recruit 4 highly motivated union learning organisers to work in the lifelong learning team in 3 of its regions.  These consist of: 1 North West (Liverpool), 2 Midlands (Derby and West Bromwich) and 1 North East/Yorkshire & Humberside (Leeds).

Ideally applicants will have a trade union background and experience of working in the learning and skills field.

Essential criteria for the learning organiser role is the ability to:

Work independently, develop own caseload within the regional team; prepare reports to management and steering group; recruit and arrange training for union learning representatives (ULR); develop regional ULR networks;

Support ULRs, members, regional officers, TUC and other partners in establishing workplace learning activity;

Provide information, advice and support on the lifelong learning agenda.

Learning organisers must also have an understanding of models of learning delivery in the workplace and the community.

The positions are funded by the Union Learning Fund (ULF) and are offered on a fixed term contract and secondees basis, commencing on 1 April 2014 until 31 March 2015.  

Interviews will be held 24 February to 4 March 2014.

An application form and job description can be downloaded here:

Job description
Application form

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

Completed application forms will need to be returned to quoting reference ULF by Monday 10 February at 4.00 pm.
CV’s are not accepted as part of the application.