Job Vacancy: Schools Organiser

Lambeth UNISON are recruiting for a temporary Schools Organiser for 21 hours a week.

The successful candidate will bring their experience and skills to the role and be able to develop and deliver recruitment and organising initiatives and campaigns, train and develop new stewards, undertake case work.

You will have excellent presentation skills and communication skills, both face-to-face and on paper. A sound understanding of trade unions and their objectives is essential. Our Branch is committed to member led trade unionism, with our activity driven, shaped and controlled by members and activists.

Your role will be to work with reps and members in schools to build up organisations and activity. You do not need to have worked for a trade union before, the Branch would value skills and experience as a rank and file trade union and/or community activist.

You will be provided full training and mentoring in the role.

You will be required to travel to schools across Lambeth and work hours which best allow you to access schools workers.

We understand that some candidates may need to slightly reduce or increase hours in order to fit with benefits stipulations. Please feel free to call the Branch Office if you would like to apply but may need to alter hours.

This post is initially funded for three months.


£15 an hour. Lambeth UNISON will make a pension contribution.


How to apply

Please email us a statement that answers the following questions

What relevant experience and skills do you have?
What qualities does a trade union organiser need to have?
What kind of campaigns do you think are pertinent to schools workers right now?
Email Ruth Cashman at with the subject: Schools Organiser Role application

Deadline for applications is October 13


UNISON is the UK’s leading public services trade union, with over 1.3 million members working in the public sector, private, voluntary and community sectors and in the energy services. Lambeth UNISON organises local authority, education and private sector workers across Lambeth.

UNISON is a dynamic, progressive union, committed to equality. We encourage men and women of all ages, Black and minority ethnic groups, disabled people, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to work with us.

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