Unison Branch Officer

  • Job ref: 057/01695
  • Type: Part Time, Permanent, Temporary
  • Location: Colchester
  • Salary: £11.23 per hour
  • Recruiting office: Colchester
  • Date posted: 12 May 2022

Job details

  • Part Time
  • Permanent
  • Temporary
  • Colchester
  • Job Ref: 057/01695
  • Salary: 11.23 per hour

We are recruiting for a Branch Secretary / officer, to work for a trade union.

Our client, UNISON, is the UK leading public services trade union with over 1.3 million members in private, public, voluntary and community sectors. UNISON is progressive and promotes equality and diversity, encouraging the participation of minority groups.

You will be expected to work across ESNEFT sites as needed, mostly Colchester General Hospital and Suffolk hospitals.

Duties and responsibilities

  • You will be directly responsible for the day to day running of the Branch office.
  • This role is secretarial support, including development of effective systems to support efficient running of the branch.
  • Administrative support, including, but not limited to: ordering supplies, filing, collating data.
  • Manage branch email inbox and being first point of contact for the union.
  • Maintaining personal records and compliance with GDPR.
  • Process member applications and verify membership of existing members.
  • Support all members by acting as a first point of contact and respond to email and phone enquiries.
  • Co-ordinate attendance at conferences, meetings, training events and make any necessary travel/accommodation arrangements.
  • Administrative support for meetings; including sending invitations, preparing documents, and typing minutes.
  • Supporting promotion and recruitment for UNISON campaigns.
  • Support with health and safety compliance and training for activists.

Personal specification

  • Must have a good understanding of trade unions and experience in a similar role is desirable.
  • Experience in an administrative role is essential.
  • Minimum of 5 GCSES or equivalent at Grade 9 to 4/A* to C
  • Excellent IT skills is essential– CaseWeb and WARMS experience is desirable.
  • Driving license and access to a car.
  • Must have strong administrative skills and the ability to provide support across all areas of the branch, where needed.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and communicate effectively.


  • £11.23 per hour
  • Working hours are flexible 20 -25hours per week.
  • 3 month initial trial period – temporary to permanent
  • Working at Colchester General Hospital and Suffolk Hospitals, however maybe working from home may be required depending on government guidelines and the needs of the service.
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