STUC Affiliate & other vacancies

Unison Vacancy

Temporary Local Organiser – Temporary until August 2022 – 17.5 hours per week

Based in Edinburgh, Scotland Region

Starting Salary: £31,134 per annum including Annual Subsistence Allowance

Ref: R7/138T

This is an exciting opportunity to join the UNISON Scotland Organising Team. Our public services are under major threat. Our members are working under extreme pressure and UNISON is actively campaigning for services and jobs.

You will bring your experience and skills to assist us to recruit, organise and drive forward campaigning work within the designated area across the region. To undertake this role you must be a committed trade unionist with proven organising, campaigning, administrative skills and excellent IT and communication skills.

Ability to travel will be a requirement of all posts and you must live within reasonable distance of location that the post is based.

For more information and to apply, please download a pack from the main Jobs at Unison page (please complete the Local Organiser application form as only this form will be accepted. Please complete the monitoring forms).

Please send completed application forms and the Recruitment and Diversity Monitoring form to quoting the reference R7/138T.

The closing date for applications will be 5.00 pm on Monday 28th September 2020

Successful candidates will be notified by 2nd October 2020.

Interviews will be held week on 9th October 2020.

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.

EIS Vacancies

Organsier – Maternity Leave Cover – Fixed Term Contract (Based in Edinburgh)
£43,362 per annum, car and pension benefits

The EIS is Scotland’s largest and most influential trade union and professional organisation for teachers and lecturers, with over 60,000 members working in all education sectors.

This fixed term post will be based in central Edinburgh and involves the recruitment and retention of Institute members with emphasis on the integration of probationers and newly qualified teachers. Additionally, the Organiser will support activities aimed more broadly at developing member engagement such as CPD events, training of activists and campaigning, and will undertake some casework at establishment level.

The fixed term post is to cover for the maternity leave of the existing post holder. It is envisaged that the period of employment will commence on or around 10 August 2020 (subject to the successful candidate’s availability) and end on 26 February 2021. In the event that the period of maternity leave is shorter than envisaged, the fixed term contract may be terminated at any point with 30 days’ notice.

Applications from candidates with a background in education are particularly welcome, as are those from candidates with previous or current involvement in a trade union. The EIS will accept applications for this post which are based on secondment from an existing employer.

As a trade union employer, the EIS is committed to the principles of social justice and equality. We therefore welcome applications from women and men of all ages; black and minority ethnic people; disabled people; and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, to work with us. For further information and details of the application procedures please go to

Closing Date – Thursday 16 July 2020