Job Opportunity: Voice

Trade Union Employment Representative / Organiser / Caseworker

Do you have experience of acting as a workplace trade union representative?

Are you passionate about the trade union movement and organising?

Are you confident in promoting trade unions and representing individuals on casework?

Why not join Voice and make a difference to our members!

Voice is a not for profit trade union for members working in education, early years & the childcare sector. Our annual salary starts at £28,171 pa, with increments up to £33,077 pa, based on a 35-hour week. Varied additional benefits offered include contributory pension scheme, free onsite parking and health care cash plan (paid for by the organisation).

This role is based at the Head Office in Derby, with requirement for travel to meetings and provide casework support, by phone or in person, for members who are based throughout the UK.  A driving licence and use of a car is essential, however for long distance business travel a lease car can be provided. 

A summary of how you would enrich the working life of our members – 

  • Undertake casework; advising and supporting members, throughout the UK, being flexible in the area covered.
  • Develop organising structures to build membership density.
  • Undertake specific member recruitment activities and seek opportunities to recruit new members.
  • Participating in the growth of Union Learning Reps
  • Supporting members in challenging situations
  • Act, in rotation with other colleagues, as telephone Duty Officer within Derby HQ.
  • Assist in the preparation and delivery of training for staff and activists.
  • Represent our union at consultation/negotiation meetings with local, regional or national bodies or organisations.
  • Develop a specialty within the section, depending upon your skill set and opportunities.
  • Participate in the compilation of official responses.

Other skills you will possess to enable you to successfully undertake the role –

  • Experience of acting as a full time or workplace trade union representative
  • Good knowledge of UK employment legislation
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Effective listening skills and good interpersonal skills to build and develop networks
  • IT skills to retrieve and enter basic data, communicate with members and head office


Other skills you may possess, but if not, we can develop you –

  • Experience in the education or early years sector
  • Experience of supporting lay activists including Union Learning Representatives
  • Experience of organising
  • Current knowledge of education issues
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience

More detailed information on the Job Description be found on our website at ‘Click here for link’

Apply online with your CV and include in the same document a covering letter, which clearly demonstrates why you believe you have the skills and knowledge to carry out this role.

Closing date for the receipt of applications Friday, 13th December 2019.

Formal interviews are planned to be held between the dates of Tuesday, 17th December and Thursday, 19th December 2019.

Apply either by email to vacancies@voicetheunion.org.uk or online by uploading your application at Online Portal – click here

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