Support Networks

Get your heads together - you're not alone

In small organisations there are occasions when people need support or inspiration and if they work in isolation, without a peer group or wider professional networks it can be stressful, and people sometimes move jobs to feel more fulfilled and supported.

As unionised employers, we can do better and several years ago we established a number of professional support groups, often meeting at Quorn Grange or an affiliates premises to provide mutual support, ideas and possible solutions to challenges and an economy of scale if there was a need for training or shared resources. Since the oandemic, we've hosted these meetings online on a routine basis.


The networks ideally are self-sustaining and the ones currently in place are for;

General Secretaries

Health & Safety Officers

Finance Officers

Education Officers

HR & Legal Officers

ICT Officers Communications, Marketing & Media Officers

To find out the date and locations of the next meetings, view GFTU's calendar.

If you would like to take part in any of the above meetings, please email Claire Ryan via