These are the latest job vacancies the labour, trade union and campaigning movement have to offer.
Fighting back for workers, Unite is taking Trade Unionism into the tens of thousands of unorganised workplaces in Britain and Ireland. Working from Organising Units in the Union's 10 Regions, each headed by a Senior Organiser, the Organisers work as a team in a National Organising Structure, led by Unite's National Organising and Leverage Department. It is hard work in sometimes tough circumstances. But there will never be a better opportunity for those who want to make a difference.
The following vacancies are currently available:
Organisers in Training
Pay: £24,015 + £2,000 per annum unsocial hours payment (non-pensionable) (London Weighting £3,500)
Pay: £32,920 - £35,224 + £2,000 per annum unsocial hours payment (non-pensionable) (London Weighting £3,500)
The Organiser/Organiser in Training must have the ability to engage with people, identify leaders and motivate workers to take action. Applicants must have experience in representing or organising in the world of work.
The Unite Organisers are making a difference. Many more will follow as we succeed and come from all walks of life. Many are young, black, Asian and Eastern European. Many are women. All are passionately committed to organising workers and rebuilding the Trade Union movement.
Please be aware that due to the nature of these roles, there is a travelling commitment. Applicants must be in possession of a full driving licence.
Completed applications should be returned to arrive by: 24th May 2013 (4.00 pm). Please state clearly which position you are applying for.
Shortlisting will take place on : 6th & 7th June 2013
Assessment Centres for shortlisted candidates: a) 1st and 2nd July b) 3rd and 4th July (Shortlisted candidates will be invited to one of the Assessment Centres)
Start Date : 2nd September 2013
Vacancy - Bar Person, RMT Education Centre, Doncaster
Due to the expansion of the RMTÕs education centre, a vacancy has arisen for a Bar Person at the UnionÕs facility in Doncaster.
This role is a new addition to a successful team of staff, providing an additional service to tutors, students & visitors to the centre.
The remuneration for the post is £10.95 per hour for a 15-hour week.
The Hours of Duty are as follows:
Monday - Wednesday 19.00 hours to 22.30 hours
Thursday 19.00 hours to 23.30 hours
Benefits of the post include a Final Salary Pension Scheme and assistance with travel up to a 40-mile limit.
Applications for the position should be submitted to the Personnel Manager by no later than 17.00 hours on Tuesday 21st May 2013. Interviews will take place as soon as possible thereafter.
Applicants should state the grounds on which their applications are based, give detailed information regarding their qualifications and experience, and have excellent communication, numeracy and people skills. In accordance with our Equal Opportunities Statement, selection will be based solely on the criteria of merit, ability and relevant experience.
For a detailed description of the role and application pack, please contact the Personnel Manager, Scott Perkins, on (020) 7529-8834 or by emailing email@example.com quoting reference MFP/123/BP.
Solicitor (5 years PQE)
Legal Department, NURMT, Unity House, 39 Chalton Street, London NW1 1JD and Maritime House Clapham Old Town SW4 0JW.
A new role has arisen for the position of Solicitor in our expanding Legal Department within the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers. We are an established and progressive Trade Union serving members within the Rail, Maritime and Transport sectors.
The role is an exciting development and offers opportunities for a dynamic motivated individual to advance within the expanding Legal Department. We are looking for a Qualified Solicitor or equivalent with 5 years PQE to assist our Legal Officer in delivering Employment advice to our members. The role requires experience and a proven track record in handling employment cases to Tribunal level and the ability to run a case load with minimal supervision. Good communication and IT skills are essential as the successful applicant will be required to prepare their own advices with minimum technical support.
The salary is £47,372 (inclusive of a London Allowance) for a 34-hour week. Employment benefits include a Final Salary Pension Scheme and assistance with travel up to a 40-mile limit. The successful applicant will be required to work at both our offices and in our Regions with flexibility to move where directed by the General Secretary.
Applications for this position should be submitted, to the Personnel Manager by no later than 17.00 hours on Tuesday 28th May 2013. Interviews will take place as soon as possible thereafter.
Applicants should state the grounds on which their applications are based and give detailed information regarding their qualifications and experience. In accordance with our Equal Opportunities Statement, selection will be based solely on the criteria of merit, ability and relevant experience. For a detailed description of the role and an application pack, please contact Scott Perkins on (020) 7529-8834 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org quoting reference MFP/123/SLD.
We are seeking an experienced subeditor to join an expanding production team at our busy east London newsroom. The successful applicant will have an interest in labour movement and progressive issues, a broad understanding of the trade union movement and its political priorities and a commitment to the political objectives of the paper.
The successful applicant will...
- A flair for the English language and for snappy, punchy presentation,
- Attention to detail,
- Tight copy-editing skills,
- The ability to work well as part of a small team and offer new ideas,
- Knowledge of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop preferable
Some Sunday working is required as part of a five-day, 35-hour week in order to cover the paperâ€™s six publication days. Wages start at Â£20,696 per annum subject to probationary period. Holidays start at 28 days a year rising to 30 days, plus bank holidays.
If you have the skills and you're ready to take on a new challenge at a national newspaper which isn't afraid to tell it like it is, send a covering letter and CV to Editor, Morning Star, William Rust House, 52 Beachy Road, Bow, London E3 2NS or by email to email@example.com
DEADLINE: Friday May 31
Interviews: Week starting June 3