Trade Union Employment Representative/Caseworker - Regional

Location
Durham, County Durham, England
Salary
£27373 - £32104 per annum
Posted
09 Nov 2016
Closes
07 Dec 2016
Ref
00061235
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Trade Union Employment Representative / Trade Union Caseworker / Regional Officer

Northern England - Cumbria, Darlington, Durham, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Newcastle, Northumberland, North Tyneside, Redcar and Cleveland, South Tyneside, Stockton on Tees and Sunderland.

Part time working basis of 3 days per week (21 hours)

An ideal opportunity has arisen for experienced employment caseworker to join this not for profit union for education, early years & childcare professionals.

They offer a competitive annual salary commencing at £27,373 per annum, with potential annual increments leading up to £32,104 per annum, based on a 35 hour week. The pro-rata salary would therefore commence at £16,423.79. Varied additional benefits are offered including a contributory pension scheme and simply health scheme (paid for by the organisation).

This role is based working remotely from home; to be fully effective in this role it is important that the successful candidate is based within the region, potentially around the Durham area. Travel around the agreed regional area will be required, a driving licence and use of a car is essential for the role, and for long distance business travel a lease car is provided.

This role is to:
- To undertake casework; advising and supporting members, primarily in the region, on challenging issues arising from their employment within an educational environment.
- To actively seek opportunities to recruit new members, with participation in recruitment events
- To contact local authorities in the region, to seek recognition and attend consultative meetings
- To provide support to activists within the region, to recruit new activists to train as Field Officers etc.
- To organise meetings of members/non-members on specific issues of concern

To possess:
- Experience of acting as a representative
- Good knowledge of UK employment legislation
- Confidence to represent members in challenging situations
- Good communication skills, both oral and written
- Effective listening skills and good interpersonal skills to build and develop networks
- Good IT skills
- Knowledge of the Northern England geographical region
- Ability to travel within the region and work flexibly with some unsocial hours
- Driving licence
- Experience of working with others to develop initiatives

Ideally possess:
- Trade Union or membership focused environment experience
- Advocacy skills and experience in the employment sector
- Current knowledge of education issues
- Educated to degree level or equivalent
- Experience of working in and understanding the management context of nurseries, schools or colleges, academies etc.

Essential Application Requirement: a formal letter of application outlining your key skills, experience and attributes to be submitted within the same document as your current CV.

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