UNISON is the UK’s leading public services trade union, with over 1.3 million members working in the public sector, private, voluntary and community sectors and in the energy services. We employ approximately 1,200 staff, with around 370 at our national centre in Euston in central London and the remainder in our 12 regions across the UK, including Northern Ireland.
UNISON is looking for a new Director of Communications to lead our in-house team and develop our communications and engagement with our 1.3 million members, our network of activists, potential members and the wider public.
We’ve always had great stories to tell, but never more so than now – can you help us develop our narrative, amplify our members’ voices and develop powerful communications with and about our members?
UNISON members have been at the heart of the UK’s response to the pandemic – caring for patients, supporting people in care homes, and keeping our communities and key services going. And the union has been right by their side, organising, campaigning and providing support, advice and practical help.
Public support for key workers is high. Yet our members’ experience has also been of years of underfunding, job cuts and the endless reorganisation and fragmentation of public services. Not to mention a decade that has seen pay kept low and a real-terms drop in income.
If the lessons of the pandemic are to be learned, it’s never been more vital to make the case for investing in quality public services, creating a national care service and properly rewarding our key workers.
There’s a lot to do and a million stories to tell. We need a consummate communications professional with excellent leadership and people management skills, combined with a passion for social justice and a sharp political mind. If you’re inspired by the amazing work our members do, come and help make their voices heard.
Applications must be received by no later than Monday 10 May 2021 at 12pm.
Interviews will be held on Thursday 27/Friday 28 May 2021.
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.