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Vacancy: the NUJ is looking for an organiser for Scotland

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23 August 2018


Based in the National Union of Journalists Glasgow office, the organiser will deal with matters relating to NUJ Scottish members.  Reporting to the national organiser Scotland, the role will include associated personal cases, but with a focus on how to maximise recruitment campaigns and initiatives to run in parallel.  




Job Title: Organiser – Scotland

Contract Type: 12 month fixed-term | Full-Time | 5 days a week on an agreed flexible basis to include weekends and/or evening work 35 hours a week inclusive of lunch

Salary: £ 39,095.16

Start Date: ASAP

Under supervision, the organiser will have primary responsibility for:

  • Organising
  • Recruitment
  • Personal casework
  • Servicing committees or councils, as directed by the General Secretary
  • Other duties as assigned

The organiser will be expected to travel, as necessary, to carry out the day-to-day responsibilities of the job.

The candidate will have the following experience and qualifications:

  • Experience of organising recruitment initiatives in established recognised workplaces as well as greenfield sites
  • Demonstrable track record in running union organising campaigns
  • Proven experience in successfully representing members in personal cases
  • Strong knowledge of resolving workplace issues
  • At least three year’s trade union involvement and experience
  • Demonstrable track record of growing a trade union membership base
  • Qualified to degree level would be desirable, but not essential

The candidate will have and be able to demonstrate the following skills:

  • Excellent face-to-face, written and phone communication skills, whether dealing with employers, potential members, current members or colleagues
  • Strong inter-personal skills
  • The ability to remain confident, calm and professional under pressure
  • Extremely organised
  • Excellent administration skills
  • Ability to work both under supervision and autonomously, as well as the ability to seek guidance when necessary
  • The ability to conduct an analytical review of the current membership
  • Ability to identify potential new members and develop strategies for specific recruitment initiatives
  • Demonstrate a strategic approach to growing the membership
  • Recruitment techniques
  • Project management skills

The candidate will be able to demonstrate the following knowledge:

  • Knowledge of the media industry and its players An understanding of current employment la
  • Hands on knowledge of MS Office applications

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the following work ethics:

  • A commitment to trade unions and their aims
  • A proactive approach to the working day
  • A professional, friendly and team orientated approach to colleagues and members alike
  • Initiative and self-motivation
  • The ability to work flexibly

The NUJ is an equal opportunity employer

If you would like to apply for this position and have the required skills and experience, please email your CV and a covering letter to to arrive no later than noon 12/09/18. Please note that applications received after this date will not be considered.

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