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UCU offers a range of benefits including good working hours, generous annual leave entitlement and membership of a pension scheme. UCU is committed to equality of opportunity. Applications from suitable people with a disability are welcome. London-based employees receive a London allowance. 

Current vacancies:


Branch Administrator (7 hours per week) required for Leicester University UCU branch

Salary: £6,224 pa. (£31,122 pa. pro rata)

Leicester UCU Branch is seeking to appoint a person to manage their offices, with minimal supervision.  

You will develop and implement a recruitment strategy, undertake organising activities, keep the Branch website up to date, and take minutes. With sound organisational, communication and interpersonal skills, you will have knowledge of the implications of working for a trade union or other not-for-profit organisation, be the first point of contact for members and be expected to support the branch officers in all aspects of their work for UCU.

To apply, please download an application pack below or email: or call our recruitment line on 020 7756 2558 (24 hours) quoting BA4.

Application pack: branch administrator (Leicester University UCU) (BA4) [160kb]

Closing date for applications:  29 May at 10 am

Interview date: 18 June

Branch Development Organiser - Scotland

Salary: £35,949 pa.

From our Glasgow office, you will work alongside other staff and lay members to support the effective implementation of national organising and recruitment priorities in designated institutions in Scotland.  This will include building strong membership organisation; developing participation in the union and strengthening the collective capacity of branches to protect and deliver advances for members.    

You will need experience in campaigning and organising in a trade union or similar environment and in organising and delivering training.  With a knowledge and understanding of current issues and political trends, particularly in post 16 education, you will be an effective oral/written communicator.

To apply, please download an application pack below or email: or call our recruitment line on 020 7756 2558 (24 hours) quoting BD1.

Application pack: BDO Scotland (BD1) [308kb]

Closing date for applications:  30 May at 10 am

Interview date: 20 June

Living Wage employer : This link opens in a new window Mindful Employer logo : This link opens in a new window If you feel you have the necessary experience, and wish to apply for a vacancy, please download a copy of the relevant application pack and return as instructed. If you have a disability and would like any help completing your application, or if you need an application pack, in a different format, please contact the personnel department on 020 7756 2558 or email

Please note that CVs in isolation are not accepted.