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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

Living Wage employer : 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.

Current vacancies

Regional Support Official - London

Salary: £52,479 pa. (including London Weighting)

We are looking for a Regional Support Official to cover the London area, based in our Head Office in NW1.

The main purpose of the Regional Support Official is to provide advice and support to local branches, including training, advising and representing members on employment issues. She/he will also assist in ensuring the consistent implementation of UCU's bargaining, campaigning and organising objectives.

You will need knowledge of the post-compulsory education sector; knowledge of bargaining with employers and experience of trade union organising and representing individuals in disciplinary and grievance cases, etc. With good inter-personal, negotiating and advocacy skills, you will also be committed to equality and diversity issues and able and willing to travel within the region.

To apply, please download an application pack below or email or call our recruitment line on 020 7756 2558 (24 hours) quoting job reference RSO2

Application pack: regional support official, London (RSO2) [160kb]

Closing date for applications: 3 June 2019 at 10 am

Interviews date: 26 June 2019

Bargaining and Negotiations Official

£52,479 pa. including LW

Are you a skilled negotiator who knows how to get the best deal for those you represent? Are you at home with both employment policy development and face to face negotiation? If so, an exciting opportunity has arisen in our fast-moving and highly-regarded Bargaining and Negotiations team. 

UCU negotiates with over 400 individual institutions and agrees pay and working conditions with employers across the UK. You will need a good knowledge of gender pay and pay audits, precarious and casual employment, and workload issues, and be able to provide practical advice and support for elected negotiators. You will also have an important role to play in the formulation of policy and bargaining guidance. 

The successful candidate will need a good understanding of the policy environment within which trade unions work, have excellent communication and inter-personal skills, and be able to demonstrate the ability to advocate on behalf of UCU members.  

To apply, please download an application pack below or email or call our recruitment line on 020 7756 2558 (24 hours) quoting job reference BNO2.

Application pack: bargaining and negotiating official (BNO2) [158kb]

Closing date for applications: 28 May 2019 at 10am

Interview date: 13 June 2019