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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

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Current vacancies

Head of bargaining, organising, campaigns & education

Salary: £70,989 pa. inc. LW


UCU is looking for a highly-motivated individual to join our senior management team and lead our Bargaining, Organisation, Campaigns and Education Department, ensuring its strategic aims and objectives are met. Managing the daily departmental operations, you will work in collaboration with other senior managers and committees to co-ordinate and support local negotiations in the post-16 education sector, as well as overseeing and co-ordinating the department's support for industrial action balloting and campaigns.

With significant knowledge and understanding of current issues and political trends in post-16 education and experience of a similar working environment, you will have an in- depth knowledge and understanding of the theory and practice of bargaining, campaigning and organising as well as considerable experience of successfully leading groups.

To apply, please download an application pack below or email quoting job reference HB1

Application pack: Head of bargaining, organising, campaigns & education [276kb]

Closing date for applications: 2 March 2021 at 10am

Interview date: 8 April 2021