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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

Branch Administrator/Organiser required for Nottingham University UCU branch (part time 16 hours pw)

Salary: £15,137 pa. (£33,114 pa. pro rata)

The University of Nottingham UCU branch is seeking to appoint someone to assist with managing its office, with minimal supervision. The successful candidate will work 16 hours per week over a minimum of three days, one of which ideally will be Monday.

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 your work for UCU.

To apply, please download an application pack below or email quoting job reference BAO5.

Closing date for applications: 27 April 2020 at 10am

Interview date: 14 May 2020 (to be confirmed)