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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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Please note that CVs in isolation are not accepted.


Current vacancies

Administrator at UCU's head office

Salary: £33,777 pa including LW

We are looking for an administrator, based at UCU's London head office, to provide support for the Personnel Department and two of our Senior Management Team members (the National Head of Resources and the National Head of Regional Organisation and Nations).    

The main duties will be assisting with recruitment administration, arranging training courses and keeping the personnel database up-to-date.  You will also arrange meetings, handle incoming and outgoing mail/emails and manage diaries.

With strong interpersonal skills, and experience of working in a similar environment, and you will have worked effectively with databases and customer-relationship management (CRM) systems.  You will also be an effective administrator, able to maintain confidentiality and work both on your own initiative and collaboratively with colleagues. 

To apply, please download an application pack below or email: recruitment@ucu.org.uk or call our recruitment line on 020 7756 2558 (24 hours) quoting job reference HO1.

Application pack: Administrator, head office (HO1) Jan 19 [299kb]

Closing date for applications:  23 January 2019 at 10 am

It is anticipated that the interviews will be held on: 8 February 2019


Project Manager - Future of the Profession/CPD for all (fixed term for 12 months)

Salary: £42,945 pa (+ London Weighting of £4,278 pa, where appropriate)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for someone to develop, co-ordinate and manage the next phase of UCU's flagship 'Future of the Profession/CPD for all' project which has supported more than 10,000 union members to develop new career-enhancing skills. 

UCU is the voice of academic and professional staff in higher and further education. The aim of the project is to develop new approaches to meeting the professional development needs of UCU members with particular reference to hard-to-reach groups such as young or early career and casualised staff.

The Project Manager will be based in London (but alternative locations will be considered for the right candidate) and be responsible for ensuring the project achieves its objectives within budget and timescales.

The main duties include producing a detailed plan for the next phases of the project, building relationships with other sector agencies, managing the project budget, promoting the learning opportunities provided by the project, managing all project-related information resources and working with others to develop a related bargaining agenda on CPD.

To apply, please download an application pack below or email: recruitment@ucu.org.uk or call our recruitment line on 020 7756 2558 (24 hours) quoting job reference PR1.

Application pack: Project Manager, Jan 2019 (PR1) [327kb]

Closing date for applications:  30 January at 10 am

It is anticipated that the interviews will be held on: 18 February


Regional Support Official - London (further education)

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

We are looking for a Regional Support Official to cover London (FE), based in our head office in NW1.

The main responsibilities of the Regional Support Official are  to provide advice and support to local branches, including training, advising and representing members on employment issues, also to 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: recruitment@ucu.org.uk or call our recruitment line on 020 7756 2558 (24 hours) quoting job reference RSO1.

Application pack: Regional Support Official, London (RSO1) Jan19 [313kb]

Closing date for applications: 28 January at 10 am

It is anticipated that the interviews will be held on: 19 February


Branch Administrator - UCU branch of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 7 hours per week, fixed-term for 12 months

Salary: £6,115 pa  including London Weighting (£30,576 pa pro rata)

UCU at the School of Oriental and African Studies, is seeking to appoint an administrator. The successful candidate will undertake a variety of administrative tasks with minimal supervision. You will be familiar with Microsoft Office and Excel and have sound organisational, communication, social media and inter-personal skills.  With a knowledge of the implications of working for a trade union or other not-for-profit organisation, you will be a point of contact for members and will be expected to support the branch officers in all aspects of their work for UCU.

NB: The 7 hours will be worked in one day, although we can offer flexibility as to the day itself.

To apply, please download an application pack below or email: recruitment@ucu.org.uk or call our recruitment line on 020 7756 2558 (24 hours) quoting job reference BA3.

Application pack: Branch Administrator, SOAS, part-time, fixed-term (BA3), Jan19 [303kb]

Closing date for applications:  30 January at 10 am

It is anticipated that the interviews will be held on: 14 February