Role: Organiser (fixed-term contract for 12 months to cover maternity leave)
Salary: £34 -£44k depending on experience
Hours: Full Time (35 hours per week)
Location: Homeworking but with attendance at our London office and travel throughout the UK
Closing date: 12 February 2024 12:30pm
Interview date: 26 February (London Bridge)
Your chance to change the NHS workplace by supporting members and developing reps at the union for the UK’s health and care managers. You will be based in London working on organising initiatives across the UK as required.
Managers in Partnership (MiP) is the UK’s union for health and care managers, with 7,000 members and 80 workplace reps working in the NHS, private, and voluntary sectors. We employ 13 staff, five in our national centre in London and eight across the UK. MiP – a section of the FDA and branch of UNISON - is a fast-growing partnership organisation, and we are expanding our organising team.
One of your main tasks will be building the network of local reps in our priority areas. These key people help our officers support individual members, raise our profile and influence, and work with employers, managers and other unions to change the workplace for the benefit of all staff. Your role is critical in increasing our membership and impact.
You will work with our national organiser and with our National Officers in each region and nation, raising our profile with potential members, supporting our reps through advice, mentorship, training, creating resources and networks and delivering targeted organising projects. You will develop reps so they are equipped to advocate on behalf of MiP. You will operate in workplaces and also organise and communicate through online platforms and social media. You will be confident about interacting with senior managers in a wide range of occupational groups and settings.
What we are looking for
You are a self-starter who can influence in a team, prioritise and stay focused in the face of the huge number of opportunities and stakeholders across the health sector. You have experience of and skills in organising members, ideally in the management community, around issues such as management culture, professional skills, and equalities as well as traditional industrial relations.
You can work through forums, partnerships and networks, as well as workplaces. Experience with digital platforms is essential. You will have a commitment to the aims of Managers in Partnership and a strong understanding of how trade unions work and of the wider political environment.
A job description and person specification can be found below. As an MiP Organiser you will be an employee of FDA, one of the MiP’s partner unions. The post is based in our London office (hybrid working applies).
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