Regional Organiser - Southern Region

Job Contact
Lauren Shurgold, Regional Secretary's Office


Location: Swindon

Position: Regional Organiser 

Contract: Unspecified hours, Permanent 

Deadline to apply: 12 noon on Monday 22nd August 2022 

Salary: Grade 7 (starting salary £43,868 p.a.)  

Area/Team: Southern Region – Area 1

TO APPLY: If you would like to apply, please request an Application Pack from Lauren Shurgold, Regional Secretary’s Office. 

Please note:late or incomplete applications willnotbe considered, so please ensure you have completed all sections of the application form (including referee details) and submitted no later than the specified deadline.

The Assessment Day, for those applicants invited to attend, is expected to take place on Monday 5th September 2022 at the GMB Southern Regional Office in Chessington, Surrey.  Interviews for applicants successful at the Assessment Stage are expected to take place on Thursday 8th September 2022, also at the GMB Southern Regional Office.


GMB Southern Region is seeking applications from individuals for an Organiser position from those with a desire to help us build the membership of the Union. 

The role will be based in our Swindon office, but the successful candidate needs to be aware that they may be required to work from any location within GMB Southern Region at the discretion of the GMB Southern Regional Secretary, in order to meet the needs of the Region.

Applicants must have a proven record of the following:

  • Campaigning, servicing, organising and recruitment
  • A broad understanding of Trade Union objectives, and a strong personal commitment to these objectives.
  • A commitment to supporting and developing lay activists
  • Applicants must be prepared to work as a team, and the successful candidate would display strong interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively in challenging environments.
  • On a personal basis, the applicant would need to display energy, enthusiasm, resilience, commitment, and an ability to use individual initiative.

Since the backgrounds of suitable candidates can vary enormously, it is important that all applicants complete the candidate statement within the GMB application form which should describe what you believe is involved in the role, and why you believe you would be successful. The official application form must be completed. 

Training will be provided to the successful candidate, who will receive an excellent package of benefits and Terms and Conditions.  This includes a car, so all prospective candidates are required to be in possession of a full current driving licence. It should also be noted that the hours of work for the role are unspecified and will necessarily entail an element of unsocial hours, including weekend work.  Periods of working away from home will also be required.

The job description for the role can be accessed here, and if you think you may be who we’re looking for and if you feel you meet the criteria outlined in the person specification, we’d like to hear from you.

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