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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. 


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Current vacancies

Policy and Communications Officer - UCU Wales

Salary: £42,945 pa.

We need someone to fill the above vacancy in our Wales office to assist in the development and communication of effective, authoritative professional and educational trade union policy.

In this post you will promote UCU's professional, educational and bargaining objectives for further, higher, adult and prison education. You will support policy development in Wales by producing accessible research, advice and information.

Your duties will include developing and maintaining a capacity at branch level for political engagement with the Wales government, building and maintaining positive relationships with members of the Welsh Assembly, under the direction of the Wales official, as well as liaising with Wales government ministers and officials.  You will also implement a press and media strategy for UCU Wales.

For this post, you must have a good knowledge of the Welsh Assembly process and of the trade union movement and political party policies, as well as an awareness of the main issues facing post-16 education in Wales. You will have campaigned in a trade union or equivalent organisation, be able to analyse complex written material and communicate effectively. The ability to speak Welsh is desirable, although is not an essential criterion for application.

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 PCW.

Application pack: Policy and Communications Officer – UCU Wales / Swyddog Polisi A Chyfathrebu - UCU Cymru [160kb]

Closing date for applications:  11 March at 10 am

It is anticipated that the interviews will be held on: 26 March

Swyddog Polisi a Chyfathrebu - UCU Cymru

Cyflog: £42,945 yf.

Mae angen rhywun arnom i lenwi'r swydd wag uchod yn swyddfa Cymru i gynorthwyo yn y gwaith o ddatblygu a chyfleu polisi undeb llafur addysgol a phroffesiynol, awdurdodol ac effeithiol.

Yn y swydd hon, byddwch yn hyrwyddo amcanion bargeinio, addysgol a phroffesiynol UCU ar gyfer addysg bellach, addysg uwch, addysg i oedolion ac addysg mewn carchardai.  Byddwch yn cefnogi'r gwaith o ddatblygu polisi yng Nghymru drwy ddarparu ymchwil, cyngor a gwybodaeth hygyrch.

Bydd eich dyletswyddau yn cynnwys datblygu a chynnal gallu ar lefel cangen i ymgysylltu'n wleidyddol â llywodraeth Cymru, gan feithrin a chynnal cydberthnasau cadarnhaol ag aelodau o gynulliad Cymru, o dan gyfarwyddid swyddog Cymru, yn ogystal â chydgysylltu â gweinidogion a swyddogion llywodraeth Cymru. Byddwch hefyd yn gweithredu strategaeth y wasg a'r cyfryngau i UCU Cymru.

Ar gyfer y swydd hon, bydd gennych wybodaeth dda am broses Cynulliad Cymru ac am bolisïau pleidiau gwleidyddol a mudiad yr undebau llafur, yn ogystal ag ymwybyddiaeth o'r prif faterion sy'n wynebu addysg ôl 16 yng Nghymru.  Byddwch wedi ymgyrchu mewn undeb llafur neu sefydliad cyfatebol, ac yn gallu dadansoddi deunydd ysgrifenedig cymhleth a chyfathrebu'n effeithiol. Mae'r gallu i siarad Cymraeg yn ddymunol ond nid yw'n faen prawf hanfodol ar gyfer y swydd.

I wneud cais, i lawrlwytho pecyn cais isod neu e-bostiwch recruitment@ucu.org.uk neu ffoniwch ein llinell recriwtio ar 020 7756 2558 (24 awr) gan ddyfynnu PCW

Application pack: Policy and Communications Officer – UCU Wales / Swyddog Polisi A Chyfathrebu - UCU Cymru [160kb]

Dyddiad cau ar gyfer ceisiadau: 11 Mawrth 10 am

Dyddiad cyfweld: 26 Mawrth


Branch administrator/organiser required for the University of Bradford UCU (part time, fixed-term)

Salary: £12,860 pa. (£32,151 pa. pro rata)

The University of Bradford branch of UCU is seeking to appoint someone to assist with managing their offices, with minimal supervision.  The successful candidate will work 14 hours per week during term time only (39 weeks) for 12 months.

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 their work for UCU.

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 BAO2.

Application pack: Branch administrator/organiser, University of Bradford UCU (BAO2) [160kb]

Closing date for applications:  13 March at 10 am

It is anticipated that the interviews will be held on: 29 March


Regional support official - London (Further Education)

Salary: £52,479 p.a. (including London Weighting)

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

The main purpose of the regional support official is to provide advice and support to local branches, including training, advising and representing members on employment issues. She/he will also 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, further education (RSO1) [160kb]

Closing date for applications:  28 February at 10 am

It is anticipated that the interviews will be held on: 13 March


Head of Legal Services

Salary: £56,871 pa. including London Weighting

Based at our London head office, your main duties will be to deliver the full range of legal services, including oversight and management of members' casework; developing and delivering UCU's data protection strategy and policy and acting as legal adviser on corporate and industrial matters. You will identify and lead on strategic casework. There is a small team to manage.

As a qualified solicitor, with 5 years' experience in employment law, including discrimination, TUPE, equal pay and litigation, you will have significant experience of working in a politicised environment in a trade union context; have excellent interpersonal skills - both written and oral - and be able to lead and develop individuals.

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 HS1.

Application pack: Head of Legal Services (BNO1) [161kb]

Closing date for applications:  7 March at 10 am

It is anticipated that the interviews will be held on: 25 March