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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

Caseworker - Northern (0.8)

Salary: £34,356 pa. (£42,945 pa. pro rata)

UCU is looking for a Caseworker for the Northern region.

Based in Gateshead, you will advise and represent UCU members on employment problems and disputes, in line with UCU procedure. Working within a trade union context, you will represent members at hearings and prepare relevant casework training material. Ensuring the effective administration of casework will also form part of your duties and you will be required to travel throughout the region.

Key skills required:

  • educated to GCSE level or equivalent (including maths and English)
  • knowledge of UK employment and equality law
  • three years or more experience of handling personal casework matters
  • experience of advocacy and representation at hearings
  • strong interpersonal skills
  • excellent problem-solving skills.

To apply, please download an application pack below or email or call our recruitment line on 020 7756 2558 (24 hours) quoting job reference CW1.

Application pack: caseworker - northern (CW1) [319kb]

Closing date for applications: 9 May at 10am

Interview date: 23 May 2019

Head of Legal Services

Salary: £56,871 pa. including London Weighting

Based at our London head office, you will be responsible for the full range of legal services, including oversight and management of members' casework; acting as legal adviser on corporate and industrial matters and identifying and leading on strategic casework. You will manage two legal services officers.

As a qualified solicitor, with 5 years' experience in employment law, you will have demonstrable knowledge and experience of advising and litigating on employment matters including equality law and industrial relations. You will have excellent communication skills and be able to deliver, with authority, complex legal information and support to members and the union through to the tribunal and court system.

To apply, please download an application pack below or email or call our recruitment line on 020 7756 2558 (24 hours) quoting job reference HS1.

Application pack: Head of Legal Services (HS1) [161kb]

Closing date for applications: 22 April at 10am

Interview date: 13 May 2019