UNISON Branch Support Officer (12 month Fixed Term Contract)
Salary: Starting from £10,592 to £11,608 per annum
Grade: Grade 4
Hours: 16 hours per week
Place of work: Worthing Town Hall/work from home (with some travel to other offices)
Closing date: 5th December 2022
The Branch Support Officer role will provide a full range of administrative and IT support to the Adur & Worthing Branch of UNISON. The post requires a basic knowledge of employment law to enable the provision of initial basic advice to UNISON members.
A key part of the role will be to ensure the Branch administrative and support processes are efficient and compliant. Another key element of this role would be to allocate, oversea and organise the stewards and take on the more complex cases. This will include the ability to draft correspondence, newsletters and other documentation, including minute taking.
The individual appointed will also need to have experience of general office administration, including postal, filing systems, stock ordering, phone and mailbox. A working knowledge of GDPR in relation to storage and retention of highly sensitive information and the ability to refer to and follow relevant rules, policies and procedures.
You will also have experience and knowledge of finance and administrative systems/databases, be proficient in using IT applications, in particular Google Mail, Google Drive, Google Sheets, Google Calendar, and knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook and accurate keyboard skills are also required.
Staff are our most important asset and we therefore have a benefit package which reflects our continuing commitment to our employees. This includes:
- Generous leave entitlement; a minimum of 25 days + Bank Holiday entitlement
- Local Government Pension
- Training & development
- Occupational Health
- Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
- Flexible working options
We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. Staff work in a supportive and safe environment, recognising their responsibility to value and respect each other’s contributions. Standards of conduct must be of the highest level to ensure that no-one is harassed, bullied or victimised. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, staff engagement forums and are keen to hear from applicants from a variety of different backgrounds.