Campaign Organiser - RCN01729

Trade Union | RCN Birmingham Office | £43,263

Contract type: Fixed Term Contract

RCN Regional Campaign Organiser
RCN Birmingham Office, 35 hours per week, Fixed Term Contract until 23 December 2022

At the Royal College of Nursing we’re an optimistic organisation. And we’ve got good reason to be. We all share the same voice when it comes to changing the shape of the health policies of the future. And as the largest trade union of nursing staff and students in the UK – with over 465,000 members – all we can see are the infinite possibilities for a brighter future. Join us and you will too.

We're accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard. Our people are our greatest asset, and we want people who can contribute to our purpose in line with our values.

As our RCN Regional Campaign Organiser your role will be to recruit new RCN representatives and to improve engagement with our existing representatives and members across the West Midlands region.

You will also support and develop campaigning and other engagement activities across the region.

You will engage with members, potential members, wider healthcare staff and key external stakeholders to build a network of relationships throughout our healthcare organisations.

You’ll use your enthusiasm, positivity and organising skills to organise local campaigns, empowering our members to raise their issues and concerns and you’ll work alongside regional colleagues, RCN Reps and branch activists to make the most of our members voice.

A key part of what you do will be to develop innovative approaches to attracting members to become RCN representatives. As our RCN Regional Campaign Organiser, you’ll develop teams of Stewards, Health and Safety Reps and Learning Reps to work together in organisations on the same projects to support members and increase the presence of the RCN locally.

As our RCN Regional Campaign Organiser you’ll manage some projects in support of our members, whilst influencing stakeholders and building excellent external relationships with key stakeholders.

As well as knowledge of campaigning and/or activism in trade unions, to join us you’ll need an in-depth knowledge of health and social care and an understanding of the role of trade union representatives.

You’ll also need experience of project management and delivery of those projects through volunteers and influencing and negotiation skills. You’ll need to evidence your values and can show us how they be utilised to achieve the objectives of the RCN.

Whatever your background, you'll be efficient, accurate and be able to work on your own initiative, be reliable and be creative in developing this new role.

The ability to foster strong professional relationships across diverse groups and people, to encourage close collaboration and influence stakeholders is essential, as is your ability to produce professional reports and presentations. You’ll also need to be able to celebrate successes and learn from challenges.

What we offer you

We expect you to look after our members and our activists. And we expect you to be rewarded for it. Our pay is highly competitive with annual leave up to 32 days plus bank holidays. We offer an impressive range of benefits, a broad range of learning development opportunities and an award-winning health and wellbeing programme.

Balancing work and life commitments is important to us as an organisation. We are a diverse organisation and understand everyone has different needs. Many of our employees enjoy flexible working enabling them to deliver results whilst having a good work life balance. We offer generous maternity, adoption, paternity, and shared parental leave packages.

As a result of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic most of our staff are currently working from home. When this ends, we’ll start trialling blended office and home working to empower our people to do their best work recognising that, to give our best, we must be able to balance the demands of work and home.

Our selection process

Please submit a supporting statement demonstrating how you meet the criteria for this role. You may not be shortlisted if you don’t.

We want your experience applying for a job with us to be the best it can be. We’re having to be more flexible about how we hold interviews and assessments, most of which are held by video call. If you foresee any problems with accessing a computer, webcam, or internet connection for this, please do let us know in your supporting statement.

Contact details

For more information or for an informal discussion about the role please contact Jenny Woods, Operational Manager, on 01204 552 459 or Adrian Clarkson, Senior Regional Officer, on 01635 232 834.

For more information on the Recruitment & Selection process, please contact

Opening date: 14 January 2022

Closing date: 30 January 2022
If we receive many applications after a week of advertising, this vacancy may close earlier.

Assessment & interview date: 17 and 18 February 2022

Interview date: 18/02/2022

Contracted hours: 35

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