Branch Caseworker advertisement

Branch Caseworker

The UNISON Essex County Branch is currently recruiting for a Branch Caseworker to provide a comprehensive casework service to members.

UNISON Essex County Branch represents members working for Essex County Council. Essex Fire & Rescue and LEA schools in Essex.  The branch covers a diverse range of occupational groups.

There has never been a more important time to protect our members working in local government and encourage those that are not members to join a powerful voice. Are you a people person with good listening and problem solving skills? Do you possess the determination to make a difference to people’s lives?

The successful candidate will bring their experience and skills to represent members both on individual issues and in groups, and by assisting workplace representatives. You will need to be able to demonstrate or quickly get up to speed on gaining a good knowledge of employment law, employment practices, policies and procedures as well as a good understanding of Trade Union Organising. You will need to have sound analytical and problem-solving skills, coupled with developed communications skills, and be able to persuade others, including dealing confidently with difficult and sensitive situations, in a confidential manner. To undertake this role you must have excellent administrative, IT and organisational skills.

The Branch office is in Chelmsford and you will need to be able to travel to workplaces covered by the branch, across the county of Essex. Work related travel expenses will be reimbursed.

The post is for a working week of 30 hours. An actual working pattern will be agreed on appointment.

To apply for this opportunity, please download and complete the application form (under “Documents” below)

Please return 3 copies, by post to Jo Baldry at Essex County Branch UNISON, 70 Duke Street Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1JP, or email the application to along with Equal Opportunities (EO) and Disability Monitoring forms, quoting reference ECBU_C2019.

See job description and person specification (under “Documents” below). Please note that this post is a branch employed post and the successful candidate will not become a UNISON employee.

The closing date for applications is 5pm Monday 28th June 2019 

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend for an interview in early July.

For an informal discussion on the post please ring 01245 354044. Note that this number is not monitored at all times but if you leave a message someone will get back to you.


Job Brief JD and PS -Caseworker 2019

application form Please note that ONLY this application form will be accepted (no CVs).

EO Form 2019

Disability Monitoring

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