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Become a TUC Academy Organiser

30 Jul 2010, By

The recruitment process for entry into Year 13 of the TUC Organising Academy Trainee Organiser Programme will start in September.

As an Academy Organiser you will spend a tough, but rewarding year with a sponsoring union undergoing a comprehensive training programme, and applying your skills as an organiser in the workplace.

We are looking for people who are positive, able to develop new and imaginative ideas, who remain upbeat in the face of difficulties and setbacks, are able to handle conflict, pressure and competing priorities, self motivated, have excellent communication and problem solving skills and the ability to work alone or as part of a team. Above all, we want people who are quick and enthusiastic to learn, and eager to play their part in the rejuvenation of the trade union movement.

We look for applicants who have a proven track record of organising for the trade union movement or who can bring experience from organising for community and voluntary organisations, student unions, anti-racist campaigns or similar campaigning groups.

The Organising Academy Recruitment process has 3 stages:

Regional Development Centres – these are open to all who are interested in unions and organising and those who are interested in becoming an Organising Academy Trainee Organiser. Development Centres are an opportunity to learn new skills related to organising but are also used to select applicants to go forward to the next stage of the recruitment process. Development Centres will this year be held in September and October (dates below).

Interview – applicants successful at the Development Centres are invited to an interview with the TUC. Those successful at this stage go forward into the Organising Academy candidate pool.

Candidate Pool – this is the group of applicants from which those unions who are offering Organising Academy Trainee Organiser placement sponsorships will select. Candidates in the pool may be asked to attend a further interview with a sponsoring union.

This year the Development Centres will take place on the following dates;

  • September 25 & 26 in Exeter
  • October 2 & 3 in London
  • October 9 & 10 in Birmingham and Cardiff
  • October 16 & 17 in Glasgow
  • October 23 & 24 in Liverpool

If you are interested in becoming an Academy Organiser email [email protected] or call 020 7467 1361 to register for a Development Centre and/or receive an information pack.

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