What are the officer
PRESIDENT: Overall branch leader with
responsibility for representing the branch
and overseeing all its functions. Chairs branch
CHAIR: Deputises for the President.
Actively oversees day to day running of the
branch, especially in service conditions.
Chairs Branch Committee.
VICE CHAIRS (2): At least one must
be a woman. Deputise for Chair in his/her
role in chairing meetings.
*SECRETARY: Responsible for branch
organisation, staffing and administration,
and as the point of communication for the
branch. Co-ordinates all branch officers work.
Responsible for membership records. Delegation
*ASST SECRETARY: To assist in many
of the above tasks.
*One of these must be a woman.
TREASURER: Keeps the accounts, organises
expenses system (eg fares, child care costs
etc), provides budgets, ensures books audited.
SERVICE CONDITIONS CO-ORDINATOR: Oversees
service conditions and negotiations. Branch
lead negotiator. Staff side nominee.
SERVICE CONDITIONS CONVENER (APT&C):
APT&C conditions as well as general role.
SERVICE CONDITIONS CONVENER (MANUAL):
As above but mainly for Manual conditions.
SERVICE CONDITIONS CONVENER (CRAFT): As
above but mainly for Craft conditions.
SERVICE CONDITIONS OFFICERS (4): At
least two must be women. Responsible for service
conditions matters across conditions.
EQUALITIES OFFICER: Co-ordinate equalities
strategy. Bring equality perspective to service
conditions, branch publications. Keep up to
date with legislation.
HEALTH & SAFETY OFFICER: Develop
plans to improve workplace environment. Oversee
Health & Safety activity. Know legislation
COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER: Co-ordinate
branch magazine. Develop media strategy. Ensure
members get briefings etc
EDUCATION OFFICER: Identify branch
training needs. Develop appropriate courses/training
YOUNG MEMBERS OFFICER: Co-ordinate
and campaign on youth issues, encourage involvement
of under 25's (must be under 25).
MEMBERSHIP/RECRUITMENT OFFICER: Co-ordinate
recruitment. Assist in keeping statistics.
Deal with election of new members. Build services
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS OFFICER: Keep
branch informed of international issues and
UNISON policies. Raise members understanding
of international issues as they affect.
LIFELONG LEARNING CO-ORDINATOR
To identify and co-ordinate opportunities
for members who wish to access further learning.
UNISON BRANCH AUDITORS: To conduct
an efficient audit in accordance with the
NEC's principles at least once a year.
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