The STUC is Scotland's Trade Union centre. Our purpose is to co-ordinate, develop and articulate the views and policies of the trade union movement in Scotland and, through the creation of real social partnership, to promote: trade unionism; equality and social justice; the creation and maintenance of high quality jobs; and the public sector delivery of services.
Following the announcement of the current General Secretary, Grahame Smith’s intention to retire in 2020, the STUC – Scotland’s Trade Union Centre – is seeking to recruit to the position of
The General Secretary is the principle permanent officer of the STUC, providing strategic and operational direction and leadership, ensuring the effective operation of the STUC and leading the implementation of policies agreed by the Annual Congress and the General Council.
The General Secretary is also the STUC's lead representative in its engagement with its member organisations; Government and its agencies; other social partners and non-governmental and third sector organisations; the media; and the wider public.
The Policy Officer will work as part of a team, assisting with the development and promotion of Congress Policy and STUC relations with Government at all levels; preparing draft submissions to policy consultations; preparing briefings, content for speeches, press releases and other articles promoting STUC policy and supporting political relations.
The post holder will be working primarily from the Glasgow STUC office though there is a requirement for attendance at external meetings and occasional out of hours work.
Candidates must have a commitment to trade union values.
The STUC – Scotland’s Trade Union Centre – is seeking to recruit a full-time Project Administrator. This post is funding-dependent and will be offered as temporary until end March 2020.
The Project Administrator will support young workers, with a focus on those in precarious work, to access learning and skills opportunities which will (in general) be funded through the Scottish Union Learning - Learning Fund. This will include organising events, supporting courses and linking with STUC initiatives such as the Better than Zero Campaign. The Project Administrator will also support Better than Zero activities more generally.
Candidates will have a demonstrable commitment to trade union values.
The STUC is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes enquiries from everyone and values diversity in our workforce. We are willing to consider flexible working arrangements.