Organiser (North) Vacancy

The PDA is delighted to announce that we are seeking an Organiser to cover the North of the UK to join the union’s Organising & Engagement Department. The PDA continues to invest in the growth, organisation and engagement of members and reps from undergraduate study, into work and throughout their careers.

Thu 1st April 2021 The PDA


Salary: £24,000 p/a (£40,000 FTE)

Closing date: Friday 23 April 2021 at 5pm

Job location: Organiser to cover the North of the UK, home-based – regionally and nationally mobile

Hours: 22.5 standard per week (three days per week)

About this Role

This is an exciting opportunity to join our existing Organising & Engagement team.

Home-based, regionally and nationally mobile, and able to use new technology to communicate, engage and organise. You will engage with pharmacists wherever they work to recruit, develop and support members, potential members and reps. The successful candidate will work closely with the Director of Organising & Engagement, Collette Bradford, to support the PDA to achieve our organising, engagement and development aspirations; increasing membership alongside member and rep participation in campaigns, PDA events, conferences and Regional Committees. You will organise and campaign with pharmacist members online, in workplaces and regionally, empowering and developing networks of members and reps.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Leading recruitment, organising and campaign activity by directly or indirectly maximising contact with members, reps, and potential members and reps, using new technology and on occasion in person.
  • Increasing the visibility of the PDA by organising workplace, sectoral and regional events and activity online using Microsoft Teams and on occasion in person working closely with reps and members.
  • Providing specialist organising, recruitment and campaign knowledge, expertise and support to members, reps and the Regional Committees to organise around collective issues and campaigns.
  • Identifying, motivating and coaching more and better reps and building capacity in workplaces, in sectors and regionally.
  • Mapping recruitment and organising potential within workplaces, sectors and regionally advising the Director of Organising & Engagement.
  • Recruiting members and reps to PDA training, development, and conference events.
  • Providing initial advice to members and potential members on all aspects of the PDA’s work, signposting to further information, legal support and guidance as appropriate.
  • Advising the Head of Organising & Engagement about issues that might impact upon the achievement of union-wide organising and recruitment objectives and/or upon national policy-making and terms and conditions negotiations.

Download the job description here

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The Pharmacists' Defence Association is a company limited by guarantee. Registered in England; Company No 4746656.

The Pharmacists' Defence Association is an appointed representative in respect of insurance mediation activities only of
The Pharmacy Insurance Agency Limited which is registered in England and Wales under company number 2591975
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