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Trainee Economist: PhD Work/Study Post

Unite the Union

This is a temporary, part time vacancy that will close in 13 days at 23:59 BST.

The vacancy

Location: This role will be based in Unite’s Central Office in Holborn

Salary: Grade 7 – £41,297.00 per annum full time [pro rata £20,649.00] Plus £4,358.00 per annum London Allowance [pro rata £2,179.00], plus PhD tuition fees.

(Rising to £44,190.00 per annum full time [pro rata £22,095.00] after 12 months in post)

Contract Type: 5 year Fixed Term Part-time at Unite, Part-time at Greenwich University

Hours: 17 Hours per Week at Unite the Union and 17 Hours per Week at Greenwich University.

Benefits: 36 days annual leave, (pro-rata) London Allowance plus a pension scheme

Sharon Graham has recently been elected to the office of General Secretary of Unite on a mandate for change.

A core part of her reform agenda is to drive the Union forward and radically overhaul its Collective Bargaining and Campaigning strategies. Now more than ever, Unite is committed to finding innovative ways to safeguard the jobs of working people and deliver better pay and conditions for Unite members.

This is a new and unique opportunity to study for a PhD in Economics at the University of Greenwich Business School, while working as a Trainee Economist in Unite’s exciting new investigative research department.

Candidates are required to submit a Research proposal of 1500 words (excluding references) with their application.

This role is being advertised externally.  Applications are encouraged from people who are under-represented in the union.  We actively encourage women, Black and Asian Ethnic minorities, disabled and LGBT people to apply.

Interested applicants are invited to apply by clicking on the “Apply ” button.  A copy of the Job Description and Person Specification can be found in the documents section.

For any queries, please email recruitment@unitetheunion.org.

Interviews will be held on Monday, 11 July 2022.

CVs are accepted as part of the application.

Please be advised that the successful candidate may be required to undertake a DBS check as part of their pre-employment checks dependent on the nature of the role.

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Unite the Union

Unite is the union for the 21st century, meeting the greatest challenges facing working people today. It is a democratic and campaigning union, which fights back for employees in the workplace, protects workers' rights and takes trade unionism out to millions of unorganised workers.

It is a union that stands up for equality and advances members' interests on a political and national level. Unite is also active on a global scale building ever stronger links with trade unions around the world to confront the challenges of our globalised economy.

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: London
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: Plus £4,358.00 per annum London Allowance [pro rata £2,179.00], plus PhD tuition fees. See advert text.
Hours: Part Time
Placed On: 22nd June 2022
Closes: 5th July 2022
   
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