Trade union principal caseworker, 0.4 fte

The deadline for this post has passed. As the only specialist education trade union, NSEAD offers art education professionals tailored workplace support. NSEAD has been a registered trade union since 1984 and is TUC affiliated. We are looking to recruit someone to provide support and representation to our members throughout the UK, as well as encouraging people to join and get more involved in our trade union activity.

Job summary

  • To support NSEAD trade union members in the workplace
  • To build website content ensuring NSEAD’s TU information for members remains up to date
  • 28-32K pro rata (depending on experience); one-year fixed-term in the first instance
  • Remote working, with willingness to travel across the UK


Reporting directly to the general secretary, this role would suit a candidate able to work flexibly with a strong track record of supporting colleagues in the workplace. You will have excellent understanding of employment law and employment issues, plus good verbal and written communications skills. You will need to be flexible, innovative and self-motivated, with an ability to develop the role of principal caseworker.


As the voice of art, craft and design education, NSEAD is unique. Established in 1888, it is the only trade union, learned society and professional body for art, craft and design educators across the UK. We aim to be an inclusive organisation that promotes diversity and equity, fully representing different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our priorities are to grow our membership through attracting new members and to deepen our impact, whether that is helping members achieve improvements in the work place, supporting their professional development, or changing the policy environment for art, craft and design education.

You will be joining an organisation driven by its values and desire to see meaningful change – art education and the professional needs of our members are at the heart of everything we do.

Diversity in an important value for NSEAD. We are passionate about promoting equity at work and are committed to it for all our staff. We are particularly interested in applications from candidates who are underrepresented in art, craft and design education and in the creative industries.


Closing date for applications: Friday 16 July at 12 noon

Interview will be held during the week beginning 2 August

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