Workplace stewards are at the heart of our union. They are the first point of contact for our members in your local workplace, and they work to make your workplace a fairer and better place to work.
And we need more! We have vacancies in lots of areas at Sheffield Hallam. As new ways of working are rolled out across all professional services in the University, we need stewards in as many areas as possible.
“But I don’t have the skills!”
Ever thought of becoming a steward but you’re worried you don’t have the right skill or the time? Don’t worry – you receive excellent training, plus paid time off work for your union duties.
Here are six common worries you may have about becoming a steward – and how you can overcome them.
I don’t do public speaking…
…but I do raise issues I am concerned about in team meetings at work.
I don’t do negotiation…
…but I did complain when my gas bill got too high, and I did sort out a better deal with the company.
I don’t do campaigning…
…but I did support my local library when it was threatened with closure.
I don’t do recruitment…
…but I do get my neighbours to support the local school
I don’t organise meetings…
…but I do organise outings and holidays with my friends and family
I don’t do representation…
…but I did go to the doctors with my partner to make sure they got their views across.
Sound like you? Your colleagues need you!
Apply to be a UNISON steward today
To find out more or express an interest in becoming a steward, contact Dan Bye on firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are the areas we currently have vacancies at Sheffield Hallam.
Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences
Development & Society
Health & Wellbeing
Sheffield Business School
Finance, Planning & Human Resources and Organisational Development
Library and Student Support Services
Digital Technical Services
Director of Education and Employer Partnerships
Learning Enhancement and Academic Development
Student Engagement Evaluation and Research
Admissions & UK Recruitment
Communications & Development
Secretariat and Governance Services
Global Engagement Directorate
Research & Innovation Office