Branch Officers

Some members are elected by their workforce to perform different branch roles. Branches must elect certain core officers. They may also create other posts according to their rules. Officers are elected either at the AGM or by postal ballot beforehand.

Below is a list of our current Branch Officers and their employers. If you are interested in a vacant post, please contact the branch via email at unison@southampton.gov.uk

For a full explanation of each role, please head to UNISON’s national website.

Branch Chair

  • Ann Jones (Solent University)

Vice Chairperson

  • Position Available

Branch Secretary

  • Mark Roberts (Southampton City Council (SCC), full-time secondment)

Deputy Branch Secretary

  • Position Available

Convener

  • Neil Garvey (SCC, full-time secondment)

Treasurer

  • Position Available

Health & Safety Officer

  • Position Available

Education and Training Coordinator

  • Temi Fasanu (Lifeways Community Care Ltd)

Lifelong Learning Coordinator

  • Position Available

Equalities Coordinator

  • Position Available

Black Members Officer

  • Bill Acharjee (Solent University)

Women’s Officer

  • Jo Reeve (SCC)

Communications Coordinator

  • Position Available

Young Members’ Officer

  • Position Available

International Relations Officer

  • Position Available

Membership Officer

  • Louise Helps (Solent University)

Welfare Officer

  • Jo Reeve (SCC)

Disabled Members’ Officer

  • Position Available

LGBT+ Officer

  • Position Available

Retired Members’ Officer

  • Position Available

Environmental Officer

  • Peter Girdwood (SCC)

Labour Link Officer

  • Position Available
  • This position is elected by members that pay into the affiliated political fund as part of their membership fee