Careers

Jobs with Prospect

People are at the heart of everything we do – our employees, our representatives and our members. We’re a diverse bunch of negotiators, influencers, researchers, organisers, campaigners, and above all – activists.

We employ around 250 staff, many in our London headquarters, but also in our offices in the English regions, Wales and Scotland. Our shared standards of respect, working together, service excellence, accountability and integrity define the way we interact with our members, with our reps, and with each other.

Working for Prospect, you can expect flexibility, opportunity, development and encouragement.

Employee Benefits include:

  • Annual incremental salary steps until the maximum is reached
  • Inner London weighting allowance
  • 25 – 33 days annual leave per year depending on your role and increasing with service
  • Office closure over the Christmas period
  • Contributory defined benefit pension scheme with high employer contribution rate
  • Employee Assistance Programme which offers telephone counselling and a website with many useful toolkits
  • Eye care voucher scheme and cycle to work scheme
  • Access to Prospect member services benefits including shopping, travel, health and insurance discounts
  • Access to training to support career development.

Prospect is an equal opportunities employer.

Data protection

Prospect is committed to protecting the privacy of individuals and complying with our obligations under GDPR. Please see the Job Applicants’ Privacy Notice which explains how Prospect will process and hold your information when you apply for a vacancy and your rights as a data subject.


Current vacancies


Senior Helpdesk Advisor (Employment Law)

Location: London Waterloo
Contract: Permanent
Hours: 35 per week
Salary: £35,752-£42,692 (plus inner London weighting of £3039)

How to apply: Please email our HR Team for an application pack. CVs will not be accepted.
Closing date: Noon, Friday 21 May 2021
Interview date: TBC. Interviews will also include an assessment to test competency levels

What’s the role?

As a Senior Helpdesk Advisor within our Member Contact Centre, you’ll use your professional attitude, communication skills and customer service experience to deliver an excellent service to Prospect members and potential members. You will be responsible for supporting and advising individuals through our Professional Advice Line and representing their cases with employers for issues such as grievances and disciplinary meetings to ensure successful outcomes.

Your role will be widely varied through providing support and advice on a broad range of complex employment issues and looking at how we can organise and recruit members. You’ll need to have an empathetic and understanding manner and be able to work confidently with our members to ensure Prospect delivers world class customer service.

This is a great opportunity to join Prospect at an exciting time with plenty of room for long term progression and development.

Essential Knowledge & Skills

  • Employment Law Qualification
  • Excellent telephone manner with strong verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Sound analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to understand and apply processes
  • Ability to build rapport quickly
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to multitask and prioritise
  • Ability to work in a team and work using initiative

 

 Essential Experience

  • Experience of providing complex employment law advice either face to face or in a contact centre environment
  • Experience of representing members in meetings with employers
  • Experience of learning new systems to a high standard
  • Experience of working proactively, self-managing time and workload
  • Experience of capturing detailed information and data input
  • Proven track record of providing excellent customer service, preferably within in a contact centre
  • Experience of providing support and advice to customers

 


Organiser

Location: Edinburgh
Contract: 1 Year fixed term contract
Hours: 35 per week
Salary: £35,752 – £42,692

How to apply: Please email our HR Team for an application pack. CVs will not be accepted.
Closing date: Noon, Friday 28 May 2021
Interview date: TBC. Interviews will be held in June at a Covid-secure Edinburgh location.

What’s the role?

Prospect is looking for an experienced Organiser on a 1 year fixed term contract to work with the Edinburgh Office team supporting members across Great Britain. The successful candidate will have good communication and organisational skills and demonstrate an understanding of organising across both the public and private sector.

The successful candidate must have a strong campaigning background as they will be responsible for recruitment and retention initiatives, helping to develop new and existing Branch structures in order to meet their needs and ensure successful outcomes.

You will need to:

  • Communicate effectively with colleagues, reps, members and employers
  • Develop branch capabilities for organisation and recruitment and to work on specific recruitment campaigns
  • Have strong planning, organising, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Manage personal autonomy whilst working across boundaries to sustain relationships with stakeholders, groups of members and colleagues
  • Want to make the world of work better for everyone through promoting membership and the values of the trade union movement.

Where this role fits in

This role is part of the Scotland team based in Edinburgh.

You will be working with other colleagues in the team and with our research, legal and communications teams, and with our volunteer representatives providing support for campaigns and branch organising and training.