Branch Officers

Branch Officers are members of UNISON who have been elected to support the branch in their different capacities.

Officers report back to representatives at the Branch Consultation Meetings which are held monthly.

Current Officers

Branch Secretary

Helen Stokes     Contact: 01522 554910 or email info@lincunison.org.uk 

The Branch Secretary is responsible for administration of the Branch Office, including line management of staff.  Lead role in negotiations and representation of members.


Assistant Branch Secretary

Gavyn Graham   Contact: 01522 554910 or email info@lincunison.org.uk

The Assistant Branch Secretary supports the Secretary in that role and deputises in their absences. Has a lead role in negotiations and advises and supports stewards in dealing with cases.


Branch Chair

Clare Rowley     Contact: 01522 554910 or email info@Lincunison.org.uk

The Branch Chair is someone who facilitates branch and committee meetings.  Represents Branch with members, managers and employers.  Deals with members problems.


Vice Chair

Andrew Antcliff    Contact: 01522 550319 or email andy.antcliff@Lincolnshire.gov.uk

The Vice Chair supports the Chair and facilitates branch and committee meetings in the Chair’s absence.


Branch Treasurer

Tracey Harrison     Contact: 01522 554504 or email tracey.harrison@Lincolnshire.gov.uk

The Branch Treasurer is responsible for maintaining and monitoring Branch accounts and reporting on Branch finance, paying expenses and keeps financial records.


Branch Communications Officer - Job Share

Vince Williams   Contact: 01522 555554  or email vince.williams@serco.com 

Alison Davies    Contact: 01522 555254 or email alison.davies@lincolnshire.gov.uk  

The Branch Communications Officer is reponsible for publicity, dealing with the media and developing electronic communication and the Branch website.


Equality Co-Ordinator

Paul McFarlane  Contact: 01522 550096 or email paul.mcfarlane@lincolnshire.gov.uk

The branch Equality Co-Ordinator works on equal rights issues including sex, race, disability and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues.  


Branch Disability Officer (SOG)

Position available

The Disability Officer works on equal rights issues including sex, race, disability and lesbian and gay issues.  The Disability Officer overseas the Disability Self Organised Group.


Diversity Officer (SOG)

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The Branch Diversity Officer co-ordinates the branch’s activities across diversity and equality issues, including liaison with Self-Organised Groups (SOGs) which are the LGBT, Black Members, Disabled and Women’s SOGs.


Branch LGBT Officer (SOG)

Craig Carey             Contact:  01522 554910 or email sophie.whitehead@Lincolnshire.gov.uk

The Branch LGBT Officer provides support for LGBT members and takes the lead on any issues specific to this group. The LGBT officer oversees the LGBT Self Organised Group.


Branch Young Members Officer

Contact: 01522 554910 

The Branch Young Members Officer advises and helps recruit young members while ensuring their voices have an influence across the union. Also organises and involves young members in the Branch.  The branch young members officer must be under 27 years of age.


Branch Education Officer

Position available

Collates and distributes information on trade union education for members and stewards.


Learning Co-ordinator

Vince Williams       Contact: 01522 555554 or email vince.williams@serco.com 

The Branch Life-long learning co-coordinator takes the lead on learning and development issues for the branch; recruits, supports and liaises with Union Learning Representatives (ULRs); promotes lifelong learning opportunities among members and seeks to raise the profile of learning and development with employers.


Branch International Officer

Thomas Chrisostomou       Contact: 01522 554910 or email info@lincunison.org.uk 

The Branch International Officer develops and leads on international solidarity activities including campaigns, twinnings and support for projects abroad.  Takes the lead on international issues and provides information to Branch members.


Health and Safety Officer

Position available   Contact: 01522 554910 or email info@lincunison.org.uk

The Branch Health & Safety Officer gives advice and assistance on Health and Safety matters; assists with inspections, convenes Health and Safety sub committees.


Branch Retired Member’s Secretary

Mick Barnshaw     Contact: 01522 554910 or email info@Lincunison.org.uk

Organises retired UNISON members and represents them at branch, Regional and National level.  Must be a retired member of the branch.


Branch Women’s Officer (SOG)

Joanne Sharplin   Contact: 01522 552769 or email joanne.sharplin@lincolnshire.gov.uk

The Branch Women’s Officer provides support for female members and takes the lead on any issues specific to this group. The Women’s Officer supports the Women’s Self Organised Group.


Branch Black Member’s Officer (SOG)

Paul Mc-Farlane     Contact: 01522 550096 or email paul.mcfarlane@lincolnshire.gov.uk 

The Branch Black Member’s Officer provides support for black members and takes the lead on any issues specific to this group. The Black Member’s Officer supports the Black Member’s Self Organised Group.


Branch Welfare Officer

Christian Barrett     Contact: 01522 554910 or email christian.barrett@lincolnshire.gov.uk 

The Branch Welfare Officer co-ordinates welfare activity for the branch members who are ill, in personal difficulty or need; and makes recommendations on financial help.


Adult Care Convenor

Gavyn Graham  Contact: 01522 554910 or email info@lincunison.org.uk

Lead representative for members in Adult Care


Children's Services Convenor

Christian Barrett    Contact: 01522 554910 or email info@lincunison.org.uk

Lead representative for members in Children's Services


SERCO Convenor

Paul McFarlane    Contact: 01522 550096 or email paul.mcfarlane@lincolnshire.gov.uk  

Lead representative for members in SERCO


Lead Convenor West Lindsey District Council

Vacant

Lead representative for members at West Lindsey District Council


Lead Convenor North Kesteven District Council

Rhiannon Davies   Contact: 01522 414155 or email unisonnk@n-kesteven.gov.uk 

Michael Gadd (Deputy)   Contact: 01522 414155 or email unisonnk@n-kesteven.gov.uk

Lead representative for members at North Kesteven District Council


South Holland District Council Convenor

John Irving        Contact: 01775 764574 or email jirving@sholland.gov.uk

Lead representative for members at South Holland District Council


Labour Link Officer

Vince Williams      Contact: 01522 554910 or email info@lincunison.org.uk 

The Political Officer liaises with the local Labour Party and makes sure the views of UNISON members are heard.


Branch Membership Officer

Richard Colston     Contact: 01522 554910    email: info@lincunison.org.uk 

 


Assistant Branch Treasurer

Position Available

Supports the Treasurer in their role.


Branch Environmental Officer

Position available

Takes a lead on issues affecting the environment and sustainable development.


All of our officers can be contacted via the branch office on 01522 554910 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Officers Needed!

We are looking for members who would like to become more active in your branch and have opportunities for officers that are listed as available – if interested please contact the branch office on 01522 554910 or email info@lincunison.org.uk