WGGB vacancies

WGGB is advertising for two vacancies, as follows:

General Secretary 


Annual salary: £56,000 plus pension

Deadline for applications: 5pm, Friday 2 June 2017

The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain is a trade union representing 2,100 writers in film, television, radio, books, theatre, videogames and digital media and is seeking to appoint a General Secretary.

The General Secretary is the chief salaried executive official of WGGB, responsible for the organisational management of the union; overseeing negotiations, international relations and membership. He/she is a non-voting member of WGGB’s Executive Council (EC). The EC decides policy and it is the duty of the General Secretary to implement that policy to ensure that the WGGB is at all times an effective trade union in accordance with its stated aims.

To comply with the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation Act) 1992 the post of General Secretary must be advertised every five years and be subject to election. Under this legislation shortlisted candidates will be expected to submit themselves to a postal ballot of the WGGB membership. Under WGGB rules there is no limit on the number of terms that one individual may serve.

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For further information email sarah@writersguild.org.uk

Organiser (casework and campaigns)


Annual salary: £34,000 plus pension

Deadline for applications: 5pm, Friday 2 June 2017

WGGB is looking for a union organiser to join our small dedicated team. The post holder will provide support and representation to WGGB members (writers) and ideally should have experience of providing contractual advice to freelances working in the creative industries.

Another key responsibility is leading on union campaigns, working collaboratively with WGGB committees and external organisations on campaigns to promote equality and diversity, challenge working for free and other union campaigns.

Experience of running successful campaign(s) is an advantage. Ideally the post holder will have previously worked for a trade union or a membership organisation, perhaps a charity or as a local councillor. Training will be provided in all the key areas.

Download application pack.

For further information, please email admin@writersguild.org.uk