Some members are elected by their branch to play different branch roles. Branches are required to elect to certain core roles, and may also create other posts according to their rules.
Training is available for each of the branch officer roles. UNISON regions usually deliver these courses simultaneously at a branch officer training weekend, allowing officers to network.
In addition, UNISON Learning and Organising Services runs national courses for certain roles, including:
- branch education co-ordinator
- branch welfare officer