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 which allows officers to network.
In addition to courses offered in the regions, UNISON Learning and Organising Services runs national courses for certain roles which can include:
- branch education co-ordinator
- branch welfare officer
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