Union Learning Rep

Would you like to become a Freelance Union Learning Rep?

Are you a freelancer working in the Creative Industries? Are you a member of one of the creative unions (Bectu/Equity/Musicians Union or the Writers Guild) and passionate about learning/ upskilling and helping others within your sector.

If so, you can apply to become a Union Learning Rep under an exciting new programme delivered by CULT Cymru and supported by Creative Wales. We are recruiting 12 ULR’s from across the 4 unions.

The role of a Union Learning Rep is to work with the CULT Cymru’s Learning Co-ordinator to:

  • Raise awareness of the value of learning
  • Identify the learning needs of a particular group of workers
  • Collaborate with unions, employers and other stakeholders
  • Help to organise formal and informal learning activities that are relevant, affordable & accessible
  • Organise peer -to-peer networks
  • Sign-post to other training providers/ support organisations.

It is widely recognised that freelance creatives are disadvantaged in the workplace as they do not have many of the rights and opportunities that their employed counterparts have.

Our aim is to develop a network of paid Freelance ULR’s who will train and undertake this important role. Freelance ULR’s will be paid £25 ph for training development, identifying learning needs and organising training. Travel, subsistence and access costs will also be covered.

Training will take place over a 2 day  residential course with a further 2 days training delivered remotely online. The residential training to take place at Maes Mawr Hotel, in Mid Wales from the evening of 24 –  26th February, 2023.

We are seeking a diverse representation of ULR’s so we welcome applications from those from under represented groups (URG’s) as well as Welsh Speakers.

How to Apply:

Please complete our short application form and send your CV to siwan@bectu.org.uk

Deadline: Midday, Monday 30th January 2023