UNISON Branch Officer elections for 2024-25

Could you support your UNISON branch? As part of the union’s democratic process, each year all the branch’s officer positions are up for election. Nomination forms for any of the positions below are available from the branch office.

The branch committee has nominated the following members to serve as branch officers in 2024-25.

  • Chair: Ian Harvey
  • Vice-Chair: Sarah Etherington
  • Branch Secretary*: Dan Sartin
  • Deputy Branch Secretary*: Keith Manville
  • Black Members Officer: No nomination
  • LGBT+ Members Officer: No nomination
  • Women’s Officer: No nomination
  • Disabled Members Officer: Sarah Etherington
  • Branch Treasurer: Jennie Barrett
  • Education Co-ordinator No nomination
  • Health & Safety Officer (1): Karen Daubney
  • Health & Safety Officer (2): No nomination
  • Membership Officer: No nomination
  • Lifelong Learning Co-ordinator: No nomination
  • Welfare Officer: No nomination
  • Young Members Officer: Chloe Pascovitch
  • International Officer: No nomination
  • Communications Officer: No nomination
  • Labour Link Officer: Dan Sartin
  • Environmental Officer: No nomination
  • Pensions Officer: Tim Stretton
  • Retired Members Secretary: Clive Coleman
  • Children’s Services (CYPL) Convenor*: Sarah Etherington
  • Adults’ Services Convenor*: Gerard Robson
  • WSCC Schools Convenor*: No nomination
  • Other departments Convenor: Ian Harvey

The nomination period for all branch officer positions ends at 12noon on Wednesday 7th February.

If you are interested in taking on any role, please contact the branch secretary to find out more or to request a nomination form on 01243 777636 or office.unison@westsussex.gov.uk.

Branch officer roles marked with an asterisk (*) currently have WSCC consolidated facility time associated with them.

Get involved

The West Sussex branch committee meets six times per year. If you would like to get more involved with the branch not as an officer but as a committee member or a workplace rep, now is the time. Please get in touch if you are interested to find out more.

Branch AGMs – dates for your diary

The branch committee has decided to hold virtual AGM meetings again this year. We will send out more details nearer the time along with the AGM papers, but these are the dates and times for your diaries. All meetings will be held on the Microsoft Teams platform.

  • Tuesday 26 March, 1.00-2.00pm
  • Wednesday 27 March, 1.00-2.00pm
  • Thursday 28 March, 1.00-2.00pm

As well as reporting back on the previous year, we will discuss our plans and confirm branch officers and reps for 2024-25. We will hold an online raffle at each meeting with prizes to be won.