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The role of the Union Learning Representative


Union Learning Representatives (ULRs) will work with colleagues, fellow union members, line managers and Human Resources department to ensure that there are training and development opportunities available in the workplace that meet the needs of all staff.

ULRs should focus on issues that are important for colleagues at Birkbeck however the following is a general job description for members who volunteer to become ULRs:

  • Identifying training and development needs.
  • Discussing with colleagues potential training and development options.
  • Sourcing personal and professional development opportunities.
  • Working in partnership with line managers and Human Resources department to ensure that colleagues have the personal and professional development opportunities they require.
  • Undertake preparation and research to enable colleagues to make the right choices about their training and development needs.
  • Participate in relevant training and keep appraised of current issues in sector training and development issues, using resources provided by the relevant Trade Union, the TUC or by Birkbeck.
  • Promote the value of continuing professional development that focuses on the needs of all staff, with a specific emphasis on training and development opportunities outside of the Study Assistance Scheme or training necessary for employees to do their day to day jobs.
  • To ensure training and development opportunities meet the needs of all staff.

 

 

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