Tom is responsible for the strategic leadership and management of unionlearn. He represents unionlearn at senior levels with trade unions, government and other organisations. He is responsible for developing and implementing the strategic plan. Tom also works with the unionlearn board and its advisory committees.
He also has overall responsibility for the staff and financial management of the organisation and leads the senior management team.
Tom Wilson took over from Liz Smith OBE after she retired in July 2009.
For more information, email Tom Wilson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Trade Union Education Manager
Liz is responsible for unionlearn's programme of training and education for workplace reps and trade union professionals, including provision in Wales and Scotland. She is responsible for course and curriculum development and accreditation.
Her role also includes tutor development and fostering partnerships with colleges and other providers.
Liz is also Secretary to the TUC Educational Trust.
For more information, email Liz Rees: TUCeducation@tuc.org.uk
ULF & Business and Finance Manager
Catherine is the Head of Business, Finance and the ULF. She is responsible, in liaison with the TUC Finance Department, for the efficient business and financial management of unionlearn including leading on audit across unionlearn itself as well as ULF projects. Catherine leads on all matters related to the ULF, including management of contracts, professional advice and guidance to unions, providing direction to the ULF team and providing a Quality and Standards framework for unions to deliver their learning and skills projects.
Catherine's responsibilities also include developing financial and business expertise within unions, gained through their involvement with ULF and assisting them with mainstreaming learning and skills within their organisation.
For more information, email Catherine McClennan: CMcClennan@tuc.org.uk
Union Development Manager
Judith Swift MBE
Judith takes the lead role for supporting unions in developing their learning and skills capacity. This includes overall management of the Union Learning Fund and union learning centres, as well as supporting union learning representatives (ULRs).
Judith also has responsibility for unionlearn's contribution to the delivery of the government's skills strategy and for the TUC's ESF EQUAL project.
For more information, email Judith Swift: email@example.com
Senior Policy Officer
Iain is responsible for managing policy work on learning and skills in unionlearn, including all aspects of work-based learning for adults and young people and wider education policy issues. As part of this role he coordinates support for senior staff who represent unionlearn on a range of learning and skills bodies and he also maintains contacts with senior officials in government departments and agencies.
For more information, email Iain Murray: IMurray@tuc.org.uk
Standards and Quality Manager
Ian's role is quality-assuring unionlearn's services, such as Information, Advice and Guidance. The role also covers establishing systems that support learner progression, assisting unions in their work with providers, kite marking provision and advising on the use of qualifications.
Ian is also responsible for the design and implementation of an effective staff development programme.
For more information, email Ian Borkett: firstname.lastname@example.org
National Officer for Coordination of the Regions
Dave's role is to support the Regional Secretaries, Coordinators and teams. This wil involve assisting them to develop their plans in accordance with unionlearn strategy and TUC national and Regional objectives, exchanging good practice and building the teams. The role also involves working with the Union Development Officer to help deliver on the Digital inclusion and Informal Adult and Community Learning agenda.
For more information, email Dave Eva: email@example.com
A new Unionlearn board is elected by the General Council each year for the following twelve months. The 2013/14 Unionlearn board met for the first time on 23 October 2013.
Please choose the appropriate regional page from the list below: