Workplace reps

The role of a rep is really rewarding and many of the skills you will develop are transferable to your professional life.

Whether in a school, college or elsewhere in the education service, the role of the workplace representative (rep) is a vital one for the National Education Union. Our reps help us build the union and support our members. Whatever the scope of your role - from ensuring posters, advice and guidance are displayed on the staff noticeboard, through to liaising directly with the head teacher or principal - we could not function without you.

Become a rep

There are many benefits to becoming a National Education Union rep. You'll be well informed about education issues and get to influence them. You'll build up a strong network of contacts and it could even open up career opportunities you hadn't considered. With our first-class support from our professional staff and training courses, you don't need to worry about being on your own.

Become a rep

There are many benefits to becoming a National Education Union rep. You'll be well informed about education issues and get to influence them. You'll build up a strong network of contacts and it could even open up career opportunities you hadn't considered. With our first-class support from our professional staff and training courses, you don't need to worry about being on your own.

What does a rep do?

The role of a National Education Union workplace rep is really rewarding and many of the skills you will develop are transferable to your professional life. And the role is flexible – you decide how much time you put in. Any contribution towards building your union is greatly appreciated.

What does a rep do?

The role of a National Education Union workplace rep is really rewarding and many of the skills you will develop are transferable to your professional life. And the role is flexible – you decide how much time you put in. Any contribution towards building your union is greatly appreciated.

Your rights as a rep

As a workplace rep, you have certain rights under employment law. These are set out in the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) code of practice on time off for trade union duties and activities.

Your rights as a rep

As a workplace rep, you have certain rights under employment law. These are set out in the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) code of practice on time off for trade union duties and activities.

Reps training courses

We have developed a comprehensive support and development programme which enables reps to progressively build their skills and confidence in union work. Each rep will be able to follow a training programme delivered close to where they live or work.

Reps training courses

We have developed a comprehensive support and development programme which enables reps to progressively build their skills and confidence in union work. Each rep will be able to follow a training programme delivered close to where they live or work.

If there is no representative in your workplace and you wish to take on the role, please complete the form below.

Members in your workplace

To carry out your duties as a rep, it's important to know what members you have where you work.