The Branch Committee
Karen is the Branch Secretary.
Liz is the Branch Chair and the LGBT Officer.
Labour Link Officer
Louise Ashworth is the Branch Treasurer, Equality Officer, International Officer and Labour Link Officer.
After living in Sweden for thirty years I moved back to the UK and started as a volunteer for Barnardo’s in retail. A short time after that I became a Sales Associate and continued with this for 6 years alongside becoming a shop steward for Unison Barnardo’s.
I now work as a Branch Administrator and am often your first point of contact via our Unison Barnardo’s helpline.
Why did I join a union? I see my membership as a backup if I should need help with problems at work, a type of insurance, with legal help from Thompsons Solicitors if needed.
Black Members' Officer
Hello my name is Azam Khan and I am based in Scotland, as Scottish convenor and Assistant Branch Secretary I have been an active members with Unison for about 7 years now and still very much enjoy what I do. What I really enjoy about being a steward and sitting on the committee is the travelling and meeting so many different people all who work for Barnardo’s.
Disabled Members' Officer
Health & Safety Officer
Pauline is the Northern Ireland Convenor, Health and Safety Officer and Disabled Members’ Officer.
Lisa is the Northern Ireland Convenor and Education Officer.
Louise is the Wales Convenor.
Bob is the Retired Members’ Officer.
I joined Unison in April 2018 but worked for Barnardo’s since April 2016. I am very passionate about workers’ rights and I am fully committed in ensuring employees have a fair representation and support in their workplace.
Young Members' Officer
Caren is a retail steward based in Derby.
Rob is a steward.
I joined Barnardo’s on 6 March 2019, in the new Liverpool Moving On, Preparation and Transition service (Children’s Home). I joined the UNISON team in 2017 at my previous job, since then I joined Barnardo’s to become a steward for our new service and ensure all staff are represented across the union.