This means working closely with members and management to identify ways to improve access and quality of current provision, as well as a source of new opportunities.
In ATL, there are two main types of ULR: branch and workplace (school/college).
Both roles have three main areas of work:
- working with members/staff
- working with management
- working with the local branch.
The main difference between the roles is that ULRs based in the workplace (either a school or college) tend to work with all staff members and concentrate on working in partnership with the institution's continuing professional development (CPD) co-ordinator or committee. Branch-based ULRs concentrate on branch union learning events, working with the LA and recruiting and supporting school and college-based ULRs.
To help branches and ULRs work together, there are branch ULR protocols.