The Social Workers Union (SWU) is the trade union dedicated to representing the interests of social workers and the social work profession.

There is currently a vacancy for a Wales Representative. All candidtates for election must be nominated by another member of the union. The National Representative from Scotland nomination must be by a member within the relevant nation.

To stand for election a candidate must meet the conditions set out in Bye Laws 1.4 and 1.5, a copy of the SWU rules can be found at

The Executive Committee is made up of nine members (at least one member each from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales) and up to five others (UK representatives). The President of the union is elected by the executive from the UK representatives.

SWU encourages applications from Students/Newly Qualified Social Workers and black and minority ethnic (BME) who are currently under-represented on the National Executive of SWU.

Information regarding terms of office for this vacancy can be found at

Candidates must complete a nomination form. The closing date for receipt of nominations is Monday 25th February 2019. The full timetable for elections can be found at

Completed nomination forms must be accompanied by an election statement of no more than 500 words together with a head and shoulders colour photograph in a TIFF or JPEG format. These should be sent via email to: Please note that nominees need to provide full contact details including a telephone number and email address.

Nomination forms and role descriptions are available from the SWU website at or via email.

If you have any general queries about this process please contact the SWU Administration Manager on 0121 389 9248.