Jobs


There are currently two vacancies within our office. Please see below.

Projects and Participation Assistant (37 hours per week)

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and committed colleague for an exciting new role. This role would ideally suit someone who is a detail-focussed organiser who enjoys working with children and young people. 

The Projects and Participation Assistant is an important point of contact for children and young people engaged with our office. The role cuts across all our rights-based work and includes assisting colleagues in a wide range of tasks to support the delivery of the Commissioner’s statutory functions.

As a cross-cutting support role, it is pivotal to the coordination and planning of the office’s ambitious aims.

The Projects and Participation Assistant helps us deliver our:

  • Participation and engagement work with children and young people
  • Research, litigation, investigations and advice functions 
  • Project work with external organisations

You’ll be joining a dedicated staff team who bring a variety of skills and talents to influence and drive progress within children’s human rights. We work to our shared values of bravery, independence, leadership, participation, and respect so that we can be the fierce champions of rights that children and young people need us to be. 

As part of your package, you’ll receive:

  • Generous employer contribution pension.
  • 30 days annual leave plus additional 11.5 observed public holidays.
  • Flexible working policies allowing you to balance your home and work life, including working from home and flexible working hours. 
  • Competitive maternity and sick leave policies, always ensuring health and wellbeing.

Job Description – Projects and Participation Assistant

Projects and Participation Assistant Application Form

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Job Applicant Privacy Notice

Policy Officer  (37 hours per week)

This is a high-profile policy role within the children’s human rights sector in Scotland. You will be a fierce champion to promote and protect children’s human rights. As part of the Strategy Team you will work proactively to identify and address human rights issues and use your skills, knowledge, networks and expertise to influence law, policy and practice.  

You will put children and young people at the heart of our work, in order to inform and shape the agenda in Scotland. You will develop positions based on sound human rights principles and communicate them using a wide range of tools including reports, briefings, consultation responses, parliamentary evidence, by producing speeches, and contributing content for online and social media content and external media statements.  

Supporting the Head of Strategy, you will be responsible for providing policy advice on human rights issues relating to children and young people in Scotland and working with colleagues in Commissioner’s offices across the UK, Europe and internationally. 

You’ll be joining a dedicated staff team who bring a variety of skills and talents to influence and drive progress within children’s human rights. We work to our shared values of bravery, independence, leadership, participation, and respect so that we can be the fierce champions of rights that children and young people need us to be. 

As part of your package, you’ll receive:

  • Generous employer contribution pension.
  • 30 days annual leave plus additional 11.5 observed public holidays.
  • Flexible working policies allowing you to balance your home and work life, including working from home and flexible working hours. 
  • Competitive maternity and sick leave policies, always ensuring health and wellbeing.

Job Description – Policy Officer

Policy Officer Application Form

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Job Applicant Privacy Notice

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