Policy Officer


Full time, 37 hours p/w, £36,298 starting salary – grade 4

We’re looking for an experienced Policy Officer to work with us as fierce champion, to promote and protect children’s human rights.

You will put children and young people at the heart of our legal and policy 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 legal opinions, by producing speeches, reports, briefings, consultation responses, parliamentary evidence, and contributing content for online and social media content and external media statements.

Supporting the Head of Strategy, you will be responsible for providing legal and 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 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.

We offer a generous package including 40.5 days annual leave (Inclusive of public and privilege holidays) and flexible working policy.

Applications are welcomed and must be submitted before 13:00 on Friday 13th May 2022.
This vacancy has been extended, those who applied to the initial advert need not apply again.

In person interviews will take place on Monday 30th May at our office.

CV and covering letter accepted by email to recruitment@cypcs.org.uk

For more information, download our Job Description.

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