Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland
Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland

The Children and Young People’s Commissioner is Bruce Adamson. He promotes and protects your rights if you’re under 18, or up to 21 if you’re in care or care experienced.

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Policy & Engagement Officer

  • Full time
  • £35,586 – £44,322
  • Based in Edinburgh with regular domestic and international travel
  • Closing 15th June 2020

Passionate about children’s human rights? Want to use your expertise to make a real difference to the lives of children and young people? Then we want you to join us to promote and safeguard the rights of children and young people in Scotland.

Role Summary:

This is a high-profile domestic and international 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 policy and engagement work, in order to inform and shape the agenda in Scotland and internationally. You will develop positions based on sound human rights principles and communicate them using a wide range of tools including speeches, reports, briefings, consultation responses, parliamentary evidence, social media content and press statements.

Supporting the Head of Strategy, you will be responsible for monitoring and reporting on Scotland’s progress on international human rights treaties, and working closely will colleagues in Commissioner’s offices across the UK, Europe and internationally.

This vacancy has now closed

Media and Communications Officer

  • Part time
  • £35,586 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st August 2020

We’re looking for an experienced communications professional with a passion for human rights to join our team working to promote and safeguard children’s human rights in Scotland.

This role is about influencing meaningful change and you’ll work with key stakeholders as well as directly with children and young people to raise awareness of rights so that we can successfully develop a culture of children’s human rights in Scotland.

As a team, 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.

You’ll bring your enthusiasm, ideas and sound judgement to communicating children’s human rights to a wide range of audiences along with the ability to create positive relationships with the media and other key stakeholders. You’ll have strong experience in media relations and effective storytelling that respects the views and experiences of children and young people. You’ll understand how to engage with children and young people by putting together creative and innovative communications projects which empower them to influence change.

This post may be offered as a secondment opportunity.