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Children and Young People’s Policy Worker

  • Full time
  • £28,888
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 16th July 2019

  • Advertised from 20th June 2019
  • 35 hours per week. Job-share applications will be considered.


Scottish Women’s Aid (SWA) is looking for an enthusiastic and highly skilled policy professional to become our new Children and Young People’s Policy Worker. The successful candidate will have relevant experience in children’s policy and/or children’s human rights, along with experience of working with diverse stakeholders, including children and young people.

You will understand the gendered analysis of domestic abuse and the issues, policies and legislation within Scotland affecting women, children and young people who experience domestic abuse, and will also understand children’s human rights including children’s participation principles and approaches.

We are seeking a diplomatic self-starter, with good communication skills and attention to detail; someone who gets work done within agreed timelines, works on her own initiative, and contributes constructively as part of a team.

Application notes

If you are talented, reliable, service minded, resilient and a highly motivated professional looking for a meaningful career, with a strong commitment to Scottish Women’s Aid’s values and mission you should download the application pack from our website at:

Closing date: 9am on Tuesday 16th July 2019

Interviews: week commencing 29th July 2019

Scottish Women’s Aid is committed to promoting equality and diversity and we welcome applications irrespective of age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion or belief and sexual orientation. We understand that some women may have responsibilities as carers and therefore look sympathetically at flexible working patterns, and this post is open to job share.

This post involves regulated work and will require the successful candidate to become a member of the PVG Scheme. Applications will be accepted from women only under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

Scottish Women’s Aid is a company limited by guarantee, company no. SC128433, and a charity registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, charity no. SC001099.