This is an exciting opportunity for someone with the enthusiasm and experience to lead Clan Childlaw’s policy work to create real and lasting change and make a difference to the lives of children and young people in Scotland. We are looking for someone who is passionate about children’s rights and who has excellent communication, influencing, and leadership skills. The successful candidate will lead development of Clan Childlaw’s policy position, and engage and influence stakeholders to protect and strengthen children’s rights in Scotland.
We are looking to recruit a full time role but we will consider applications from candidates seeking to work upwards of 21 hours per week. Initially the role is for an eighteen-month fixed term with funding being sought to extend/make permanent.
Clan Childlaw is Scotland's law centre for children and young people. Our mission is to protect and strengthen children’s rights and improve their lives. We work with children and young people every day, so we can see when the law not working properly to protect children's rights. We have made a significant contribution to the realisation of human rights for children in Scotland and have led the way in strategic litigation of children’s rights issues.
To date, Clan Childlaw has successfully used the law to tackle a number of issues affecting children in Scotland, including sibling rights, right to privacy, access to justice, voice of the child, minimum age of criminal responsibility, impact of childhood offending in later life, and care leavers rights. We are committed to delivering on The Promise Scotland and to the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
To find out more and apply please visit clanchildlaw.org/vacancies
If you have any questions about this role, please contact Alison Reid, Principal Solicitor and Chief Executive, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing Date: Completed applications should be sent to email@example.com by 12 noon on Tuesday 26 October.
Interview Date: Interviews are expected to take place in the first week of November (this is subject to change).