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Legal Officer

  • Full time
  • £36,298
  • Edinburgh based with flexible working
  • Closing 24th June 2022

  • Advertised from 6th June 2022
  • 37 hours per week. Grade 4.


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

Supporting the Commissioner’s Advice and Investigations Team, you will be responsible for the provision of internal legal advice and the lawful and effective use of the Commissioner’s investigative powers, as well as supporting the delivery of the office’s advice function. In addition, you will be directly responsible for the analysis and management of a body of legal casework on behalf of the Commissioner.

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.

Application notes

Applications are welcomed and must be submitted before 13:00 on Friday 24th June 2022.

This is a 12 month fixed term contract, secondments would be welcomed.

In person interviews will take place the week commencing 6th July 2022 at our office.

CV and covering letter accepted by email to

For more information, download our Job Description, Candidate Information Booklet below.