Children and Young People Policy Officer

  • Full time or Part time
  • £31,939 – £36,651
  • Our offices are in Edinburgh, and we are moving to a hybrid working model that will include flexibility about candidate location and home working.
  • Closing 4th July 2022

  • Advertised from 17th June 2022


We are open to considering applications for full time and part time hours – please specify your preference when applying.

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Scottish Women’s Aid team, as Children and Young People’s (CYP) Policy Officer. The role holder will ensure that Scottish Women’s Aid is well placed to continue to influence and respond effectively to the changing policy and legislative landscape in Scotland, specifically in relation to children and young people affected by domestic abuse.

The Organisation

Scottish Women’s Aid is Scotland’s leading voluntary sector organisation working to prevent domestic abuse and promote effective policy and practice responses for women, children and young people who experience domestic abuse. We are the umbrella organisation for 34 autonomous Women’s Aid groups delivering direct services to women, children, and young people across Scotland.

What You’ll Do

The CYP Policy Officer will work with a diverse range of stakeholders to identify and influence key policy areas relevant to SWA and its member organisations. You will ensure you maintain and build effective relationships and alliances to aid in providing solutions, contributing to an evidence based approach to the development of relevant public policy and strategy.

What We Need

The successful candidate will have experience in the field of children’s policy and/or children’s human rights, preferably in relation to gender inequality or gender based violence. You will be a confident networker with strong public speaking skills and the ability to influence at all levels.

We’re looking for someone who has

  • A sound knowledge and understanding of children’s human rights including children’s participation principles and approaches
  • Skill in interpreting and presenting complex issues to a variety of audiences
  • A positive track record of working effectively with diverse stakeholders including children and young people, policy makers, practitioners, and researchers
  • Knowledge and understanding of a gendered analysis of domestic abuse and the impact on women, children, and young people
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to plan effectively to meet strategic aims

Application notes

Visit our website and download the application pack

If you would like to discuss this opportunity, please contact: Ella Lees, Operations Manager

For any general questions relating to the vacancy please contact Square Peg HR is our recruitment partner for this vacancy.

Closing date for applications: 4th July 2022 @ 12noon

Interview date: TBC

Scottish Women’s Aid is committed to promoting equality and diversity. Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community. 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.