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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

  • Advertised from 29th May 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.

Application notes

All applications by CV and covering letter are welcomed to and must be submitted before closing at midday on Monday 15th June 2020.

Interviews will take place on 25th and 26th June 2020 and will be conducted remotely due to COVID-19.

Candidates with care experience, or with a disability, who satisfy the essential criteria for the post will be invited for interview. *