Policy Officer – Grade 4

  • Full time
  • £42,000
  • Edinburgh (Hybrid)
  • Closing 2nd June 2024

  • Advertised from 15th May 2024
  • 37 hours per week.


This is a high-profile 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 work, in order to inform and shape the agenda in Scotland. You will develop positions based on sound human rights principles and communicate them using a wide range of tools including reports, briefings, consultation responses, parliamentary evidence, by producing speeches, and contributing content for online and social media content and external media statements.

Supporting the Head of Strategy, you will be responsible for providing policy advice on human rights issues relating to children and young people in Scotland and working with colleagues in Commissioner’s offices across the UK, Europe and internationally.

You’ll be joining a dedicated staff 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.

As part of your package, you’ll receive:

• Generous employer contribution pension.

• 30 days annual leave plus additional 11.5 observed public holidays.

• Flexible working policies allowing you to balance your home and work life, including working from home and flexible working hours.

• Competitive maternity and sick leave policies, always ensuring health and wellbeing.

Application notes

Applications are welcomed and must be submitted before midnight on Sunday 2nd of June 2024.

In person interviews will take place on Friday 21st June 2024 at our office.

Application forms accepted by email to recruitment@cypcs.org.uk