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Policy Officer (Permanent)

  • Permanent post
  • Starting salary of £31,210 per annum for a full-time post.
  • Flexible working options, including working from home and part-time contracts.
  • Our office premises are located in a bright modern office in Port Talbot, close to the mainline train station.
  • Closes 5pm 18th July 2022

We aspire to a Wales where all children and young people have an equal chance to be the best that they can be.

Everyone working for the Commissioner is committed to working to end racism and oppression across society as part of our all-embracing commitment to promoting human rights, equality, diversity and inclusion.

Are you someone who is passionate about achieving positive outcomes in the lives of children and young people in Wales and their ability to access their rights?

What will you be doing?

As part of the Commissioner’s Policy and Public Affairs team, you will analyse and influence policy and practice in Welsh Government, UK Government and other public bodies. You will monitor their impact upon the wellbeing of children, young people and families at both national and local levels, taking account of the perspectives of children and young people.

You will also take responsibility for allocated areas of work relating to policy themes, responding to government consultations and promoting children’s rights in the Welsh public sector.

What skills and experience will you need for this role?

We are looking for someone who will inspire confidence with a range of stakeholders from diverse communities, from children and young people to decision-makers at the most senior level.

You will have an in-depth understanding of policy and practice issues that affect children and young people in Wales.

You will use your political awareness of local and national government structures and processes and your strong influencing skills to work with stakeholders to deliver change for children and young people.

You will have highly developed literacy skills, excellent communications skills, research and analytical skills and an understanding of local and national government strategy in relation to the UNCRC.

The policy team organise and allocate their work in policy themes.

Currently background knowledge and experience in race equality, healthcare or education would be advantageous but not essential.

Welsh language skills are not essential for the performance of these specific roles; however, Welsh language would bring a valuable skill to the complement of this Team, which would strengthen our ability to provide a bilingual service.


Closing date for receipt of applications: 5pm 18th July 2022

Interviews for this post will take place on: Thursday 11 August 2022

Please complete the forms below and send to Alternatively you can return by post.

Job Description (PDF)

Application Form (Word Document)

Equality And Diversity Monitoring Form (Word Document)

Learn more about this role

If you’d like an informal chat about this opportunity please phone 01792 765600 and we will arrange for you to speak with Rachel Thomas, Head of Policy and Public Affairs.

We are building a workplace culture where difference is celebrated and valued and everyone is accepted for who they are. We want to improve the way we see the world as a Team and we want to provide strong role models for all children.

We will guarantee an interview to people who meet the essential requirements of the role and have a lived experience that helps us to understand the perspectives of people with protected characteristics not currently represented in our Team.

If you wish to be guaranteed an interview, please indicate this on our application form.

A large print, braille or audio version of this advert can be obtained on request.

The Children’s Commissioner for Wales is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to treating the English and Welsh languages equally.  Applications may be submitted in Welsh and will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.