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Job Vacancy – Policy Advisor

  • Starting salary of £25,968 per annum part – time 28 hours per week (this equates to £32,460 per annum full time).

  • Part-time

  • 12-month fixed term contract  

Our inspiring and convenient home is in Port Talbot, with excellent transport links, including being close to the main line train station. If you don’t want to be office-based all week we offer excellent flexible working options including hybrid working, remote working and part time contracts.

About Us

Our mission is this: We listen to and speak up for children and young people in Wales so that children’s rights are protected, and we support, challenge and influence public services in Wales to make a positive impact on their lives.

The Commissioner plays a key role in Welsh civic life and is in a privileged position to be able to speak first-hand to decision makers, governments and national media outlets. We want to make sure we use that position to best effect.

Our ‘Purpose in Spades’ document gives you an insight into what it’s like to work for the Commissioner.

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 diverse range of stakeholders 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. 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.

Is this post for you?

We know from research that some people are reluctant to apply if they cannot tick every box of the job description. So, if you think you have what it takes, but don’t necessarily meet every single point of the job description, please do call so that we can discuss this opportunity with you.

We are committed to continually improving the way we see the world as a team and provide strong role models for children of all ethnicities and backgrounds. Join us and celebrate our workplace culture where difference is valued and everyone is accepted for who they are.

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.




Closing date for receipt of applications:    Friday 1 December 2023 at 9:00am

Interviews for this post will take place on:   8 January 2024

Please email forms to or send by post

Our Contact Page

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.

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.