Policy and Public Affairs Officer

Just for Kids Law is a dynamic charity working with and for children and young people to hold those with power to account and fight for wider reform. We do this by providing legal representation and advice, direct advocacy, and support, and through strategic litigation, campaigning, and equipping others to work for children’s rights.

We are recruiting for a Policy Officer to join our small but influential Policy and Public Affairs Directorate, which also includes the Children’s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE). Using a child rights framework and evidence from the organisation’s direct practice, the Directorate undertakes influential lobbying work at a domestic and international level to ensure children’s rights are fully respected.

The successful candidate will have experience working on relevant policy issues relating to children and young people’s rights.  They will be instrumental in developing and implementing CRAE’s policy objectives in relation to the monitoring and implementation of the UNCRC and the strategic policy objectives of Just for Kids Law, including housing and social care. 

Reporting to the Head of Policy and Public Affairs (Childs Rights) they will have a good understanding of the policy making process, how to influence decision makers at both a national and local level and how to work with young people affected by the issues to campaign for change. They will be extremely motivated and able to work with a high degree of autonomy to produce high-quality work in a fast-paced environment.

Just for Kids Law believes in the value of a diverse workforce and encourages applications from people from all ethnic, cultural, religious and social backgrounds: in particular, people from BAME, LGBTQI+ communities. We strive to create a diverse working environment where anyone, regardless of background, can thrive.

We welcome applications from people with disabilities.  If you are shortlisted and have any particular access or other requirements, please contact Julie Bentley, Director of Finance and Resources who will be pleased to discuss this with you.

To apply, please complete (below) application form. CVs will not be accepted.

Closing time for all applications is 9.00am Monday 22nd November 2021.

Interviews will be held on the 1st or 2nd of December 2021. If you have not heard from us by the 25th November you have not been selected for an interview. Unfortunately, we can not give feedback to unsuccessful applicants.