Senior Policy & Public Affairs Advisor

Just for Kids Law are recruiting for Senior Policy & Public affairs Advisor to join our small team. 


We are recruiting for a Senior Policy and Public Affairs Advisor to join our small but influential team, which also includes the Children’s Rights Alliance for England (CRAE). The role will undertake policy and influencing work relating to the strategic policy objectives of Just for Kids Law. These include ensuring follow up and implementation of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s recent Concluding Observations on the UK and action to ensure children in contact with the police have their rights respected.  

The post holder will have significant experience of working on policy issues relating to children and young people’s 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 highly motivated and be expected to work with a high degree of autonomy as well as being able to work collaboratively with colleagues across the organisation. They must also be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment in which they will be expected to produce high-quality work at a consistent rate. 


Role Summary   

Contract term: Permanent 

Location: Central London with a mix of office and homeworking 

Hours: 0.8 FTE (28 hours per week)  

Salary: £36,193 – 41,677 pro rata (depending on experience in a directly equivalent role)  

Probation period: 6 months 


Staff Benefits  

  • 38 days leave (27 flexible days, plus 3 days Christmas Shutdown (for 1 FTE), plus all bank holidays, pro rata)  
  • Flexible working & TOIL Scheme  
  • Workplace Pension plan: 5% matching following probation, 4% matching during probation  
  • Employee Assistance Programme  
  • Season ticket loan and cycle-to-work schemes  


About Us  

Just for Kids Law works with and for children and young people to hold those with power to account and fight for wider reform.  We do this by providing trauma informed and anti-racist legal representation and advice, taking strategic litigation cases, undertaking policy influencing and equipping others to campaign for children’s rights.  

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 Black and racialised groups, LGBTQI+ communities. We strive to create a diverse working environment where anyone, regardless of background, can thrive.  


How to Apply  

If you believe you could be the right person for this role, we would love to hear from you!   



If you would prefer, you can return a completed application pack and equal opportunities monitoring form to us at CVs will not be accepted.   


The deadline for all applications is 9am on 2nd January 2024. 


Interviews will be held in person at our offices on 16th January 2024.  


If you have not heard from us by the 12th January 2024, you have not been selected for interview.  

Unfortunately, we cannot give individual updates and feedback for unsuccessful applicants.  


We welcome applications from disabled people.  If you are shortlisted, and have any access or other requirements, please contact, who will be pleased to discuss this with you.