Full Time

Assistant Policy Officer – Supporting The Third Sector Project

Posted 3 weeks ago
Application deadline closed.
  • Gender

Job Description

  • Full time
  • £20,361 – £23,697
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st March 2023

This role provides a fantastic opportunity to work for a national children’s organisation improving children’s lives.

The Supporting the Third Sector project (STTS) supports the third sector to be a strong partner in Children’s Services Planning. As STTS Assistant Policy Officer, you will contribute to the work of the STTS Project, ensuring that the third sector can be meaningfully involved in children’s services planning processes and influence and inform the development of national policy relating to children, young people and families. You will assist our policy and research activity, and provide administrative, information and organisational support.

We are seeking a values-driven individual, who has great organisational and communication skills. With a commitment to children’s rights you will be able to build positive relationships with a wide range of our partners, members and other stakeholders through relevant networks and forums.

In return we will provide you with an excellent opportunity to develop your career in children’s policy and services, within a supportive, enthusiastic and committed team and organisation.

Department: Policy, Projects and Participation

Location: Children in Scotland is Edinburgh based but, until further notice, this role will be remote/home-based, with some travel to Edinburgh and Glasgow required for meetings. There is also the option to use office space in Edinburgh and/or Glasgow. Arrangements will be reviewed, with staff involvement, throughout the 2023-24 year.

About Children in Scotland

Giving all children in Scotland an equal chance to flourish is at the heart of everything we do.

By bringing together a network of people working with and for children, alongside children and young people themselves, we offer a broad, balanced and independent voice. We create solutions, provide support and develop positive change across all areas affecting children in Scotland. We do this by listening, gathering evidence, and applying and sharing our learning, while always working to uphold children’s rights.

Our range of knowledge and expertise means we can provide trusted support on issues as diverse as the people we work with and the varied lives of children and families in Scotland.


Children in Scotland values the contribution of all our staff, whatever their background. Our recruitment decisions are based on fair, open processes, with appointment on merit. We welcome applications from everyone.

Application notes

For an informal chat about the job, please contact Amy Woodhouse, Head of Policy, Projects and Participation by email on awoodhouse@childreninscotland.org.uk

To find out more about the role and to apply, please visit our website.

Closing date: 9am, Tuesday 21 March 2023

Interview date: Wednesday 29 March 2023