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

We’d love to find new people who are as passionate as we are about achieving positive outcomes in the lives of children and young people in Wales and their ability to access their rights.

About Us:


Who is the Children’s Commissioner for Wales?

Sally Holland has been the Children’s Commissioner for Wales since April 2015.

Her job is to tell people why children’s rights are so important, and to look at how the decisions made by public bodies in Wales, including Welsh Government, affect children’s rights.

She has a team of people who work with her to make this happen.

If you’d like to learn more about her, you can read more about her background on this page.

You can see this page in BSL

What does the Children’s Commissioner for Wales do?

  • Supports children and young people to find out about their rights under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)
  • Listens to children and young people to find out what’s important to them
  • Advises children, young people and those who care for them if they think they’ve been treated unfairly
  • Influences government and other organisations who say they’re going to make a difference to children’s lives, making sure they keep their promises to children and young people
  • Speaks up for children and young people in Wales on important issues

The Children’s Commissioner works for every child in Wales who is:

  • Up to the age of 18
  • Up to the age of 21 if they’ve been in care
  • Up the age of 25 if they’ve been in care and are still in education

What are the Children’s Commissioner’s powers?

This document explains our powers, and how we’ve used them to promote positive change for children and young people since we were established in 2001.

Job Role:

As a Policy Advisor, you’ll be adept at analysing and influencing key policy initiatives from 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 perspective of children and young people.

What skills will you need?

  • in-depth understanding of policy and practice issues that affect children and young people
  • knowledge of the impact of the functions of public, voluntary and charitable bodies on their rights and welfare
  • the ability to collate and interpret data and use your strong influencing skills to work with stakeholders to deliver change for children and young people

Additional Information

*We are recruiting up to 2 whole time equivalent posts .  We are open to applications for both full time and part time contracts.

All posts based in our Office in Llansamlet, Swansea; however, as an organisation with an All Wales remit there are also some requirements for travel across Wales.

We can support you to work your hours flexibly to maintain a great work life balance and to suit peak demands in our calendar of events.

Closing date for applications: Midnight Sunday 6th January 2019 with interviews taking place in our Swansea office on 18th Janauary 2019.

To Apply:

If you’d like an informal chat about this opportunity please call Rachel Thomas Head of Policy and Public Affairs for Policy posts on 01792 765600.

For further information and an application form to apply, visit our recruitment page at: