Public Affairs Officer

The Children’s Commissioner’s office is a highly respected independent body that acts as a voice for children in England. It is our job to make sure that the interests and experience of children are understood by politicians and others who make decisions about their lives.

The Commissioner is the ‘eyes and ears of children in the system’. Her role is to look out for England’s vulnerable children – those otherwise hidden from sight. This might be children accommodated by the state, including children in care, secure accommodation, residential special schools or in-patient health settings. It also includes those children on the margins: those who need help or support but are not getting it and those at risk but marginalised from existing services. The Commissioner exposes how the system works for vulnerable children and takes this message to Government, Parliament and the public. We are a small organisation with big ambitions and a relentless drive to improve the lives of children in England.


We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and articulate public affairs professional to support the Children’s Commissioner to bring issues to the attention of Government and Parliament and deliver measurable policy impact.

The successful applicant will have a strong understanding of the workings of parliament and government. The role would suit a former parliamentary researcher or equivalent position, ideally with knowledge and experience in public policy relating to children.  The successful candidate will be someone who thrives in a fast paced environment.

You will work closely with our policy team to ensure that our policy recommendations are reaching the right political audiences. We are seeking someone who can proactively identify opportunities to highlight issues to MPs and Peers and to work with parliamentarians to deliver real change for children.


£32,584 to £35,865 per annum (depending upon experience)

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How to Apply

Please download the attached job description and send a copy of your CV in Word (PDF not accepted), application form and the equality and diversity form to

Submissions by midnight on Sunday 27 October 2019

It is anticipated that interviews will take place the week commencing 11 November 2019