Children’s Commissioner for Wales

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Job title: Children’s Commissioner for Wales

Organisation: Children’s Commissioner for Wales

Location: Port Talbot

Salary: £90,000 to £95,000 per annum

Closing date: 28 June 2021 (4:00pm)

Interview date: 8 to 19 November 2021

The principal aim of the Children’s Commissioner for Wales role is to safeguard and promote the rights and welfare of children.

This is a high profile role which has a significant media and public profile. Appointments are made by the First Minister following a rigorous process including children and young people, a young person’s appointment panel and a cross party appointment panel.

The Children’s Commissioner for Wales remit covers all areas of the devolved powers of the Senedd Cymru insofar as they affect children’s rights and welfare.

The role’s duties include:

  • Safeguarding and promoting the rights and welfare of all children and young people in Wales
  • Inspiring people to achieve better outcomes for all children and young people in Wales under all areas of policy, legislation, decision-making and practice that affect their lives directly or indirectly
  • Providing national leadership and make a positive difference to children and young people’s lives by establishing and maintaining strong partnerships and powerful relationships with people and organisations   
  • Championing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).


The qualities, skills and experiences in the criteria for appointment include:

  • Experience of engaging with and representing the views of others and standing up for their rights
  • An understanding nature alongside an understanding of the particular challenges of representing the views of children and young people
  • A sound knowledge base of and a commitment to furthering children’s rights
  • Exceptional influencing skills, including the ability to listen, communicate and inspire confidence with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • The ability to express complex issues simply and articulately and present evidence in a clear and compelling way.


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