Job Description

About The Service
Cardiff is the first city in Wales to participate in Unicef UK’s national ‘Child Friendly Cities’ initiative. Our ambition is for Cardiff to be recognised as a Child Friendly City: a city with children and young people at its heart, where the rights of children and young people are respected by all, a great place to grow up.
Cardiff Council launched its Child Friendly Cardiff Strategy in 2018, and we are actively working with schools and wider partners across the city to make rights a reality for all children and young people.

About the job
Working within the Council’s Education & Lifelong Learning directorate, the post holders will be expected:
To champion children’s rights and provide access to advice and guidance on Cardiff’s Child Friendly City goals and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
To support action to embed a sustainable children’s rights approach to service delivery in the Council and across partner organisations.
To build positive relationships with schools, to help embed children’s rights in the delivery of the Curriculum for Wales 2022.
To support the meaningful and active engagement of children and young people in the development and delivery of City policies and strategies.

What We Are Looking For From You
We are looking for an innovative, energetic, ‘can do’ individual with excellent interpersonal and organisational skills, who can help to embed a sustainable approach to respecting and enabling children’s rights across the city.
As part of the Child Friendly team, you will be expected to have considerable experience of engaging with children and young people; an excellent understanding of the UNCRC; and recent experience of working with schools, youth support services, other core public services, the voluntary and private sector to improve the life chances of children and young people.

Additional information
If you require further information about this post or would like an informal conversation, please contact Suzanne Scarlettvia

More information is available at

These posts are subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks.

Safeguarding and Child Protection are key priorities for the Council. We aim to support children and vulnerable adults to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. Our services and schools are committed to ensuring the safety and protection of all children and vulnerable adults, and will take action to safeguard their well-being, and acknowledge that children and vulnerable adults have a right to protection. This is supported in the general ethos of the Council and all schools.
The vacancies are suitable for post share.

Due to the current COVID -19 circumstances the interview process for this role will be held on a virtual basis using an appropriate online platform. If you have any concerns around your ability to participate in a virtual interview process please contact Suzanne Scarlett.

We welcome applications in both English and Welsh. Applications received in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than English applications.