Careers at GFI Europe

Explore GFI Europe job openings, find opportunities across the alternative protein sector, and sign up to our talent database to hear about new jobs.

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Current job opportunities at the Good Food Institute Europe

We are currently hiring for the following role:

Data and Systems Analyst (deadline 3 June )

Applications to the following roles are closed but the job description is available here for applicants:

Finance and Admin Officer

Scientific Community Coordinator

For future vacancies, check back soon and sign up to our talent database.

You can also explore job openings for GFI’s international affiliates in Asia Pacific, Brazil, India, and Israel, and click here to find US-based job openings with GFI. Many more opportunities across the global alternative protein sector can also be found at AltProtein.Jobs, powered by Tälist, which hosts hundreds of career opportunities worldwide across all career levels.

Join GFI’s talent database

Are you interested in a career helping to shape the future of food? Join our Talent Database to hear from GFI, alternative protein companies and researchers as they look to expand their teams.

Alternative protein careers board

Use this database to find opportunities to work in Europe’s alternative protein ecosystem – from internships with startups, to academic fellowships.

You can also check out AltProtein.Jobs, powered by Tälist, which hosts hundreds of career opportunities worldwide across all career levels. This board also has sector-specific filters to customise searches and talent profile functionality to get curated job recommendations based on your skills and preferences. They also offer additional job tools such as monthly candidate events, careers masterclasses, and impact benchmarking to support job seekers along their career journey.

Why work at GFI Europe?

If changing the world isn’t reason enough, here are some other benefits of working at GFI Europe.

Remote and connected teams

Remote and connected teams

We work remotely across Europe, and aim to get together as a team approximately twice per year.

Co-working support

Home office set-up stipend

Fun, remote team gatherings

Mission-focused

Mission-focused

We’re laser-focused on making Europe’s food system better for the planet, people, and animals.

We strategically emphasise what’s most impactful, set clear goals, and assess our progress.

Target

Clearly-defined objectives and goals

Value and lift up diverse voices

Strong donor support

Sophisticated, professional technology and systems

Our benefits

Our benefits

We support our team through strong benefits and an emphasis on work-life balance.

  • Flexible working arrangements to accommodate your needs and preferences, and fit around your commitments
  • A total of 36 days off per year (including annual leave and public holidays)*
  • A 300€ allowance to set up your home office, and a monthly home-working allowance. We can provide a laptop if you need one and are happy to consider supporting costs for co-working to enable you to work from an office if you wish.
  • Minimum 10 weeks of maternity leave at 100% pay**
  • 24/7 access to free, confidential counselling and well-being support in +40 languages for all employees and their family members***
  • Professional development support
  • Long service recognition every two years

*Or what is compliant with the employment law of your country if it’s more than that.
**Exact eligibility depends on national level employment law but we will do our best to honour this regardless of circumstances.
***Living in the same household and excluding children under the age of 16.

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Diversity and inclusion

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion

We want the best people and we know that building a diverse, inclusive workplace leads to stronger, happier, more productive and resilient teams. We strongly encourage people of every ethnicity, orientation, age, gender, origin, socio-economic background, and ability to apply. As a pan-European organisation, we welcome applications from across the whole continent.

Because we value a diverse workplace, we prioritise an inclusive culture absent of discrimination and harassment during the application process and after you join the team.

  • We have designed our recruitment process to be fair and inclusive, and focus on skills and potential first. We prioritise following best practices and reducing unconscious biases (blind assessment of written tests, at least two assessors, structured interviews, etc). We are happy to make reasonable adjustments to make sure the assessment process works for you.
  • We aim to be as transparent as possible. We advertise salaries for all our roles and provide feedback notes to unsuccessful candidates.
  • We lead with trust and empathy. We offer flexible working arrangements to accommodate your individual needs, preferences and other commitments. Some arrangements we have offered include adapting working hours, flexible location, changes to the structure and timings of meetings, adapting communications channels, and more.
  • We want everyone in our team to thrive and be able to bring their full selves to work. GFI hosts a LGBTQIA+ affinity group, a mental health and overall wellbeing working group, a language club, and a number of other initiatives to foster team connection and inclusion.

We’re always seeking to improve and do better. We recently worked with a team of DEI consultants to audit our processes and policies and help us do just that.

Our culture

Our culture

Our team is innovative, engaged, caring, supportive, and driven to change the world! Here’s what team members said they liked about working for GFI Europe in our 2023 anonymous staff survey:

I get to do fascinating, fulfilling work with a team of brilliant people. I have plenty of autonomy and agency and regularly feel challenged in a really good way. I also really like the flexibility of working from home and setting my own hours.

I was surprised at just how much better for my productivity and mental health it is to work in a well run and supportive organisation, and to do meaningful work.”

I love how focused and clear our objectives, as well as the route to achieving those objectives, are. The infrastructure that supports our work and the impact we have is incredible. My colleagues at every level are inspiring! I feel incredibly proud to work at GFI.

Our organisation

Our organisation

Our work is spread across six dynamic teams to maximise efficiency and empower us to meet our objectives.

Science and technology
Science and Technology

We work with scientists to develop, fund and promote open-source research on plant-based and cultivated meat, eggs, dairy and seafood.

Policy
Policy

We advance government investment in sustainable proteins as well as fair regulation and legislation.

Development
Development

We connect donors with impact, inspire gifts and grants, and empower GFI Europe to grow sustainably and remain nimble.

Industry

We support the food industry to make delicious and affordable plant-based meat available across Europe, and prepare the sector for the arrival of cultivated meat.

Communications
Communications

We inform, shape, and lead the conversation around plant-based and cultivated meat science and solutions.

Executive and operations
Executive and Operations

We ensure GFI Europe runs efficiently to create international impact, and that team members have the support they need to drive our mission forward.

Our hiring process

We work collaboratively to evaluate candidates, limit subconscious bias, and hire the best team members. Please note that this process might be adapted for certain roles. You can find a summary of the recruitment process in the job brochure for each role.

Covering letter

First round: online application and screening questions

You will submit an initial application via a short online form including a small sample work task.

Hourglass

Second round: timed project

The timed project consists of two to four short questions that simulate the work you would be asked to perform on the job. You will be asked to complete these tasks to the best of your ability within a particular timeframe (usually two hours).

Third round: written assignment

The written assignment consists of three or four more strategic questions that allow you to show your skills and experience in more depth, and help us to understand how you would approach key elements of the role.

Webcam

Fourth round: video interviews

The final round includes two to three separate video interviews. Interview panels would vary for each role but would typically include a member of our Operations team, the line manager for the role, and potentially a member of the senior leadership team.

Final step: references

We will request two professional references, one of which should be a current or former supervisor. During this round, we also invite you to contact members of the GFI Europe team to ask questions.

We want you to have every opportunity to shine and show us your talents – we are happy to make all the reasonable adjustments that we possibly can to make sure the assessment process works for you. Please feel free to contact us at europe-hiring@gfi.org about the process.

Questions

To apply, please click on the links above. We only accept applications via our website, but we’re happy to answer your questions about working at GFI Europe and position openings. Feel free to get in touch.