Communications Assistant

Application deadline: 28 April 2024, 11.59pm CEST.

The Good Food Institute Europe is looking for a Communications Assistant to accelerate our progress throughout Europe in positioning alternative proteins as a solution to climate, animal welfare and health challenges.

Background to the role

Helping people, animals and the planet by supporting and enabling our external communications work in Europe 

The Good Food Institute Europe (GFI Europe) is at the forefront of the movement to transform meat production in order to solve some of the world’s biggest problems, from climate change and global hunger, to antibiotic resistance and animal suffering.

We work with scientists, businesses and policymakers to make plant-based and cultivated meat (grown directly from cells) delicious, affordable and accessible. Please check out the rest of our website, our 2023 Year in Review and our 2023 Europe Highlights blog post to find out more about who we are and what we do.

We are at an exciting stage in our growth and are looking for a Communications Assistant to accelerate our progress throughout Europe in positioning alternative proteins as a solution to climate, animal welfare and health challenges.

How you will make a difference

You will support the Communications team and wider programmatic teams on a wide range of areas. Reporting to the Head of Communications, you will:

Who we’re looking for

We primarily hire for skills and potential rather than experience; you do not need to have worked in a Communications role before. The core skills and attributes needed to excel in the role are:

It would be an advantage to have some or all of the following attributes, but none of them are prerequisites, and we welcome applications from candidates without any or all of them:

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.  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.

Benefits and the fine print

Application process

RoundTimelineDescriptionExpected Time Commitment
ApplicationDeadline: 28 AprilFill in the application form, and complete a sample work task. Once you’ve submitted the form, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to a short test (15 min). You will need to complete this test before the application deadline (28 April 2024, 11.59pm CEST) for us to be able to consider your application.Up to one hour
Timed AssignmentEarly MayTwo to four questions simulating the type of work you’d be doing in the role.One hour
Interview (we’ll aim to conduct one round of interviews, but might decide to conduct a second round if needed)Mid-MayInterviews will be conducted remotely on Zoom. We know that interviews can be especially stressful for candidates. We’ve put together this guide so that you know exactly what to expect from our process and, hopefully, have a more relaxed experience.One-two hours
Dates and times of assignments and video calls can be arranged to fit around your commitments. Please note that we are ideally aiming for a quick turnaround of this hiring round, so please let us know if we should be aware of any capacity issues on your side. We are planning on making a final offer by the end of May.

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. Email us at

We really look forward to hearing from you!

Any questions?

Watch the recording of our recent question and answer session with GFI Europe’s Managing Director Alex Mayers and Head of Communications Sophie Armour.

If you have any questions about this role, please do reach out to us at If you’ve read this far but decided not to apply, please share this job description with someone else in your network who you think might be a good fit for the role! Thank you.

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