Deputy Head of Operations (People) – remote

Application deadline: 9 July 2024, 11.59pm CEST.

The Good Food Institute Europe is looking for a Deputy Head of Operations (People) to manage our growing people operations team and projects.

Background to the role

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 Deputy Head of Operations (People) to manage our growing people operations team and projects.

How you will make a difference

Your role will enable inclusive, empowering and efficient people operations workflows at GFI Europe. Reporting to the Head of Operations, your work will fall under the following categories:

Who we’re looking for

You must have:

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: 9 July 2024Complete the application form. Once you’ve submitted the form, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to a short test (31 min). You will need to complete this test at the latest within 12 hours after the application deadline (9th July 2024, 11.59pm CET) for us to be able to consider your application. Why we use cognitive aptitude tests.1-2 hours
Timed assignmentMid JulyTwo to three questions simulating the type of work you’d be doing in the role.1.5 hours
First interviewLate JulyInterviews 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.1 hour
Second InterviewEarly August1.5-2 hours interview with preparation beforehand
Dates and times of assignments and video calls can be arranged to fit around your commitments.

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?

See the recording of our recent question and answer session on the role below. If you have any additional questions, please reach out to

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