Head of Operations

Application deadline: 21 May 2023, 11.59pm CEST.

The Good Food Institute Europe is looking for a new Head of Operations to help people, animals and the planet as the driving force behind our day-to-day operations and support functions.

The new Head of Operations will work with our dynamic team to drive day-to-day operations at GFI Europe

Background to the role

Helping people, animals and the planet as the driving force behind our day-to-day operations and support functions

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 2022 Year in Review and our 2022 Europe Highlights blog post to find out more about who we are and what we do. We are looking for a Head of Operations to oversee and lead the smooth functioning of our internal operations, providing the necessary support to ensure our teams can achieve their goals. For more information about this role, please take a look at the job brochure.

How you will make a difference

Your role will have high responsibility and high impact. You will significantly influence how quickly Europe and the world move to a more ethical and sustainable food system. 

Reporting to the Managing Director, you will be responsible for the smooth running of our people operations (including talent acquisition and management, HR, diversity and inclusion, team culture, etc), financial management (including financial planning, bookkeeping, reporting, etc), risk management, internal processes and policies, legal and compliance, and much more as we expand into new countries in Europe. Ultimately, your strong generalist skillset will ensure we are an efficient, compliant, effective, inclusive and happy organisation.

To achieve this, you will:

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 very much welcome applications from candidates without any or all of them:

We want the best people and we don’t want biases holding us back. We strongly encourage people of every colour, orientation, age, gender, origin, and ability to apply. As we are a pan-European organisation, we welcome applications from people from nations, locations and cultures across the whole continent. Because we value a diverse workplace, we prioritise an inclusive climate absent of discrimination and harassment during the application process and after you join the team.

Benefits and the fine print

We actively encourage people from all countries across Europe to apply for this role.

Application Deadline: 21st May 2023, 11.59pm CEST. We will get back to all candidates after that date, no matter the outcome of their application. You should expect to hear back from us within about a week of the deadline.

Application process

Please upload your CV and sample work tasks through this short application form. The sample work tasks document can be found here.

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 europe-hiring@gfi.org

The full application process is outlined in the job brochure. We really look forward to hearing from you!

Any questions?

Watch the recording of our Q&A session, where Head of Operations Alex Mayers and People Operations Officer Catherine Derieux answered applicants’ questions about the role:

If you have any questions about this role, please do reach out to us at europe-hiring@gfi.org. 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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