Managing Director


Application deadline: 12 February 2023, 11.59pm CET
(late applications accepted until 19 February)

GFI Europe is looking for its new Managing Director to lead the team making Europe’s food system better for the planet, people, and animals.

GFI Europe team with current managing director Richard Parr– photo by Barbara Evripidou/
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Job description

Lead the team making Europe’s food system better for the planet, people, and animals.

The Good Food Institute Europe (GFI Europe) was founded in 2019 and 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 2021 Year in Review, our global tactical plan (see p27 for Europe), and our 2022 Europe Highlights blog post to find out more about who we are and what we do.

GFI Europe is an affiliate of GFI US and is part of a global network of GFI nonprofit organisations (in the United States, Asia-Pacific, India, Israel, Brazil, and Europe), all working together to achieve our shared vision. Powered by philanthropic support, we share a common theory of change and collaborate closely in order to achieve it. In this role, you will benefit from – and contribute to – the mutual support, resources, and expertise of our global team. You can find out more about GFI’s work around the world here.

For more information about GFI, GFI Europe, and this role, please take a look at the job brochure.

We recently held a live Q&A about this role, the recording of which can be found below.

Links mentioned in the video can be found below:

How you will make a difference

You 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, and appointed by, the Board of GFI Europe, 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 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 prioritize 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 process

To submit your application, please complete this short form, where you will upload: 

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 email us at

Approximate timelines for the assessment process are outlined in the job brochure. We really look forward to hearing from you!


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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