Policy Officer

Home-based

Application deadline: 26 June, 11.59pm CEST

The Good Food Institute Europe is looking for a Policy Officer to influence how quickly Europe moves to a more ethical and sustainable food system.

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Job description

Help people, animals and the planet by delivering supportive public policy for plant-based and cultivated meat in the EU

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 2021 Year in Review and our 2021 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 Policy Officer to join our team. For more information about this role, please read 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 moves to a more ethical and sustainable food system. 

Reporting to our Senior Policy Manager, you will be responsible for driving policy impact in Brussels and beyond on sustainable proteins. This will include, among other things, working to deliver a fair, evidence-based regulatory path to market for plant-based and cultivated proteins in the EU, driving significantly more public investment into research and development for plant-based and cultivated meat, and ensuring that the labelling of plant-based food products is not unfairly restricted.

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. 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

Application process

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

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

Questions

Watch the recording of our Q&A session, where Senior Policy Manager Alex Holst and Talent Acquisition and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Specialist 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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