Public Affairs Manager – Spain

Remote from mainland Spain
Application deadline: Wednesday 17 January 23.59 CET

The Good Food Institute Europe is looking for an Public Affairs Manager in Spain to join our Policy team.

Job listing also available in Spanish.

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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 2022 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 Public Affairs Manager in Spain to join our team. 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 Spain and Europe move to a more ethical and sustainable food system. 

You will be responsible for driving policy impact in Spain, both at the national level and, where the opportunity arises, at the regional level. This will include, among other things, driving significantly more public investment into research and development for plant-based foods, cultivated meat and fermentation; working to deliver a fair, evidence-based regulatory path-to-market for alternative proteins; and ensuring that the labelling of alternative protein products is not unfairly restricted. 

As our first policy team member based in Spain, you will be responsible for identifying priorities and opportunities to achieve maximum impact for alternative proteins, and for rallying like-minded organisations and individuals to amplify our impact. You will be in charge of delivering positive government policy change to support alternative proteins in Spain, both at the national, and, where opportunities arise, at the regional level (e.g. in Catalonia, the Basque Country, the Community of Madrid). You will be working closely with our Brussels-based colleagues to ensure that Spain plays a positive role for alternative proteins in the EU. You will also act as our primary spokesperson, collaborating with our pan-European communications team, for policy-related engagement with Spanish-language media.

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 welcome applications from candidates without either 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. As a pan-European organisation, we welcome applications from across the whole continent. 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

Please both upload your sample work tasks and your CV 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?

Check out the recording of our recent question and answer session on 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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