Public Affairs Specialist – Germany 


Application deadline: 11 December 2022, 11.59pm CET.

The Good Food Institute Europe is recruiting a full time Public Affairs specialist in Germany. Please see the German-language version of this job description here.

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Background to the role

Help people, animals and the planet by delivering supportive public policy for plant-based and cultivated meat in Germany and 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 Public Affairs Specialist Germany 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 Germany and Europe move to a more ethical and sustainable food system. 

Reporting to our Public Affairs Manager in Germany, you will be responsible for driving policy impact in Germany and, to a limited extent, in Austria and Switzerland. This will include, among other things, driving significantly more public investment into research and development for plant-based and cultivated meat, working to deliver a solid, evidence-based regulatory path-to-market for plant-based and cultivated proteins, and securing a level-playing-field for plant-based and cultivated food products in Germany.

You will be part of our policy team and influence the policy discourse to maximise support and minimise opposition to sustainable proteins in Europe. Together with our communications team, you will also ensure that media in the DACH area acknowledge the benefits of plant-based and cultivated meat for the environment and public health. The exact ratio of policy and communications responsibilities will depend on the previous experience and interests of the successful candidate in each of these fields.

As a key member of our Germany team, 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:

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

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.

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

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


Watch the recording of our Q&A session, where Senior Public Affairs Manager Ivo Rezgotta 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

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