UK Policy Manager

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Application deadline: 24 April 2022, 11.59pm BST

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

Job description

Help people, animals and the planet by advocating for supportive public policies for plant-based and cultivated meat in the UK 

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 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 UK Policy Manager 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 the UK moves to a more ethical and sustainable food system. 

You will be responsible for driving policy impact in the UK. Your objectives will include, among other things, driving significantly more public investment into research and development for plant-based and cultivated meat, working to deliver a fair, evidence-based regulatory path to market for plant-based and cultivated proteins, and ensuring that the labelling of plant-based and cultivated foods is not unfairly restricted. 

As our first colleague focusing solely on UK policy work, you will be responsible for identifying priorities and opportunities to achieve maximum impact for sustainable proteins and for rallying like-minded organisations and individuals to amplify our impact.

To achieve this you will:

Who we’re looking for

You must have:

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 this short application form. 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 Head of Policy Alice Ravenscroft and Talent Acquisition and DEI Specialist Catherine Derieux answered applicants’ questions about the role:

If you have any further 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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