We're Hiring - Scientific Policy Director

(Part-time – 17.5 - 21 hours)

Due to the resignation of the current role holder, IFST is looking for an energetic and experienced individual with strong food science and food sector experience to join its senior management team on a part-time basis. This senior strategic role supports an important part of the Institute’s work, leading the Institute’s increasing activities and outputs relating to policy and external affairs.   

The ideal candidate will have significant experience in and a broad understanding of the food sector and, therefore, typically will have worked in regulatory, policy or scientific affairs roles in the food sector to gain experience. They are likely to have a degree or equivalent qualification in a science, preferably a food science, subject.

We are looking for someone who is a strong communicator and confident in engaging, networking and influencing at all levels but especially senior food sector stakeholders.

This is a part-time role, largely working from home with the flexibility needed to meet the demands of the role and the individual. It is expected that some of this time will be working from our Hammersmith office but mostly working remotely or attending external meetings.

For more information about this exciting opportunity and an application, in the first instance contact Jon Poole, Chief Executive, email: j.poole@ifst.org.

Application deadline 9 August 2021.


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