We're hiring - Scientific Policy Director

We are looking for an energetic and committed individual with strong food science and food sector experience to join our executive team on a part-time basis. This senior role supports an important part of the Institute’s work, leading our increasingly important 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 including, most likely, advocacy and policy work. They are therefore likely to have worked in a range of roles in the food sector where they will have gained their experience. They will hold a degree level or equivalent qualification in a science, and preferably food science, subject. 

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

This is a part-time role (expected to be 17.5 hours) but this may need to be flexible 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 and part remotely or at external meetings. The role may be considered on either an employed or contract basis.

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

Scientific Policy Dir JD Oct19v1.pdf