Helping people, animals and the planet by leading a team to deliver supportive public policy for plant-based and cultivated meat in Europe.
Industrial animal agriculture is at the root of many of the most pressing global issues of our time, from climate change and global hunger, to antibiotic resistance and poor animal welfare.
The Good Food Institute Europe (GFI Europe) is at the forefront of the movement to use food technology to replace the products of industrial animal agriculture with plant-based and cultivated alternatives. Please check out our U.S. affiliate’s website (gfi.org) and read the 2020 Year in Review (gfi.org/2020) 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 Head of Policy to lead and build our growing policy team in Europe. For more information about this role and the team you will be leading, please read the Head of Policy job brochure here: http://shorturl.at/ilrAP.
Your role will have high responsibility and high impact. You will significantly influence how quickly Europe and the world moves to a more ethical and sustainable food system.
You will be responsible for leading, coordinating and growing a team to drive policy impact on alternative proteins at EU and national levels across Europe. You will provide strategic oversight and manage a team that works directly with policymakers, non-profits, and other stakeholders.
Specific work-streams that the policy team are working on include, amongst other things, delivering a fair, evidence-based regulatory path-to-market for plant-based and cultivated proteins, driving significantly more public investment into Research and Development for plant-based and cultivated meat, and ensuring that the labelling of plant-based food products is not unfairly restricted. Our team recently played a key role in defeating the "veggie burger ban" labelling proposals in the EU Parliament.
In addition to providing strong leadership and management, you will also be a senior external spokesperson for GFI. Depending on where you are based, you may also take up responsibility for some direct advocacy in your country, if appropriate. For example, if we hire a candidate who is based in the UK, you may take direct responsibility for some of our UK government engagement work. If we hire a candidate who is based in Brussels, you may directly support the team on some EU-facing lobbying.
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 prioritize an inclusive climate absent of discrimination and harassment during the application process and after you join the team.
The full application process is outlined in the Head of Policy job brochure here: http://shorturl.at/ilrAP. We really look forward to hearing from you!
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