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The Food Foundation
The Rain Cloud, 76 Vincent Square, Westminster, London SW1P 2PD
Compensation: £35,000 pa
Paid Full-time Permanent
In a nutshell
A critical role in a small and very influential organisation working on food policy, providing cross organizational leadership on public affairs and engagement with policy makers and parliamentarians.
About the Food Foundation
ur vision is a sustainable food system which delivers health and wellbeing for all. The Food Foundation is a young, dynamic, impactful and independent charity with a mission to change food policy and business practice to ensure everyone, across the UK, can afford and access a healthy diet supplied by a sustainable food system. We use surprising and inventive ideas to catalyse and deliver fundamental change in the food system by building and synthesising strong evidence, shaping powerful coalitions, harnessing citizens’ voices and driving progress with impactful communications. We continually identify new opportunities for action, and trial new levers for change. We are independent of all political parties and business, and we are not limited by a single issue or special interest. We work with others who believe there is a problem with the system and want to change it. We have a terrific and dedicated group of trustees and expert advisers who support our work.
About the opportunity
This role provides organizational leadership on engagement with policy makers (civil servants, Ministers, local authorities, devolved governments) and parliamentarians (in all four UK nations). The postholder will have leadership on the evidence needed to inform our communications as well the engagement strategy which we adopt. The role reports to the Executive Director and will also work closely with our communications team. The role will work across our four project teams working to deliver the following 5 year objectives by providing leadership on policy engagement.
Personal attributes, skills and experience
For more information about The Food Foundation, please visit: www.foodfoundation.org.uk
Please send your CV and a covering letter detailing your suitability for the role with examples of how you meet the criteria above to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 09:00 on February 24th, 2020. Interviews will be on March 5th 2020.
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About The Food Foundation
We are an independent think tank that tackles the growing challenges facing the UK’s food system in the interests of the UK public. We provide clear analysis of the problems caused by the food system and the role of policy and practice in addressing these. We develop and articulate food policies that support and guide the UK public to make choices that improve their health and well-being and we inform and generate demand for new and better public and private sector policy and practice.