Technical and Regulatory Executive who has technical expertise in food safety, science and regulatory issues is required to join our team at the Food & Drink Federation, based in Bloomsbury, London.
SALARY: up to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
LOCATION: Bloomsbury, London
JOB TYPE: Full-Time, Permanent
We’re the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) - the voice of the UK food and drink industry: the largest manufacturing sector in the country. We help our members operate in a highly regulated marketplace to maximise their competitiveness and profitability. Our job is to communicate our industry's values and concerns to Government, regulators, consumers and the media. We also work in partnership with key players in the food supply chain to ensure our food is safe, affordable and nutritious.
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Technical and Regulatory Executive, to play a key role in the Food and Drink Federation’s Regulation and Science team. The provision of safe, authentic products is of paramount importance for the food and drink industry and this is reflected in the FDF’s wide-ranging food safety and science activities.
As a Technical and Regulatory Executive, you would support the development and pursuit of industry policy on behalf of our members. A key focus of the role is the provision of advice to members on scientific, technological and regulatory developments in respect of relevant aspects of food safety and science. You would engage directly with members, providing Secretariat support for assigned Committees and working groups, as well as with external stakeholders.
We would particularly welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates with knowledge of, or interest in, food hygiene or new technologies, as we envisage that this role will have responsibility for the FDF’s work across these areas.
Reporting to the Head of Food Integrity and Policy, as the Technical and Regulatory Executive you will be responsible for:
- Monitoring scientific, technical and regulatory developments, including the study and analysis of relevant UK Government, EU and Codex Alimentarius policies and proposals
- Communicating scientific and regulatory developments and policies clearly and accurately, keeping members informed through appropriate channels and ensuring that relevant sections of the FDF website are kept up-to-date
- Undertaking industry consultations, including data collation and analysis, and providing information and advice to FDF members, sector associations and groups
- Assisting with the representation of the FDF’s policies to all appropriate external bodies, including the FSA, DEFRA, HSE, PHE, BEIS and FoodDrinkEurope
- Preparing and circulating committee and secretariat papers (e.g. agendas, action lists and minutes)
- Attending and reporting on relevant FDF, FoodDrinkEurope and external meetings and pursuing actions arising.
- Developing, reviewing and implementing policy in respect of specified areas.
- Liaising closely with colleagues across the team and within the FDF to share knowledge and provide expert support as needed
- Working collaboratively with supply chain trade associations to ensure that policies and representational activities are aligned and optimised wherever possible
FDF’s Regulation and Science team provide a timely and expert service to members on technical and regulatory developments of interest to the UK food and drink industry. The team covers a wide range of issues including Allergens, Food Contact Materials, Food Hygiene, Food Ingredients, Food Law and Labelling, New Technologies and Residues and Contaminants. The team also provides expert advice to several smaller sector specific Associations.
As the Technical and Regulatory Executive you will have the following:
- Educated to degree level or equivalent in food science or another relevant discipline
- Technical expertise in food safety, science and regulatory issues
- Relevant experience in industry, trade association or similar organisation is desirable
- Knowledge of the food and drink industry, government bodies and scientific and regulatory policy-making processes
- Strong ability to manage a diverse workload and a wide range of issues
- Proven aptitude to learn and ability to apply scientific and regulatory knowledge to areas outside direct experience
- Ability to understand relevance of scientific and policy developments to industry
- Good ability to sustain a range of working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
- Good written and oral communication skills
- Good administrative ability
- Ability to work as part of a team
- IT literate with experience of Word, PowerPoint and Excel
The organisation is a great place to work where they take wellbeing seriously and have a great benefits package to match, offering a pension scheme, life insurance, 25 days holiday, private healthcare, leisure travel insurance, gym subsidy, interest-free season ticket loan and cycle-to-work scheme.
We’re based in the heart of Central London in a modern, bright open-plan office. We have a friendly work culture with great break-out spaces, quiet booths and opportunities for flexible-working. Our ‘Feel Good for Life’ team regularly organises events and activities to promote positive health and wellbeing.
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HOW TO APPLY
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JOB REF: AWDO-P6684
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