Global Head of Research (Food Business)

Godalming, Surrey
Up to £51,000 (Depending on experience)
Closing date
19 Apr 2021

Job Details

Global Head of Research (Food Business)

Our client is now looking for a highly experienced farm animal welfare scientist to join the Food Business team. The Head of Research is a new and exciting role, responsible for the further development and ongoing management of their highly respected resources, advisory service and network on farm animal welfare issues and solutions, which underpin the credibility of their programme. The role will also provide technical support for food business tools, corporate engagement, and communications. Cross-species knowledge with a focus on poultry and pigs is required.
This is a vital role within our client's Food Business Programme and offers a unique opportunity to make a lasting impact for farm animal welfare within a dynamic team and influential global organisation. Importantly, there is plenty of scope to bring your own creativity, voice, and novel approach to driving change for farm animals.

Global Head of Research (Food Business) Requirements:

• The right candidate will have a proven scientific background, excellent practical knowledge of farm animal welfare, and a commercial awareness of livestock production.
• You will need to be output driven and solutions focussed, working collaboratively to embed knowledge, and communicating with confidence to inspire change.
• The role will require developing and delivering multiple workflows to deadline and within budget, as well as coordinating and integrating the technical function across international teams, with a strong problem solving ‘can do’ attitude.

About our client:

They are the leading international farm animal welfare charity, campaigning to improve the lives of millions of farm animals through advocacy, lobbying for legislative change, and positive engagement with the global food industry. Their established international Food Business programme aims to raise baseline standards for farm animals by securing commitments, ensuring compliance and facilitating implementation of higher welfare policies and practices. In addition, they aim to drive corporate meat reduction strategies and targets in line with planetary health requirements, via their newly launched Rethinking Food workstream.

Their work is based on scientific evidence and best practice and as such they are recognised as the credible partner on farm animal welfare to the major food retailers, food service companies, manufacturers and producers.

Their HQ is located in bright, modern offices; just 2 minutes’ walk from Godalming mainline station (45 minutes from London Waterloo). Regular travel to Thailand will be required and potentially also to the wider Asia Pacific region, dependent upon opportunities.

Please complete the online application form and upload your CV and tailored covering letter detailing how you meet the person specification of the job description.

Please see our website for a full job description and person specification.

No Agencies please.

Contract type: Permanent, Full Time

Salary: Up to £51,000 (Depending on experience)

Closing: Monday, 19th April 2021. They would like applications as soon as possible as these will be reviewed regularly and interviews may take place on a rolling programme.

Interviews: Planned for w/c 3rd May 2021 (may be subject to change)

You may have experience of the following: Research Director, Head of Research, Senior Research and Impact Manager, Senior Research Manager, Research Manager, Senior Impact Manager, Impact Manager, Project Manager, Project Management, Impact Measurement, International, Livestock Production, Agriculture, Animal Welfare, etc.

Ref: 97803


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