Global Head of Food Systems Advocacy

Godalming, Surrey
Up to £51,000 (Depending on experience and location)
Closing date
21 May 2021

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Global Head of Food Systems Advocacy

Help transform billions of lives. Including yours.

Do you want to lead a team that champions a global shift to regenerative agriculture, advocates for a global reduction in meat consumption, and improves the lives of billions of animals across the globe?

Do you want to advocate at the highest levels to secure a UN Global Agreement on food system transformation?

Then they have an exciting opportunity for you to join their leading global farmed animal welfare organisation and help end factory farming to protect animals, people and the planet.

About the role:

Overall responsibility for the delivery of their food systems transformation work, which aims to secure a UN Global Agreement to significantly reduce meat consumption and replace factory farming with regenerative agriculture. To inspire, lead and coordinate a multi-level program of advocacy that spans lobbying at a national and inter-governmental level, NGO mobilization around agreed policy positions and garnering corporate support for their stated aims.

Global Head of Food Systems Advocacy Responsibilities:

• Creation, development and oversight of outstanding lobbying strategies for their food systems work, with support from the Global Director of Campaigns, Chief Policy Advisor, Chief Scientific Advisor, and Special Advisor to the CEO.
• Integrating their food systems programme across the organisation including the Campaigns, Food Business and Research Teams as well as our international offices.
• Chairs the cross-organisational strategy group on Food Systems and is ultimately responsible for the output of this group.
• Strategic overview of lobbying strategies at national and inter-governmental levels, including detailed knowledge of the roll out of each campaign, and the interactions between campaigns. In depth understanding of the ‘now and next’ of each campaign.
• Support development of new partnerships across civil society, think tanks and food businesses.
• Manage the Food Systems Team, both direct reports and the wider team to ensure they meet their objectives.

Global Head of Food Systems Advocacy Requirements:

• You will be a positive team player, with strong leadership and an ability to develop and implement advocacy strategies.
• You will be compassionate to people and animals, as well being creative, innovative and persuasive.
• Strong project management skills working across a global project or organisation.
• High calibre internal and external communication skills.
• Demonstrable experience in a lobbying/policy role.
• Strong strategic capacity.
• Excellent team leadership and management.
• Advisor to senior management and CEO on policy matters.
• Creating targeted change.
• Creating messaging and shaping complex ideas for key influencers.
• Excellent knowledge of national, regional and global political and policy institutions, and Government/s.
• Experience of having successfully managed an organisation’s relationship with key institutions and individuals – especially the UN.


Please complete the online application form and upload your CV and covering letter outlining how you meet the person specification detailed in the Job Description.

About their organisation:

Today, they lead a global movement of compassionate people fighting to mend their broken food system and introduce a regenerative approach to agriculture – one that helps combat the climate crisis, prevents biodiversity loss, protects human health, and gives all farm animals a life worth living.

With global headquarters in the UK and offices in Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, and the USA, our client is a highly influential organisation whose 1,000,000+ supporters help achieve meaningful legislative and corporate changes to policies and practices affecting farm animals.

Location: UK HQ (Godalming, Surrey) / remote working will be considered.

Job Type: Permanent, Full Time (37 hours per week)

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

Closing date: 21 May 2021

Please note that they reserve the right to commence interviews on a rolling programme.

No Agencies please.

You may have experience of the following: Advocate, Advocacy, Lobbying, Political Campaigning, Political Campaign, Global Strategy, Strategy Manager, Policy Manager, Policy Director, Head of Policy, Change Manager, Change Management, Nation Government Policy, Civil Service, Global, EMEA, Digital Campaigns, Campaign Management, Project Management, Programme Management, Digital Campaign Manager, Social Media, Animal Welfare, Charity, Charities, NFP, Not for Profit, Third Sector, etc.

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