Sector Technical and Regulatory Executive

Food and Drink Federation
London (Greater)
Up to £30k
Closing date
29 Apr 2021

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Our Organisation

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.

Our Benefits

FDF is a great place to work where we 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.

Our Workplace

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.

The Team

FDF’s Regulation, Science and Sustainability 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 Law and Labelling, Residues and Contaminants and support a number of serviced Sector Associations on specific category areas of interest.

The Role

The purpose of this role is to provide Secretariat and technical support in respect of assigned FDF’s serviced Associations and Sector Groups. You will act as the main point of contact for the members of the assigned Associations and Groups, assist members on food policy issues and, where relevant, develop position papers, respond to consultations and gather supporting data. You will liaise with relevant stakeholders on key issues, particularly European sector groups and UK government officials and work with a range of colleagues, particularly those with specialist policy knowledge in various aspects of food safety and legislation, as well as the Corporate Affairs team.

As Sector 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, Codex Alimentarius and other policies and proposals as they relate to the relevant Associations and Groups.

•Analysing, summarise and disseminate technical documents in a timely and accurate manner on food issues relating to those key sectors.

•Liaising with FDF policy committees, government departments, European Associations and other stakeholders to ensure members are up to date and can input into the development of policy positions. This will include attending external meetings and some travel to European meetings.

•Helping to communicate policies clearly and accurately, through a variety of channels including presenting at meetings, regular written updates, keeping the website up-to-date and writing microblogs.

•Developing an understanding of the day to day finances for the Associations and Groups responsible.

•Assisting, as required, on ad-hoc projects to support the wider team

Must Have (Essentials):

  • Knowledge of the food and drink industry and government bodies

  • Technical expertise in food safety and regulatory issues

  • Responsible self-starter  

  • Strong ability to manage a diverse workload and a wide range of issues 

  • Good ability to sustain a range of working relationships  

  • Good written and oral communication skills

  • Good administrative ability

  • Good ability to prioritise work, work under pressure and meet deadlines ty

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • IT literate with experience of Word, PowerPoint and Excel

How to Apply

We’d love to hear from you, if you think your experience and skill set are suited to the role. Please send us your CV, covering letter and salary expectations, illustrating why you’d be a great candidate to

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FDF operates as an equal opportunities employer and we welcome all applications regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, religion/beliefs, disability and age.

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