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Sector Technical and Regulatory Executive

Job Type: Full time, 12 month fixed-term contract
Location:Central London (Bloomsbury)

The role

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Sector Technical and Regulatory Executive to support our serviced Associations and sector Groups, to provide technical and regulatory assistance on food policy issues.

As a first point of contact for some of our member Associations and groups, you will work closely with them to:

  • Provide the agreed service levels, including helping to develop the work plan and ensuring the associations operate within an agreed budget.
  • Analyse, summarise and disseminate technical documents on food issues.
  • Provide assistance with the organisation of meetings, record taking and follow up actions.
  • Liaise with a range of FDF committees, government departments, European Associations and other stakeholders in order to develop policy position papers and gather supporting data.

The team

You will work in our Regulation, Science and Sustainability team to provide a timely and expert service to members, on technical and regulatory developments of interest to the UK food and drink industry. As well as supporting serviced Sector Associations and Groups on specific category areas of interest, the wider team covers a range of issues including Allergens, Food Contact Materials, Food Law and Labelling, Residues and Contaminants.

Requirements

To be considered for this role you will need to be a self-starter with an ability to manage a diverse workload and a wide range of issues, and with:

  • Good communications skills, both verbal and written
  • A good ability to sustain a range of working relationships
  • A willingness to learn & take responsibility for projects
  • Excellent administrative ability, with acumen to handle basic accounting/financial administration tasks
  • Strong experience in prioritising work, working under pressure and meeting deadlines
  • Solid experience in analysing legislative documents

How to apply

We'd love to hear from you, if you think your experience and skillset are suited to the role. Please send us your CV, covering letter and salary expectations, illustrating why you'd be a great candidate to recruitment@fdf.org.uk.

More about working for FDF

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, childcare vouchers 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.