Our work

The FDF brings together manufacturers and other trade associations from right across the UK’s food and drink industry, and we work with them to ensure companies across the sector grow and thrive.

Our work gives our employees an opportunity to produce career-defining and agenda setting work. Along the way, you’ll team up with inspiring colleagues and encounter a richness of people, cultures and experiences. We offer exciting challenges, memorable experiences and opportunities to shape your future.

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, cycle-to-work scheme and an employee perks scheme.

Working for us

The FDF’s teams are based in London, Edinburgh and Wales. We have a friendly work culture with great break-out spaces, quiet booths and opportunities for flexible-working.

"FDF is a small, friendly organisation, where everyone has the chance to shine, make an impact and to learn.  The work is fascinating and often high-profile, and the team is passionate about the great work our member companies do to keep Britain fed.”
Karen Betts, CEO

"It's great to work for an organisation that supports their employees work life balance"
Nina Hall, Digital Manager

"It’s the people that make the FDF such a nice, friendly place to work"
Rob Albon, Finance Manager

Current vacancies

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Director of Strategic Communications and Membership

We are seeking to hire a new director to create and drive forward a new strategic communications strategy and oversee FDF’s work to recruit and retain members across the depth and diversity of the sector.

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Director of Sustainability

We are seeking a new director to manage four industry experts and drive the sustainability agenda by collaborating with members and partner organisations to develop key policies which will safeguard environmental sustainability and the future of the industry.

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Senior Sector Regulatory Executive

A great opportunity to join the Regulation & Science team at FDF, working with technical experts in food manufacturing companies, liaising with government officials and a wider range of stakeholders both in the UK and EU to best represent our members.

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Sector Regulatory Executive

A great opportunity to join the Regulation and Science team at the Food and Drink Federation and working closely with our policy experts across a range of food safety topics.

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Senior Regulatory Executive (Food Safety)

This is an exciting opportunity for a food regulatory policy professional to join the Regulatory and Science team leading on a range of policy areas.

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Regulatory Manager

An exciting opportunity to take on responsibility as the technical lead on FDF’s food hypersensitivity (allergy and intolerance) policy, developing policy asks, providing advice to members and representing FDF as appropriate and developing toolkits.

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IT Systems Support

A great opportunity for a motivated IT systems support to join the FDF team. This role will receive support to further develop IT skills and knowledge through on the job and formal training.

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Trade Policy Manager

An exciting opportunity which will focus on supporting the Head of International Trade in strategic planning, policy development and engagement to deliver the FDF’s Trade and Investment Strategy and the effective prioritisation of UK food and drink manufacturing in government’s trade and border policies.

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Programme Manager (Net Zero)

An exciting opportunity to be involved in the Strategic Net Zero Response programme on behalf of the Scotland Food & Drink Partnership and support food and drink businesses in Scotland to meet the Partnership Net Zero Commitment.

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Communications Executive (Net Zero)

A great opportunity to be involved in the Strategic Net Zero Response programme on behalf of the Scotland Food & Drink Partnership and support food and drink businesses in Scotland to meet the Partnership Net Zero Commitment.

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Membership Executive

Opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual to join the FDF within the Membership & Commercial team.

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Recruitment privacy notice

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Our structure

To find out more about our internal structures and how teams are organised, please look at our team organisation charts.

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Our benefits

The FDF is a great place to work where we take wellbeing seriously and have a great benefits package to match.