Head of Food Policy

Recruiter
Coeliac UK
Location
High Wycombe, , United Kingdom
Salary
Specialist (SP3), £31,741.83 to £35,268.44 based on experience
Posted
11 Aug 2018
Closes
10 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
To provide the charity with a focus on food information and any related technical and research activities to inform charity policy and deliver strategic aims.   Key Responsibilities:   • Manage the necessary intelligence gathering, horizon scanning and consultations on food policy and legislation to represent the charity • Work together with the Research Manager to develop the evidence base in the area of the gluten free diet to inform charity policy and meet the charity’s business and strategic aims • Critically analyse the evidence and ensure that information on food and the gluten free diet is up-to-date, quality assured and transferable to all necessary areas of work whether for use internally or with external stakeholders • Develop and review Coeliac UK standards and policy positions in relation to food information and legislation and ensure compliance with external standards. • Ensure there is compliance with internal food standards in the production of the food information services for lay and professional stakeholders, involving full and adequate liaison with Membership Services, the Commercial team and other teams as necessary • Advise and liaise with Membership Services, the Communications team and other teams as necessary on the development and update of food information for members and other stakeholders organisation-wide • To represent and promote the work of the charity amongst stakeholders from the food sector • To represent the charity by speaking at food conferences and exhibitions • To produce and contribute to articles for peer review and consumer press, as required • To have a continuing plan for personal development • Manage, support and develop one full time equivalent to maintain high quality standards and services in line with the charity’s policies and values     Knowledge, Skills and Experience: • Ability to lead and make decisions on developing and implementing standards in relation to food information and standards • Understands stakeholder needs and identifies solutions • Motivated, cooperative team player with practical and ‘can do’ attitude incorporating a flexible approach • Attention to detail • Able to work to deadlines and prioritise tasks • Keep up to date with current food legislation and quality assurance schemes in order to provide up to date information across the organisation • Self-motivated and able to work without close supervision • Keen to help with and work on a variety of projects • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills • Educated to degree standard • Good knowledge of food policy, quality assurance and nutritional sciences • Numerate with necessary skills to produce, monitor and interpret audit and corrective action information, quality assurance processes and guidance documents • Understanding of scientific evidence base and research and ability to critically review scientific literature • Good IT skills - MS Excel, MS Word, MS Outlook • CRM and website content management experience   Head of Food Policy   Reports to: Director of Policy, Research & Campaigns Based at: Coeliac UK Head Office, High Wycombe Salary grade table: Specialist (SP3), £31,741.83 to £35,268.44 based on experience Line management: 1 FTE  Holiday: 36 days holiday a year including bank holidays Hours: 35 hours a week. Exact hours to be agreed with your line manager.  Occasional evening and weekend work may be required    Interviews will take place on Wednesday 12 September 2018.   If this is something you are interested in, please apply today!    Please check your email for confirmation that your application has been received and to follow further instructions if applicable.   Simplified Recruitment is a Job Advertising Agency working on behalf of Coeliac UK. By applying for this position you are giving us permission to pass your CV and covering letter to a third party in relation to recruitment. A full copy of our privacy policy can be viewed on our website.

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