£51,300 (National) per annum £55,300 (London) per annum Pro-rata for part-time working or established job-share)
Food Standards Agency
York, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
The FSA is a non-ministerial department of over 1300 people, with a big vision – to drive change in the food system so that it delivers “food we can trust”. Our primary goal is to continue to protect public health and consumers’ wider interest in food. As we have now exited the EU the FSA faces a significant period of change and activity.
More than 90% of food and feed law in the UK stems from the EU, and so the coming years will prove to be an important moment for policymakers, as law begins to diverge from the European Union’s standard. It is vital that during this period the FSA continues to work hard to ensure that domestic policy remains robust and effective with regards to the protections it offers food and feed within our food systems.
The Veterinary Adviser role provides key insights to the FSA’s Food Policy Division, providing policy leadership on a wide remit of veterinary related activity within the Agency. The outcome of the post holder’s influence and advice will directly impact not only the health and wellbeing of the public, but also the welfare of animals entering into the UK’s food systems.
Taking on a demanding and high-profile role within the Agency, the successful candidates will support policy development within the FSA as well as offering support to the Agency’s Head of Trade Strategy. The ability to engage and effectively communicate with colleagues and external stakeholders alike will be vital, enabling the post holder to inform and impact the discussion around policy development. From food safety and trade matters to the management of risk in our food systems, Veterinary Advisers have the opportunity to effect positive change across a wide spectrum of FSA activities. They will also act to support veterinary leadership in the Agency, contributing to resilience as necessary.
If you are excited by the opportunity to enact change and work in a proactive and progressive government department to improve the wellbeing of the public and can use your strong communicative skills to support that goal, apply today for this exciting role.
Address: Peasholme Green, York, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom