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Applications close 17 November.

16th November 2023

This role will suit you if you want to help shape a transformation of our food system, joining a national, networked organisation, focussed on making change happen.

The Food, Farming and Countryside Commission was set up in 2017 to help shape the future of food and farming outside the EU, bringing together new and diverse voices to explore radical and practical responses to the climate, nature, health and economic crises. Our distinctive approach is systems-thinking, collaborative, inclusive and evidence-led, reaching out to seldom heard voices, and engaging non-traditional sectors through our work. We are working to change our food system so that:

  • Healthy food is everybody’s business, levelling the playing field for a fairer food system,
  • Farming is a force for change, with a transition plan for agroecology by 2030, and the resources to back that plan,
  • The countryside works for everyone, with a framework for sustainable land use and nature restoration, with thriving rural communities where people can afford to live and work,
  • Money flows to where it is needed to align investments with the priorities for a just transition.

This is a chance to work in a fast-paced environment where you can see your work affecting change in the world. Reporting to the Director of Policy and Research, the postholder will work across FFCC’s work programmes analysing and researching, preparing reports and policy briefings, and keeping track of relevant policy developments across the UK.

We are looking for someone who has worked in a research role before and understands how UK policy making works. The right candidate will be a brilliant communicator (in writing as well as in person), highly self-motivated and able to work effectively in a virtual team.

This role will suit you if you have:

  • Demonstrable policy insight and understanding of policy making processes in the UK.
  • Experience of commissioning, producing and evaluating research, with interest and experience in one or more of our core themes.
  • Articulate, engaging and accurate communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to communicate confidently and effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders.
  • Experience of producing written content such as briefing papers, blogs and newsletters.
  • An interest in the work and mission of FFCC.

To learn more about the role, please download the Job Description at the top of this page.

FFCC is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and celebrates these qualities as essential principles of a fair and sustainable society. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and are actively seeking to ensure our team is representative of the diversity of UK countries.

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: Full time (35 hours per week)

Closing date: 23:59 on Friday, 17th November 2023. Interview will take place during the week commencing 20th November.

Salary: £28,000 per annum

Location: Home based, with co-working space available in Bristol

To apply: Please send your CV and a one page cover letter, explaining why you are suitable for this role and your reasons for applying, to joanna.stickler@ffcc.co.uk