Knowledge for better food systems

Policy and Research Officer Food Foundation

Deadline: 
22 May 2017

The Food Foundation is an independent think tank that tackles the growing challenges facing the UK’s food system through the interests of the UK public. The think tank works to promote change in four areas of policy and practice:

  • Cross government leadership on accessible, healthy and sustainable diets
  • Policy and practice which re-balances the food environment and choice architecture so it supports healthy eating (covering e.g. marketing, planning and licensing and public food provision)
  • Policy and practice which incentivises and regulates the food supply chain so it supports healthy and sustainable diets (e.g. through impacts on price, equality, provenance, perishability, safety, availability etc)
  • Evidence gaps which are a barrier to decision making are addressed

The Policy and Research Officer would be part of a small and dynamic team which includes the Executive Director and Communications and Office Manager. S/he will play a key role in helping to shape the organisation moving forward and manage the setting up and delivery of research projects and will use strong networks for influencing policy.

Read more about the position and how to apply here.