Technical and Regulatory Executive

Central London
Salary of up to £30k to the right candidate
08 Jul 2019
05 Aug 2019
Sue Arnold
Contract Type
Full Time
The Role: 

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Technical and Regulatory Executive, to play a key role in supporting the work of various food safety and science Committees and working groups. Reporting to the Head of Food Integrity and Policy you will be responsible for:

  • Monitoring scientific, technical and regulatory developments, including the study and analysis of relevant UK Government, EU and Codex Alimentarius policies and proposals
  • Undertaking industry consultations, including data collation and analysis, and providing information and advice to FDF members, sector associations and groups
  • Assisting with the representation of FDF’s policies to all appropriate external bodies, including FSA, PHE, BEIS,  EU institutions and FoodDrinkEurope
  • Preparation and circulation of committee and secretariat papers
  • Developing, reviewing and implementing policy in respect of specified areas
  • Attending and reporting on relevant FDF, FoodDrinkEurope and external meetings and pursuing actions arising
  • Communicating policies clearly and accurately, by keeping members informed through appropriate channels and by ensuring that the relevant sections of the website are kept up-to-date
  • Working collaboratively with supply chain trade associations to ensure that policies and lobbying activities are aligned and optimized wherever possible
  • Assisting in the prevention and management of incidents, including provision of weekly RASFF report

The Team:

FDF’s Regulation, Science and Sustainability team provides a timely and expert service to members on technical and regulatory developments of interest to the UK food and drink industry.  The team covers a wide range of issues including Allergens, Emerging Issues and Incident Management, Food Contact Materials, Food Hygiene, Food Ingredients, Food Law and Labelling, Residues and Contaminants and new technologies.


We would particularly welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates with an interest in food hygiene and new technologies, as we envisage that this role will have responsibility for FDF’s work across these areas. To be considered for this role you will have:
  • Knowledge of the food and drink industry and government bodies
  • Technical expertise in food safety and regulatory issues
  • Relevant experience in industry, trade association or similar organisation is desirable
  • Strong ability to manage a diverse workload and a wide range of issues
  • Good ability to sustain a range of working relationships
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Good administrative ability
  • IT literate with experience of Word, PowerPoint and Excel

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 and cycle-to-work scheme.


Based in the heart of central London in a modern, bright open-plan office. There is a friendly work culture with great break-out spaces, quiet booths and opportunities for flexible-working. Our ‘Feel Good for Life’ team regularly organises events and activities to promote positive health and wellbeing.

How to Apply:

We’d love to hear from you, if you think your experience and skillset are suited to the role. Please send us your CV, covering letter and salary expectations, illustrating why you’d be a great candidate to the email address on this job board now!   

Closing Date:
Friday 19 July, 5:30pm

FDF operates as an equal opportunities employer and we welcome all applications regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, religion/beliefs, disability and age.

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) - the voice of the UK food and drink industry: the largest manufacturing sector in the country.  Helping our members operate in a highly regulated marketplace to maximise their competitiveness and profitability. Our job is to communicate our industry's values and concerns to Government, regulators, consumers and the media. We also work in partnership with key players in the food supply chain to ensure our food is safe, affordable and nutritious.

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