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Current vacancies at Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

Sustainability and Environmental Policy Executive

Job Type Full time, Permanent

Location Central London (Bloomsbury)


The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is the voice of the UK food and drink industry - the largest manufacturing sector in the country. We help our members operate in an appropriately regulated marketplace to maximise their competitiveness. We 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 chain to ensure our food is safe, affordable and nutritious and that consumers can have trust in it.

FDF Benefits

FDF offers an excellent employee benefits package to its employees – a pension scheme, life insurance, 25 days annual leave, childcare vouchers, cycle-to-work scheme, eye-care vouchers, weekly fruit drop. After successful completion of a 6-months' probationary period, employees will be entitled to an interest-free season ticket loan, gym subsidy and private health insurance.

Job Purpose

To assist FDF deliver its environmental policy and sustainability work programme. This involves implementation of FDF's Sustainability Ambition 2025, undertaking research and project work supporting FDF's work on environmental policy and regulation, liaising with external stakeholders and the preparation of policy papers and reports for FDF's Environmental Regulation and Policy Committee. The role currently places particular emphasis on FDF's work representing the sector and communicating with members on the implication of the UK leaving the EU and the development of the Sector Plan under the Government's Industrial Strategy.

Principal Accountabilities

  • To support the team's work with a particular emphasis on the communication of environmental and sustainability issues with members through FDF's policy groups
  • To help implement and deliver FDF's Sustainability Ambition 2025, including the development of promotional material and the organisation of workshops and events as required, and specifically to deliver the annual Ambition 2025 report. To monitor progress against the Environmental Regulation and Policy Operating Plan and to help organise contributors to deliver the plan in a systematic and timely fashion and to the standard expected
  • To support and/or lead on individual policy areas and projects as directed by Head of Energy and Climate Change Policy and/or Environment Policy Manager
  • To act as a day to day liaison point with the FDF's Corporate Affairs team


  • To provide Secretariat support in respect of the Environmental Regulation and Policy Committee including assisting with the preparation of papers and ensuring they are prepared in an orderly and timely fashion, and the tracking of agreed follow up action points.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience


  • Graduate or relevant qualifications/ experience
  • Interest and enthusiasm in sustainability and environmental policy and its wider economic and social dimensions
  • Responsible self-starter
  • Ability to be highly adaptable to reflect changing business priorities
  • Willingness to learn and take on new challenges
  • Good communicator and a team player
  • Project management experience
  • Database skills would be an advantage
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills
  • Experience of Word, PowerPoint and Excel

How to Apply

If you would like to be considered for the position, please apply by sending a CV and covering letter, illustrating why you are best-placed to take on the role. Your application should be sent to

Closing Date

5.30pm, 25 August 2017

FDF is an equal Opportunities employer; aiming to recruit a diverse range of talented people our success is directly dependent on the collective contribution and commitment of each member of our staff.

Last reviewed: 24 Jul 2017