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Job - Project lead Farm animal welfare metrics (12 month contract)

We're looking for an experienced P/T project lead for our Farm animal welfare metrics project for a 12 month period. 

Our exciting new project to establish farm animal welfare as a key indicator of sustainable food systems aims to leverage the power of indexes to drive a ‘race to the top’ on farm animal welfare standards and practice in the UK (and beyond). We're looking for an individual with the ability to engage with key influencers, providing them with evidence to enable them to put pressure on the UK Government and Devolved Administrations to protect and further strengthen standards of farm animal welfare, and progressive businesses to improve farm animal practices.

You will set up and manage the project - conducting research, organising workshops and roundtables, liaising with senior stakeholders and doing advocacy work to promote both the uptake of ‘better’ animal welfare metrics and solutions to improve the UK’s animal welfare standards and practice. You will have a passion for farm animal welfare and sustainable food systems, and a keen interest in metrics. You will have experience engaging with key influencers. You will be self-motivated, able to work independently, and able to prosper as part of a small but dynamic team.


Salary and hours: We estimate this project will require roughly 100 days over a 12-month period, at a salary level of £34,000-£37,000 calculated on a pro rata basis (£13,077-£14,231), which can be either on an employment or consultancy basis. If you are our preferred candidate, we will work with you to agree the terms of your engagement and your working schedule.

Location: Kings Cross, London

Deadline for applications: midday on Thursday 5th October 2017

Interviews: Friday 13th October 2017, London

Preferred start date: As soon as possible following interviews

To apply: Please send your CV (no more than 3 pages) and covering letter (maximum 2 pages), which explains, including examples, how you meet the person specification.

Please also include a completed equal opportunities form (the data you provide will be kept confidential and separate from your application). Please send your application to, with ‘Project lead, farm animal welfare metrics - application’ in the title of the e-mail. 

Note: Candidates short-listed for interview will be notified directly. We are unable to respond to all applications. If applicants have not heard back by 10th October 2017, unfortunately they have not been successful. 

The Food Ethics Council is committed to the principle of equal opportunities and aims to ensure that all members, directors, volunteers, staff and job applicants are treated fairly and on an equal basis, irrespective of their gender, age, disability, ethnic origin, colour, creed, social status or sexual orientation.

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Food Ethics Council

Job - Project lead farm animal welfare metrics (12 month contract)