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Tel: 01227 639768

Global Head of Food Systems Advocacy

Location: Godalming, Surrey

Salary expectation: £51,000

Application deadline: Fri 21st May

This is a full-time role

Global Head of Food Systems Advocacy

Help transform billions of lives. Including yours.

Do you want to lead a team that champions a global shift to regenerative agriculture, advocates for a global reduction in meat consumption, and improves the lives of billions of animals across the globe?

Do you want to advocate at the highest levels to secure a UN Global Agreement on food system transformation?

Then we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our leading global farmed animal welfare organisation and help end factory farming to protect animals, people and the planet.

About the role:

Overall responsibility for the delivery of Compassion’s food systems transformation work, which aims to secure a UN Global Agreement to significantly reduce meat consumption and replace factory farming with regenerative agriculture. To inspire, lead and coordinate a multi-level program of advocacy that spans lobbying at a national and inter-governmental level, NGO mobilization around agreed policy positions and garnering corporate support for our stated aims.

Global Head of Food Systems Advocacy Responsibilities:

• Creation, development and oversight of outstanding lobbying strategies for our food systems work, with support from the Global Director of Campaigns, Chief Policy Advisor, Chief Scientific Advisor, and Special Advisor to the CEO.
• Integrating our food systems programme across the organisation including the Campaigns, Food Business and Research Teams as well as our international offices.
• Chairs the cross-organisational strategy group on Food Systems and is ultimately responsible for the output of this group.
• Strategic overview of lobbying strategies at national and inter-governmental levels, including detailed knowledge of the roll out of each campaign, and the interactions between campaigns. In depth understanding of the ‘now and next’ of each campaign.
• Support development of new partnerships across civil society, think tanks and food businesses.
• Manage the Food Systems Team, both direct reports and the wider team to ensure they meet their objectives.

Global Head of Food Systems Advocacy Requirements:

• You will be a positive team player, with strong leadership and an ability to develop and implement advocacy strategies.
• You will be compassionate to people and animals, as well being creative, innovative and persuasive.
• Strong project management skills working across a global project or organisation.
• High calibre internal and external communication skills.
• Demonstrable experience in a lobbying/policy role.
• Strong strategic capacity.
• Excellent team leadership and management.
• Advisor to senior management and CEO on policy matters.
• Creating targeted change.
• Creating messaging and shaping complex ideas for key influencers.
• Excellent knowledge of national, regional and global political and policy institutions, and Government/s.
• Experience of having successfully managed an organisation’s relationship with key institutions and individuals – especially the UN.

Deadline: Fri 21st May