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Non-Executive Members of the Food Standards Agency

  • Company: Department of Health & Social Care
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £8,000
  • Closing Date: 22 January 2021
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Ministers are looking to appoint up to three Non-Executive Members to the Food Standards Agency (FSA). The FSA has a statutory remit to protect the health of the public and the interests of consumers in relation to food.

As a Member of the FSA you will be responsible for ensuring the organisation discharges its statutory duties. You will also set and reinforce the FSA's core values through the development and monitoring of strategic objectives, plans and policies. 

Candidates will be required to demonstrate: an awareness of consumer interests in relation to food and how the global food system is changing; strong decision making skills; and being a strong strategic thinker. New members will ideally be able to bring skills and experience in one or more of the following areas:

Expertise in innovation which is relevant to food products/processes or delivery routes to the consumer
Experience in supporting and delivering a reduction in regulatory burden
Expertise in data analytics or technological innovation
Understanding of large and small business needs and issues
Experience in complex international business or governmental issues
Insight into public health in relation to food
A senior scientist
Veterinary experience

The Non-Executive Members will receive remuneration of £8,000 per annum for a time commitment of 20 days per annum. 

Ministers determine the length of appointment, which will be for up to 3 years.

If you require an alternative format please call Daniel Clemence on 0113 254 5335 quoting reference VAC-1724.

The closing date for applications is midday on 22 January 2021. The Department of Health and Social Care values and promotes diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community.