Food Standards Agency
Multi-Location or Home-Based in either Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, London or York. Occasional UK travel required with the possibility of overnight stays. Please be aware that this role can only be worked within the UK and not overseas.
About the job The FSA is a non-ministerial department of over 1300 people, with a big vision – to drive change in the food system so that it delivers “food we can trust”. More than 90% of food and feed law in the UK currently comes from Europe and our primary goal is to continue to protect public health and UK consumers’ wider interest in food. As we have now exited the EU the FSA faces a significant period of change and activity Job description
For the first time in almost 50 years, the UK has control over our food and feed laws – and it’s important that we make sure they remain as robust and effective as they have been in recent years. Only through clear frameworks and best practice methods can we ensure that official food and feed controls offer the same standard and effective consumer protection across the full breadth of the nation.
As the UK finds its footing outside the EU, we need to prove to our global partners that our food and feed standards are as robust as ever. We’re looking for two motivated individuals to lead the continuous improvement, of our Frameworks that give direction and guidance on local authority and FSA delivery of regulatory activities.
The roles on offer are for:
1x Official Feed and Food controls Operational Policy Manager (Food and Feed Law Codes of practice, and associated Practice Guidance)
1 x Official Feed and Food Controls Operational Policy Manger (Manual for Official Controls)
With so much in our remit, it’s important that our new Operational Policy Manger’s can focus and simplify. A strong communicator and will be able to form effective relationships with key partners both internally and externally. Above all else, you should work fantastically as part of a team, seeking to build up those around you, working together to find the right solution, and engaging all you meet towards a shared vision of “food we can trust”.
We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
Our candidate pack details the benefits that the FSA has to offer. Please also refer to the attached Terms and Conditions statement.
Things you need to know
Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.
Selection process details
This vacancy is using Success Profiles , and will assess your Behaviours and Experience.
Sift: 25/26th March 2021
Interview: week commencing 12 April 2021to be conducted remotely via Microsoft Teams
Full details of the selection process are detailed in the attached candidate pack. This will consist of shortlisting against the essential and desirable person specification criteria stated. If successful at shortlisting stage, you will be invited to the final selection stage consisting of a behaviours-based interview.
In the event of receiving a large number of applications an initial sift may take place on just the identified lead criteria indicated below:
Effective at working with and through internal and external stakeholders and delivery partners, to enable delivery of successful outcomes at pace
We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within our organisation at this level. All appointments are made on merit.
We actively review the deployment of talent on a periodic basis in the interests of optimising personal development and the achievement of business plans.
Our candidate pack details the benefits that the FSA has to offer. Please also refer to the attached terms and conditions statement.
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.
This job is broadly open to the following groups:
Further information on nationality requirements
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