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Plant-based advocacy specialist

N1 7LY (Hybrid)
£30,000 - £34,000 per year
Contract (1 year with potential to become permanent)
Job description

About us 

Humane Society International/UK is a global animal protection organisation, striving for a better future for animals through advocacy, education, and hands-on programmes. HSI/UK is a leading force for animal protection, with hundreds of thousands of supporters across the country. We are an effective voice for animals, with active programmes in wildlife protection, alternatives to animal experiments, and farmed animal welfare. A small but effective team, HSI/UK has big ambitions to create further positive change for animals both here in the UK and around the world. 

About the position 

This is an exciting opportunity to create change at scale, informing and promoting a practical transition to plant-based diets, in order to reduce the number of animals suffering in factory farms. Part of our Farmed Animal Campaigns team, the role will work to increase the quality and availability of plant-based options with major caterers and universities in the UK, impacting hundreds of thousands of meals daily. 

This role also includes an opportunity to support the delivery of a campaign to end the use of farrowing crates, one of the worst forms of cruelty to farmed animals in the UK today. In this role you will support the Senior Manager for Farmed Animal Campaigns to create public-facing campaign assets, and develop compelling research to underpin our policy and industry engagement.  

If you are results-oriented, persuasive, organised and, ideally, have knowledge of food and/or farming systems, along with a commitment to animal welfare, then we would like to hear from you. 

Key areas of responsibility:  

  • Initiate and maintain relationships with universities, food service companies and public sector institutions to support and oversee their delivery of goals to reduce meat/animal products  

  • Work with consultants to develop and deliver our Forward Food culinary training programme to food service professionals, to support their understanding of plant-based food and marketing, and their role in the just protein transition.  

  • Identify and support opportunities to encourage people to eat fewer animal products, including working with media and celebrity ambassadors. 

  • Conduct environmental impact assessments on menus and food procurement to effectively monitor and report on progress towards meat-reduction goals 

  • Deliver compelling and informed advocacy to UK political stakeholders to encourage the adoption of policies that catalyse a just protein transition and better farmed animal welfare. 

  • Support development and delivery of HSI UK’s farmed animal campaigns strategies  

  • Research and present on industry-related trends and developments in the plant-based food market and alternatives to cage confinement.  

About you 

Our successful candidate will be confident, articulate and creative with a proven track record of supporting the delivery of effective campaigns through research and advocacy. You’ll be a proactive self-starter, and someone who brings positive energy to work within teams. You’ll have a keen eye for detail and accuracy, as well as experience and ability to produce compelling and effective advocacy materials, including analysing scientific data and translating it into meaningful language for stakeholders. You’ll have experience of building strategic relationships in the private or public sector to deliver agreed goals. You will have an ambition and drive for creating positive change for animal welfare, and a willingness to regularly evaluate our progress and impact with a view to further improving our strategies.  

We are searching for a campaigns professional to make a difference and be part of a successful global team. If that’s you, please get in touch! 

This role can remote, office based or hybrid. It involves UK travel to workshops, meetings and events.

To apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter via the CharityJob website by June 9, 2024. Applications without covering letters will not be considered.

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Humane Society International/UK View profile Company size Size: 21 - 50
Posted on: 21 May 2024
Closed date: 20 June 2024 at 23:30
Tags: Campaigning, Advocacy

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