Date Added: 3 November 2017
: 27 November 2017
Job Title: Pig Idea Policy Officer and Stakeholder Coordinator
Working For: Feedback
Salary: £28,000 pro rata (part-time)
Feedback is an environmental organisation that campaigns to end food waste and to move towards a better use of food, resources and nutrients within the food system. We work with governments, international institutions, businesses, NGOs, grassroots organisations and the public to change culture, markets and legislation for a fairer, more sustainable food system.
The Pig Idea campaign aims to maximise the recycling of former foodstuffs as animal feed and lift the EU ban on feeding catering and post-consumer food waste to omnivorous non-ruminants, such as pigs. We propose to emulate the Japanese and South Korean systems with a robust legal framework for the safe processing and use of food waste to prevent the outbreak of animal diseases. Pigs are currently fed human-edible food, including barley, wheat and soy. Lifting the ban could lead to a reduction of over 20% of land use for EU pork production and mitigate 2.6% of global forecast expansion of soybean, reducing pressure on high-biodiversity tropical biomes.
Feedback is one of 26 partners in REFRESH (Resource Efficient Food and Drink for Entire Supply Chain), an EU research project contributing towards Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 of halving per capita food waste and reducing food loss. Within the context of REFRESH, Feedback is convening top experts from relevant fields to develop technical recommendations for the processing of all possible food wastes into feed.
Aim of the role
The Policy Officer and Stakeholder Coordinator will support the Pig Idea Campaign Manager/Animal Feed Specialist with the overall aim of campaign to lift the current ban on using meat-containing food waste as feed for non-ruminant livestock. While working towards the lifting of the ban, the Policy Officer will also help to encourage the uptake of currently permissible former foodstuffs in animal feed. The policy officer will initially work in close collaboration with the animal feed specialist given the technical nature of animal feed disease risk, but it is expected that s/he will increasingly self-manage her/his work.
For detailed job description and and person specification see:
Closing Date: 27 November 2017
Interviews will take place in early December. Job will commence in January.
Please send a CV (maximum 2 pages) and a covering letter (maximum 1 page) to firstname.lastname@example.org outlining how you meet the person specification and why you would like to work at Feedback.
If you have any further questions regarding the role please contact Claire Woodhill: