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Chief Executive Officer

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Public Sector
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Are you the kind of person who combines strategic leadership with the ability to make things happen at the sharp end?

Job Description

Do you have a track record of delivering results in a complex stakeholder environment? Do you already have hands-on experience of successfully driving through organisational and cultural transformation?  If so, you may be our next Chief Executive Officer. The Food Standards Agency is a non-ministerial Government department responsible for regulating all aspects of the food industry – from farm to fork – in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. 


In this critical role as well as leading on developing policies and plans to deliver safe food for the nation, ensuring that the Agency maintains its high performance in the current regulatory regime whilst also delivering the transformation programme, you will also be responsible for advising on and implementing the consequences of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union. 

Since 2016, we have been working hard to ensure there is a complete, effective and equivalent regulatory regime to replace the functions and decisions that, until now, have rested at the European level. This has meant designing a new food and feed risk management framework, one that protects public health and consumer interests,