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Compassion in World Farming International is the leading international farm animal welfare charity, campaigning to improve the lives of millions of farm animals through advocacy, lobbying for legislative change, and positive engagement with the global food industry. Our established international Food Business programme aims to raise baseline standards for farm animals by securing commitments, ensuring compliance and facilitating implementation of higher welfare policies and practices. In addition, we aim to drive corporate meat reduction strategies and targets in line with planetary health requirements, via our newly launched Rethinking Food workstream.

Our work is based on scientific evidence and best practice and as such we are recognised as the credible partner on farm animal welfare to the major food retailers, food service companies, manufacturers and producers.

Events and Digital Co-ordinator (Chicken Industry)

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Location:   Godalming, Surrey (UK) -  Flexible hybrid working

Job Type:  Full-time, Contract position till March 2025

Salary: £35,000- £42, 000 per annum (dependant on location, skills and experience)

About the role

We are looking for a highly personable and skilled events and digital co-ordinator to join the UK Food Business team. This is an established team, responsible for improving animal welfare standards and developing sustainable supply chains across the global food industry. The right candidate will assist in the organisation of key events both in person and online to support the team to engage with key stakeholders in the chicken industry. 

This is a vital role within Compassion’s Food Business Programme and offers a unique opportunity to make a lasting impact for farm animal welfare within a dynamic and influential global organisation. The right candidate will have a proven track record of organising forums, webinars and face to face round tables.  You will need to be an influencer, a networker and capable of developing key business relationships. Importantly, there is plenty of scope to bring your own creativity, voice, and novel approach to driving change for farm animals. The role is embedded in a strong team with a multitude of expertise and skills to support and excite you - if you are ready for a challenge, and can make a difference then we’d love to hear from you!

About you

Our ideal candidate will have a proven record of excelling in a minimum 2 of the 3 key pillars of the role, and have knowledge / experience of the food industry.  You’ll demonstrate persuasive communication, task management, time efficiency, and critical thinking skills. You’ll be able to remain composed under pressure, organised and be able to adapt to a multitude of asks and stakeholders expectations. Effective communication and timely decision-making are essential.

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Closing date: 5th July 2024

Interviews: Week commencing 8th July (TBC)

To apply please complete the online application form and upload your CV and covering letter outlining how you meet the person specification detailed in the Job Description. Please note that we reserve the right to commence interviews on a rolling programme. To comply with legal requirements, as part of our selection procedure, we ask all potential employees to prove their eligibility to work in the UK. No agencies.

Join our team and make a lasting impact, while being part of a workplace that values and supports you every step of the way UK Benefits: 

  • Compassion in World Farming is located in bright, modern offices; just 2 minutes’ walk from Godalming mainline station (45 minutes from London Waterloo).
  • Enjoy an enhanced annual leave of 25 days per year, along with bank holidays.  
  • Our comprehensive benefits package includes core offerings like Health Cash Back Plan 
  • MHFA support – 24/7 PG access and Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Free onsite parking at HQ
  • Optional savings schemes like the Cycle Benefit Scheme.  
  • Embrace a fulfilling career that prioritises your well-being, while also enjoying Excellent Development opportunities 
  • Hybrid working model (dependant on role and location)  
  • A defined Contribution Pension Scheme 
  • Enhanced discretionary company sick pay 
  • Premium Subscription to Calm App

Compassion in World Farming is absolutely committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background.  We value diversity and live experience and acknowledge the underrepresentation of people from certain backgrounds, both within our organisation and across the sector.  We welcome applications from underrepresented groups, whether these be of ethnicity, gender, identity, religion, physical ability, sexual orientation or other. 

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