Vacancies at member and partner organisations

Vacancies at our member and partner organisations are listed below.

Note the Science Council only lists roles which have a link to the work that we do. For a full list of vacancies at any one of our member organisations, please visit the organisation’s website.


Scientific Affairs Manager 

IFST is looking for an energetic, enthusiastic and experienced food scientist to take on a critical new management role, providing the principle focus for scientific activities and affairs within the Institute. The role will ensure the accuracy of IFST’s scientific voice throughout its range of activities, especially through its many forms of written communication.  It will be responsible for reinforcing the Institute’s existing internal scientific capability, enabling it to be more proactive and responsive over its scientific communications with its various stakeholder audiences.

We are looking for an individual with 5-10 years’ experience working in a significant technical role in the food sector having attained a BSc or equivalent level qualification in a science discipline. With strong written and verbal communication skills, the successful candidate must be able to explain and translate potentially complex scientific information to suit a wide range of audiences. We are looking for someone who is self-motivated, can work largely autonomously but at the same time able to integrate with the existing Head Office team.

The successful candidate will be able to relate well to younger, student, audiences as well as with more senior players in the food sector and Governments through their strong networking skills.

For more information about this role including salary and package details, please contact IFST Chief Executive, Jon Poole:  To apply for the role please email Jon providing a covering email explaining why you feel you would be suitable for the role, together with a current CV.

The deadline for applications for this is 9 February 2018.