Research and Policy Manager, Fish

Job Type: Two year fixed-term contract

Location: Godalming, Surrey

Salary: Circa £30,000 (Depending on Experience)

Compassion in World Farming 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 political lobbying and campaigning has resulted in the EU recognising animals as sentient beings, capable of feeling pain and suffering. We have also secured landmark agreements to outlaw the barren battery cage for egg-laying hens, narrow veal crates and sow stalls across Europe. The goal of our established Food Business team is to place farm animal welfare at the heart of the food industry, and in doing so we are recognised as the credible partner on animal welfare standards and policies, to the major food retailers, food service companies and manufacturers.

Compassion is embarking on a two year project; creating an evidence base, lobbying and corporate engagement work on FISH WELFARE, specifically at the time of slaughter and during farm production. The aim of the initial phase is to build a strong public facing best practice and evidence base resource hub that supports the lobbying and public awareness work strands around fish sentience and the need for species-specific legislation, as well as providing the more technical resources required by our corporate partners.

To deliver this work we are recruiting three new posts; a Project Leader – a senior post with excellent project management and leadership skills, high-level lobbying experience and sound technical expertise, and two Research Managers; both with excellent research and evidence building skills, one with a focus on policy and campaigning, and one with a focus on food business engagement. This team of three (initially) will have responsibility for delivering this ambitious, ground breaking and high-profile project – ultimately improving the welfare of farmed and wild caught fish.

Compassion in World Farming is located in bright, modern offices; just 2 minutes' walk from Godalming mainline station (45 minutes from London Waterloo).


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