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Research Manager (Asia)

Job title: Research Manager - Asia (UK based)

Full time post: 21-month contract ideally starting by January 2021 (renewal of contract subject to additional funding)

Location: The Post will be based in the UK (Surrey) and will require significant travel to Thailand, with potential additional travel to other countries in Asia Pacific.

Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 (dependent upon 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 established 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. 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 and manufacturers. The Food Business programme is increasingly global in its remit – through the supply chains of our global partners, and through the expansion of the programme in the EU, US, China, and now Thailand/Asia Pacific.

The post holder will be responsible for the on-going technical credibility and development of Compassion’s programme and resources for Thailand. This includes support of the Thailand Food Business Manager with preparation for and in meetings, knowledge transfer to food companies, and wider stakeholder groups in Thailand.

Working under the direction of the Head of Food Business China, you will play a central role in further implementing and developing our influence on animal welfare in Thailand as well as strengthening and enhancing our technical service offer.

The right candidate will bring both scientific rigour and excellent practical knowledge of farm animal welfare in food production to the role, along with passion and belief in improving animal welfare in Thailand. You will have a strong commercial awareness and develop a solid understanding of the Thai food industry whilst maintaining a sympathetic understanding of the wider organisational aims. The role will require developing and delivering multiple workflows to deadline and within budget, and a strong problem solving ‘can do’ attitude.

This is a vital role within Compassions Food Business Programme, helping to ensure farm animal welfare is adopted within the sustainable supply chain and corporate policies of the world’s leading food businesses as well as Thailand’s national companies. The role offers a unique opportunity to make a lasting impact for farm animal welfare within a dynamic team and influential global organisation.

Compassion in World Farming HQ is located in bright, modern offices; just 2 minutes’ walk from Godalming mainline station (45 minutes from London Waterloo). Regular travel to Thailand will be required and potentially also to the wider Asia Pacific region, dependent upon opportunities.


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Closing date: Sunday, 8th November 2020. We would like applications as soon as possible as these will be reviewed regularly and interviews may take place on a rolling programme.

Please complete the online application form and upload your CV and covering letter detailing how you meet the person specification of the job description

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