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Company

Food Standards Agency

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  • Sectors Government / Official , Industry (Animal Health) , Public Health
  • Posted Jobs 0
  • Flexible work environment Flexible working, Home working
  • Support for global candidates/visas No
  • Remote/work from home Yes
  • Benefits Yes
  • Company overview

    FSA was established in 2000 following several high-profile outbreaks of foodborne illness, and we are the independent government department working to protect public health and consumers’ wider interests in relation to food in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

    Our work not only protects people, but also reduces the economic burden of foodborne illness and supports the UK economy and trade by ensuring that our food has a strong reputation for safety and authenticity in the UK and abroad.

    We are responsible for the systems that regulate food businesses, and we are at the forefront of tackling food crime.

    The FSA’s role does not just cover food safety, but also other consumer interests in food, which include price, availability, and some aspects of food production standards like environmental concerns and animal welfare.

    Our work is underpinned by the latest science and evidence and agreed at our open Board meetings. Transparency is a guiding principle for the FSA and key to maintaining public confidence.

    Further details about the FSA, and the work we do, can be found on www.food.gov.uk.

  • Company values

    Our staff generated six values which represent who we are, how we behave and treat each other. These values are represented by the acronym ASPIRE.

    Accountable – We take responsibility for our actions and can hold each other to account

    Supported – We have the skills, tools, and support to carry out our roles effectively

    Professional – We are competent and confident in our ability to deliver to the highest professional standards

    Innovative – We are agile, dynamic, and progressive in our approach to delivering outcomes

    Resilient – We adapt quickly and effectively to fast-paced change

    Empowered – We can take the initiative and make decisions that improve business delivery

  • Flexible work initiatives at the workplace

    We are proud to be able to offer you the flexibility to work from offices and homes across the UK.

    We introduced OWOW, our award-winning flexible working package in 2017, saving the taxpayer almost £2 million on office costs each year.

    You can do your working hours in a pattern that supports your work life-balance

    You will be able to come together in our offices to work collaboratively when needed.

    Benefits

    • Increased productivity
    • Lower stress levels
    • Less travel and traffic jams
    • Reduced pollution
    • Location – more flexibility
    • Supports work-life balance
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives you have

    The FSA is dedicated to a policy of equal opportunity for all.

    Being truly reflective of our society and building a culture where everyone can perform at their best is critical to the work of the FSA. We are looking to recruit from the widest possible talent pool and encourage candidates to apply from a diverse range of backgrounds. We are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunities employer and are committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the recruitment and selection process and beyond. All appointments are made on merit.

    Please be assured that diversity information requested during the course of your application plays absolutely no part in our selection processes and is not seen by anyone assessing applications. Any information provided is anonymised and used for statistical purposes only.

Company Description

FSA was established in 2000 following several high-profile outbreaks of foodborne illness, and we are the independent government department working to protect public health and consumers’ wider interests in relation to food in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Our work not only protects people, but also reduces the economic burden of foodborne illness and supports the UK economy and trade by ensuring that our food has a strong reputation for safety and authenticity in the UK and abroad.

We are responsible for the systems that regulate food businesses, and we are at the forefront of tackling food crime.

The FSA’s role does not just cover food safety, but also other consumer interests in food, which include price, availability, and some aspects of food production standards like environmental concerns and animal welfare.

Our work is underpinned by the latest science and evidence and agreed at our open Board meetings. Transparency is a guiding principle for the FSA and key to maintaining public confidence.

Further details about the FSA, and the work we do, can be found on www.food.gov.uk.

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