The vacancies are for an individual with expertise in assessing microbiological risks associated with food processing, and a veterinarian with veterinary public health experience. Applicants should have a proven academic or professional track record of expertise and should be educated to degree level in a relevant scientific discipline.
Applicants should have the ability to work in a team environment and possess strong analytical, problem-solving, negotiation and influencing skills. They should be able to demonstrate sound judgement in dealing with complex scientific and technical issues, with the ability to weigh issues outside their own specialist area.
Experience of operating within a committee structure and of participating in meetings of multi-disciplinary groups advising on complex scientific, technical or medical questions is desirable.
Appointments to the ACMSF are made strictly on merit by a fair and open process in accordance with the Commissioner for Public Appointments’ Code of Practice, taking account of equality and diversity. The FSA operates a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for people with disabilities who meet the essential published criteria.