Chair of the Food Standards Agency

Last updated:
20 June 2014
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The Secretary of State for Health and Ministers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are looking to appoint a Chair of the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

The FSA is responsible for food safety and food hygiene across the UK. It works with local authorities to enforce food safety regulations and to commission research related to food safety.

The Chair of the FSA is a high-profile appointment that requires an outstanding individual to provide leadership and challenge to the Agency. The Chair will need to have the ability to analyse, deliver and explain difficult judgements or decisions under considerable scrutiny and act as an ambassador for public health and consumer protection.

Remuneration for the Chair will be up to £60,000 per annum for a time commitment of two to three days per week.

The Secretary of State for Health and Ministers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland determine the length of the appointment, which will be for up to a maximum of four years.

The closing date for applications is 7 July 2014.

How to apply

The Department of Health are handling the recruitment process and the advert will be published in the Sunday Times on 22 June 2014 and the Western Mail on 26 June 2014.

For more information, please visit the Public Appointments website via the 'external sites' link on this page.

If you require an alternative format such as braille, large print or audio please call Samantha Alcock on 0113 254 5845 quoting the reference FSA14-28.