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.