Programme Officer





London, UK




Pension Benefit, Private Health Insurance, 25-days annual leave + bank holidays

About the role:

The Jeremy Coller Foundation (JCF) is a private foundation based in London and operating globally. The successful candidate will join the JCF, working with the FAIRR Initiative —the fastest-growing ESG network representing over $30 trillion in assets.

The individual will play a key role in:

  • Supporting the policy workstream for FAIRR in relation to its investor network, strategic agenda and global outreach.
  • Contributing to the JCF’s broader policy interests on intensive animal agriculture and sustainable proteins, as well as education, pensions, ongoing work with The Elders.

The candidate will support the engagement with governments, regulators, industry bodies and investors to promote greater understanding and awareness across all areas of focus for both the JCF and the FAIRR Initiative, building increased engagement around sustainable policy and practice.

Core responsibilities:

 FAIRR Initiative:

  • Supporting the policy workstream to support the development and growth of the FAIRR Initiative.
  • Drafting briefing papers or responses to international policy consultations if appropriate.
  • Build relationships with critical stakeholders, organisations and allies in national and global policy spaces.
  • The individual will be required to work flexibly across projects at JCF and FAIRR where required.

Jeremy Coller Foundation:

  • Supporting the delivery of the JCF’s Future of Protein Summit in H1 2021, including input on all areas of its core objectives.
  • Analyse and identify how government legislation in key geographies will impact the mission of the JCF’s strategic pillars and develop an appropriate strategic response.
  • Advocate for a policy agenda that furthers the JCF’s goal of ending factory farming.


Knowledge and Experience

  • At least 2-3 years of professional experience required, with experience in Asia, China or North America desirable.
  • Good knowledge of the policy landscape and some experience working with governments, regulatory bodies and additional relevant parties is desirable.
  • Previous experience working with financial institutions or investors is advantageous.
  • An understanding of sustainable finance, environmental issues, ESG, EU Taxonomy, TCFD, and other investor policy frameworks which require institutional investor engagement in policy-related issues is desirable.
  • An understanding/interest in international food system policy and relevant networks amongst key stakeholders is desirable.


  • Strong analytical skills, able to think strategically and synthesise diverse information sources.
  • Quantitative and qualitative research skills are required.
  • Exemplary project management and organisational skills, with strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously under tight deadlines.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, with experience of writing concisely and credibly.
  • Good verbal presentation skills.

Personal Qualities 

  • A demonstrated ability to adapt to changing circumstances, organise and prioritise deliverables, and maintain meticulous attention to detail.
  • A drive to achieve concrete results, prioritising and ensuring delivery while facing competing priorities in a complex working environment.
  • A self-starter with an interest in taking on projects outside of the core remit.

How to apply:

Please send applications to [email protected] with the subject line, Job Application: Programme Officer. Make sure to include a CV (no longer than two sides) and a one-page cover letter.

We will review applications on a rolling basis with virtual interviews being held from the week commencing 15 April 2021. Please note that we will only be able to contact shortlisted candidates.

As part of the application process, you will need to provide documentary evidence of your right to work in the UK.