Head of Environment and Public Affairs | BASIS | Ashbourne

England, Derbyshire, Ashbourne
Closing date
11 Mar 2021

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
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Head of Environment and Public Affairs | BASIS | Ashbourne

Salary - commensurate with experience

About our client:-
We are proud to be working exclusively with BASIS to help them find a Head of Environment and Public Affairs. This is a new position for the organisation and is intended to help them drive their diversification strategy over the next few years. BASIS have always represented excellence within training, certification and auditing practices across Agriculture. However, in recent years, they have looked to expand this to cover a range of associated sectors, including food production, plant nutrition and public health.

About the role:-
As the Head of Environment and Public Affairs, you will have dual facing role. The main part of the position is to be the organisations lead on all things related to the environment and sustainability. BASIS constantly strive to raise the professional standards across their sectors and this role will be pivotal in that. The Government has outlined an ambitious environmental plan and you will be helping the industry rise to the challenge with support across training, professional development and auditing.

The second part of the role is to work closely with the Chief Executive to develop the company's Public Affairs strategy to ensure they are getting the exposure they need to achieve their goals.

The ideal candidate:-
This is a great opportunity for someone who has experience in supporting business action on sustainability and the environment. This could be through education, consultancy or strategic programmes. You will be an expert in the field having achieved a high level grade in a relevant degree, ideally in Biological or Agronomic Sciences. It goes without saying that you will need to be a strong team player, be passionate and imbue this passion within the business. The head office for the business is based in Ashbourne, but they are open to be people splitting their time between home and office.

If this sounds like a role that might interest you, please get in touch with Morten Andresen on 01780 480530 or apply via the link.

MorePeople have been exclusively commissioned by BASIS for this recruitment. As such, any direct or third-party applications will be sent to MorePeople.


MorePeople is a specialist recruitment business providing permanent and interim solutions for the Produce & Horticulture, Food, Agriculture and Garden & Leisure sectors across the UK and internationally. Our focus is on retail and foodservice supply chains, from ‘own label’ suppliers to blue chip brands.

Founded in 2000 by two passionate foodies with vast experience of working in the industry, our team comprises extremely knowledgeable ex-industry professionals and professional recruiters who are passionate about the sectors. We take a functional approach to recruitment with dedicated teams for Commercial, Technical, Operational, HR and Finance roles. The majority of placements are for permanent, full-time professional roles ranging from Junior Managers to Senior Directors.

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01780 480530
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10a Belton Street
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