Nutrition Science Adviser

Job Summary:

The Science and Surveillance team is a new team set up to lead and develop the science input and expertise of the Food Standards Agency in Northern Ireland. We will support the development of policy and operational delivery, working to ensure that the FSA’s strategy delivers on its core mission of ensuring that food is safe, what it says it is, and healthier and more sustainable.

Job description:

We are looking for a Nutrition Science Adviser who can deliver analysis that will inform the development, implementation and evaluation of nutrition policy across Northern Ireland. From providing responses to queries to identifying gaps in our nutrition research and contributing to research proposals, you’ll have the opportunity to have a real impact in the important work our team does.

Collaboration will play a key part of your success in this role, as you lead on contract management, deliver responses to requests for information and produce business cases that will help us secure funding for future research. Working alongside colleagues in the Standards and Dietary Health team and stakeholders across government, you’ll seek to deliver the best results for the consumer, so that we can continue carrying out our important work effectively.

If you have experience leading on the analysis of nutrition datasets this is a fantastic opportunity to make a tangible impact. Apply today and be an important part of this rich, collaborative area of the FSA’s work

Person specification:

Please read the attached Candidate Pack to discover further details about the role, our organisation, who we are looking for and the criteria we will assess against during the selection process.


Degree in Nutrition. Examples of suitable degrees include; Dietetics, Human Nutrition, Food and Nutrition, Food Quality Safety and Nutrition.



We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Working Together


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