Head of Regulatory Affairs

Kandhu Recruitment Ltd
08 Jun 2024
06 Jul 2024
Job Title
Contract Type
Full Time

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced individual to join our client's team as the Head of Regulatory Affairs. The successful candidate will play a key leadership role in guiding our clients' customers through the intricate regulatory requirements governing the food industry.


  • Competitive Salary: 65,000 – 75,000
  • Home–based role
  • Benefits including:
    • Remote working
    • Enhanced Company Pension
    • Individual and Family Private Healthcare option
    • Life Insurance option
    • 25 days annual leave plus public holidays as standard


The Head of Regulatory Affairs will be responsible for staying abreast of changes and developments in food regulations and standards globally, and supporting our client's global teams to ensure their customers are up to date on compliance requirements. Other key responsibilities will include:

  • Accountable for developing and implementing the company's regulatory management strategy in line with business goals and objectives.
  • Leading and developing the business plan for Horizon Scanning Management and identifying changes in legislation and guidance for key countries
  • Lead the routine review of the regulatory and technical competency of our client's Expert teams, putting in place a routine review of the competency standards and establishing training and implementation plans that will enable business growth.
  • Working with our client's Technical Controllers to review Knowledge Management and Knowledge Sharing Plans


The Head of Regulatory plays a critical role in our client's business and we are looking candidates who have worked in Trading Standards or Environmental Health or in a senior level Regulatory or Compliance role in a manufacturing or retail environment. You will need to have a deep knowledge of food legislation in the UK and globally, ideally with both food standards and food safety experience. Other key attributes will include:

Experience with multiple food categories. Additional experience with non–food would be advantageous.

  • Hold a degree (or equivalent) in food science, food law, regulatory affairs, or similar.
  • You will have a good understanding of Retailers and Manufacturers and be keen to develop and maintain positive senior client relationships.

If this Head of Regulatory Affairs role is of interest and you would like to investigate this further, apply TODAY!

"Kandhu Recruitment will consider all applications based on each candidate's suitability to the role or similar roles within the Food Sector and if we feel you are a relevant candidate we will process your application by adding you to our secure recruitment database and then contacting you to progress job opportunities further. We do not contact unsuitable applicants."

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