Senior Certification Officer - Forestry

2 August 2018

Salary:  £26,952 per annum
Contract:  Permanent 
Hours:  Full Time, 37.5 hours per week
Location: Bristol, with some international travel

About us
Soil Association Certification Limited (SACL) is the UK’s leading certification body for organic farming, production and forestry. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Soil Association, the leading environmental charity campaigning for people and planet-friendly food and farming.

As part of the ongoing development process of our global Forestry programme, we are now recruiting and welcome interest from highly motivated individuals with suitable qualifications and experience to contribute to the delivery our forestry and chain of custody certification schemes.

About the role
Dealing with Forest Managers, timber processors and timber merchants you will be responsible for guiding new and existing clients through the certification process in a timely manner, providing advice and guidance and making recommendations as necessary. You will ensure that all requirements of the FSC, PEFC and other relevant bodies are met and adhered to.

About you
To be successful in this role you must be educated to degree level or equivalent in Forestry, Timber Science, Ecology, Environment or related subjects. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, computer literacy and a confident approach to service delivery and the ability to provide solutions within tight deadlines are essential.

You will have proven knowledge and experience of forestry and forest management, the timber industry or related disciplines. Auditing, audit skills and experience working with quality management systems, alongside substantial administrative and customer care experience will complement the role. It would also be advantageous to have understanding of a foreign language.

For a more information please follow the link to our website for a full Job Description.

Contact us
For more information or questions about the role please contact Ewan Brown Senior Certification Manager Forestry.

Our Benefits
Working for us you will have access to a range of financial and lifestyle benefits to all our employees, including:

• 27 days annual holiday plus bank holidays increasing to 30 days
• Pension scheme with ethical investment options and employer contribution
• Free membership of the Soil Association and discounts on organic produce
• Volunteer days to give back to the local community or support green initiatives
• Family friendly policies, flexible working and childcare vouchers
• Cycle to work scheme
• Sociable and engaging workplace of professionals that share a passion for healthy, sustainable lifestyle and produce

Important dates 
Closing date for applications: 9am, Monday 6th August
Interviews are likely to be held in Bristol on Thursday 16th or Friday 17th August

To Apply
Please submit your CV with a covering letter, outlining your relevant skills and experience for the role, to Please make sure that the file names of the documents you attach contain your name (first name and surname).

Thank you for your interest in the Soil Association Certification and our Forestry Certification.