Certification Manager - Forestry

10 November 2020

Salary: £33,553 per annum

Hours: 37.5 per week

Contract: Permanent

Closing date: 20th November 2020

2 positions available - 1 role is UK based and 1 will cover Central/Eastern Europe                                                

About our organisation  
The Soil Association, formed in 1946, is the only UK charity which works across the spectrum of human health, the environment and animal welfare. That’s because we cannot tackle these issues in isolation.

We campaign for change, we support farming innovation, we serve healthy food in communities, we support and grow the organic market and we protect forests. We couldn't do any of this without our supporters, partners, donors and dedicated staff. We make a difference in the world where it’s needed the most.

About the opportunity

The Forestry team is mainly based in Bristol, UK but has staff and representatives based in Europe too. We are a friendly tight knit team who help each other out and often work across several portfolios.

We responsible for FSC and PEFC certification activities in over 40 countries for both Forestry and Chain of Custody. This means there are loads of challenges, rewards and opportunities. Your work may be engaging with stakeholders in Australia one day, and planning forest management audits in Chile the next.

Much of the work is office based but with opportunity for travel under normal circumstances.

About you

You will have:

  • Experience in forestry and certification
  • Experience in auditing

You will be:

  • Inquisitive and interested
  • Pragmatic and fair
  • Comfortable with standards and QMS systems
  • Great with people
  • Comfortable leading a team or being in charge of a room.

For the role in Europe we ask for fluency in one of the following: Croatian, Slovenian, or Bosnian.

Important dates

Interviews are expected to take place: online, Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd December

To Apply

Please visit https://soilassociation.livevacancies.co.uk/#/ to complete the full application form. Please note we look at applications on arrival and reserve the right to close this vacancy early.

Soil Association is committed to providing equal opportunities for all applicants regardless of their background. We value diversity whilst also acknowledging that people from certain backgrounds are underrepresented in our organisation. If you’re not sure about applying, please get in touch with us for a chat.

Thank you for your interest in supporting our work at the Soil Association