Forestry Senior Certification Officer/ Certification Manager

28 February 2020

Job Title: Forestry Senior Certification Officer/ Certification Manager
Salary: £30,660 (SCO) I £33,553 (Manager) Contract: Permanent
Hours: Full time: 37.5 hours per  week
Location: Bristol

About our organisation

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

About the opportunity

We welcome interest from highly motivated individuals with suitable qualifications and experience to contribute to the delivery of our forestry and chain of custody certification schemes. We deliver responsible forest management certification of over 18 million hectares worldwide. You will ensure that aU requirements relating to Forest  Stewardship Council® (FSC®), the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest  Certification (PEFCTM) and other relevant bodies are  met  and adhered to. This role  primarily involves managing and growing the UK and Ireland Forest management client portfolio. This portfolio includes all the major players in the  UK forest and forest product sectors. You will also be supporting the ongoing development process of our  global Forestry programme.

About you

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level in Forestry, Ecology, Environment or similar.

You have at least 5 years' experience in forestry or forest product sectors and a good understanding of timber supply chains.

Excellent English communication skills, computer literacy, a confident approach to service delivery and the ability to work  within tight deadlines are essential.

Our employee benefits

Working with us you  will have a range of financial and lifestyle benefits, including 27 days  annual holiday plus bank holidays, increasing to 30 days with service (pro rata for  part-time). For more information on our benefits please visit our website.

Important dates

Closing date for applications: 9am, 31st March 2020

Interviews are  expected to take place: Early April in Bristol

To Apply

Please visit  the Soil Association Website to view  the  job descriptions for these roles.

Please submit your CV with a covering letter (both in Microsoft Word  format) to [email protected]. Your covering letter must cover the "essential" criteria listed in the  Job Description. Failure to submit a covering letter may mean your application is removed from the shortlisting process. Please make sure that the  file names of the documents you  attach contain your name (first  name and surname)

Please note we will look  at applications on arrival and reserve the right to bring the closing date  forward at any time.

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