Senior Certification Officer - Certification Manager Forestry - The Soil Association

15 December 2020

37.5 hours per week
£27,767 - £33,553 per annum depending on experience

1 position is available at either Senior Officer or Manager level depending on the level of experience of the successful candidate.  

Support Sustainable Forest Management worldwide with Soil Association Forestry.                  

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.

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 deliver market assurance of responsible forest management, forest product supply chains and environmental carbon.

We are responsible for FSC and PEFC certification activities in over 65 countries for  Forestry management 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.

Important dates

Interviews are expected to take place: online, week commencing 25th January 2021

To Apply

Previous applicants need not apply.

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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