The Soil Association -Positions are available at Certification Officer, Senior Officer, or Manager level

5 May 2021

Full time, salary £23,254 - £33,553

Positions are available at Certification Officer, Senior Officer, or Manager level depending on the experience of the successful candidate.

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 are 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 dealing with builders, merchants in the UK on one day, and planning forest management audits in China the next.

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

About you

We are looking for the following key skills:

Substantial administrative and experience of client/customer management

Knowledge and/or practical experience in the forestry and/or wood processing industry

You will also be:

  • Inquisitive and interested
  • Pragmatic and fair
  • Comfortable with standards and QMS systems
  • Great with people

Important dates

Interviews are expected to take place: online, Monday 17th & Tuesday 18th May 2021

To Apply

Visit our website to submit your application form. Please note we look at applications on arrival and reserve the right to close this vacancy early.

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For any queries, please contact [email protected]

Please note we do not accept CVs or Cover Letters.

We know the value of diversity in nature and want it in our organisation. We recognize that diverse backgrounds and experiences will bring a fresh perspective to our work. 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.