Senior Certification Officer (Forestry)

Soil Association

£26,567 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent Ursula Ridgeley, Senior Certification Manager Forestry

Sectors: sustainability, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Friday, 02 June 2017

About us

Soil Association Certification Limited 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.

About the opportunity

As part of the ongoing development process of Soil Association Certification Limited 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 and Timber processors 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 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.

Please visit our website for a full job description.

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 on Friday 2 June 2017

Interviews are likely to be held 13 and 15 June 2017 in Bristol.

To Apply

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