Senior Marketing & Communications Manager

The Soil Association

Bristol with hybrid working
£39,000 - £41,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture, sustainability, environmental policy & campaigning

Closing date: Sunday, 21st July 2024   5 days left


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

This is a great opportunity to bring your awesome skills at building communication strategies that deliver strong stakeholder engagement and build audience reach at pace across a range of channels including digital, social media and in-person events to the Soil Association Farmer Communications team. You'll be working across EU Commissioned pan-European projects working with researchers, scientists, farmers and land managers to reach a broad group of stakeholders from policy makers to farmers and citizens, paving the way for vital changes in agroecological farming and soil health management. As part of the communication network at the Soil Association, working closely with the Farmer & Land Use team of advisors, you will work with partners across 13 countries to capture the breakthrough moments of these high-profile projects and drive their visibility across our European project channels, and to our farming audiences from Soil Association.

About You

You will have significant experience in delivering communications strategies and activity that meet project targets and deadlines, working with multiple partners and contributors to tease out the most notable outputs and impact from the projects, and work with them to form a range of communications including news pieces, blog posts, podcast content, media articles and interviews, infographics, videos, events and lots of social media content. You will enjoy the challenge of turning complex, science-based outcomes in to content that is accessible and usable by a broad range of stakeholders, from policy makers to farmers, citizens to students, and to relevant pockets of industry. You are a people person, keen to make new contacts, build relationships and work closely with a broad group of partners in a collaborative way. You are organised, experienced at putting together activity plans that provide a strong blueprint for the project and work closely to budget.

Our Benefits

We offer a range of financial and lifestyle benefits to all our employees, including:

  • 27 days annual holiday increasing to 30 days with length of service plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time)
  • Pension scheme with ethical investment options and employer contribution increasing with length of service
  • 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 and flexible working
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Sociable and engaging workplace of professionals that share a passion for healthy, sustainable lifestyle and produce

Hours

37.5 hours per week

Fixed Term - 12 Months

Location

Bristol with hybrid working (some European travel required)


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