Certification Officer (Processor) x2

Soil Association

£22,516 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

www.soilassociation.org recruitment@soilassociation.org Rachel Latham

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Tuesday, 23rd January 2018   5 days left

£22,516 pa

Fixed term contract of 12 months

Full-time Bristol

About us

Soil Association Certification offers a huge range of organic and sustainable certification schemes across food, farming, catering, health and beauty, textiles and forestry which are recognised and trusted by consumers and businesses around the world.

We’re the UK’s leading organic certifier – you’ll find our symbol on over 70% of organic products – and are a leading certifier for schemes ranging from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC©) to Cosmos Health and Beauty to Food For Life Served Here.

Soil Association Certification is the wholly owned subsidiary of the Soil Association and actively works to grow the market in our sectors and support sustainable business.

About you

We are seeking 2 highly motivated individuals to work on the processor team. This role will be specifically working within the food sector and will see you working with businesses right across the supply chain from importing, manufacturing, wholesaling, storage and retail as well as various brands. Experience of working in the food industry is required for the role and ideally, we’re looking for candidates that already have some experience of working with organics and/or have experience of the organic certification processes.

Your role

You will be handling all aspects of organic certification for a portfolio of businesses with a diverse range of organic processing systems. The role involves managing the ongoing organic certification of these accounts as well as account management, so you will need to be able handle a technical understanding of the food industry and organic standards as well as be able to build and maintain relationships.

Your experience

To be successful in this role you will be educated to degree level or equivalent with experience in the food industry, be an excellent relationship builder, highly organised and have an awareness of the commercial demands on food businesses. 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. We are looking for you to demonstrate an ability to manage your own workload and to show excellent customer service skills on the phone and face to face.

For a more information about the role please visit our website to read the Job Description.

Our Benefits

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

  • 27 days annual holiday plus bank holidays, increasing to 30 days with service
  • A defined contribution pension scheme
  • Free membership of the Soil Association Charity
  • Discounts on organic produce, farm visits
  • Volunteer days to give back to the local community or support green initiatives
  • Family friendly policies, flexible working and childcare vouchers
  • Cycle to work, Bristol Pound scheme

Important dates

Closing date for applications: 9am, Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Interviews will be held: week commencing 29th January 2018

To apply

To apply for this role please submit your CV with a covering letter, outlining your relevant skills and experience for the role, to recruitment@soilassociation.org. Please ensure that the file names of the documents you attach contain your name (first name and surname).

Thank you for your interest in our opportunities at the Soil Association.

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