Certification Officer (Producer)

Soil Association

£18,013 pa (0.8 FTE £22,516 pa)

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

www.soilassociation.org recruitment@soilassociation.org 01179142411 Stephen Smith

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

Closing date: Monday, 26th February 2018  

Contract: 30 hours per week, 12 month fixed term
Salary: £18,013 pa (0.8 FTE £22,516)
Location: Bristol

About us

Soil Association Certification is the UK's largest organic certification body, responsible for certifying over 70% of all organic products sold in the country. We certify organic food and farming, organic textiles and organic beauty products. Since 1973 our team has built up extensive practical experience and provide unrivalled support before, during and after certification.

About the opportunity

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with experience in the farming industry and customer service delivery to join us as an office based organic certification officer. You will have practical farming/growing experience and you will have an understanding of the principles of organic food and farming and the certification processes involved.

This is a twelve month, fixed term contract.  Please visit our website to read the full job description.

About you

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent experience, ideally in an agricultural subject, be an excellent relationship builder, highly organised, flexible and have an awareness of the commercial demands on the farming 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.

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
  • 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, Bristol Pound scheme
  • Sociable and engaging workplace of professionals that share a passion for healthy, sustainable lifestyle and produce

To Apply

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

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

Important dates:

Closing date for applications:  9am 26th February 2018
Interviews are likely to be held:  w/c 5th March 2018

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