Farming and Land Use Evaluation Officer

Soil Association

£22,798 pa (0.8 FTE £28,497 pa)

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract David Michie, Head of Farming and Land Use

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Monday, 27th August 2018   6 days left

Contract: Fixed term funded contract to 31 March 2020

Hours: Part time, 22.5 hours per week
Location: Edinburgh with regular travel across Scotland

About us 

Soil Association Scotland’s Farming and Land Use team work with farmers and land managers to share skills and knowledge and innovate solutions to the most pressing challenges facing food and farming today. Find out more about who we are here.

About the opportunity 
We are looking for an Evaluation Officer to support the delivery of Soil Association Scotland’s knowledge transfer and innovation support programmes. This is a brand-new role for the Farming and Land Use team, and you will be joining our friendly and professional team based at our offices in Edinburgh with frequent travel across Scotland.

Your role
As an Evaluation Officer you will play a vital role in all our programmes by monitoring what we do to provide evidence and make the case for change, both externally and internally. You will design and deliver a robust monitoring and evaluation framework to track the success of our farming and land use programmes. The evidence you gather will be used to further improve and adapt our work.

About you 
To be successful in this role, and fit in with our team in Scotland, we are looking for you to demonstrate the following experience and qualities:

  • Experience designing and delivering a robust monitoring and evaluation framework that effectively serves our programmes
  • Strong Excel and database skills
  • Experience in designing and interpreting surveys
  • Experience of undertaking data analysis
  • Good attention to detail
  • Administration experience
  • Empathy with the aims and objectives of the Soil Association

Please visit our website for a full Job Description.

Talk to us
If you would like an informal discussion about the role or working for Soil Association Scotland’s Farming and Land Use team, please get in touch with our Head of Farming and Land Use, David Michie.

Our Benefits
Working with us you will have access to a range of financial and lifestyle benefits, 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, Monday 27th August 2018
Interviews will take place in Edinburgh, to be confirmed with successful candidates

To Apply
Please submit your two page CV with a concise covering letter, explaining why you are interested in this role and outlining your relevant skills and experience, to

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