Certification Manager, Forestry

Soil Association

£33,057 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

www.soilassociation.org recruitment@soilassociation.org

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Wednesday, 23rd January 2019   2 days left

About us

Soil Association Certification Limited (SACL) is the UK’s leading certification body for organic farming, production and forestry. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Soil Association, a leading environmental charity. 

The Forestry department has offered certification to FSC® and PEFC™ schemes for sustainable forest management and chain of custody globally for over 15 years. As part of our ongoing development process, 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 opportunity

Our friendly team of experts is looking for a new Certification Manager to support its work as an international forest management and timber industry certification body. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a team managing a portfolio of forestry and timber industry clients from across the Asia Pacific region and the Americas. You will benefit from our years of experience and expertise in forest management and chain of custody certification and our in-depth knowledge of sustainable forestry and timber regulations and practises.

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. We particularly welcome applications from Spanish language speakers.

About the role

Working within an international portfolio that covers Asia, Pacific and the Americas you will be working with Forest Managers, timber processors and timber merchants as well as people across the Forestry team. The role is 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, PEFC and other relevant bodies are met and adhered to.

About you

We are looking for the successful applicant to be able to demonstrate:

  • education 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 
  • the ability to provide solutions within tight deadlines
  • Spanish as a primary or secondary language

You will have proven knowledge and experience of:

  • forestry and forest management, or 
  • the timber industry or related disciplines
  • auditing, audit skills and experience working with quality management systems
  • substantial administrative and customer care experience will complement the role.  

For a more information please read the job description

Contact us

For more information or questions about the role please contact Ewan Brown, our Senior Certification Manager for Forestry at ebrown@soilassociation.org.

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, Wednesday 23rd January 2019

To Apply

Please submit your CV with 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 working with us at Soil Association.

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