Forestry Administrator

Soil Association

£18,920 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Monday, 4th February 2019  

Job title: Forestry Administrator
Salary: £18,920 per annum
Contract: 12-month initial contract leading to permanent status
Hours: Full time but part-time will be considered
Location: Bristol, UK

About us 

Soil Association Certification Limited is the UK’s leading certification body for organic farming, production and forestry. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Soil Association, the leading environmental charity campaigning for people and planet-friendly food, farming and land-use.

As part of the ongoing development of our global Forestry programme, we are now recruiting and welcome interest from highly motivated individuals with suitable qualifications and experience to contribute to the delivery of our forest management and chain of custody certification schemes (mainly Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC™). 

About the opportunity

We are looking for an Administrator to join our busy, friendly Administration team. We are happy to consider applications from people who wish to work on a part-time basis.

Your role

In this role you will provide key administrative support to the whole of the Forestry team with a focus on our certification schemes. You will be responsible for assisting with processing the Forestry team’s complex audit reports to a high standard and ensuring databases are accurately updated. You will also be part of our Trademark Approval team.

About you

You will have proven experience in office administration, have a high attention to detail and accuracy and have a positive approach to problem solving. You will have excellent computer skills and be very competent in working with Excel and databases. You will enjoy working proactively within a team environment and enjoy supporting others. As we are a global organization, it would also be advantageous to have some competency in a second language.

If you have team administration experience and an interest in working with us, we very much hope to receive an application from you!

For a more detailed role profile please read the job description on our website. 

Our employee benefits

Working with us you will have a range of financial and lifestyle benefits, 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: 4th February 2019, 9:00AM
Interviews are expected to take place during week commencing 11th February

To Apply

Please submit your CV with a covering letter, outlining your relevant skills and experience for the role, to Please make sure that the file names of the documents you attach contain your name (first name and surname) and you clearly indicate which position you are applying for.

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