Certification Officer - Processors (Beauty & Wellbeing)

Soil Association

£22,854 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

www.soilassociation.org recruitment@soilassociation.org

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Thursday, 22nd August 2019   1 day left

Job Title: Certification Officer - Processors (Beauty & Wellbeing)
Contract: Full time, permanent
Salary: £22,854 p/a
Location: Bristol 

About us 

We are 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 as well as running the rapidly growing Food for Life Catering Mark improving food served outside the home. A commercial business; we work to grow the market for the certified products alongside the businesses we certify and we work to increase the number of businesses looking for certification with us.

About the opportunity 

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to work in our beauty and wellbeing team, supporting businesses through their certification process and providing ongoing customer support. This fast-paced analytical role will see you working with a range of businesses right across the supply chain from importing, manufacturing, wholesaling, storage and retail. 

Your role 

The role is focused on managing the organic certification of our clients – reviewing inspection outcomes, product information and labelling, and answering any general queries. There is scope to manage internal relationships with key stakeholders within the organisation and across the industry, supporting the growth of the organic and natural beauty & wellbeing market. 

About you

This role will suit someone with experience in a quality or technical role within chemical formulations. You will have excellent organisational and administrative skills and the ability to provide solutions within tight deadlines, whilst prioritising their own workload. A passion for providing good customer service is essential, and a can do attitude with a flexible, adaptable desire to succeed is key. Experience of the health & beauty industry would be an advantage. 

The role is based in the Soil Association offices in Bristol, with some travel expected to conduct account visits, accompany inspections and attend events.

For more details about this opportunity please read the job description on our website or contact Georgia Barnes, Senior Business Development Manager (Beauty & Wellbeing) on gbarnes@soilassociation.org 

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 

Important dates

Closing date for applications: 9am, 22nd August 2019

Interviews are expected to take place: 28th/29th August, in Bristol 

To Apply

Please submit your CV with a covering letter explaining why you are interested in this role and outlining your relevant skills and experience, to recruitment@soilassociation.org 

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