Certification Officer - Processor (Textiles)

The Soil Association

£23,254 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

www.soilassociation.org recruitment@soilassociation.org 0117 314 5021

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Monday, 30th September 2019  

Salary: £23,254
Contract: Fixed term contract of 12 months
Hours: Full-time
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 you

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to work on the processor team. This role will be specifically working within the textiles and food sector and will see you working with 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. The role is based in the Soil Association office in Bristol, with some travel expected to conduct account visits, accompany inspections and attend events.

Your experience

You will have with experience in a quality or technical role within the textiles industry or be a graduate from a textiles/clothing degree bachelors degree, with excellent organizational and administrative skills. The ability to provide solutions within tight deadlines are essential as is the ability to prioritise your own workload. Good customer service skills are essential. Experience of the meat industry would be an advantage.

For a more information please click here to read the Job Description.

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 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: 9am, Monday 30th September 2019
Interviews will be held: week commencing 7th October 2019

To Apply

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

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

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