Farming & Land Use Manager

The Soil Association

Edinburgh, with frequent travel across Scotland
£26,842 pa (0.8 FTE £33,553)

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract 0117 314 5021

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Friday, 18th October 2019   4 days left

Salary: £26,842 pa (0.8 FTE £33,553)
Contract: Fixed term funded contract to 31st December 2020
Hours: 30 hours per week (full time hours may be available)
Location: Edinburgh, with frequent travel across Scotland

About us

Soil Association Scotland is Scotland’s leading food, farming, and environmental charity with a mission to transform the way we eat, farm, and care for the natural world. Our Farming & Land Use team supports and enable farmers across Scotland to work with nature to build thriving, resilient businesses. Find out more about us here.

About the opportunity

We are looking for a Farming & Land Use Manager to join Soil Association Scotland’s Farming & Land Use team to help deliver our Farming for the Future knowledge exchange programme.

Your role

You will work with farmers across Scotland to increase the use of low-input and sustainable approaches to build both financial and environmental resilience in a changing climate. You will work closely with the Farming & Land Use team: communications, evaluation, and officers; to ensure that the Farming for the Future programme is delivered successfully. Please follow this link to read the full Job Description.

About you

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

  • Excellent knowledge of practical farming and growing, including low-input and agroecological production
  • Experience of facilitation and knowledge transfer
  • Knowledge of agricultural practices that mitigate climate change and benefit biodiversity
  • Able to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Empathy and understanding of challenges faced by farmers
  • Full driving license and able to commit to regular travel

Talk to us

If you would like an informal discussion about the role or working for Soil Association Scotland, please get in touch with Soil Association Scotland’s Senior Programmes Manager, Colleen McCulloch (

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, Friday 18th October 2019
Interviews will take place during week commencing 28th October 2019

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 Please make sure that the file names of the documents you attach contain your name (first name and surname).

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