Policy Advisor (Public Affairs)

The Soil Association

Home-based in London with regular travel to the Bristol office
£32,395 (+ £2,000 LWA) pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

www.soilassociation.org [email protected]

Sectors: environmental policy & campaigning, food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Sunday, 28th February 2021   1 day left


About our organisation

The Soil Association, formed in 1946, is the only UK charity which works across the spectrum of human health, the environment and animal welfare. That’s because we cannot tackle these issues in isolation. 

We campaign for change, we support farming innovation, we serve healthy food in communities, we support and grow the organic market and we protect forests.

We couldn't do any of this without our supporters, partners, donors and dedicated staff. We make a difference in the world where it’s needed the most.

About the opportunity

Could you help us increase our impact with decision makers and influencers? We are looking for a talented and persuasive individual to advocate our case for more sustainable farming and better diets. The Soil Association with its great networks of innovative farmers and concerned citizens is an exciting organisation to work for, and the case for change has never been stronger, so come and join us!

About you

You must be a clear and persuasive communicator with experience of influencing decisions, preferably having worked with parliamentarians. You’ll have a record of close team working, but also show that you can develop and manage your own work programme.

Important dates

Interviews are expected to take place: Online, 9th and 11th March 2021 

Knowledge and Experience

  • Experience of stakeholder relationship management and contact management of senior stakeholders 
  • Experience of producing evidence-based policy briefings.
  • Experience of developing and delivering advocacy strategies to achieve defined policy goals
  • Experience of media interviews and writing blogs and articles for public and policy audiences
  • Understanding of relevant farming, food and environmental issues such as the climate and biodiversity impact of farming and land use, organic and agroecological farming systems, agroforestry, soil health and healthy and sustainable diets

To Apply

Please visit our website to apply. Please note we look at applications on arrival and reserve the right to close this vacancy early.

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For any queries, including to be sent the full job description, please contact [email protected]

Please note we do not accept CVs or Cover Letters.

Soil Association is committed to providing equal opportunities for all applicants regardless of their background. We value diversity whilst also acknowledging that people from certain backgrounds are underrepresented in our organisation. If you’re not sure about applying, please get in touch with us for a chat.

Thank you for your interest in supporting our work at the Soil Association


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