Closing date: Sunday, 29th May 2022 4 days 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
This is an opportunity to work within our Farming and Land Use team to help lead and deliver the horticultural work for Soil Association charity. You would be representing horticultural and grower interests externally and internally. Creating connection through the organic food chain, facilitating links between producers, processors, retailers, consumers, researchers and policy makers. You would also be managing the staff resources within the horticultural team.
The farming and land use team work directly with farmers and other farming organisations to support the uptake and improvement of agroecological farming. This is an opportunity to help lead the horticultural strand within our farming and land use work. There will also be opportunities to work with our communications, policy and certification teams.
The successful candidate will need to have excellent communication skills both written and verbal in order to build strong and positive relationships within the organisation and externally with our stakeholders. You must have suitable experience in the farming and land use sector and have a passion for organic farming and sustainability in order to further Soil Associations mission.
We offer a range of financial and lifestyle benefits to all our employees, including:
22.5 Hours per week
12 month fixed term contract (maternity cover)
Interviews are expected to take place: W/c 6th June 2022