Senior Horticultural Manager

Soil Association

£23,779 pa

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture, sustainability

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.

About you

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.

Our Benefits

We offer a range of financial and lifestyle benefits to all our employees, including:

  • 27 days annual holiday increasing to 30 days with length of service plus bank holidays
  • 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 and flexible working
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Sociable and engaging workplace of professionals that share a passion for healthy, sustainable lifestyle and produce


22.5 Hours per week

12 month fixed term contract (maternity cover)


Home based

Important dates

Interviews are expected to take place: W/c 6th June 2022

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