Senior Technical Officer

Soil Association

Home-based
£28,818 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy, sustainability

Closing date: Sunday, 3rd July 2022   6 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

We provide assurance to land-based carbon and nature-based solution projects. By validating and verifying carbon offsets and other ecosystem services we bring credibility to the Voluntary Carbon market. We are looking to expand our scope to deliver greater impact and support the implementation of genuine nature-based solutions to address the climate and biodiversity emergencies. We are a committed and dynamic new team, exploring opportunities and driving positive change. You will be the lead of technical development and management of accreditations for new and existing carbon and ecosystem service products. You'll work in partnership with SA Group colleagues and external organisations to develop robust assurance products. You will collaborate with offset programs, accreditation bodies and government departments.

About you

For this role you will have;

  • Experience in land management, forestry, carbon, conservation or commodity sectors and/or
  • Experience of working with, or knowledge of carbon/ sustainability standards, quality management systems and certification
  • Understanding of the principles of sustainable/ regenerative land management, biodiversity restoration and/or natural capital/ carbon/ ecosystem services
  • Experience of training/ mentoring/ coaching others will be useful

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

Hours

37.5 hours per week

Permanent

Location

Home based


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