Business Improvement & Systems Specialist

Soil Association

Bristol, with hybrid working
£32,400 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture, sustainability

Closing date: Sunday, 3rd March 2024   Closes today

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.

Soil Association Certification offers a huge range of organic and sustainable certification schemes across food, farming, catering, health and beauty, textiles and forestry which are recognised and trusted by consumers and businesses around the world. We’re the UK’s leading organic certifier – you’ll find our symbol on over 70% of organic products.

About the Opportunity

Are you enthusiastic about improving processes and systems? Have you got experience in delivering digital projects?

What we’re looking for: Soil Association Certification is looking for a Business Improvement and Systems Specialist to work in our Data & Improvement team and work across the organisation to identify opportunities to create efficiencies and improve our customer service. The successful candidate will lead high-visibility digital projects, and help shape the way we work.

Who we are: The Soil Association Charity owns the Certification business and all profits go towards working to transform the way we eat, farm, and care for our natural world. Our team is driven and dedicated, whilst also being kind and open to diversity. We pursue to be a grounded, nourishing, and inclusive organisation.

About You

What the successful candidate will be like: You will have worked on complex projects and will be confident to lead the implementation of digital systems. You will be passionate about innovation and change, and about exploring different ways of working. You will be comfortable managing the relationship with different stakeholders, which means being a good listener and communicating clearly and often. You will easily take the initiative when you see something that needs doing, while also being able to take other people’s perspectives on board. Does this sound like you? Please take a look at the job description, we’re looking forward to receiving your application.

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 increasing with length of service
  • 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


37.5 hours per week (part time may be considered)



Bristol with hybrid working

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