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Communications Manager

Soil Association
20 Potterrow, Edinburgh, EH8 9BL

Posted: 06/04/2021

Deadline: 18/04/2021

Compensation: £32,395 pro rata (£19,437 actual per annum)

Paid Part-time Fixed term / contract

Job description

Fixed-term contract until 31st March 2022

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 exciting opportunity to join our friendly and close-knit Food for Life Scotland team and to lead our external communications, extending the profile, reach, impact, and engagement of the Food for Life Scotland programme.

We work in partnership with local authorities and the food and drink industry to connect producers and caterers, putting more freshly prepared Scottish food on the table using the Food for Life Served Here award as a framework for change.

We believe good food holds the key to a healthier population, a greener environment and a thriving economy.

Food for Life Scotland is a programme of Soil Association Scotland – find out more about who we are here.

About you

We’re looking for 

  • an enthusiastic, team player with experience of leading successful communications using a mix of communications tools and platforms. 

You’ll have

  • A strong track record of partnership working and the ability to collaborate well as part of close-knit team 
  • An interest in sustainability, food systems and behaviour change

Important dates

Interviews are expected to take place: online, 27th and 28th April 2021 

Application information

Visit our website to submit your application form. Please note we look at applications on arrival and reserve the right to close this vacancy early.

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Please note we do not accept CVs or Cover Letters.

We know the value of diversity in nature and want it in our organisation. We recognize that diverse backgrounds and experiences will bring a fresh perspective to our work. 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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About Soil Association

Our organisation started in 1946 to pioneer a better world – one where we can all farm, eat and live healthily in balance with the environment. Our team of around 250 employees have been working with this vision for positive change ever since. We’re farming, growing, buying, cooking and eating. We’re campaigning, lobbying and certifying. We’re running research programmes that pave the way for change. And we’re inspiring millions of people to take their own step towards a sustainable future.