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Certification Manager (non food)

Soil Association
Spear House, Victoria Street, Bristol BS1 6AD

Posted: 19 Oct 2021

Deadline: 27 Oct 2021

Compensation: £34,224 per annum

Paid Full-time Permanent

Job description

About our organisation

The Soil Association, formed in 1946, is the only UK charity that 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, support farming innovation, serve healthy food in communities, champion and grow the organic market, and 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

A unique opportunity to manage the delivery of the certification business, promoting the growth of the certified organic beauty and textiles markets in the UK. As more citizens are making sustainable choices, you'll work to support in the management and delivery of certification services to Soil Association Certification businesses and manufacturers and work closely with the Business Development Team on business planning for the non-food sectors. You will line manage a small team of certification officers and provide a range of certification and account management services for a portfolio of organic businesses, contributing to Soil Association Certification’s reputation for outstanding customer service and technical excellence.

About you

  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good listening skills
  • Computer literate with good keyboard skills
  • Diplomatic but authoritative
  • Good relationship builder and support provider
  • Able to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Empathy with the commercial demands on businesses


37.5 hours per week, permanent contract

Application information

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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.