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Business Development Manager

Soil Association
London and South East - Remote

Posted: 6 May 2022

Deadline: 29 May 2022

Compensation: £34,823 + £2000 London Weighting

Paid Full-time Permanent Remote working

Job description

We are looking for the right person to join our Food for Life Business Development team to build strong partnerships and support food providers to meet our Sustainable Catering Standards. Primarily covering, but not necessarily based in, London and the Southeast this role will suit someone who is passionate about good food and sustainability and has the catering knowledge to understand our current food systems. We are a small, very friendly team delivering on big ambitions working closely with the wider Food for Life and Soil Association teams to deliver on our strategy aims around healthy and sustainable diets.

About you

Our ideal person will:

  • Be confident in their communication and management skills
  • Be passionate about our aims and ambitions
  • Understand food systems, catering, and kitchen practice
  • Bring new ideas and energy to our team
  • Be happy to travel, sometimes overnight, when necessary

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


37.5 hour per week



Home based

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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.