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Posted: 11 May 2022
Deadline: 29 May 2022
Compensation: £23,779 per year
Paid Part-time Fixed term / contract Remote working
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 opportunity to work within our Farming and Land Use team to help lead and deliver the horticultural work for Soil Association charity. You would be representing horticultural and grower interests externally and internally. Creating connection through the organic food chain, facilitating links between producers, processors, retailers, consumers, researchers and policy makers. You would also be managing the staff resources within the horticultural team.
The farming and land use team work directly with farmers and other farming organisations to support the uptake and improvement of agroecological farming. This is an opportunity to help lead the horticultural strand within our farming and land use work. There will also be opportunities to work with our communications, policy and certification teams.
The successful candidate will need to have excellent communication skills both written and verbal in order to build strong and positive relationships within the organisation and externally with our stakeholders. You must have suitable experience in the farming and land use sector and have a passion for organic farming and sustainability in order to further Soil Associations mission.
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
22.5 Hours per week
12 month fixed term contract (maternity cover)
Interviews are expected to take place: W/c 6th June 2022
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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.