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Organic inspector - West Midlands

Soil Association
Remote working - West Midlands

Posted: 17 Jun 2022

Deadline: 1 Jul 2022

Compensation: £33,621 per year

Paid Full-time Part-time Flexible hours Permanent Remote working


Job description

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 is the UK's largest organic certification body, responsible for certifying over 70% of all organic products sold in the country. We certify organic food and farming, organic textiles and organic beauty products. Since 1973 our team has built up extensive practical experience and provide unrivalled support before, during and after certification.

About the opportunity

We are looking for auditors to inspect organic food manufacturers in West Midlands of England/Welsh Borders. It may include farms, health & beauty or textile production for an experienced candidate. As representatives of the Soil Association Certification it is imperative that Inspectors are professional and personable in how they approach their work and can connect people from various communities and backgrounds to deliver excellent customer service. A successful candidate will have, industry understanding to help develop relationships with our licensees, appreciating the pressure and demands faced by them. They should show confidence, knowledge and authority in the role they perform and behaviours they demonstrate. Including time management of diaries and audits, and managing feedback during inspections which could include discussing non-compliant matters and actions required for improvement.

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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 hours per week

22.5 hours per week or contracted may be considered


Home based - West Midlands

To Apply

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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.