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Programme Manager Impact Lead

Soil Association

Posted: 27 Jul 2022

Deadline: 10 Sep 2022

Compensation: £35,693 per annum

Paid Full-time Fixed term / contract


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.

About the opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Food for Life Get Togethers team. Food for Life Get Togethers is an innovative programme that brings people together through cooking, growing and sharing good food. We work across the UK with national and local partners and have so far engaged over 1,500 groups and reached almost 150,000 people through our programme of networking activities, campaigns and a new Food Leadership initiative. Now in our fourth year, our priorities are on delivering the remainder of the programme, maximising our impact and sharing our learning, both internally and with the wider good food movement.

About you

You will have considerable programme management experience, overseeing effective programme coordination and be comfortable working in a complex, multi-stakeholder programme. You will be experienced in designing both quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation tools and comfortable with data collection, analysis, reporting and presentation. You will be a highly competent user of Excel and CRM systems. You will be highly numerate and confident with budget management systems. Knowledge of programmes that deliver impact for climate, nature and/or health would be beneficial as would a demonstrable empathy with the values aims and objectives of the Soil Association.

Commitment to Safeguarding

The Soil Association and FFL are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people, and vulnerable adults that we work with. In accordance with this commitment we ensure that we follow a thorough and safe recruitment and selection process for all roles that work with children. This includes checking against the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) where appropriate. Please note that if you are successful in your application to the role any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check.

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 increasing with length of service
  • 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

Fixed Term end of July 2023


Bristol/Hybrid - 2 days office based per week

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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.