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Senior Events Officer

Soil Association

Posted: 16 Sep 2022

Deadline: 2 Oct 2022

Compensation: £27,168 per year

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.

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

An exciting opportunity to be part of our dynamic Business Development team within Soil Association Certification, as an integral member of the project team delivering the 2023 Best of Organic Market (BOOM) Awards, the UK’s only organic awards to recognise and celebrate the organic industry and honour the brands, businesses and people working so hard to sell, serve and produce organic. We’re looking for an experienced, highly efficient, and enthusiastic Senior Events Officer to event manage a robust and efficient judging process for the 36 x Product and Business Awards as well as an impactful, slick, and exciting hybrid awards ceremony. You’ll be working alongside a knowledgeable and supportive project team and will be working closely with high-profile panels of expert judges, as well as many other external stakeholders, building great relationships and playing a crucial role in delivering a successful and impactful BOOM Awards.

About you

We are looking for an individual who:

• Has a flair for complex project coordination and delivering professional, high-quality, and impactful large-scale events, always mindful of sustainability, and with experience of hybrid event delivery.

• Is highly organised with attention detail that is second to none, and a real can-do attitude.

• Is proactive, great with people, calm under pressure and comfortable working to multiple deadlines.

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 contract - 8 months


Bristol Based with hybrid working

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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.