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Senior Farming Programmes Manager

Soil Association
Edinburgh with hybrid working or home-based in Scotland with travel

Posted: 14 Sep 2023

Deadline: 2 Oct 2023

Compensation: £40,000pa - £42500 per annum

Paid Full-time Part-time Permanent


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

Soil Association Scotland works across the whole farming and food system in Scotland: from the farmer in the field, to the food on your plate. We are working to deliver real, on the ground solutions to the challenges that our food system faces. We are looking for a Senior Farming Programmes Manager who will build Soil Association Scotland’s credibility and influence as the leading voice for organic and sustainable food, farming and land-use in Scotland. You will proactively engage with industry & Government in Scotland at a strategic level and you will lead the development and delivery of key Soil Association farming programmes in Scotland.

About You

You will have experience of working at a senior level within the farming, environmental, or food sector, with good knowledge of practical farming and growing and current agricultural policies and research. You will be an excellent relationship builder and strong communicator, able to present complex issues to a wide range of audiences and engage funders and stakeholders.

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


30 - 37.5 Hours per week



Edinburgh with hybrid working or Home-Based in Scotland with travel

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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.