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Senior Certification Manager - Forestry

Soil Association
Remote working

Posted: 15 Sep 2023

Deadline: 8 Oct 2023

Compensation: £43,000 pa - £45,000 per annum

Paid Full-time 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 offers a huge range of organic and sustainable certification schemes across food, farming, catering, health and beauty, textiles and forestry which are recognised and trusted by consumers and businesses around the world. We’re the UK’s leading organic certifier – you’ll find our symbol on over 70% of organic products.

About the Opportunity

An opportunity to work at a senior level internationally (including UK & Ireland, North America, Scandinavia and Australia) in our growing Forestry team to have global impact. We work mainly with FSC and PEFC forest management and chain of custody certification schemes, delivering support to the wider team and our worldwide network, covering about 60 countries. This position leads a team of people to deliver certification in the regions. Every day is different, and challenging, and you will be working with a fantastic group of people to ensure we deliver with the highest integrity, credibility and customer service.

About You

You will bring extensive practical experience of either forest management and/or experience in the forest products sector, ideally internationally; a strong knowledge of the how certification standards in the forestry sector work; and ideally significant experience leading audits for FSC and/or PEFC certification. You have experience managing a small - medium-sized team, managing delivery of work to budget, and bring high levels of customer service experience.

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 (Possible flexibility on hours)




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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.