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Bristol with hybrid working
Posted: 12 Feb 2024
Deadline: 3 Mar 2024
Compensation: £24,824 per annum
Paid Full-time Fixed term / contract
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
We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join the Producer Certification Team. This role will see you working with our Certification Officers, our licensees in the farming and growing sector and the Soil Association Exchange team. You will be handling administrative aspects of the organic certification process to support the team and our portfolio of farming businesses – this role covers a wide range of responsibilities from managing the team tasks portal and answering incoming calls to undertaking the first review of licensee submissions and accurately inputting data into our system, plus everything in between.
You will also work alongside the Soil Association Exchange Certification Manager to ensure the smooth delivery of sampling visits. This varied role will involve regular communication with on-farm technicians; allocating visits, validating their work, ordering and posting new kit, tracking costs and supporting with any other ad-hoc tasks as they arise.
To be successful in this role you will be A Level educated, or equivalent, and ideally have some experience of farming or growing, Quality Assurance and/or certification processes. You will have substantial administration experience, be highly organised and have a keen eye for detail. We are looking for you to demonstrate an ability to manage your own workload and to show excellent customer service skills on the phone and via email. Excellent computer literacy, verbal and written communication skills are a must.
We offer a range of financial and lifestyle benefits to all our employees, including:
37.5 hours per week
Fixed Term - 12 Months
Bristol 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.