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Producer Support Events Coordinator

Soil Association
Spear House, Victoria Street, Bristol BS1 3NX

Posted: 02/11/2018

Deadline: 15/11/2018

Compensation: £23,414 per annum

Paid Full-time Fixed term / contract


Job description

About us 

The Soil Association was formed in 1946 to pioneer a better world – one where we can all farm, eat and live healthily in balance with the environment. Today, we’re still dedicated to making positive change happen. Food and agriculture is at our heart.  As a charity we work relentlessly to find, test and deliver solutions to some of the most pressing problems facing humanity today. We urgently need to change the way food is produced, so the way we farm protects and regenerates our soils, wildlife and our natural world.  We’re dedicated to making this positive change happen. We’re campaigning, lobbying and certifying. We’re running research programmes that pave the case for change. And we’re inspiring millions of people to take their own step towards a sustainable future.

About the role

The Producer Support team works with farmers and growers across the UK and is involved with several funded projects on organic and agro ecological approaches to farming and food production. We also run a diverse range of events and workshops throughout the year. Your role as our Events Coordinator will be to organise and coordinate our events work across all work streams, including projects and our core events programme. You will also be involved in team projects to improve organic farming practice, collecting data and supporting farmer groups.

Please read the job description on our website for more details.

About you

To be effective in this role we are looking for you to come with the following experience:

  • Experience of event organisation and administration including familiarity with web- based meeting tools. 
  • Demonstrable agricultural/horticultural knowledge through work or personal interest.
  • Be familiar with a wide range of Microsoft IT programmes such as Word, CRM, Excel, PowerPoint and databases.
  • Preferably have experience working as a member of a team on research and advisory projects. 

Our Benefits

We offer a range of financial and lifestyle benefits to all our employees, including:

• 27 days annual holiday plus bank holidays, increasing to 30 days with service

• A defined contribution pension scheme

• Free membership of the Soil Association Charity

• Discounts on organic produce, farm visits

• Volunteer days to give back to the local community or support green initiatives

• Family friendly policies, flexible working and childcare vouchers

• Cycle to work, Bristol Pound scheme

Important info

Closing date for applications: 9am, Thursday 15th November 2018. Interviews will take place in November in Bristol and be communicated to successful applicants.

Contract: Full time & Maternity cover for 12 months

Application information

Please submit your CV with a short covering letter, outlining your relevant skills and experience for the role, to recruitment@soilassociation.org. Please make sure that the file names of the documents you attach contain your name (first name and surname)

For more details or for a discussion about the role please contact Liz Bowles, our Head of Farming, via email lbowles@soilassociation.org 

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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.