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Certification Officer - Processor

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

Posted: 30/06/2020

Deadline: 10/07/2020

Compensation: £23,254 per annum

Paid Full-time Fixed term / contract

Job description

Salary: £23,254 Contract: 6 month fixed term contract Hours: Full time, of 37.5 hours per week Location: Bristol

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

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to work on the processor team. This role will be focusing on the Health, Beauty and Cosmetics sector and will see you working with different brands and manufacturing businesses.

The role main focus is on managing the organic certification of our clients to the COSMOS and Soil Association’s own Health & Beauty schemes; reviewing inspection outcomes, product information and labelling, and answering any general queries.

This role is located in our Bristol office; there will be occasional travel expected to conduct account visits, accompany inspections and attend events.

About you

This role would suit someone with experience in product development, quality or technical role within the cosmetics industry, with excellent organisational and administrative skills, and a strong customer service mindset.

The ability to provide solutions within tight deadlines is essential as well as the ability to prioritise your workload.

Our employee benefits

Working with us you will have a range of financial and lifestyle benefits, including 27 days annual holiday plus bank holidays, increasing to 30 days with service (pro rata for part-time). For more information on our benefits please visit our website.

Application information

Important dates: Closing date for applications: 9am, 10th July 2020 Interviews are expected to take place: WC 13th July 2020 and Via Video Conference

To Apply: Please read our full job description for this role.

Please submit your CV with a covering letter (both in Microsoft Word format) to Your covering letter must cover the “essential” criteria listed in the Job Description. Failure to submit a covering letter may mean your application is removed from the shortlisting process. Please make sure that the file names of the documents you attach contain your name (first name and surname).

Please note we look at applications on arrival and reserve the right to close this vacancy early.

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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.