Head of Marketing

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  • Fixed-Term Contract
  • Bristol

Website SoilAssociation Soil Association

We’re a membership charity and a not-for-profit Certification Body, certifying 70% of organic food in the UK

Fixed term, maternity cover for 12 months starting in September 2018

full-time, with flexibility considered


£41,290 pa

Closing date for applications:
9am, Monday 16th July 2018

Monday 23rd July 2018

Our marketing activities are crucial to the Soil Association’s success. And as we are tackling some of the biggest problems facing our world today – how we produce our food and what we eat – they’re becoming more important than ever. Our members, farmers and growers are at the heart of the organic movement and it’s vital we both recruit more members and inspire more farmers, organic and non-organic to get involved.

About the Role
Your challenge as Head of Marketing will be to find and engage these people and, working with great content and a great team, develop marketing plans and communications that inspire both regular charitable donations and engagement from farmers and growers. You’ll significantly grow regular donor numbers, reaching out into new markets and new audiences, and maximising opportunities presented by the growing ‘good food’ movement in the UK. Leading on our communication to all farmers, you’ll encourage engagement with innovative new ideas in sustainable farming and changes in practice.

About you
With extensive marketing experience, ideally from within the charity sector, you will be adept at delivering strategic objectives through direct and digital marketing means. A brilliant collaborator and effective communicator, you will be comfortable operating as part of a senior management team, as well as leading your team by inspiring and motivating them to deliver with pace. With substantial CRM and data management experience, you will demonstrate the value of insight and data in your decision-making.

About us
We believe that everyone has the right to good food, produced in a way that is kind to the natural environment, and we’re leading a movement of like-minded individuals, farmers, businesses, schools, nurseries, hospitals and workplaces across the country who share the same vision. We’re a membership charity and a not-for-profit Certification Body, certifying 70% of organic food in the UK and FSC forests across the world.  If you share our passion to transform the way we eat and produce food and are a results-driven, strategic thinker who thrives in a fast-paced environment, then this could be the perfect role for you!

Our Benefits
We offer a range of financial and lifestyle benefits to all our employees, including:  • A brilliant organisation to work for – according to our staff and the Times Best Companies survey  • 27 days annual holiday plus bank holidays  • 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

Speak to the team
For more details or for a discussion about the role please contact Ruth Galpine, our Head of Marketing, on 0117 914 2439.

To Apply
Please apply by sending your CV and cover letter detailing your experience, skills and interest in this role to recruitment@soilassociation.org. Please make sure that the file names of the documents you attach contain your name (first name and surname).

To apply for this job email your details to recruitment@soilassociation.org

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