Senior Certification Manager

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  • Fixed-Term Contract
  • Maternity/Paternity Cover
  • Bristol

Website SoilAssociation Soil Association

The Soil Association is the UK’s leading membership charity campaigning for healthy, humane and sustainable food.

Salary: £31,918 per annum (0.8FTE £39,897 pa)

Contract: Fixed term for 12 months, maternity cover

Hours: 30 hours per week

Location: Bristol

About us

Soil Association Certification is the UK’s largest organic certification body, responsible for certifying over 70% of all organic products sold in the country. We certify organic food and farming, organic textiles and organic beauty products. Since 1973 our team has built up extensive practical experience and provide unrivalled support before, during and after certification.

About the opportunity

We are seeking a Senior Certification Manager (Producer) to lead a dedicated team delivering excellent certification services to all Soil Association farming and growing licensees.

Your role

You will manage the delivery of certification to all Soil Association organic farmers and growers in an effective and efficient way. You will develop, motivate and challenge the team to ensure high levels of customer service are delivered, our accreditation requirements are met, and our business plan is delivered. You will work collaboratively to retain and attract licensees into the business.

About you

You will have previous management and leadership experience and you will have a strong background in the farming industry with excellent communication and organisational skills. To be successful in this role you will need a high degree of integrity, a decisive, proactive and assertive character and be commercially astute. Although this role is mainly office based you will be required to build and maintain some external stakeholder relationships for the benefit of our licensees.

For a more detailed role profile please read the Job Description here.

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 dates

Closing date for applications: 9am on Monday 12th November 2018
Interviews are expected to take place: Monday 26th November 2018, in Bristol

To Apply

Please submit your CV and a covering letter, outlining your relevant skills and experience for the role, to

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