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Technical Manager -Forestry

Soil Association


Posted 3 weeks ago

Join the Soil Association and make a tangible impact on global forestry sustainability


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£42500 - £44853

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Home-Based UK with international scope

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary: The Soil Association is a unique charity dedicated to organic farming, environmental conservation, and healthy food. Founded in 1946, it operates with the support of partners and dedicated staff to bring about change in farming innovation, organic market growth, and forest protection. Join a team committed to making a meaningful difference in areas that matter most.

Role Summary:Provide an essential technical service to the forestry department and global network.Adapt to scheme owner changes, integrating new information into Quality Management Systems.Train and calibrate a network of auditors and agents.Coordinate internal and external audits to ensure standards are upheld.

Role Requirements:Strong communication and interpersonal skills.Ability to analyse and interpret regulatory texts.Task ownership with a focus on accuracy and efficiency.Knowledge of certification, quality systems, and accreditation, preferably in forestry or related fields.

Benefits: Enjoy 27-30 days of annual leave, a pension scheme, free membership, discounts on organic produce, volunteer opportunities, family-friendly policies, flexible working, and a cycle to work scheme.

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. 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.

The Role The technical team provide an essential technical service to the staff of the forestry department as well as the wider network of auditors, agents and certificate holders across the globe. No two days are the same as we regularly respond to scheme owner changes through integration into our Quality Management Systems, training and calibrating our network and co-ordinating internal and external audits and findings to ensure full implementation.

Job Requirements We are looking for someone with excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to analyse and interpret regulatory text. They will take ownership of tasks and pride in completing them accurately and efficiently. They will ideally have excellent knowledge of certification, quality systems and accreditation particularly in relation to forestry/ chain of custody/forest industry.

Benefits We offer a range of financial and lifestyle benefits to all our employees, including: 27 days annual holiday increasing to 30 days with length of service plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time), Pension scheme with ethical investment options and employer contribution increasing with length of service, Free membership of the Soil Association and discounts on organic produce, Volunteer days to give back to the local community or support green initiatives, Family friendly policies and flexible working, Cycle to work scheme.


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