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SA Exchange Technician (10 Vacancies)

Soil Association

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Join the leading edge of sustainable agriculture with Soil Association Exchange and make a tangible impact on the environment

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Home-Based with travel across the UK

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Organisation Summary:
Soil Association Certification is at the forefront of organic and sustainable certification, with its new service, SA Exchange, revolutionizing the UK farming industry. As a commercial startup, SA Exchange collaborates with a myriad of farmers and reputable companies to enhance farming practices for climate betterment and nature protection. Being a part of this initiative means joining a mission-driven team dedicated to creating a more sustainable future for farming with a significant market presence.

  • Role Summary:
    • Conduct infield assessments for soil and biodiversity alongside farming advisors.
    • Arrange your own flexible schedule to perform the required tasks.
    • Participate in training and prepare for a busy spring and summer workload.
  • Role Requirements:
    • Practical experience in agriculture, environmental or habitat conservation.
    • Strong outdoor work ethic, ability to work in varying weather conditions.
    • Excellent communication skills and deadline adherence.
    • Commitment to sustainable and profitable farming futures.
    • Open to applicants from various UK locations, with specific interest in certain areas.

About our Organisation

Soil Association Certification offers a huge range of organic and sustainable certification schemes across food, farming, catering, health and beauty, textiles and forestry which are recognised and trusted by consumers and businesses around the world. We’re the UK’s leading organic certifier – you’ll find our symbol on over 70% of organic products.

Soil Association Exchange is a new service for all UK farmers to help them farm in a way that improves the climate and protects nature and enhances their profitability. SA Exchange works with farmers to measure the environmental impact and provides advice and financial incentives on how the farm can improve.

Soil Association Exchange is a fast-paced, commercial startup that spun out of the Soil Association charity in 2022. Exchange is already working with hundreds of farmers and businesses including M&S, Sainsburys, Lloyds Banking Group and Riverford.

About the Opportunity

SA Exchange works with farmers to measure the environmental impacts of their farm across 6 different metrics – and then delivers bespoke advice on how those scores can be improved. Working alongside a farming advisor the technician’s responsibilities include arranging and carrying out infield assessment for soil and biodiversity. The role is flexible and you can arrange your own schedule. Training is expected to take place at the end of June, with the workload increasing significantly in the spring and summer months. A full job description is attached.

About You

With practical experience in agriculture, environmental or habitat conservation you will understand complex farming environments. You will have a can-do attitude and be happy to work outdoors in all weather conditions as the job can be physically demanding. You will be a confident communicator who is able to prioritise and meet deadlines. Most importantly, you will be committed to a fairer, more sustainable, and more profitable future for farming. We are particularly interested in applicants from Mid/Northern Scotland, North West England, North East England, Cornwall and Oxfordshire, but welcome applications from all over England, Wales and Scotland.

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Location

Home-Based, with travel across the UK

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