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SA Exchange Technician

Soil Association


Posted 2 weeks ago

Join the UK's leading organic certifier and drive sustainable farming practices as a Soil Technician


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£120 - £220

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Home-Based, UK - Travel

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary: Soil Association Certification is at the forefront of organic and sustainable certification, impacting a wide array of sectors including food, farming, and forestry. As the UK's primary organic certifier, our symbol represents trust and quality on over 70% of organic products. Our new initiative, Soil Association Exchange, aims to empower farmers to adopt practices that are profitable, climate-friendly, and nature-preserving.

  • Role Summary:
    • Work with farmers to gauge environmental impacts using six key metrics.
    • Provide tailored advice for environmental improvement.
    • Conduct in-field assessments for soil and biodiversity in collaboration with farming advisors.
    • Flexibility to create your schedule.
    • Training scheduled for late June, with peak workload in spring and summer.
  • Role Requirements:
    • Experience in agriculture, environmental science, or habitat conservation.
    • A proactive, adaptable approach to outdoor work in varying climates.
    • Strong communication skills and ability to meet deadlines.
    • Commitment to fostering a sustainable and profitable future for farming.
    • Open to applicants from various UK regions, with emphasis on specific areas mentioned.
  • Application Process Details:
    • Apply directly through the provided 'apply now' link.
    • Applications are reviewed upon receipt; early closure of vacancy is possible.
    • Confirmation emails are sent post-application; check junk/spam folders.
    • Email communication will follow to inform candidates if they have progressed to the interview stage.
    • Direct CVs or Cover Letters are not accepted.

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.

The Role 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.

Job Requirements 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.

Benefits 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.

Application Details To Apply Click ‘apply now ’ to submit your application form. Please note we look at applications on arrival and reserve the right to close this vacancy early. Please check your junk/spam folder if you do not receive a confirmation email upon submitting your application. All candidates will subsequently receive an email to confirm whether they have made it through to interview stage. For any queries, please contact [email removed - click apply for more details] Please note we do not accept CVs or Cover Letters.


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