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Senior Marketing & Communications Manager

Soil Association

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Posted 4 days ago

Join our mission to revolutionize agroecological farming and soil health as a Communications Officer at the Soil Association

Overview

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£39000 - £41000

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Bristol with hybrid working

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Organisation Summary:
The Soil Association is a unique charity dedicated to paving the way for a sustainable future by focusing on human health, the environment, and animal welfare. With a history dating back to 1946, our work involves campaigning for change, supporting agricultural innovation, providing healthy food, growing the organic market, and protecting forests. Join our passionate team and contribute to making a tangible difference in the world.

  • Role Summary:
    • Create impactful communication strategies for EU Commissioned projects.
    • Engage with a diverse audience across digital, social media, and live events.
    • Collaborate with partners across 13 countries to promote project milestones.
    • Drive visibility and outreach for agroecological farming and soil health initiatives.
  • Role Requirements:
    • Proven experience in delivering communications strategies and meeting project goals.
    • Ability to handle complex information and produce accessible content for a wide audience.
    • Strong interpersonal skills for building relationships and collaborating with international teams.
    • Organizational prowess, with a knack for planning and adhering to budgets.
  • Application Process Details:
    • 27 days of annual holiday, increasing with service, plus bank holidays.
    • Supportive pension scheme and ethical investment options.
    • Complimentary membership and discounts on organic produce.
    • Opportunity for volunteer days and support of green initiatives.
    • Flexible working arrangements with a sociable workplace atmosphere.

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. That’s because we cannot tackle these issues in isolation.

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.

About the Opportunity

This is a great opportunity to bring your awesome skills at building communication strategies that deliver strong stakeholder engagement and build audience reach at pace across a range of channels including digital, social media and in-person events to the Soil Association Farmer Communications team. You'll be working across EU Commissioned pan-European projects working with researchers, scientists, farmers and land managers to reach a broad group of stakeholders from policy makers to farmers and citizens, paving the way for vital changes in agroecological farming and soil health management. As part of the communication network at the Soil Association, working closely with the Farmer & Land Use team of advisors, you will work with partners across 13 countries to capture the breakthrough moments of these high-profile projects and drive their visibility across our European project channels, and to our farming audiences from Soil Association.

About You

You will have significant experience in delivering communications strategies and activity that meet project targets and deadlines, working with multiple partners and contributors to tease out the most notable outputs and impact from the projects, and work with them to form a range of communications including news pieces, blog posts, podcast content, media articles and interviews, infographics, videos, events and lots of social media content. You will enjoy the challenge of turning complex, science-based outcomes in to content that is accessible and usable by a broad range of stakeholders, from policy makers to farmers, citizens to students, and to relevant pockets of industry. You are a people person, keen to make new contacts, build relationships and work closely with a broad group of partners in a collaborative way. You are organised, experienced at putting together activity plans that provide a strong blueprint for the project and work closely to budget.

Our 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
  • Sociable and engaging workplace of professionals that share a passion for healthy, sustainable lifestyle and produce

Hours

37.5 hours per week

Fixed Term - 12 Months

Location

Bristol with hybrid working (some European travel required)

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