Soil Association

Farming Advisor

We are looking for a farming advisor who is passionate about making a more sustainable farming future a reality.

About the opportunity

We are looking for a farming advisor (employed and part time contracted roles are available) who is passionate about making a more sustainable farming future a reality. There will be training available to ensure you're ready to lead in this field. You will be part of the dynamic Farming and Land Use team developing agroecological farming practice and working on cutting edge technology to assist farmers in transitioning their farms to address the climate and nature challenges we face. The Farming and Land Use Team within the Soil Association delivers a significant portfolio of programmatic work in pursuit of our strategy to support a transition to agroecological farming practices and organic farming systems across the UK alongside providing agricultural expertise to all parts of the organisation. Key programmes you will be involved with include Innovative Farmers programme, EU programmes and Soil Association Exchange programme.

About you

We are looking for a business minded individual and skilled farm advisor with at least two years’ experience in the sector. We would love it if you already had experience of farm environmental advice and organic farming, but full training will be provided. You will be educated to degree level in a relevant topic, have practical experience of agriculture and an excellent understanding of the commercial realities of the food and farming sector. You will have experience of planning and delivering workshops and meetings with excellent presentation skills (oral and written). You will have excellent time management and organisational skills with high level IT skills. You will provide advice on agroecological farming approaches to farmers, growers, policy makers, government and other teams within the Soil Association, alongside delivery of projects and consultancy.

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 length of service
  • Pension scheme with ethical investment options and employer contribution
  • 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 per week

6 month fixed term contract with potential to be made permanent

Important dates

Interviews are expected to take place: Week commencing 16th May 2022