Soil Association

Marketing and Communications Manager

We campaign for change, support farming innovation, serve healthy food in communities, support and grow the organic market, and protect forests.

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, support farming innovation, serve healthy food in communities, support and grow the organic market, and protect forests. We couldn't do 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

The Food For Life Get Togethers (FFLGT) programme supports and enables the connection of communities through food, and we are looking for a Communications Manager to join our team. We coordinate a varied and exciting communications plan through the programme's fourth year. The FFLGT programme has been hugely successful, and this role will continue to engage community organisers in the range of key events and network activities that have been pivotal to its success whilst also disseminating the learnings that have come out of the programme to a range of key stakeholders in its final year to ensure the legacy of the programme and its participants its lived long beyond the end of the current programme.

About you

You are an outstanding communicator who can support and enable communities to come together through food, sharing knowledge, ideas & access to resources, and growing and strengthening their connections. You have experience in maximising the impact of programme outputs through delivering clear communications that share the learnings and legacy of the programme with key stakeholders and partners.

You will:

• Work closely with the Programme Team to develop engaging and effective communications plans and outputs, including network engagement and key events

• Bring to life impact reports to share learning with key audiences groups

• Work with the FFL Comms team to coordinate key messages across social channels, FFLGT microsite and relevant Press

• Support with establishing a legacy for the role of community-led food leadership internally and externally

• Develop relationships across the Soil Association to share the impact of FFLGT with other SA audiences.

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
  • Pension scheme with ethical investment options and employer contribution rising with length of service
  • Free membership in 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 a healthy, sustainable lifestyle and produce

Hours

37.5 hours per week

Permanent

Location

Bristol with hybrid working (2 days per week working from the office)

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.

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For any queries, please get in touch with recruitment@soilassociation.org

Please note we do not accept CVs or Cover Letters.

We know the value of diversity in nature and want it in our organisation. We recognise that diverse backgrounds and experiences will bring a fresh perspective to our work. If you're not sure about applying, please get in touch with us for a chat.

Thank you for your interest in supporting our work at the Soil Association.