Certification Officer

Soil Association


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.

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.

About the Opportunity

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with experience in the farming industry and
customer service delivery to join us as an office based organic certification officer. You will
have practical farming/growing experience, ideally with livestock and you will have an
understanding of the principles of organic food and farming and the certification processes

About You

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent experience, ideally in
an agricultural subject, be an excellent relationship builder, highly organised, flexible and
have an awareness of the commercial demands on the farming businesses. Excellent verbal and
written communication skills, computer literacy and a confident approach to service delivery
and the ability to provide solutions within tight deadlines along with practical agricultural
experience are essential.

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 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


37.5 hours per week




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