Senior Technical Officer
Location: Home Based
Salary: £28,818
Expires: 03/07/2022 23:59

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

We provide assurance to land-based carbon and nature-based solution projects. By validating and verifying carbon offsets and other ecosystem services we bring credibility to the Voluntary Carbon market. We are looking to expand our scope to deliver greater impact and support the implementation of genuine nature-based solutions to address the climate and biodiversity emergencies. We are a committed and dynamic new team, exploring opportunities and driving positive change. You will be the lead of technical development and management of accreditations for new and existing carbon and ecosystem service products. You'll work in partnership with SA Group colleagues and external organisations to develop robust assurance products. You will collaborate with offset programs, accreditation bodies and government departments.

About you

For this role you will have;

• Experience in land management, forestry, carbon, conservation or commodity sectors and/or

• Experience of working with, or knowledge of carbon/ sustainability standards, quality management systems and certification.

• Understanding of the principles of sustainable/ regenerative land management, biodiversity restoration and/or natural capital/ carbon/ ecosystem services

• Experience of training/ mentoring/ coaching others will be useful.

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

  • 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



Home based

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

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.

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