Head of Knowledge Exchange
Location: Home Based
Salary: £42,000 - £44,000
Expires: 04/07/2022 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

The Soil Association is inspiring more farmers and growers to join the agroecology movement and equip them with the skills and knowledge to help their business innovate and change. This role will ensure that expert knowledge is identified, captured and shared with farmers and growers across all F&LU activities in the most impactful way. You will build knowledge of the value and application of agroecology with farmers and growers in the UK and Europe, enabling more opportunities for funding and other income sources, to expand our capacity and impact. You will develop and maintain a KE and Outreach strategy and process and manage the delivery plan including on-farm demonstration days, workshops, webinars, training courses, technical and practical guidance plus the establishment of a network of demonstration farms. You will lead the direct KE and Outreach team and work closely with the F&LU advisors and technical staff to ensure that all the assets developed are as effective as possible

About you

  • You will be passionate about nature friendly farming.
  • You will be a credible voice for agroecology with significant experience of the provision of knowledge exchange and outreach/ engagement activities for agriculture or a closely related sector.
  • You will bring experience of delivering to project/programme/funder requirements, an understanding of all relevant policies and statutory requirements relevant to outreach activity and be an inspiring people person.
  • You will be well organised and self-motivated, adaptable, flexible and be an excellent relationship builder.
  • You will have excellent interpersonal, communication and strong digital skills.

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

Hours

37.5 hours a week

Permanent

Location

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 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.

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