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 is the UK's largest organic certification body, responsible for certifying over 70% of all organic products sold in the country. We certify organic food and farming, organic textiles and organic beauty products. Since 1973 our team has built up extensive practical experience and provide unrivalled support before, during and after certification.
About the opportunity
We are looking for auditors to inspect organic food manufacturers in West Midlands of England/Welsh Borders. It may include farms, health & beauty or textile production for an experienced candidate. As representatives of the Soil Association Certification it is imperative that Inspectors are professional and personable in how they approach their work and can connect people from various communities and backgrounds to deliver excellent customer service. A successful candidate will have, industry understanding to help develop relationships with our licensees, appreciating the pressure and demands faced by them. They should show confidence, knowledge and authority in the role they perform and behaviours they demonstrate. Including time management of diaries and audits, and managing feedback during inspections which could include discussing non-compliant matters and actions required for improvement.
Inspection Day (soilassociation.org)
We offer a range of financial and lifestyle benefits to all our employees, including:
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
37.5 hours per week
22.5 hours per week or contracted may be considered
Home based - West Midlands
Car allowance given for travel
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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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.