Senior Technical Manager
Location: Home Based
Salary: £45,028
Expires: 15/08/2022 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

A fantastic opportunity to lead the Forestry Technical and Training teams, as Senior Technical Manager. You will be responsible for coordinating the technical and training services and support provided by Soil Association Certification to our network and external audiences at a global scale, and ensuring our Forestry accreditations are maintained. You'll be leading the team on development of Quality Management Systems for existing and new schemes, oversees digital innovation in the Forestry team, and developing relationships with key external stakeholders on strategic issues.

About you

You will have extensive experience of forest management, environmental management, or the timber industry, and an excellent knowledge of certification in the forestry sector (FSC® and PEFC™). You will have experience in forest certification as an Auditor, as well as experience of quality systems management and accreditation internationally.

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

Full time with option for 4 days per week for the right candidate


Home based, with regular working in Bristol and travel as required

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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