Forestry Training Development Manager

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

This is a fantastic opportunity to lead a dynamic forestry training team, as the Forestry Training Development Manager. You’ll be responsible for the continued success of the Soil Association accredited FSC ® courses and management of the team, as well as the continued development of new courses relevant to the Soil Associations mission for forestry and wider natural capital opportunities.

About you

You will have experience of managing, developing and delivering training programmes, delivered through a variety of mechanisms (in-person, remote through online platforms and online as e-learning). You will be experienced at marketing training provision and providing a high-quality customer training experience. You will deliver results in training organisation, development and delivery using a mix of internal and external resource. You will ideally have experience in forest certification and wider natural capital development, as well as experience of managing accredited training programmes.

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 desired but part-time considered 4 days a week



Home based

Important dates

Interviews are expected to take place: 27th June 2022

How to Apply

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Key Information




Soil Association




Full Time




Environment, Sustainability


Home Based, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

19th June 2022 at 1:23pm

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