Senior Technical 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

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

How to Apply

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Key Information




Soil Association




Full Time, Part Time




Communication, Environment, Sustainability


Home Based, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

10th September 2022 at 4:04pm

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