Certification Manager (non food)

The Soil Association
Business Development & Sales, FairTrade & Organic, Health, Medicine & Well Being
Salary Details
Contract Type
Hours per Week
Closing Date
A unique opportunity to manage the delivery of the certification business, promoting the growth of the certified organic beauty and textiles markets in the UK

Job Description

About the opportunity

As more citizens are making sustainable choices, you'll work to support in the management and delivery of certification services to Soil Association Certification businesses and manufacturers and work closely with the Business Development Team on business planning for the non-food sectors. You will line manage a small team of certification officers and provide a range of certification and account management services for a portfolio of organic businesses, contributing to Soil Association Certification’s reputation for outstanding customer service and technical excellence.

About you

• Excellent organisational skills

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Good listening skills

• Computer literate with good keyboard skills

• Diplomatic but authoritative

• Good relationship builder and support provider

• Able to work on own initiative and as part of a team

• Empathy with the commercial demands on businesses


37.5 hours per week, permanent contract

To Apply

Click ‘apply’ to submit your application form. Please note we look at applications on arrival and reserve the right to close this vacancy early.  Interviews are expected to take place week commencing 25th October 2021

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 from us to confirm whether they have made it through to the interview stage.

For any queries, please get in touch with recruitment@soilassociation.org

Please note we do not accept CVs or Cover Letters.


Company Description

About our organisation

The Soil Association, formed in 1946, is the only UK charity that 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, support farming innovation, serve healthy food in communities, champion and grow the organic market, and 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.