Forestry Technical Manager



Organisation
Soil Association
Reference
SOIL136424
Sector
Environment & Sustainability, FairTrade & Organic, Management, Other
Location
Remote
Salary Details
£31,705
Contract Type
Part time
Closing Date
15/08/2022
We are looking for a Technical Forestry Manager to join our essential technical service team.

Job Description

About the opportunity

This is a central role providing an essential technical service to employees, auditors and customers of Soil Association Certification for all its forestry schemes world-wide, providing guidance to certification staff and auditors in operational delivery, and working with key external stakeholders on technical issues. The role supports delivery of our accreditation requirements and includes an element of training to staff and auditors.

About you

The successful candidate will have degree in forestry, wood science, ecology, environment or a related discipline and/or considerable practical experience in one or more of these fields. Excellent knowledge of certification, quality systems and accreditation, and knowledge of the content and implementation of standards in the forestry sector/experience leading audits are desirable, as is experience in training delivery.

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

Hours

30 hours per week

Permanent

Location

Home Based

Company Description

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.