Head of Agricultural Advice



Organisation
The Soil Association
Reference
VAC-58005
Sector
Environment & Sustainability, FairTrade & Organic, Organic Farming & Gardening
Location
Home based
Salary Details
c. £40,000
Contract Type
Fixed
Hours per Week
37.5
Closing Date
01/11/2021
An exciting opportunity to take a leading role in a new, fast-paced start-up to help farmers tackle the nature and climate crises

Job Description

About the opportunity

An exciting opportunity to take a leading role in a new, fast-paced start-up to help farmers tackle the nature and climate crises. The start-up is being incubated within the Soil Association and aims to help all farmers measure and improve the ecological health of their farm and get financially rewarded in the process. We are looking for an exceptional Head of Agricultural Advice who will design a service to guide farmers, both online and in person, to adopt more agroecological/regenerative practices.

About you

We are looking for people who:

- Have a proven track-record on working with farmers at scale to help them change agricultural practices.

- Have extensive experience supporting farmers to farm more agroecologically.

- Have a large and diverse network of UK farmers

- Are passionate about making farming one of the solutions to climate change.

Hours

37.5 hours per week, fixed term for 12 months

To Apply

Click ‘apply’ to submit your application form. Please note we do not accept CVs or Cover Letters and reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive a sufficient number of applications. Proposed interview date is 15th November 2021

Please check your junk/spam folder if you do not receive a confirmation email upon submitting your application. All candidates will receive an email to confirm whether they have made it through to the interview stage.

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

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 our work at the Soil Association.

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.