Head of Innovative Finance

The Soil Association
Accountancy, Environment & Sustainability, FairTrade & Organic, Organic Farming & Gardening
Home based
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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

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 a head of innovative finance who will lead our work on ensuring the SA Exchange is a viable business and that farmers are fairly, financially compensated for doing the right thing for climate and nature.

We are looking for people who:

- Have extensive experience designing and delivering innovative financial products to tackle climate change.

- Can build compelling business cases for sustainability to engage food and agriculture companies.

- Are passionate about helping farmers to protect our climate, nature and health.


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 16th 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.