the Soil Association influences policy ‘from the ground up’ and is focused on achieving a mainstream transition to agroecological farming, regenerative forestry and healthy and sustainable diets. This is a new role with an initial focus on agriculture legislation, the Sustainable Farming Scheme and wider land use policy, but with the opportunity to define our best role in influencing wider food policy in Wales. The role will involve close working with the Soil Association senior policy leads in Scotland and England and with farming organisations and partner NGOs in Food Policy Alliance Cymru. This is a home-based role with frequent travel to Cardiff and the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues at the Bristol office.
• Commitment to continuous improvement in Welsh language if not a Welsh speaker
• High credibility with policy audiences
• Mature understanding of how policy change happens and how to play an effective role.
• Initiative, self-direction and motivation, as part of a virtual networked team.
• Excellent facilitation and networking skills, able to maintain and build extensive contacts
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 increasing with length of service
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
30 - 37.5 hours per week
Home based - Wales/Cardiff