SA Exchange Technician



Organisation
Soil Association
Reference
SOIL132098
Sector
Environment & Sustainability, FairTrade & Organic, Organic Farming & Gardening
Location
Nationwide
Salary Details
£15.70 per hour
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours per Week
37.5
Closing Date
29/05/2022
We are looking for enthusiastic, adaptable and self-motivated individuals with some practical experience of agriculture and/or farmland environment / habitat conservation who love being out on farms.

Job Description

About the opportunity

Soil Association Exchange is a fast developing digital platform designed to measure the ecological health of a farm. It will use the best available technology to provide comprehensive and scientifically rigorous data to show the impact of a farming or forestry on the land. Be part of the exciting piloting phase of the on farm metrics and outcomes being tested, with baseline data collected across 130 farms. Working alongside a farming advisor the responsibilities include infield assessment for soil and biodiversity, water testing and animal welfare assessments. All data will be logged electronically on site. Full training will be provided

About you

We are looking for enthusiastic, adaptable and self-motivated individuals with some practical experience of agriculture and/or farmland environment / habitat conservation who love being out on farms. We would love them to have a good understanding of the principles of agroecological farming systems and experience of soil and biodiversity assessment or on farm audits, but full training will be provided. Key qualities we are looking for include being able to work on your own initiative but also as part of small teams; and be able to prioritise and meet deadlines with excellent time management and organisational skills. Be a confident communicator with an empathy and understanding of farmer and grower situations. You will need to be physically fit, computer literate especially in Excel, use of apps and digital recording platforms and have a full driving license.

Hours

Casual zero-hours contract

Working day 9.00 - 17.30

Location

Nationwide - Home Based - Travel Required

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.