Soil Association Exchange Technician

at Soil Association
Location Home-Based, with travel across the UK, United Kingdom
Date Posted 11/06/2024
Category Agriculture
Environment and Countryside
Job Type Full-Time Vacancies
Closing Date 23/06/2024
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Description

How to Apply

Soil Association Certification offers a huge range of organic and sustainable certification schemes across food, farming, catering, health and beauty, textiles and forestry which are recognised and trusted by consumers and businesses around the world. We’re the UK’s leading organic certifier – you’ll find our symbol on over 70% of organic products.

Soil Association Exchange is a new service for all UK farmers to help them farm in a way that improves the climate and protects nature and enhances their profitability. SA Exchange works with farmers to measure the environmental impact and provides advice and financial incentives on how the farm can improve.

Soil Association Exchange is a fast-paced, commercial startup that spun out of the Soil Association charity in 2022. Exchange is already working with hundreds of farmers and businesses including M&S, Sainsburys, Lloyds Banking Group and Riverford.

About the Opportunity

SA Exchange works with farmers to measure the environmental impacts of their farm across 6 different metrics – and then delivers bespoke advice on how those scores can be improved. Working alongside a farming advisor the technician’s responsibilities include arranging and carrying out infield assessment for soil and biodiversity. The role is flexible and you can arrange your own schedule. Training is expected to take place at the end of June, with the workload increasing significantly in the spring and summer months. A full job description is attached.

About You

With practical experience in agriculture, environmental or habitat conservation you will understand complex farming environments. You will have a can-do attitude and be happy to work outdoors in all weather conditions as the job can be physically demanding. You will be a confident communicator who is able to prioritise and meet deadlines. Most importantly, you will be committed to a fairer, more sustainable, and more profitable future for farming. We are particularly interested in applicants from Mid/Northern Scotland, North West England, North East England, Cornwall and Oxfordshire, but welcome applications from all over England, Wales and Scotland.

Please note we look at applications on arrival and reserve the right to close this vacancy early.

For full details including how to apply, please see download and click HERE

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