The Soil Association was formed in 1946 to pioneer a better world – one where we can all farm, eat and live healthily in balance with the environment. Today, we’re still dedicated to making positive change happen. Our work revolves around making the case for sustainable farming systems and supporting farmers and growers to make this transition.
We support farming innovation and farmer-led research through programmes which provide a platform for farmers and growers to develop and share knowledge and skills. We are inspiring millions of people to take their own step towards a sustainable future.
About the opportunity
The UK is on the brink of the biggest change to agricultural policy in 50 years. And with climate emergency beginning to show its face in the UK’s seasons, working to make our farming system more resilient and sustainable is absolutely vital. This is a fantastic opportunity to tell the stories of the farmers who are pioneering this transition. Your job will be to inspire more farmers to join the movement to towards agroecological farming whilst trying to make sure that the organic innovators get the public recognition they deserve.
Examples of your activities include; producing films about agroforestry projects, coordinating the farming magazine that goes out to all Soil Association licensees and supporters, interviewing farmers who are working to build fertility into their soils with cover crops and diverse pastures and facilitating DIY content from dairy farmers sharing ways to use less antibiotics on their cows.
You will be an outstanding communicator and marketer who can work across the organisation, write and deliver a communications plan to engage both organic producers and the wider farming community. You will:
We are looking for a person who is:
Our employee benefits
Working with us you will have a range of financial and lifestyle benefits, including 27 days annual holiday plus bank holidays, increasing to 30 days with service (pro rata for part-time). For more information on our benefits please visit our website.