Vacancies

We currently have opportunities on our Processor Standards Comittee, our Horticultural Standards committee, and our Agricultural Standards committee.

Opportunities on the Processor Standards Committee

Are you an expert in food technology, retail or marketing? Our Processing Standards Committee needs you. The committee is one of eight standards committees at the heart of our standards development, feeding in the practical and technical knowledge to ensure our standards remain relevant, practical and pioneering.

Committee members

We are seeking candidates with skills or expertise – technical, production or academic – in the following sectors:

  • food additives
  • food technology
  • beverages (including alcohol)
  • dairy product manufacturing
  • retail
  • marketing

We are looking for people with:

  • empathy with our aims and objectives
  • excellent experience of the organic food manufacturing sector
  • experience of working to reach collective decisions.

We would welcome applications from people working in all sizes of business – large, small or micro businesses. By becoming involved you will add your voice to the one hundred-plus professionals involved in Soil Association standards development.

The committee meets up to three times a year, usually in Bristol or London. This is a voluntary position, with travel and subsistence costs reimbursed. All standards committee members join as individuals, not as representatives of companies or any commercial interest. For more details please send your CV and covering letter to Isabel Griffiths, Standards Manager at igriffiths@soilassociation.org by Friday 19 September 2014.

Opportunities on the Horticulture Standards Committee

Committee chair

A unique opportunity to lead the development of our standards for organic growers. The Chair is a voluntary position at the heart of our standards development, leading the committee and representing them as a member of our Standards Board.

We’d love to hear from you if you have:

  • empathy with our aims and objectives
  • in-depth experience of the organic horticulture sector
  • trust and authority within your sector
  • experience of chairing meetings to reach collective decisions.

The committee meets up to three times a year and you will also need to attend the Standards Board meetings three times a year. This is an unpaid post though travel expenses will be reimbursed.

If you are interested in applying, please contact Kathleen Robinson, Standards Project Manager: krobinson@soilassociation.org for more information. Closing date: 20th October 2014.

Opportunities on the Agriculture Standards Committee

Our Agriculture Standards Committee is one of eight standards committees, feeding in the practical and technical knowledge required to ensure our organic standards remain relevant, practical and pioneering.

Committee members

We are currently recruiting members for the Committee. If you have skills or expertise in organic agriculture and are keen to feed into the development of the Soil Association’s standards, please get in touch.

We are looking for candidates with:

  • Excellent experience in organic agriculture and/or the organic feed sector
  • Empathy with our aims and objectives
  • Experience of working to reach collective decisions

Lay member

We are also seeking a lay member to represent consumer interests on our Agriculture Standards Committee.

We’d like to hear from candidates with:

  • The ability to articulate the consumer or citizen perspective from an informed position
  • Empathy with our aims and objectives, and
  • Experience of working to reach collective decisions.

These positions are voluntary, but travel and subsistence expenses are paid, and the committee meets at least once a year, usually in Bristol or London. If you are interested, please contact Louise Hewetson lhewetson@soilassociation.org, 0117 914 2428 by 10 October. Applications must be by CV and covering letter.

 

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