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Be part of our growing good food movement
Are you passionate about transforming the way we eat, farm and care for the natural world? At the Soil Association you can put your passion to work.
Our organisation started in 1946 to pioneer a better world – one where we can all farm, eat and live healthily in balance with the environment. Our team of around 250 employees have been working with this vision for positive change ever since. We’re farming, growing, buying, cooking and eating. We’re campaigning, lobbying and certifying. We’re running research programmes that pave the way for change. And we’re inspiring millions of people to take their own step towards a sustainable future. Follow this link to read more about us.
Working at the Soil Association, you will have more than a job – you will be part of an organic community and part of our growing good food movement.
What can I do?
There are two parts to the Soil Association: there’s the charity, and then its wholly owned not for profit business – Soil Association Certification. This means we have diverse and interesting roles.
We employ people in areas such as fundraising, communications, policy, project delivery, inspection and certification, quality, customer service and business development. We also have a range of administrative and corporate services roles across the organisation.
Roles may be based in our Bristol or Edinburgh offices or in some instances are home/field based working alongside our partners, customers and beneficiaries.
Our job opportunities
Please follow this link to read about our current job opportunities and find out more about the people who work here, plus all the benefits you will get when working for us.
Please check this page regularly for new job roles. Or connect with us on LinkedIn to receive regular updates about our job opportunities.
Whilst we do not offer internships, if you are keen to support our work and get some valuable work experience, we do offer volunteering placements with us. Please visit our support us page to find out about volunteering with us.
What’s it like to work here?
Our staff surveys consistently tell us staff are positive about working here. There is a shared passion at the Soil Association, which makes it a great place to work. Our staff live our values and care for each other, as well as the environment.
This year we were listed 24th in the the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to work for. We are proud to be recognised in the survey as a 2 Star Company by our staff.
Our organisational values are based on the organic principles of health, ecology, fairness and care. They were developed with our staff and our executive team. Our values shape everything we do and are reflected in the way we work. Follow this link to read more about these principles.
Our employee benefits
Working with us you will have access to a range of employee benefits including:
- 27 days annual holiday plus bank holidays, increasing to 30 days with service
- A defined contribution pension scheme
- Free membership of the Soil Association Charity
- Discounts on organic produce, farm visits
- Volunteer days to give back to the local community or support green initiatives
- Family friendly policies, flexible working and childcare vouchers
- Cycle to work, Bristol Pound scheme
Follow the ladybird to read about our current job opportunities at the Soil Association
While you’re here…
…we’ve got a small favour to ask. As a charity we rely on fundraising to do our vital work. We champion a world where people, farm animals and nature can thrive – and we’ve made huge steps forward working with farmers, growers and researchers to find pioneering and practical solutions to today’s farming challenges. But there’s so much more to be done.
You can help change the way we farm and eat for good. If everyone who visits our website and cares about the food they eat and how it’s been produced, makes a small contribution today, we can do more of the work that really matters.