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Head of Technical – Forestry

About the Company

Job Information

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  • Salary

    £56,000 pa - £58,500

  • Date Posted


  • Closing Date

    Closing Soon 10/09/2023

Job 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.

About the Opportunity

An opportunity has arisen to work at a senior level internationally in our growing Forestry team to have global impact. We work mainly with FSC and PEFC forest management and chain of custody certification schemes, delivering support to the wider team and our worldwide network, covering about 60 countries. This position leads on technical and accreditation, as well as development and delivery of a well-respected training programme. Every day is different, and challenging, and you will be working with a fantastic group of people to ensure we deliver with the highest integrity and credibility.

About You

You will bring extensive practical experience of forest management, environmental management, the wood industry or similar, with a strong knowledge of the how standards in the forestry sector work and ideally significant experience leading audits for FSC and/or PEFC certification. You understand Quality Management Systems and their importance, and how accreditation works. You have experience managing a small – medium-sized team and working internationally, and bring experience as a trainer.

Professional membership of the Institute of Chartered Foresters or another relevant professional body is desirable.

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