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Soil Association Certification Limited is the UK’s leading certification body for organic farming and production. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Soil Association, the leading environmental charity campaigning for people and planet-friendly food and farming.
We are seeking a Certification Manager to join a dedicated team delivering certification services to farmers and growers. You will support the Senior Certification Manager (Producers) in the management and delivery of certification services to all Soil Association organic farmers and growers.
You will be responsible for managing a small team of certification officers and managing of a portfolio of organic farmers with a diverse range of production systems.
The successful candidate will have substantial practical experience or equivalent in agriculture or horticulture and experience of managing a team. Although this role is mainly office based you will be required to make regular account management visits to build good customer relationships.
You will need to be educated to degree level in agriculture or a related subject. Excellent written skills, a confident approach to service delivery and the ability to provide solutions within tight deadlines, whilst ensuring adherence to Soil Association organic standards are essential.
You will also have a sound knowledge of certification procedures, preferably in an accredited commercial, customer-focused environment, plus experience of managing people.
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Closing date for applications: Wednesday 6th February 2013
Interviews are likely to be held on Friday 15th February 2013
For more information about Soil Association Certification visit www.sacert.org