Work with us

The Soil Association is the UK’s leading membership charity campaigning for healthy, humane and sustainable food, farming and land use.

If you are passionate about working to transform the way we eat, farm and care for the natural world, you’ve come to the right place.

About us

We started out on a single farm. Now we certify 70% of organic food in the UK. The Soil Association started pioneering a better world in 1946 and our team of around 300 employees have been working with this vision for positive change ever since.

Our standards of Health, Ecology, Fairness and Care apply to the way people tend soils, water, plants and animals in order to produce, prepare and distribute goods across the globe.

What's it like to work here?

We are proud to be recognised in the Best Company survey as a 1 Star Company by our staff.

There is a shared passion at the Soil Association, which makes it a great place to work.

Our 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. Our staff live our values and care for each other, as well as the environment.

You don’t need a farming background to join our team

There are two parts to the Soil Association:

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.

Benefits

  • 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 and flexible working

We are a living wage employer

The real Living Wage is based on the cost of living and we believe a hard day's work deserves a fair day's pay.

Our Offices

Bristol, England 
Soil Association 
Spear House 
51 Victoria Street 
Bristol, BS1 6AD

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0300 330 0100 
0117 314 5001

Edinburgh, Scotland 
Soil Association Scotland 
20 Potterrow 
Edinburgh, EH8 9BL

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0131 370 8150 
0131 666 1684

To contact our team directly, email recruitment@soilassociation.org or connect with us on LinkedIn for more job opportunities.

We have signed the Bristol Equality Charter, are a Disability Confident employer and our Diversity & Inclusion Commitment is available here

As a Disability Confident Committed Employer we have committed to:
• Ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible
• Communicating and promoting vacancies
• Offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job
• Anticipating and providing reasonable adjustments as required supporting any existing employee who acquires a disability or long term health condition, enabling them to stay in work
• At least one activity that will make a difference for disabled people

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Volunteer for us

As a charity, we often have opportunities for volunteers to contribute to our cause and gain great experience.