Certification Officer - Forestry
Hours: Full time
Location: Bristol, UK
Soil Association Certification Limited (SACL) is the UK’s leading certification body for organic farming, production and forestry. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Soil Association, the leading environmental charity campaigning for people and planet-friendly food and farming.
As part of the ongoing development process of our global Forestry programme, we are now recruiting and welcome interest from highly motivated individuals with suitable qualifications and experience to contribute to the delivery our forestry and chain of custody certification schemes.
About the opportunity
This role will be supporting across all our Forestry certification teams Worldwide.
The Certification Officer role is a supporting role assisting team members who deal with Forest Managers and/or wood processors guiding new and existing clients through certification processes in a timely manner. You will ensure that all requirements relating to Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®), the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC™) and other relevant bodies are met and adhered to.
The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent in Forestry, Wood Science, Ecology, Environment or related subject. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, computer literacy and a confident approach to service delivery and the ability to provide solutions within tight deadlines are essential.
You will also have substantial administrative and customer care experience alongside experience of forest management, environmental management, wood industry or related discipline. It would also be advantageous to have competency in a second language particularly any of the following; Chinese, Spanish, Romanian, Russian, Turkish.
For a more information about this vacancy, please read the job description.
Our employee benefits
Working with us you will have a range of financial and lifestyle 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
Closing date for applications: 9am, Wednesday 8th January 2020.
Interviews are expected to take place on one of the following dates: 22nd/23rd January
Please note we will look at applications on arrival and reserve the right to bring the closing date forward at any time.
Please submit your CV with a covering letter, outlining your relevant skills and experience for the role, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure that the file names of the documents you attach contain your name (first name and surname) and you clearly indicate which position you are applying for.
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