We provide Organic and Biodynamic (Demeter) certification for over 270 licensees in the UK.
Inspectors are responsible for visiting licensees across the UK for the purpose of assessing their operation for conformity to Demeter and or Organic Standards.
Key tasks are as follows
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
Inspectors must have knowledge of the principles underpinning organic production and an understanding of Demeter and Organic Standards and have the ability to communicate clearly and write clear, concise reports.
To be an effective Inspector, an applicant needs to demonstrate both academic ability and practical experience. He or she must have sufficient maturity to enable them to handle potentially difficult situations and to make important decisions relating both to the integrity of Demeter and Organic Standards and the effect on individual businesses. They should be able to maintain the confidence of the licensees at all times.
Applicants will have a degree in agriculture or other relevant field. Alternatively, it may be allowable to demonstrate satisfactory ability without such qualification if other aspects are fully met. This might be, for example, where an applicant can demonstrate relevant experience in an appropriate area of work or satisfactory service as an Inspector in a related field.
The applicant will have obtained relevant work experience either during or after qualification. They will have obtained five years general work experience of which two should be directly relevant to the sector they wish to inspect. Producer Inspectors should have experience of a wide range of crop production and of livestock husbandry.
All Approved BDA Certification Inspectors will receive an initial training and subsequently have a working knowledge of:
Upon initial commencement of employment with BDA Certification, Inspectors will receive at least two accompanied Assessments which will be carried out with the Managing Director, a senior Inspector, Technical or Certification Officer.
On-going training consists of annual Inspector Training Days with all inspectors, the Managing Director, Technical Officers and other members of staff (Administrator, Certification and Project Officers) as required. In addition, on-going feedback is given by Certification and Project Officers to inspectors.
Inspectors are deployed under a self-employed contract.
Inspections are paid on a flat rate per inspection basis according to the annually issued Inspector Fees document.
For more information see www.bdcertification.org.uk
If you are interested in applying please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a covering letter, CV and contact details no later than Tuesday 14th January.