We are looking for a bright, energetic, and ambitious person, who shares our passion for biodynamic and organic food and farming to take up the challenge to drive Demeter UK & BDA Certification forwards, and lead a small dedicated team of certification professionals to successfully grow the business post Brexit.
We are a small, friendly, hands on organisation and place a high priority on professional expertise, personal service, and building long lasting relationships with our licensees. Our successful candidate will relish the complexities of certification, be a caring people-centric person, innovative in thought, practical in deed, and demonstrate proven leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.
Demeter UK and BDA Certification are unique among the UK’s certifying bodies in offering both organic and Demeter (biodynamic) certification services. The certification manager will be fully responsible for both, and report directly to the board.
Experience in the organic certification and knowledge of Quality Assurance Systems and relevant EU Organic, UK and Demeter International Regulations and Standards is essential, as well as managerial experience appropriate to a small team of office based staff and inspectors who work remotely. In addition, the successful candidate will have: –
Location: Our office is based in Stroud, Gloucestershire. The successful candidate could be home based, but will be expected to spend 2 days minimum in the office, attend external meetings in the UK, and also attend Demeter International meetings abroad.
Salary: £29 – £32k depending on experience
This is a full time position: for full job particulars please contact Margaret at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel +44 1453 766296.
Applications close on Friday the 7th of September; interviews will be held in the week commencing Monday the 17th of September. We look forward to hearing from you