Comms & Marketing Manager

About Soil Association

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

The Soil Association is registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales, charity number 206862 and with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, charity number SCO39168.

The Charity has a wholly owned subsidiary Soil Association Certification Limited, the UK’s largest organic certification body.  This is run as a not for profit company that as well as helping to deliver parts of the Charity’s strategy also generates financial returns that are ploughed back into the Charity’s wider work. Find out more about Soil Association Certification.

The Charity helped to establish and has ongoing involvement in the Soil Association Land Trust.  The Land Trust is a charity in its own right, charity number 1121011, established to acquire and maintain farmland sustainably and to connect the public with land stewardship.

Job Description 

  • Salary: £32,395 pro rata (£25,916 actual per annum)
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Hours: Part-time, 30 hours per week
    Location: Bristol

This is an exciting new role within a brand new team that will lead on engaging with people as citizens in order to inspire agency with our charitable mission.

Leading on our citizenship work across the organisation, you will deliver engaging and measurable content and communications to our audiences, inspiring a growing movement of people that are active participants in our food, farming and forestry systems.

This is a crucial role in delivering our new 10 year organisational strategy.

Key Responsibilities 

Please read our full job description for this role.


  • Experience of developing and delivering B2C multi-channel comms and marketing campaigns, including online and offline.
  • Sound and demonstrable knowledge of digital marketing platforms and techniques.
  • Experience of working in cross functional teams and project group working to deliver plans.
  • Fundraising experience and knowledge of fundraising best practice.
  • 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 (pro rata for part-time). For more information on our benefits please visit our website.

Extra Details

Closing date for applications: 9am, Thursday 13th August 2020
Interviews are expected to take place: w/c 24th August 2020, via video call

Please submit your CV with a covering letter (both in Microsoft Word format) to Your covering letter must cover the “essential” criteria listed in the Job Description, and please also detail how you would approach communicating the Soil Association’s charitable mission to a new citizen audience.

Failure to submit a covering letter may mean your application is removed from the shortlisting process. Please make sure that the file names of the documents you attach contain your name (first name and surname).

Please note we look at applications on arrival and reserve the right to close this vacancy early.

Soil Association is committed to providing equal opportunities for all applicants regardless of their background. We value diversity whilst also acknowledging that people from certain backgrounds are underrepresented in our organisation. If you’re not sure about applying, please get in touch with us for a chat.

Thank you for your interest in supporting our work at the Soil Association.