The Soil Association is the charity that digs deeper to transform the way we eat, farm and care for our natural world.

We want to live in a world which is in balance with nature and a future with good health and a safe climate.

In order to achieve that, it is our mission to help everyone understand and explore the vital relationship between the health of soil, plants, animals and people. Campaigning, educating and helping everyone to grow better together.

The charity helped to establish, and has ongoing involvement in:

  1. Our wholly owned subsidiary Soil Association Certification Limited, the UK’s largest organic certification body.
  2. Food for Life, our programme making good food the easy choice for everyone.
  3. The Soil Association Land Trust, who acquire and maintain farmland sustainably and to connect the public with land stewardship.

We’re also a lead partner in several programmes working directly with communities to deliver positive change in food and farming, including: Innovative FarmersSustainable Food Places, Food For Life Get Togethers and more.


Our Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

The Soil Association is an equal opportunities employer. As we seek to protect the diversity of our natural world, we’re also working to celebrate the diversity of people, and make our workplace a welcoming environment for all.

This means creating a workplace which is fair, safe, accessible and inclusive, where everyone feels like they belong, like they have a voice, and that they can succeed and thrive.

We know that we are a long way off this target, but we’re committed to the journey. As well as our organisation, the farming and environment sectors are not as inclusive and accessible as we would like them to be, and we’d like to address this however we can.

Our current focus is on improving the inclusivity of our recruitment and workforce procedures, and setting equality goals in our next People Plan. We believe these are the most meaningful first steps we can take. It’s through our people we can aspire to be greater, in including new communities and audiences, learning about cultures and lifestyles, understanding how our work can change lives, and help others do likewise.


Additional Information

We are a Disability Confident employer, we have signed up to the Bristol Equality Charter (we might be signing up to 2 or 3 other things around race or mental health in coming months), and we have introduced blind shortlisting into our recruitment process.






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