Website and Search Officer

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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: £26,110
Contract: Fixed-term, maternity cover
Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week
Location: Bristol
Looking for a digital role in the charity sector? Look no further! We’re looking for a full-time Website & Search Officer to join our Digital Engagement Team on a fixed-term contract.

The Web and Search Officer is a role that spans across the organisation, supporting colleagues in digital communications and compliance, often contributing to both reactive and proactive digital comms activity. You’ll sit in the newly formed Digital Engagement Team – a close team of existing Soil Association colleagues that have recently come together into a digital-focussed team.

This exciting role will focus on ensuring the development and management of the Soil Association website, implementing in-house iteration and optimisation of our website and Google Ads grant. You’ll play a critical role in delivering a high-quality user experience for all our audiences, have a knowledge of Accessibility and Usability standards, and ensure excellent performance of our website and Search channels.

You will report to the Senior Digital Comms Manager (Charity). You will also be co-supervised by Digital Content Marketing Manager for Certification 1.5 days a week.

Key Responsibilities

Please read the full Job Description for the role.


You’ll utilise your broad mix of digital comms knowledge and experience, including: best practise in digital communications and content development, user experience, search, analytics and reporting.


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).

Extra Details

Important dates
Closing date for applications: 9am, 17th August 2020
Interviews will take place: 2nd September 2020, via Skype

To Apply

Please submit your CV with a covering letter (both in Microsoft Word format) to [email protected] Failure to submit a covering letter may mean your application is removed from the shortlisting process.

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.

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