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Job Title: Research, Communications and Content Executive on Soils and Net Zero

About the Opportunity

The Sustainable Soils Alliance is looking for a Research, Communications and Content Executive to help deliver, manage and communicate the Alliance’s workstreams relating to one of the emerging, critical environmental issues of our age: healthy soil and its contribution to Net Zero. The role will consist of supporting and working closely with the Executive team and is ideally suited to someone who is looking to establish a career in environmental politics and communications in a small environmental NGO working with a wide variety of stakeholders.


The range of activities outlined below will be delivered within a framework for prioritising delivery and outcomes:

  • Work closely as part of the executive team
  • Research and monitoring of scientific and political developments
  • Research of specific areas relevant to SSA projects
  • Helping ensure delivery of agreed outputs and projects through proactive planning, monitoring and communication of progress
  • Drafting, presentation and proofreading of SSA outputs
  • Calendar management/oversight, meetings planning and meeting output drafting
  • Assisting with SSA communications strategy (including social media)
  • Coordination of SSA membership and newsletter
  • Maintaining SSA website
  • Identification of funding opportunities and scoping of applications
  • Assist with office management and administration

Qualifications, Knowledge, Experience and Skills

  • BA or BSc degree (you do not need to have a degree in either environmental science or politics, however you should have a demonstrable genuine interest in both of these areas)
  • Ability to understand and communicate science and policy clearly and concisely
  • Previous experience in a role requiring outstanding organisational skills, including independent planning, managing and coordination of tasks
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) accompanied by proofreading skills
  • Proficient IT skills including MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to support day-to day admin and office-related tasks

Personal Qualities

  • Committed to the overarching aims of the SSA and passionate about furthering these
  • Able to work independently and remotely while proactively maintaining internal communications
  • Demonstrable ability to work proactively and self organise
  • Able to work to deadlines and manage time well
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Great team player, able to work dynamically within a small team
  • An honest and open approach to communicating needs and doubts and seeking and receiving direction and feedback


The environmental sector is amongst the least diverse in the UK. We are working internally and with other green NGOs to address this where we can. We hope that the actions we take will ensure the opportunities offered by the SSA are available and attractive to people from a diverse range of backgrounds, especially those from communities who experience systemic marginalisation. We want the SSA to be a workplace where people feel comfortable, supported and empowered. No previous experience in the environmental sector is necessary for this role.

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How to apply

Please read our full job description for this role (see below) and submit the following via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:

  1. CV
  2. A one-page covering letter outlining your particular interest in soil and policy and relevant skills and experience.

Deadline: 24th July 11:59pm (interviews will be held on a rolling basis)

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