14 March 2017

CJS and your personal data.

With so much chatter about internet security, wiretapped microwaves, hacked TVs, websites knowing if you're a person or computer just by your browsing behavior, smart phones listening in and providing you with personalised adverts based on what they've heard - no really (or so they say, albeit quietly, just in case the dishwasher is listening!) and even the creator of the internet saying we've lost control of our personal data it seems a good time to remind you about what CJS does with the information you provide to us.

Which is fundamentally nothing - or really just as much as necessary. 

Our Privacy Policy, in short, is: Not to sell, give or exchange your details with anyone not entitled to have access to them.  That last bit is because people like HMRC sometimes need to examine our records.  We only ever ask you for the minimum details required to deliver your newsletters meaning we hold very little about you. Read the policy in full here.

What we hold
If you sign up to the free daily email or monthly professional newsletter all we have is your email address - that's it and that's all we use it for, sending you the email and remember you can unsubscribe at any time.
If you are a subscriber to the weekly newsletter we need a little more to be able to process your subscription, so we have your name, address, email address and details of when and how you paid your subscription, online card payments are handled by PayPal and WorldPay so we don't see or keep your card details, for over the phone transactions these are also processed by WorldPay, the card details that we take to process your payment is destroyed as soon as the card payment is processed and we hold a PCI DSS (that's confirmation, and a pretty certificate, that says we're responsible with your details and meet the credit card industry standards). We are also registered with the Information Commissioner's Office, our register entry is: Z9570707
You may contact us and ask for a copy of the information we hold on you file for you and we will send the information straight back to the address we have on file for you - that's so that we know it's going to you and no one else.

What else?
We limit the use of cookies on the website to the barest minimum, we do have to use analytics to track which pages are viewed simply because advertisers like to know how popular their adverts are and when we relied on our in-house server logs instead of certified analytics the ad agencies wouldn't accept the information so we reluctantly added google analytics to the site.
I would tell you how to switch off cookies (there are lots of ways for different browsers - google it), add no trackers to your browsers and similar measures but it all seems quite pointless when you read the articles linked above but also because we received a marketing email suggesting that the sending company, a google partner, could "show you how, through reverse IP lookup, we can identify the companies and individuals visiting your site. I can also provide you with the contact info - including names, emails and phone numbers - of these visitors, effectively doubling or tripling the number of leads that can be harvested from your existing web traffic".  Needless to say it was immediately deleted.  If you're feeling a bit threatened by what's available about you online without you knowing about it before you don the tin-foil hat read some advice from hacker, Kevin Mitnick about how to become invisible online (warning though if you follow some of his simpler advice and install an ad-blocker the site will ask you to turn it off - you just can't win!)



09 March 2017

CJS Professional: March edition

The latest edition of CJS Professional is now online, read it in full here: www.countryside-jobs.com/Professional/current.htm   You may need to refresh your browser.

Jobs advertised in this Month's edition:
Senior Ecologist, JFA Ltd (South East England, Part or full time, allowing for home flexible working)
Ranger, Severn Trent (Carsington, Derbyshire, Draycote, Warwickshire & Staunton Harold, Leicestershire, 12 month placements)
Estate Worker / Landscape Gardener, Hestercombe Gardens Trust (Taunton, Somerset)
Seasonal Field Surveyors, FOA Ecology (Surrey)
Head Ranger, Finlaystone Estate (nr Glasgow)
Firearms Officer, BASC (Chester)
Deer Officer, BASC (Chester)
Grassland Conservation Officer, Cumbria Wildlife Trust (2 year fixed contract, 21 hours per week)
Habitat Creation Consultant, Middlemarch Environmental Ltd (Midlands)
Canal Cultural Heritage Officer, Scottish Waterways Trust (Falkirk)
Volunteering Supervisor, Scottish Waterways Trust (Glasgow)
Canal Life Officer Highland, Scottish Waterways Trust (Inverness)
Conservation Support Officer (Wildlife), Yorkshire Dales NPA (15 hours per week, job share)
Outdoor Woodland Learning - Intern, Surrey Wildlife Trust (Full time for 6 months or part time for 12 months)
Ecological Contractor / Landscaping Foreman, Keystone Habitats (Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire)
Assistant Access & Recreation Officer, Dartmoor NPA (Bovey Tracey, Devon)
Sheffield Lakeland Landscape Partnership Consultation & Engagement Officer, Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust (18.75 hours per week)

CJS Notices
CJS Focus on Volunteering in full with PDF download option.
29 pages in total, the lead article is from Keep Britain Tidy; working to promote their Great British Spring Clean they describe some of the achievements over the last year and how you can get involved in the initiative either as an individual or as an organisation. Volunteer Scotland describes their Volunteer Management Model and how it can be used in volunteer management to ensure volunteer needs are met. CIEEM talks about some of their research findings in to skills gaps & shortages in the sector and how work experience is one of the best ways to get your first job. Hedgelaying is an activity often carried out by volunteers; Derrick Hale describes how to get the best result from a volunteer group for both the hedge and the volunteer. Volunteer Fairs are a great way to promote your opportunities; the New Forest NPA outline 10 steps to a successful fair.

The next edition will be: CJS Focus on Fundraising & Promotion in association with Environmental Funders Network
We're looking at all aspects of promotion and fundraising within the countryside sector. More information can be found here

The second article from our Featured Charity: Plantlife is titled ‘Creating a wildflower garden’
Want to grow your own shady characters and cornfield jewels? We’ll show you how, says Plantlife’s Botanical Specialist, Trevor Dines

Surveys and Citizen Science: . Click here to see additions made during February.
1 new listing this month

Top headlines from the past month: Click here to read
The big story of the month is the release of the Communities and Local Government (CLG) Committee report on public parks. It warns that parks are at a tipping point and face a period of decline with potentially severe consequences unless their vital contribution to areas such as public health, community integration and climate change mitigation is recognised.

Training Calendar Click here to read
Short Courses and Events in May. 13 pages
Plus details of recent additions to the Training Directory

Grants and Funding Click here
2 new funding sources listed

Print length this edition: 79
That's a lot to read however CJS Professional is set so that you can skim the headers and pick out the articles that are appropriate for you or use the links above to go direct to each section. and now with navigation at the top of the edition.

The next edition of CJS Professional will be published on: 13 April
Got something to share or want to advertise? The deadline is: 5pm Monday 10 April
Contact us by email: ranger@countryside-jobs.com

27 February 2017

Vacancies advertised during February.

Use the links to see each sector online.

Administration, support and publicity 27 all administration and support roles, public relations and fundraising.
Arboriculture 22 working with and for trees, woodland and in forestry, includes tree nursery.
Community and Volunteers 24 projects looking at community involvement and countryside volunteer management.
Countryside 78 Ranger posts, including those in greenspace and urban parks and estate workers. You'll also find vacancies for countryside officers, rural policy makers.
Ecology 40 roles covering ecology, biodiversity, mitigation, consultancy roles e.g. Ecological Clerk of Works and advice provision also fieldwork such as bat surveys and EIA.
Environmental and outdoor education 36 interpretation, field work tutors, public engagement, adventure activities instructors also higher and further education roles.
Horticulture 33 gardening and plant health vacancies.
Rights of Way 6 access and all public rights of way related work.
Visitor Management 12 visitor services and management including event management.
Wildlife work and animal care 19 wildlife projects dealing with one specific species, working with animals such as wildlife hospital workers. also animal handling e.g. zoos and aviculture.




To access all of these adverts you need to subscribe to our Weekly newsletter which also has details of voluntary (84 adverts) and apprenticeship (6 adverts) roles, news for each week, monthly calendars of training and professional events as well as details for forthcoming practical work days and conservation tasks plus lots of other industry relevant information.

13 February 2017

Now published: CJS Focus on Volunteering in association with Keep Britain Tidy

29 pages in total with over 80 adverts for volunteers and lots of listings for voluntary organisations and workdays, the lead article is from Keep Britain Tidy; with an army of 336,000 formal & informal volunteers KBT is working towards their aim of eliminating litter, improving local places & ending waste. This year has seen the launch of the Great British Spring Clean and it is hoped that half a million people will be mobilised to get out and make their neighbourhood one of which they can be proud. As countryside professionals learn how you and your organisations can get involved. Volunteering Scotland maintain the key to a successful volunteering programme is volunteer engagement; find out more about their Volunteer Management Model. CIEEM accept that getting onto the career ladder in our profession is challenging, but having carried out some research to identify skills gaps and skills shortages in the sector, they are better placed than most to advise how best to break in. Read about guidance they have produced on providing a worthwhile work experience for both the employer & job seeker. A notable amount of hedgelaying is carried out by volunteer groups but the experience can sometimes fall short of the mark. Derrick Hale discusses how he has worked with many trainers and volunteers and gives some guidance to ensure the day goes well for the volunteers and the hedge. You need more volunteers – why not have a volunteer recruitment event? New Forest National Park is in the seventh year of their Volunteer Fair and provide 10 steps to a successful event including how best to choose your date & venue along with promotion. Read it here

09 February 2017

CJS Professional: February edition

The latest edition of CJS Professional is now online, read it in full here: www.countryside-jobs.com/Professional/current.htm   You may need to refresh your browser.

Jobs advertised in this Month's edition:
Ecologists, Prime Environment (Midlands, 5-6 month contract)
Reserve Manager - Derbyshire Dales National Nature Reserve, Natural England
Seasonal Avicultural Warden - Internship Opportunity, Pensthorpe Natural Park (Norfolk, Fixed term, Apr-Oct 2017) APPRENTICESHIP ROLE
Reserve Warden Pensthorpe Natural Park (Norfolk, Fixed term, 1 year)
Wetland Restoration Officer (HLS), Forestry Commission (Lyndhurst, Hampshire, 3 years)
Seasonal Rangers; Passenger Boat Crew; Seasonal Bewl Activities Assistant; Seasonal Café and Bistro Waiters and Waitresses, Bewl Water
Seasonal part time Assistant Ranger, Warwickshire County Council (Ryton Pools Country Park, p/t, fixed term 27/3/17 - 29/10/17)
Seasonal Warden - Rockcliffe Marsh, Cumbria Wildlife Trust (approx. 21 week contract)
Experienced Wildlife Rehabilitator, Hessilhead Wildlife Rescue (Gateside  Beith Ayrshire)
Botanist, Penny Anderson Associates (Buxton, Derbys)
Project Officer, intu Green Gym, TCV (based in Bedford/Milton Keynes)
14 Trainee Upland Path Workers The Mountains and The People project (Cairngorms and Loch Lomond & The Trossachs Parks) TRAINEE ROLE
Seasonal Field Surveyors, Ecology Solutions (Cotswolds and Hertfordshire)
Area Ranger (Southern Dales), Yorkshire Dales National Park (Malham NP Centre)
Outreach Officer, Kent Wildlife Trust (Part-time fixed term post until 31st December 2018)
Consultant Ecologist(s) & Seasonal Ecologist(s), Just Ecology (Gloucestershire)
Project Officer, Nene Park Trust (Peterborough, 2 yr fixed term)
Finance and Administration Officer (Land of the Fanns Landscape Partnership), Thames Chase (Part-time, 17.5hpw, 5-year fixed term )
Scheme Manager (Land of the Fanns Landscape Partnership), Thames Chase (5-year fixed term)
Reserves Team Leader - West, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Earth Observation Technician, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (fixed term to 31/3/18)
Tutors to deliver PA1/PA6, Slic Training (various areas, freelance / Self Employed)
Senior Ecologist (Highlands), Highland Ecology and Development Ltd
Gardener and General Assistant large country house (Conwy/Llandudno district)

Other adverts:
Cost Free Training in Canary Islands by Operation new World. One week in March

CJS Notices
CJS Focus on Volunteering in association with Keep Britain Tidy will be published on Monday, check in here
Watch our social feeds for information. It will also be included in full in next month's edition due for publication on Thursday 9 March.
The next edition will feature Fundraising and Promotion, send your suggestions for what you'd like us to include to Amy.

British Wildlife Photography Awards 2017
CALL FOR ENTRIES: The 2017 Competition is Open for Entries
Your chance to win a prestigious award, cash prize of £5,000 and opportunity to reach millions through national exposure. Help raise awareness about British wildlife and celebrate our natural heritage. Winners and commended entrants will have their work showcased in a touring exhibition and stunning book, and will be invited to an exclusive Awards ceremony in London.
The £20,000 prize fund includes the latest camera kit from lead sponsor Canon. (If we weren't sponsoring I'd be entering - that's a very nice piece of kit! Ed.)
CJS is delighted to be sponsoring the Botanical Britain category once again.
More information here.

Surveys and Citizen Science: . Click here to see additions made during December.
3 new listing this month

Top headlines from the past month: Click here to read

Training Calendar Click here to read
Short Courses and Events in April. 8 pages
Send information about your training courses today to training@countryside-jobs.com or submit online here.  Also look at the new options for greater promotion and revised rates.

Grants and Funding Click here
6 new funding sources listed

Print length this edition: 76
That's a lot to read however CJS Professional is set so that you can skim the headers and pick out the articles that are appropriate for you or use the links above to go direct to each section. and now with navigation at the top of the edition.

The next edition of CJS Professional will be published on: 9 March
Got something to share or want to advertise? The deadline is: 5pm Monday 6 March
Contact us by email: ranger@countryside-jobs.com

03 February 2017

British Wildlfe Photogrpahy Awards 2017 competition now open





www.bwpawards.org
CALL FOR ENTRIES: The 2017 Competition is Open for Entries  

Your chance to win a prestigious award, cash prize of £5,000 and opportunity to reach millions through national exposure. Help raise awareness about British wildlife and celebrate our natural heritage. Winners and commended entrants will have their work showcased in a touring exhibition and stunning book, and will be invited to an exclusive Awards ceremony in London.

The £20,000 prize fund includes the latest camera kit from lead sponsor Canon.  (If we weren't sponsoring I'd be entering - that's a very nice piece of kit! Ed.)

Image: Cornish Thrift, Ross Hoddinott / BWPA
The awards recognise the talents of photographers practising in Britain whilst also highlighting the great wealth and diversity of British natural history. A celebration of British wildlife as well as a showcase for photographers and videographers, both amateur and professional.


Categories
There are fifteen separate categories including animal behaviour, urban wildlife, habitat, animal portraits, marine life, the hidden secret world that lies in the undergrowth and a special award for wildlife in HD Video. Also two junior categories - to encourage young people to connect with nature through photography.
CJS is delighted to be sponsoring the Botanical Britain category once again.

Wildlife in HD Video.
In addition to still photography there is a great opportunity to capture wildlife in action and win an amazing prize. Be inspired by the video winner and commended entries in 2016.

Young People’s Awards  WildPix / BWPA, sponsored by RSPB Wildlife Explorers.
Entry is free for all young photographers with two age groups.  

The competition is open until 3rd June. So what are you waiting for? find out more, check the rules and how to submit your photos here: www.bwpawards.org

30 January 2017

Recruitment advertising during January

Use the links to see each sector online.

Administration, support and publicity 50 all administration and support roles, public relations and fundraising.
Arboriculture 17 working with and for trees, woodland and in forestry, includes tree nursery.
Community and Volunteers 41 projects looking at community involvement and countryside volunteer management.
Countryside 118 Ranger posts, including those in greenspace and urban parks and estate workers. You'll also find vacancies for countryside officers, rural policy makers.
Ecology 59 roles covering ecology, biodiversity, mitigation, consultancy roles e.g. Ecological Clerk of Works and advice provision also fieldwork such as bat surveys and EIA.
Environmental and outdoor education 75 interpretation, field work tutors, public engagement, adventure activities instructors also higher and further education roles.
Horticulture 30 gardening and plant health vacancies.
Visitor Management 25 visitor services and management including event management.
Wildlife work and animal care 28 wildlife projects dealing with one specific species, working with animals such as wildlife hospital workers. also animal handling e.g. zoos and aviculture.


To access all of these adverts you need to subscribe to our Weekly newsletter which also has details of voluntary (84 adverts) and apprenticeship (6 adverts) roles, news for each week, monthly calendars of training and professional events as well as details for forthcoming practical work days and conservation tasks plus lots of other industry relevant information.

20 January 2017

Holy guacamole!

We have produced our largest ever edition of CJS Weekly!
At 36 pages long it's a monster.
This edition of the newsletter has all the news from the last week, the training calendar for March and is stuffed with adverts for jobs and volunteers.

To celebrate (if that's right word) we're giving you the chance to subscribe to the newsletter at a reduced rate. 36% off for a 36 page edition sounded about right! Sign up here now and quote 36pw to get your discount. (NB: only valid on email and online subscriptions and minimum spend is £4). The code will work until the end of the month. As soon as your payment goes through you'll get access to this monster edition, watch for your email receipt.

OK, we're off to slump in a corner in a frazzled heap! See you next week....

(Actually we've already started on next week's edition, could be another big one!)

12 January 2017

CJS Professional: January edition

The latest edition of CJS Professional is now online, read it in full here: www.countryside-jobs.com/Professional/current.htm   You may need to refresh your browser.

Happy New Year from the CJS Team.
We're delighted to let you know that we have been able to keep advertising rates unchanged for another year.  
CJS is not just a job board, we have two newsletters (this being one them!), a vast array of information and other services as well, therefore we're not like other job boards. We are aware that this leads to a sometimes bewildering range of advertising options therefore we have tried to simplify the online forms and information. You can find details of the four main options here and a quick comparison of the costs here. If you're still not sure email The Team or phone us for advice.

Jobs advertised in this Month's edition:
Regional Manager - East, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
7 Seasonal Rangers / Ecologists, National Trust Scotland (Arran, Culzean Castle, Mar Lodge)
Tanyptera Regional Entomologist, Tanyptera Trust/National Museums Liverpool
Field Team Coordinator, Seasonal Field Assistants, Taylor Wildlife (Scottish uplands)
Plant Ecologist/Botanist, Taylor Wildlife (working sites across Scotland)
Principal Ecologist, Hankinson Duckett Associates (Thames Valley based)
Blackdown Hills Natural Futures Trainee Ecologist Positions x3, Blackdown Hills Natural Futures Project (Hemyock) NB this advert includes a video.
Fishery Warden, Carsington Sports and Leisure Ltd (Carsingtion Water near Ashbourne in Derbyshire)
Site Manager, Five Rivers Environmental Contracting (Lower Woodford, Wilts)
Meadow Assistant x 2 Little Belhus Country Park (South Ockendon, Essex), Temporary 4 week contract.
Active Forests Coordinator, Forestry Commission (Whinlatter, Braithwaite, Keswick)
Assistant Ecological Consultant x 2, Lockhart Garratt (Corby, Northants & Chipping Norton, Oxon)
Living Seas Centre Assistant, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust p/t, fixed term to 29/10/17
Ecologist & Seasonal Ecologist, MAB Environment & Ecology Ltd (Thirsk, N Yorks)
Head of Landscape Conservation, Essex Wildlife Trust
Ranger, Lundy Island (Devon)
Fundraising and Marketing Officer, Magdalen Environmental Trust (Chard, Somerset) p/t

Other adverts:
Cost Free Training in Canary Islands by Operation new World. One week in March

CJS Notices
CJS Focus on Volunteering, in association with Keep Britain Tidy
Send us your adverts NOW
Send your adverts for next season's volunteer cohort for inclusion in CJS Focus. This edition will be published on 13 February with a deadline of 3 February 2017.
Lots of options for free adverts for both general projects promotion and also for specific placements and on-going recruitment campaigns.
More information can be found here

New Look: We've simplified the headers and added some neat easy navigation buttons so that you can find the areas that are of interest to you and skip over those that are not so appealing.  The size of CJS Professional grows every month and not everyone wants, or has time to read every single page so we decided it was time to make the full online newsletter a little more navigable.
If you have any suggestions about other improvements, changes or things you'd like to see us include please contact the CJS Team. We love to receive feedback and read and discuss every suggestions and comment.

Surveys and Citizen Science: Click here to see additions made during December.
1 new listing this month

Top headlines from the past month: Click here to read

Training Calendar Click here to read
Short Courses and Events in March.  7 pages
Send information about your training courses today to training@countryside-jobs.com or submit online here.  Also look at the new options for greater promotion and revised rates.

Grants and Funding Click here
6 new funding sources listed

Print length this edition: 67
That's a lot to read however CJS Professional is set so that you can skim the headers and pick out the articles that are appropriate for you or use the links above to go direct to each section. and now with navigation at the top of the edition.

The next edition of CJS Professional will be published on: 9 February
Got something to share or want to advertise? The deadline is: 5pm Monday 6 February

08 December 2016

CJS Professional: December edition

The latest edition of CJS Professional is now online, read it in full here: www.countryside-jobs.com/Professional/current.htm   You may need to refresh your browser.



Happy Christmas from CJS, this edition includes the vital deadlines and office hours for the festive period.
Download your CJS Calendar here.


Jobs advertised in this Month's edition:
Exploring Gilfach Project Officer, Radnorshire Wildlife Trust
‘Transforming the Trent Valley’ Landscape Partnership Development Manager, Staffordshire Wildlife Trust
Events and Education Assistants (part-time), Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust (One post each at Robinswood Hill, Gloucester and Greystones Farm nature reserve,  Bourton on the Water.)
Ecologist, Neo Environmental (Belfast)
Experienced Estate Worker, BH Sporting Ltd (Highland Estate)
Senior Reserves Manager - South, Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Senior Ecologists,  FPCR - an independent multidisciplinary consultancy (near Derby and Dorking, Surrey)
Streatham Common Local Nature Reserve Projects and Volunteer Co-ordinator, Streatham Common Co-operative -SCCoop
Biodiversity Network Officer, The Wildlife Trust Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire (Bedford)

CJS Notices
Welcome to CJS's new Featured Charity: Plantlife. We will be supporting and promoting Plantlife over the coming year.
Read the first article from them, The meadow maker, all about the role of yellow rattle.
Creating your own wildflower meadow? Spread a little bit of magic with yellow rattle, nature’s own lawnmower, says Plantlife’s botanical specialist, Dr Trevor Dines

CJS Focus on Overcoming Barriers in full with PDF download option.
The lead article from Natural England (on behalf of the Outdoor Recreation Network) discusses nature based interventions for mental health and wellbeing. Access to nature for dementia sufferers has been studied by Alison Irving who is now carrying out a 3 year project with RSPB. The Sensory Trust describes some ways of engaging the senses outdoors and Heritage Insider suggests that improving accessibility can benefit all visitors. Black Environment Network gives us some ideas of how countryside sites can encourage the BAME community to get outdoors; Natural Resources Wales profile their highly successful Come Outside! model. Surrey Choices works with volunteers with learning disabilities to manage public spaces. The barriers encountered by disabled people when trying to access to the countryside from Phil Chambers & the pony driven transport from Pony Axe S helping people in wheelchairs to access country paths. ’Active Cairngorms’ campaign from Cairngorms NPA is increasing participation in outdoor activities.

CJS Focus on Volunteering, in association with Keep Britain Tidy
Before you sink into a food coma brought on by too many mince pies or collapse in a heap from the mad panic of buying everything in sight - otherwise known as the Chaotic Christmas Syndrome - get one job out of the way and send your adverts for next season's volunteer cohort for inclusion in CJS Focus. This edition will be published on 13 February with a deadline of 3 February 2017 but we're accepting adverts now. More information can be found here
Advance Notice, other subjects to be covered in 2017 are: Fundraising and Promotion, and Arboriculture and Forestry.

Surveys and Citizen Science: We asked if you'd like details of recently updated surveys, bioblitzes and citizen science to be included in CJS Professional, and you said yes! So for the first time under the Training heading you'll find information on listings added or updated during the past month. Click here to see additions made during November.

Top headlines from the past month: Click here to read

Training Calendar Click here to read
Short Courses and Events in February.  3 pages
Send information about your training courses today to training@countryside-jobs.com or submit online here.  Also look at the new options for greater promotion and revised rates.

Grants and Funding Click here
8 new funding sources listed

Print length this edition: 104
That's a lot to read however CJS Professional is set so that you can skim the headers and pick out the articles that are appropriate for you or use the links above to go direct to each section.

The next edition of CJS Professional will be published on: 8 December
Got something to share or want to advertise? The deadline is: 5pm Monday 5 December
Contact us by email: ranger@countryside-jobs.com

14 November 2016

Now published: CJS Focus on Overcoming Barriers in association with the Outdoor Recreation Network

24 pages in total, Natural England provide an article on behalf of the Outdoor Recreation Network on nature-based interventions for mental health and wellbeing. Referencing a number of studies the piece talks about green prescriptions and the increasing number of initiatives aimed at getting people outside. BAME communities often lack the tools needed to access and enjoy the outdoors, Judy Ling Wong, President of the Black Environment Network (BEN) describes some of the barriers and also some of the ways in which countryside managers can work with these communities to enable access. The Come Outside! model developed by Natural Resources Wales to overcome multiple barriers to outdoor recreation proved highly successful; Juliet Michael, the Programme Manager, talks about the development of the model and how it worked to overcome the barriers faced by disadvantaged communities in Wales. Surrey Choices works with people with learning difficulties to maintain the countryside and public spaces in Surrey; find out what the group does and how this involvement with outdoor activity is beneficial to the participants. Alison Irving, currently a PhD student at Stirling University carried out a pilot study to explore the reason why people with dementia were not accessing the natural environment. This article talks about her study and how she is now involved with RSPB in the creation of a new dementia friendly reserve in Scotland. The Sensory Trust details some of the different ways in which a site can build opportunities for sensory engagement and why this type of experience is so important. Phil Chambers runs through some of the barriers to accessing the countryside for disabled people and makes some suggestions for countryside managers to improve their offer to wheelchair bound visitors. One way of improving access is by using the Pony Axe S pony driven vehicle to transport you and your wheelchair. Simon Mulholland describes how and why he developed this mode of travel. Heritage Insider believes that thinking about access & threading it through everything aspect of a site can make the visitor experience better for many visitors. Find out what they suggest. Last but not least… Cairngorms National Park Authority aims to make theirs a ‘Park for All’, read about their campaign to encourage people to get outside in the park and get active. Read it here http://c-js.co.uk/CJSFocus

10 November 2016

CJS Professional: November 2016 edition

The latest edition of CJS Professional is now online, read it in full here: www.countryside-jobs.com/Professional/current.htm   You may need to refresh your browser.

Jobs advertised in this Month's edition:
Clifton Beck Community Project Officer, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Recruitment adverts elsewhere with CJS:
Volunteers: 22 adverts for voluntary posts added this month  see all of these online at: http://www.countryside-jobs.com/vols PLUS 39 adverts for voluntary roles previously advertised in CJS Focus and still available are now in the main volunteer section.
During the past month CJS Weekly has included 269 job adverts, 247 were for paid posts.  To see these you have to subscribe, find out how here.

CJS Notices
CJS Focus: Advance Notice
We know that the Christmas holidays are not that far away (eek!) so before you get too busy with turkey, crackers and parties we'd like to let you know that the next edition of CJS Focus will be looking at Volunteering once again. Due for publication in February 2017. If you have a long running campaign beat the rush and get your adverts across to us now, for both individual placements and more general ones for your conservation tasks, projects and friends of groups.
CJS Focus on Overcoming Barriers is looking pretty amazing! It will be published on Monday (14/11) and will be included in full in the next edition of CJS Professional or if you can't wait (and why would you want to?) make a note to check CJS Focus on Monday or sign up to our daily email which will carry full details.
Our final article from our Featured Charity, Bat Conservation Trust is entitled Why bats matter
It's been a year since BCT became our Featured Charity, we've had lots of lovely articles from them, you can read them all here.  We'll be accepting donations for BCT until the end of the year and of course you can always donate direct, become a member, buy some of their lovely merchandise or simply tell the world how wonderful bats are - and here are some of the reasons. Click through to read it.

Other Notices:
Are you involved in conservation management decision? Can you spare 15 minutes?
Betina Winkler, Ilya Maclean and Rob Wilson at the University of Exeter are investigating the factors that influence how conservation management decisions are made. They would be extremely grateful if you would be willing to participate in a short 15 minute online survey:   Survey on Conservation Management Interventions

Top headlines from the past month: Click here to read

Training Calendar Click here to read


Report on Countryside Management Association 50th Anniversary Conference
Short Courses and Events in January 2017 plus details of courses run on ad hoc, regular or on demand basis.  5 pages
Send information about your training courses today to training@countryside-jobs.com or submit online here.  Also look at the new options for greater promotion and revised rates.

Grants and Funding Click here
7 new funding sources listed

Print length this edition: 56
That's a lot to read however CJS Professional is set so that you can skim the headers and pick out the articles that are appropriate for you or use the links above to go direct to each section.

The next edition of CJS Professional will be published on: 8 December
Got something to share or want to advertise? The deadline is: 5pm Monday 5 December
Contact us by email: ranger@countryside-jobs.com

18 October 2016

Don't forget CJS

When you're enquiring about something you've seen with us. Whether it's a job, an event, a volunteer day or following up an article.

We maybe don't say it often enough but please, remember to mention that you saw the advert with CJS.  I know you're excited about the perfect post you've just seen or a little nervous about asking a question however it's really important that you don't forget us.  If you don't say you saw it advertised with CJS the advertiser won't know.

Why are we writing about this now?
We've been running our advertiser satisfaction survey this year and we're finding that across the board the level of responses are lower than in previous surveys but one thing that a few respondents have mentioned is that candidates are not stating where they're seeing the post advertised (that's not just CJS but across the board) and in one instance it was only at interview that it became apparent the applicant had initially seen the post on our twitter stream and contacted the employer as a result.  So even if you're not reading the full advert on our website or in our newsletters please let the advertiser know you first saw the advert with CJS whether that's on Facebook, in the daily email or reading about it in CJS Weekly.  It helps advertisers know where to put their efforts when it comes to advertising (of course we hope that's with CJS) and for the smaller charities perhaps save some of their hard-won funds for something more important.  This year it's maybe even more important so that we can get the feedback from advertisers and then when we receive an advert that we know is not going to receive a good response from CJS readers we can let them know or refuse to take the advert - that's right we turn down work when we know it's not right for you, our readers - no, the advertising agencies don't believe it either!

However, having said that, advertisers are happy with CJS.


Advertisers survey responses so far this year:

  • 97.5% of advertisers would recommend CJS.
  • 70% of advertisers think the standard of applicant from CJS is better than from adverts placed elsewhere.
  • 75.8% say the response rate is as good or better than from other adverts and 48.5% say it's better.

If you're the position of needing to fill a vacancy don't forget to ask your HR Team to place your recruitment advertising with CJS to get the very best candidates!

If you are applying for a job or advertising one:  Please remember CJS.
 
 



13 October 2016

CJS Professional: November 2016 edition

The latest edition of CJS Professional is now online, read it in full here: www.countryside-jobs.com/Professional/current.htm   You may need to refresh your browser.

Jobs advertised in this Month's edition:
Full-time Forester, Lilburn Estates Farming Partnership (Northumberland)
Director, Caring for God's Acre
Peatland Monitoring Officer, fixed term to 31/3/18, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

CJS Notices
CJS Focus on Volunteering is included in full this edition in association with Groundwork.
The next edition will be: CJS Focus on Overcoming Barriers and is in association with the Outdoor Recreation network
We're looking at things that prevent people from gaining access to the countryside whether that's a physical reason (disability), a lack of knowledge & understanding or a cultural barrier.

What advertisers think of Countryside Jobs Service
Advertisers survey responses so far this year:
97.5% of advertisers would recommend CJS.
70% of advertisers think the standard of applicant from CJS is better than from adverts placed elsewhere.
75.8% say the response rate is as good or better than from other adverts and 48.5% say it's better.
So don't forget to ask your HR Team to place your vacancies with CJS to get the very best candidates!

Top headlines from the past month: Click here to read

Training Calendar Click here to read
Short Courses and Events in December.  3 pages
We're now listing events and courses in 2017, send your information today to training@countryside-jobs.com or submit online here.  Also look at the new options for greater promotion and revised rates.

Classified and, Grants and Funding Click here
5 new funding sources listed and information on the Woodland Trust's free new toolkit.


Print length this edition: 111
That's a lot to read however CJS Professional is set so that you can skim the headers and pick out the articles that are appropriate for you or use the links above to go direct to each section.

The next edition of CJS Professional will be published on: 10 November
Got something to share or want to advertise? The deadline is: 5pm Monday 7 November
Contact us by email: ranger@countryside-jobs.com