22 May 2017

CJS Focus on Fundraising & Promotion in association with the Environmental Funders Network

18 pages in total, the lead comes from the Environmental Funders Network and is provided by their chair, John Raven, who is also a Trustee for the John Ellerman Foundation. John provides us with some tips in writing a successful grant application. Richard Witt was the first professional fundraiser employed by a National Park and has since run fundraising courses. Richard talks about the fact that there is so much more to fundraising than just asking for the money. Jaanika Reinvald is a Visitor Experience Assistant at the National Trust’s Brimham Rocks countryside property. Find out what her day entails and the sorts of jobs she is involved in when working to promote the site. We were lucky enough to get an interview with Dawn Bebe, Co-Founder & Director of Crowdfunder – we asked what crowdfunding is, how it’s different from traditional fundraising methods and how best to do it on the site. Rethinking Parks programme ran until 2016, in an article for CJS Focus, Nesta provides details on the seven tips they have since devised for successful parks innovation. Groundwork is proud of their ambassadors who do very important voluntary work within their local communities to promote the organisation, read about how some of them have made a difference. Jim Hardcastle from Mendip Hills AONB has worked within the world of social media for a long time; he describes how you can use it for promotion and then how you should be able to turn awareness in to fundraising. Last but by no means least we have ‘A day in the life of Jamie Wyver, Consumer PR Executive for RSPB’ – discover the tasks Jamie has to undertake in a very busy day to promote the work of the charity. Read it here

11 May 2017

CJS Professional: May 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:
Business Development Manager, Middlemarch Environmental Ltd (Coventry, West Midlands)
Gardener, Bodmin Town Council
‘Wild About Wakefield’ Project Officer, Open Country (Wakefield, West Yorkshire, initial 2 years)
Ecologist, TACP (Cardiff)
Volunteer & Apprentice Supervisor, Ribble Rivers Trust (Clitheroe (base), with work across the catchment. Until end September 2020 (with possibility of extension))
Seasonal Survey Assistant (x 2), Ribble Rivers Trust (Clitheroe (base), with work across the catchment. 13 weeks, fixed term contract (June – October, depending on start date))
Seasonal Field Surveyors, Ecology Solutions (Based in the Cotswolds working in various locations across the UK. Work may be available until September/October.)
Ecologist / Senior Ecologist, Avian Ecology (based in Lower Stretton (near Warrington))
Open Spaces Warden, Ilminster Town Council
Wayleaves Officer, RSK ADAS (Yorkshire / Lincolnshire)
Learning Engagement Officer, Secret World Wildlife Rescue( Somerset)
YPP Research Assistant and opportunity for post-graduate study at the University of Manchester, The Yorkshire Peat Partnership (Skipton)
Regional Manager - North, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Woodland Sales Manager, Woods4sale Ltd (South East England)
Groundsman/Manager, Small estate in North Cotswolds
Seasonal Ranger, Rockingham Forest Trust ( Stanwick Lakes Nature Reserve. Until 15/09/2017 with potential to lead to a full-time position.)
Teaching Trees Education Officer, Grosvenor Estate. (Eaton and Abbeystead Estates, north west England)

CJS Notices
How do you connect with CJS? We want to know the best way to share our information with you.
Could you spare two minutes to answer six questions? Every reply will go towards planting trees with the Woodland Trust or sponsoring dormouse boxes with PTES. As an added incentive one reply drawn at random will receive a year's subscription to CJS Weekly by email; this could be a group subscription to share with your colleagues or volunteers. Take part here.

CJS Focus on Fundraising and Promotion in association with Environmental Funders Network
Will be published on Monday 22 May.
Watch out for notices on the website, updates on social media or make a note to check back here

Surveys and Citizen Science: . Click here to see additions made during March.
13 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 July plus details of courses run regularly or available on an ad hoc basis. 23 pages
Send information about your training courses today to training@countryside-jobs.com or submit online here

Print length this edition: 82
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: 8 June
Got something to share or want to advertise? The deadline is: 5pm Monday 5 June
Contact us by email: ranger@countryside-jobs.com

10 May 2017

National Walking Month meets Mental Health Awareness Week.

What better way to bring balance back into your life than to head out into the countryside?

After a busy, chaotic stressful day as Editor of CJS I clear my head and lower the cortisol levels by putting on my walking boots and picking up the dog leads, if it's late or winter possibly a torch too! Not so I can see where I'm going but to make us visible to people in cars as we head off into the darkness.  

We're fortunate that we're surrounded by the wonderful North York Moors the nearest moor is literally a five minute walk from my front door; a ramble across the heather has been my favoured form of stress-relief for as long as I can remember.  When, for whatever reason, I've not been able to get out for a while I know my temper shortens, my spoons get fewer and smaller and just ordinary day-to-day stuff gets even more difficult with an impending meltdown never far away, if I've gone very quiet it's time to leave me alone for a while! As soon as I feel the peat under my feet, smell the heather, hear the pipits and feel the nudge of a wet canine nose under my hand the rest of the world fades away and I can focus on the feeling of the wind or sun on my skin and just breathe once again.  I have two favourite escape points, both are less than a mile from the middle of the village but are sheltered by the landscape leaving the noise of the human world far behind. Although in winter or very late on a summer evening in the dark a bench in the churchyard serves the same purpose, not quite as quiet but there are other attractions, the bats flitting around the church tower (not a belfry unfortunately!), the squirrels chasing around the old yew trees, house martins nesting under the eaves and a peaceful stillness allowing the calm to filter back in and the cares of the world to slip away like an old skin.  A surprising number of problems have been unconsciously solved in or on the way to any one of these three places - including lots of new CJS features!

I'm not alone in finding greenspace a boon to my mental status. The lead article in our Focus on Overcoming Barriers last autumn was titled Nature–based interventions for mental health and wellbeing written by Jane Houghton and Sarah Preston of Natural England on behalf of the Outdoor Recreation Network. Read it here.

More about National Walking Month here and Mental Health Awareness Week here.

05 May 2017

Do you own a Labrador or Golden Retriever and want to be involved in some citizen science?

We don't usually do things like this but this is something which has a strong personal resonance and as we're not a faceless corporation but a team of real people why not?

Juno was one of the first official office dogs here at CJS, my beautiful girl was plagued all her life with a dreadful skin condition, she had hay fever and a grass allergy which made her really miserable.  To begin with the only treatment was steroid injections which lasted just over a month, she could only have a shot every eight to nine weeks, ideally it should have been longer but she would scratch herself raw leaving great raking claw marks and weals down her rapidly balding flanks. In later years we kept the worst of it in check with a regime of local honey in her food, multiple ointments and her daily compost smoothie of herbal remedy. At the end of every day outdoors she had a shower which she loved so much she'd lift a leg to say wash this bit and even learnt to open the shower door - woe betide anyone who didn't bolt the bathroom door, you'd find yourself sharing your shower with a very hairy black dog!
Doubly Ninja Juno, must have been a bad day!
In the summer she could only go out into the garden wearing her ninja outfit of baggy t-shirt tied up on her hips and socks on her feet, when the grass was cut poor lass was housebound for up to a day until the sap dried. And even in the evenings when everyone was back inside, feet washed and the shirt came off often the urge to scratch was such that a clean pair of socks went on the back feet to prevent the worst scrabbling.  She was so patient and never grumbled even when some of the treatments smarted, rolling over on request to let me plaster her other side with the goop of the day.

Why am I telling you this?
To ask anyone with a Labrador or Golden Retriever itchy or not to take five minutes to complete the Itchy Dog Project questionnaire.  The hope is that the answers might just put us on the route to finding out why dogs get such itchy skins and one day, maybe, just maybe no other dog will need to suffer like Juno did.

I should add that despite her itchy skin she lived a full, happy life reaching the grand age of 15.  If you want to know more about her you can read her obit (she was that special) on Hebe's blog here. Mum says have a tissue handy!
Thank you for reading and in advance for filing in the survey. Current office dogs Dido and Hester have done theirs!

Read a little more about the project and sign up here.


02 May 2017

CJS Vacancies advertised in April

Use the links to see each sector online.

Administration, support and IT 13 all administration and support roles.
Arboriculture 25 working with and for trees, woodland and in forestry, includes tree nursery.
Community and Volunteers 36 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 47 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 34 interpretation, field work tutors, public engagement, adventure activities instructors also higher and further education roles.
Horticulture 20 gardening and plant health vacancies.
Fundraising and Publicity 20 public relations, promotion including social media, grant applications and administration and fundraising. This section also includes membership promotion and recruitment roles.
Rights of Way 6 access and all public rights of way related work.
Visitor Management 8 visitor services and management including event management.
Wildlife work and animal care 24 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 (55 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 April 2017

CJS Professional: April 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:
Arboricultural Surveyor, Cheshire Woodlands (Macclesfield)
River Catchment Manager, Dorset Wildlife Trust (Brooklands Farm, Forston, Dorchester)
Head of Gardens, Burghley House Preservation Trust (Lincolnshire)
Part time Ranger, First for Well Being (Northamptonshire Country Parks primarily Fermyn Woods and Irchester Country Park.) Part time / Casual
Senior Reserves Managers, Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Community Engagement Officer for Castle Park Project, East Herts Council and Bishops Stortford Town Council in partnership (Based in Hertford and working in Bishop’s Stortford) Fixed term to 9/18
Estate Worker - Marches Mosses BogLIFE Project, Natural England (near Whitchurch, Shropshire & Wrexham) Fixed term to 9/21
Project Support Officer, East Kilbride Community Trust, 1 Year fixed term contract
Senior Reserves Officer,  Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust
Assistant Trail Maintenance Ranger, Northumberland National Park Authority (Based Walltown, Greenhead, Northumberland) Fixed term contract May - October 2017, 3dpw.
Assistant Ecologist / Ecologist, Aspect Ecology (Oxford)
Regional Officer - South West England, BASC (home based ideally in Gloucestershire, Worcestershire or Herefordshire)
Regional Officer - South East England, BASC (home based ideally in Kent or Sussex)
RFS Excellence In Forestry Awards Coordinator, Royal Forestry Society (home based) freelance contract for up to 250 hours per year.
Instructor, Sayers Croft Outdoor Learning Centre (Surrey Hills)
PPO Technical Officer - Biodiversity and Ecology , Shropshire Council

Other adverts:
Cost Free Training in Corsica  Provided by Operation New World Ltd to help young people kick off a career in the environmental sector.

CJS Notices
Advance Notice and call for adverts: CJS Focus - A new area this time, Fundraising and Promotion. In association with the Environmental Funders Network.
We have lots of articles giving a behind the scenes look at the vital work of fundraisers, a sneak peak into the RSPB press office, insight to a most usual form of promotion by the Forestry Commission (think mobile phones and a much loved children's character) and of course a few giving you helpful hints and tips on things to do and those to avoid when running campaigns and making grant applications.



CJS In-depth features: Introducing HighGround a charity started by Anna Baker Cresswell in 2013 to help Service Leavers, Reservists and Veterans to find jobs, careers and vocational opportunities in the land-based sector – outdoor stuff for outdoor people. [more]


Introduce a friend.   Share CJS with your colleagues and volunteers.
Do you manage a group of volunteers; oversee work placements, have friends or colleague who you think might benefit from knowing about CJS?  Perhaps you're running a careers event or hosting an open day in the coming months.  If you have an information resource or supply information to your volunteers would you be interested in including literature about CJS? Contact us


Surveys and Citizen Science: Click here to see additions made during March.
15 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 June. 12 pages
Send information about your training courses today to training@countryside-jobs.com or submit online here

Grants and Funding Click here
33 new funding sources listed

Classified Advertising Click here

Print length this edition: 100
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: 11 May
Got something to share or want to advertise? The deadline is: 5pm Monday 8 May
Contact us by email: ranger@countryside-jobs.com

03 April 2017

Recruitment advertising during March

Use the links to see each sector online.

Administration, support and IT 19 all administration and support roles.
Arboriculture 25 working with and for trees, woodland and in forestry, includes tree nursery.
Community and Volunteers 40 projects looking at community involvement and countryside volunteer management.
Countryside 113 Ranger posts, including those in greenspace and urban parks and estate workers. You'll also find vacancies for countryside officers, rural policy makers.
Ecology 53 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 38 interpretation, field work tutors, public engagement, adventure activities instructors also higher and further education roles.
Horticulture 30 gardening and plant health vacancies.
Fundraising and Publicity 23 public relations, promotion including social media, grant applications and administration and fundraising. This section also includes membership promotion and recruitment roles.
Rights of Way 6 access and all public rights of way related work.
Visitor Management
7 visitor services and management including event management.
Wildlife work and animal care
32 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 (60 adverts) and apprenticeship (11 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.

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.


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