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.

Details of CJS deadlines and publication dates over Christmas and New Year. Here.
Download your copy of the handy CJS Calendar for 2018 (pdf)

Jobs advertised in this Month's edition:
Community Information and Tourism Officer, RSPB Scotland location: Loch Gruinart Reserve, Argyll (Full time - 7 month contract)
Programme Manager, Farming and Wildlife Officer, Heritage and Engagement Officer, Programme Support Officer (part-time 3pw), Revitalising Redesdale Landscape Partnership, Northumberland (5 yr contract)
Warden, Cambridge Past, Present & Future
Environmental Site Manager / Senior Site Manager, Five Rivers Environmental Contracting Ltd, Location: Woodford valley, Wiltshire
Parks Project Officer (2 posts), enable leisure & culture, Location: Battersea Park  (Fixed term contract 18 months, 24hpw)
Assistant Ecologists and Field Team Leaders, Taylor Wildlife Location: sites across Scotland (Team Leaders will start early April and Assistant Ecologists will start between mid-April and the beginning of May.)
Gateway Team Leader - Stirley Community Farm (maternity cover), Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Technical Support Role to PCA Invasive Weed Control Group, Property Care Association Location: Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Community Gardener and Engagement Officer, Cumbria Wildlife Trust. Based at Gosling Sike, Houghton, nr Carlisle. (2 year fixed term, 28hpw)
Urban Ranger, Southway Housing Trust. Location: Didsbury, Manchester
Ecology Team Leader, Sefton Council
NIA Advisory Officers x 2, Devon Wildlife Trust. Location: Cookworthy, North Devon (Permanent roles, with funding secured up to 2020. The roles are full time, but job shares would also be considered)
Ashdown Forest Ranger (North Chase),  The Conservators of Ashdown Forest. Location: North Chase of Ashdown Forest
Game and Gamekeeping Officer, BASC. Location: Head Office, Wrexham
Regional Officer South East England, BASC.  Home based in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire or Bedfordshire
Animal Carers - couple required. Small private facility. Location: SW Scotland. (Hoping to achieve a start date of April / May 2018.)
Parks Participation and Communications Officer, enable leisure & culture, Location: Battersea Park 
Ecologist / Senior Ecologist, Ecological Survey & Assessment Limited (ECOSA). Location: Ecologist or Senior Ecologist, head office in rural Hampshire.  Senior Ecologist based in the Bristol / Gloucestershire region
Aquatic Ecologist / Senior Aquatic Ecologist,   Five Rivers Environmental Contracting Ltd. Location Head Office, Woodford valley, Wiltshire

Introducing our Featured Charity for 2018: The Vincent Wildlife Trust
CJS Surveys
Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete our surveys last month.  We've received some really great suggestions and wonderful feedback.  Some small changes have already been made and there are several more major ones in the pipeline including a new look CJS Professional for January.
You don't need to wait for a survey to send us your thoughts, please contact us whenever you have a suggestion, complaint or feedback of any type.
And congratulations to Steve, Briony & David who are now members of Countryside Management Association; James who will receive CJS Weekly for a year and new Plantlife member Joanne.  We hope you enjoy your 'rewards'.

Details of additions to Surveys and Fieldwork section, 2 new listings this month
Surveys and Citizen Science: . Click here to see additions made during November.

CJS Focus on Arboriculture and Forestry in association with The Ancient Tree Forum, in full or download a PDF copy (with adverts, contacts and sources) alternatively click through to read each article:
Lead article: Veteran trees; their importance and management, Ancient Tree Forum
Update on Tree Health, Forest Research
The orchard habitat, PTES
Ash Dieback - the threat to our non-woodland trees, The Tree Council
Managing ancient woodland and how that differs to managing other woodland, Woodland Trust
Forestry education and learning - building your career, Royal Forestry Society
Forestry - a fascinating topic and a hugely rewarding career, Bangor University
Amelia Williams, Tree Officer for Test Valley Borough Council - a typical day in my life

Top headlines from the past month: Click here to read

Training Calendar Click here to read
Get that graduate level job! - Cost-free ecology course in Canary Islands: one week Feb 2018.
Short Courses and Events in  February.  8 pages
This month's calendar includes details of courses available on an ad hoc or regular basis.
Plus details of recent additions to the Training Directory
Send information about your training courses today to training@countryside-jobs.com or submit online here

Print length this edition: 118
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 January
Got something to share or want to advertise? The deadline is: 5pm Monday 8 January
Contact us by email: ranger@countryside-jobs.com