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
Details of CJS deadlines and publication dates over Christmas and New Year [more]
Download the CJS Calendar for 2019 here.(pdf)

Jobs advertised in this Month's edition:
Title, Employer, Location:, Basis: (contract details if known)
Biodiversity Officer,East Lothian Council, Permanent full time and 35 hours (per week)
Dolphinwatch Visitor Experience Officer, RSPB, Aberdeen (Full time, 6 months fixed term contract)
Forest Craftsperson, Forestry Commission England, Bowland Beat
Administrator, Scottish Wildlife Trust, Leith
Project Manager - Garnock Connections, RSPB, Lochwinnoch (Full time, Contract: until 31 March 2022)
2x Visitor Services Officer, Forestry Commission England, Wendover Woods (1 x 12 month FTA (with option for permanent) + 1 x Seasonal FTA  ave. 37hpw 1/3/19 - 31/10/19)
Project Officer - Mid Calder & Tributaries Project, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, based at Stirley Community Farm, Huddersfield
Estate Team Leader,Chiltern Open Air Museum, Chiltern Open Air Museum, Buckinghamshire (Full-time, permanent)
Assistant Warden, RSPB, Blacktoft Sands near Goole  (Full time, Contract: until 14/1/2020)
Recreation Ranger High Lodge, Forestry Commission England, heart of Thetford Forest, Suffolk / Norfolk border
Skills for Bees Outreach Trainee, Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Kent (part-time)
Part Time Bee Conservation Trainee, Bumblebee Conservation Trust, north Kent (part time, temporary, 9 months from Feb 2019)
Assistant Ecologist, Penny Anderson Associates Ltd,Buxton, Derbyshire
Naturally Native Development Manager, The North East Wildlife Trusts (Durham, Northumberland, Tees Valley) Based at Durham Wildlife Trust’s Head Office:  Rainton Meadows (Fixed term contract to 31/1/20)
Visitor Experience Assistant, RSPB, Bempton Cliffs, East Riding of Yorkshire (Full time Contract: 5 months fixed term)
Retail Assistant, RSPB, Bempton Cliffs, East Riding of Yorkshire (Part time, hourly paid. Contract: 6 months fixed term)
Assistant Retail Manager, RSPB, Bempton Cliffs, East Riding of Yorkshire (Part time, 22.5 hpw, Contract: Permanent)
Retail Assistant, RSPB, Leighton Moss, Silverdale, Lancashire (part time 21.75 hpw, permanent)

Conservation Placements x4, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Stirley Community Farm, Huddersfield.  (4 day week - long term placement )

Directors, Welsh Perry & Cider Society

Surveys and Fieldwork
Additions and updates made in November, 11 listings

CJS Focus
Advance notice for CJS Focus on Volunteering, to be published 11 February 2019. Please note we are only publishing one volunteering edition in 2019 so make sure to send us your adverts.

CJS Focus on Employability in association with lantra in full here or download a pdf version here.
It might not be immediately obvious why you should read this edition - you're already in work right? However, it's full of useful tips to pass on when someone asks how they can get a job like yours and for all budding conservationists and volunteers hoping for a 'proper job' is a must read.
Find out how you can make yourself more employable with 9 articles and lots of courses, events and organisations to help you.
21 pages in total the lead is from Lantra and outlines how important practical training is at every point in a countryside career.
The Countryside Management Association is a great organisation to join to find out more about the sector and network. What could be better than meeting potential employers and getting the chance to sell yourself?
Our Bright Future is led by The Wildlife Trusts and aims to provide a stepping stone to employment for young people. Anna Maggs provides an update at the halfway stage along with case studies of some of the young people who’ve gone through the programme.
CJS fields a lot of enquiries from people looking to break in to the sector. As you all know it’s not an easy job! We provide some pointers about how to get yourself noticed.
Ben Deed from Merseyside Biobank reminds us not to overlook transferable skills when entering the conservation sector. His skills picked up during bar & hotel work helped him land a paid job.
Groundwork runs through some of the dos and don’ts when applying for jobs including completing an application form, a skill that, according to employers, is very much lacking.
James Common from New Nature magazine provides details on how to get your writing noticed; he’s well placed to advise after securing a job off the back of his published work.
From employer Oonagh Nelson of Contract Ecology a great insight in to what she is looking for in an interviewee, suggestions on how to prepare and get yourself through the interview and hopefully get the job.
Richard Crompton has been self-employed for many years, now running Ecology on Demand Richard gives us his tips on how to make the leap and succeed with your own business.

CJS Information and other articles
Welcome to our new Featured Charity: Canal and River Trust.

Read their introductory article: Life is better by water.
Canal & River Trust cares for 2,000 miles of waterways, stretching from Brecon to Boston, and from Lancaster to London. This extensive network of canals, rivers, reservoirs and docks connect villages with towns, cities with countryside, giving millions of people immediate access to space where they can relax, unwind and enjoy being closer to nature. [continue]
CJS is delighted to become a corporate supporter of the National Biodiversity Network (NBN) [more]
We're calling on all photographers: British Wildlife Photography Awards 2019 are now open for entry. [more]

Top headlines from the past month: Click here to read

Training Calendar Click here to read
Calendar of events and short courses occuring in January 2019 this month including details of courses available on an ad hoc or on demand basis.
Plus additions to long courses and providers made over the past month.
Send information about your training courses today to training@countryside-jobs.com or submit online here

Two new adverts:
RSPB Conservation Handbooks on sale whilst stocks last
Green stories writing competition

Print length this edition: 120
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: 17 January - NB one week later than usual
Got something to share or want to advertise? The deadline is: 5pm Monday 14 January
Contact us by email: ranger@countryside-jobs.com