September edition of CJS Professional

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Jobs advertised in this Month's edition:
Title, Employer, Location:, Basis: (contract details if known)
Forest Managers, Harvesting Managers and General Recruitment, Scottish Woodlands.  Various locations across Scotland
Area Manager, RSPB.  Flexible in Central and Eastern England (Full timer permanent)
Head Gardener, English Heritage.  Kenwood House (36hpw, permanent)
Principal Ecologist, Kent Wildlife Trust Consultancy Services.  Based: Tyland Barn, Maidstone (Permanent, full time)
Marketing & Education Ranger, Hart District Council.  Fleet in Hart District (NE Hampshire) (Permanent full-time position)
Assistant or Consultant Ecologist, Biodiverse Consulting Ltd. Ponteland, nr Newcastle  (We offer flexible working patterns and will consider part-time and full-time applicants.)
Grounds Person, GreenAcres Chiltern. Beaconsfield, Bucks. (Part-time / 15 hours per week over 2 days / 8am–4pm)
Project Manager – Hainault Forest, Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure. Location: Wash Lodge, Valentines Park & Hainault Forest Country Park (Full-Time until January 2022 (Fixed Term Contract))
GIS Analyst, South East Rivers Trust. South East of England
Senior Ecologist, ECOSA.  rural Hampshire
Contracts Manager, Middlemarch Environmental. Coventry, West Midlands (40hpw)
Visitor Centre and Education Officer, Colchester Borough Council.  High Woods Country Park  (10-month maternity cover, full time, or part time job share)
Environmental Education Instructor,  idverde.  High Elms Country Park, Orpington, BR6 7JH (full time & permanent)
Fifth Continent Landscape Partnership Scheme Cultural Heritage Officer, Kent Wildlife Trust.  Based at Romney Marsh Visitor Centre, New Romney, Kent (Part-time: 21.5hr weekly - Fixed term to end June 2021)
Tree Officer, Amber Valley Borough Council.  Central Headquarters, Ripley, Derbyshire (37hpw, permanent)
Project Assistant (Landscape Team).  Basingstoke and Deane.  Basingstoke (Fixed Term. Full Time.)
Fifth Continent Landscape Partnership Scheme Biodiversity Officer, Kent Wildlife Trust.  Based at Romney Marsh Visitor Centre, New Romney, Kent  (Fixed term to end June 2021)
Landscape Operatives, Chainsaw Operatives and Fencing Operative,  ATM Ltd.  based out of  Boroughbridge (YO51 9HY).  (Full-time, Permanent)
Conservation Communities Officer, Devon Wildlife Trust.  based at DWT’s Cookworthy office in North Devon (part-time (22.5 hours per week), fixed term appointment until March 2022)
Parks & Open Spaces Operative, Bodmin Town Council. (full-time post, although hours vary seasonally)
Project Development Officer (Thriving Green Spaces) x 2, The City of Edinburgh Council.  Based at Waverley Court in Edinburgh (Fixed Term until end May 2021 36 hours per week)
Trainee Machine Operator , Forestry England.  based at Santon Downham

48 adverts for voluntary posts added this month

Surveys and Fieldwork
One addition in August: Free Event - Thames WaterBlitz September 20th - 23rd
Plus can you help with some fox identification research? Initially photos are required.

Features and In Depth articles
Conservation -  an accessible industry?: Countryside Jobs Service are reporting that the numbers of applicants for jobs in the countryside sector are reducing. Are we inadvertently limiting access to our workforce? What can applicants do to meet criteria for paid work? asks Brian Heppenstall, Senior Ranger, Hengistbury Head This is a must read article for anyone who is even thinking about recruiting a new member of staff.
ORCA’s Whale Education Month 2019: Whale Education Month is a project run by ORCA, to encourage students (and their teachers!), to learn more about the importance of whales and dolphins, and their conservation, during the month of October.
UK Squirrel Accord new website and photography competition launch: UK Squirrel Accord (UKSA) is a partnership of 37 organisations aiming to work collaboratively to secure and expand red squirrel populations, and protect tree health, by managing negative impacts from invasive grey squirrels.
National GetOutside Day is back on Sunday 29 September
Life on the Verge in Devon By Tom Whitlock, Ecologist: When managed properly, road verges provide ecological networks with an astonishing amount of wildlife
Concepts of River Renovation: As World River’s Day approaches, it seems fitting that CJS asked me to write an article about my work on rivers. by Sophie Hocart BSc, PFQ, Grad CIEEM - Assistant Project Manager for Five Rivers Environmental Contracting Ltd.
More Birthdays and celebrations
Celebrating 50 years of RSPB groups
The Stour Valley Path is 25 years old!
The Land Trust: celebrating 15 years and looking forward to a bright future

CJS Focus
The next edition is due for publication on Monday, it is looking at Countryside Management iand is n assocation with the Countryside Management Association.  Watch our social media to find out when it's live, or sign up to the daily email to get a copy on Monday.  
The following edition will be CJS Focus on the Next Generation and is in association with Action for Conservation
We will be considering ways to get school age children involved and the importance of doing so.  We're in very early stages of preparation so if you've got any suggestions as to what we should include or perhaps you'd like to put yourself forward to write an article please get in touch with Amy.

CJS Information and other articles
Think of a countryside organisation - Got one? Chances are that whether it's big (RSPB, National Trust) or small (local friends of group) it's a charity. Blog for International Day of Charity with details of how to nominate a charity to be our Featured Charity in 2020.
CJS Silver Anniversary Celebrations.
Birthday wishes from Groundwork and James Common.  Read more birthday wishes.
This month's gift giveaway is two copies of the the beautiful British Wildlife Photography Awards collection book.
Photography Competition
Why would we set up a photography competition? There are a few reasons and it's not to gather a large number of free photos
The September suggested category is: Recreation and Visitors and the prize is a membership package (individual, joint or family - choice is yours) for Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
The August winner is Isabella Miles for her photo of the Bothy at Harris on the Isle of Rum.

Can you help Lantra's latest Review of National Occupational Standards for Environmental Conservation? [more]

Top headlines from the past month: Click here to read

Training Calendar Click here to read
Calendar of events and short courses occurring in November., 12  pages
Send information about your training courses today to or submit online here.

Grants and sources of funding
Eight new listings this month

Print length this edition: 117
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. Now with navigation at the top of the edition.

The next edition of CJS Professional will be published on: 10 October
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