CJS Professional: Februrary edition

Title, Employer, Location:, Basis: (contract details if known)
Visitor Centre Assistant, Colchester Borough Council, High Woods Country Park (Seasonal role – six-month fixed term contract)
Chesil Beach Tern Project Officer, RSPB, Chesil Beach, Dorset (Full time. Fixed Term for 5 months)
Assistant Warden, RSPB Scotland, Falkirk (Part time, 18.5 hours per week. Permanent)
Visitor Experience Assistant, RSPB Cymru, Ynys-hir nature reserve, Eglwys Fach, Wales (Part time . Fixed Term – 6 months)
Seasonal Field Surveyors, Ecology Solutions, Offices in Worcestershire, Hertfordshire and Manchester (to start from mid-March or May-June until September / October)
Colne Valley Rivers and Wetlands Officer, Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust, based at the Trust's offices in St Albans and Denham Country Park, but will be working throughout the Colne Valley. (37.5 hours per week. Fixed term contract until 31 December 2021 (with possible extension).)
Boat Steward / Guide (Western Isles), Hebridean Adventures, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis (March until October)
Countryside Team Member, Johns Associates, Based at our offices in Bradford on Avon, this role is largely site-based across the UK. (Full time, permanent position)
Countryside Team – variable hours workers, Johns Associates, (work is offered on a casual basis)
Seasonal Ecological Survey Assistants, Johns Associates, Office in Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire for onward travel to survey sites locally and across adjoining counties. (April – September inclusive)
Campsite Warden (Jerusalem Farm), Calderdale Council, Jerusalem Farm Local Nature Reserve. (29.5 hours per week, Fixed Term Contract for 25 weeks)
Assistant Forester/Park Maintenance, Wellington Estate, (permanent position)
Seasonal Assistants - Ecology, Brindle & Green, work in Leicestershire, London and Kent. (Commencement - April 2020)
South East Suffolk & Trimley Warden, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Trimley Marshes, Trimley Marshes, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 0UD (Permanent Full time)
North East Suffolk Assistant Warden, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Church Farm Marshes Nature Reserve, Thorington Road, Thorington, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 9JG (Permanent Full time)
Traditional Housekeeper & Handyperson/Estate Worker, BH Sporting Ltd - On behalf of our clients, County Durham. (ideally commence mid March)
Ecologist, Bowland Ecology, Lancashire
Seasonal Field Assistant, West Sutherland Fisheries Trust, based in Scourie (6-month fixed term, 40 hours per week)
Hen Harrier Nest Protection Officers (4 posts), RSPB, Lancashire. (Fixed Term for 6 Months, Full time, Hourly paid as and when required)
Landscape Officer, East Sussex County Council, High Weald AONB, East Sussex and Kent border (22.2 to 37 hours per week. Part-time or full-time. Term-time contracts will be considered.)
Assistant Estate Worker, Wokingham Borough Council, based at Dinton Pastures Country Park. (Six Month Fixed Term Contract Full time)
Seasonal Warden - Foulney Island, Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Foulney, near Barrow-in-Furness. (The contract will start on 6 April 2020 and run for approximately 16 weeks, depending on the breeding season. 42 hours per week.)
Seasonal Warden - Rockcliffe Marsh,Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Rockcliffe Marsh on the Solway Firth. (The contract will start on 6 April 2020 and run for approximately 16 weeks, depending on the breeding season. 42 hours per week.)
Senior Ecologist, Ecosupport Ltd, Lee on the Solent, Hampshire
Ecologist, Ecosupport Ltd, Lee on the Solent, Hampshire
Landscape Operative, ATM Ltd, Based out of our Weston Super Mare depot (BS24 7TN) (Working hours are full time - 44 hours across Monday - Friday with optional overtime and weekend work in the busy periods.)
Summer Bat Surveyors, ECOSA, based in or near Hampshire and able to travel to our head office near Southampton. (regular basis on weeknights / early mornings during May to September)
Craftsperson, Forestry England, The New Forest. (Term Appointment – 12 months initial contract)
Senior Ecologist, FOA Ecology Ltd, based in Surrey
Operations Coordinator (Eastern England), BASC, Eastern Regional Office located just outside of Bury St Edmunds and will involve some travel throughout the region. (20 hours per week, preferably Monday to Friday with the occasional need to work weekends. )
Seasonal Assistant Ecologist, Aven Ecology Ltd, south/south-east of England. (available April-October 2020 (exact start dates flexible and subject to project needs))
Crew / Wildlife Guides (2 roles), Seafari Adventures (Oban), based Oban. (Contract starts Tuesday 5th May 2020, completion of contract end September 2020)
Vegetation Management Operative, Ecosupport Ltd, Office base Hampshire. (40 hour week worked 24 / 7 as required)
Ecologist & Seasonal Assistant Ecologists (x2), Woolley Ecology Ltd, based near Melton Mowbray, (Assistant Ecologist x2 : seasonal, opportunities to become full time may arise. Ecologist: full time)

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Traineeships in Conservation / Environmental Education (2 vacancies), Tees Valley Wildlife Trust, based at Margrove Heritage Centre, TS123BZ. (6 months starting week beginning 6th April 2020)
RHS Level 2 Trailblazer Apprenticeship in Horticulture, Royal Horticultural Society, RHS Gardens: Bridgewater, Harlow Carr, Rosemoor, Hyde Hall and Wisley.(Full time, two years (fixed term) 37.5 hours per week)

Immersive Volunteer Ranger role, National Trust, Black Down Estate, Haslemere, Surrey (c.30 hours per week for a period of 6-12 months (maximum 12 months))

63 adverts for voluntary posts added to the website this month plus another 94 in CJS Focus
National Trust, Black Down Estate has an Immersive Volunteer Ranger role
Based at Black Down Estate, Haslemere, Surrey. c.30 hours per week for a period of 6-12 months (maximum 12 months). Includes free accomodation. [more]
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Current edition, CJS Focus on Volunteering in association with TCV included in full here
40 pages in total, the lead article is from The Conservation Volunteers on how they are inspiring the conservation workforce of the future via traineeships. Keep Scotland Beautiful will launch Spring Clean 2020 soon, why not get involved. Denbighshire County Council talk about the wellbeing benefits of volunteering. Debs Carter on why the best Volunteer Managers were once volunteers themselves. Volunteering can and does make a difference – as evidenced by the Dry Stone Walling Association organised Wallathon in Reeth. We ask the latest Volunteer Ranger at North Norfolk District Council about his experience of the role. FSC Biolinks are keen to tell us about the project and their ID training for biological recording volunteers. A relatively new role, Community Ambassador with Northumberland Wildlife Trust, has proved a big hit. We round up with the reflections on 25 years of advertising volunteer roles and the changes that have occurred over that time from CJS Editor, Kerryn.
This edition also carries lots of voluntary vacancies and work day opportunities.
The next edition will be published on 11 May and is looking at: Environmental Education and Outdoor Activities. We will consider everything from bushcraft to bungee jumping; including a look at the practicalities and benefits of setting up and running your own environmental education programme. [more]
Additions made in January, 3 listings

Awards, Youth Forum and UK wide events – the year that Social Farms & Gardens celebrate their 40th
This year, Social Farms & Gardens are celebrating their 40th anniversary - marking 40 years of farming, gardening and growing together by holding a series of events and activities. [more ]

Ribble Rivers Trust launches 10-year campaign to plant half a million trees
Ribble Rivers Trust has launched a decade-long campaign to double the area of woodland across Lancashire to fight climate change, improve air quality and reduce flooding. [more ]

Starry, starry nights by Mike Hawtin, Head of Polyhalite Projects and Catriona McLees, Head of Marketing & Communications at North York Moors National Park Authority
A star-filled sky is one of nature's most natural wonders but they’re become harder than ever to experience. Promoting The Yorkshire Dark Skies Festival runs from 14 February to 1 March 2020 at venues across the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales National Parks, as well as Howardian Hills and Nidderdale Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.[more ]

National Cycle Network – a haven for wildlife
Traffic-free paths on the National Cycle Network benefit over four million people each year. Jim Whiteford, Senior Ecologist at Sustrans, the walking and cycling charity and the custodian of the National Cycle Network, highlights the walking and cycling paths on the Network are also an important green corridor for our flora and fauna. [more ]

What was the Year of Green Action? a retrospective from defra.
The government’s 25 Year Environment Plan published in 2018 set out its ambition for a healthier, greener future, with action to crack down on plastic waste pollution, create richer wildlife habitats, improve air and water quality, and connect more people with nature.  [more ]

CJS Photography Competition, the February suggested theme is: Green, one of the themes that is open to interpretation. This month the winner will be receive membership to The Orchards Project - the only national charity dedicated entirely to the creation, restoration and celebration of community orchards. [more]
Photography Competition winners: The January theme was Seasons, which seemed most appropriate for a new year.  As ever we had some fabulous entries and it was lovely on a cold, damp day to be looking at your images of high summer. But it was a winter view that ended up winning this month along some wonderful stormy seas which scooped a runners up place. [more]
Following on from their article last month: We need to talk about Hedgehogs our featured charity The Mammal Society published some very worrying research:  Hedgehog mortality on roads: Mammal charities identify worst areas for hedgehog road deaths [more]
  • Defra publishes the Environment, Fisheries and Agriculture bills plus reactions
Land and Countryside Management
  • Consultation: Connecting people and places - a draft policy statement on rangering in Scotland - Scottish Natural Heritage
  • New waste crime taskforce will tackle 'blight on our countryside' - NFU
  • HS2 – new report reveals exorbitant cost to nature - The Wildlife Trusts
  • Woodland Trust chief delivers stark warning as charity publishes emergency tree plan for the UK - Woodland Trust
  • New £2.5 million project launched to restore fragile marine habitats - Natural England
Funding and new partnerships
  • National Trust set to fund ‘biggest ever conservation spend’ of £3m a week in its 125th year - National Trust
Pollution, sustainablity and climate
  • Major shift in UK land use needed to deliver Net Zero emissions - The Committee on Climate Change
  • Environmental bodies set joint vision to tackle climate change - Natural England
  • Growing not planting trees is the key to unlock climate change benefits - Royal Forestry Society
Environmental Education, Recreation and volunteering
  • Virtual field trips to inspire the next generation of forest workers - Forestry England
  • Trust pledges to support 20,000 young Scots to connect with wildness - John Muir Trust   
Scientific Research, Results and Publications
  • Benefits of conservation efforts may not yet be fully visible - Newcastle University
  • Assessing risk of chemicals to wildlife is huge challenge that requires a new approach - UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH)
  • Scotland in world first for genetic diversity - Scottish Natural Heritage
  • Building for bats in an urban world - British Trust for Ornithology
  • Rewilding can help mitigate climate change, researchers highlight after conducting global assessment - University of Sussex
Animal and wildlife news
  • Police Scotland launches new wildlife crime investigators course - Police Scotland
  • Survey reveals nature concern - Scottish Natural Heritage
  • Beavers return to Holnicote - The National Trust and also in Sussex - Sussex Wildlife Trust
  • New protections for thousands of seabirds - Natural England
  • ‘Zero Tolerance’ for raptor persecution: A joint statement - Countryside Alliance
  • Changes to licensing of the lethal control of herring gull and lesser black-backed gull - Natural England
Calendar of events and short courses occuring in April.  15 pages
Plus additions to long courses and providers made over the past month.

Details of 8 new and updated listings.

Print length this edition: 178 pages
The next edition of CJS Professional will be published on: 12 March
Got something to share or want to advertise? The deadline is: 5pm Monday 9 March