A Day in The Life

This month (March) the suggested theme for our orthography competition  is A Day in The Life and the prize is membership of Countryside Management Association

This month we're looking for examples of what your working life is really like. Show off your best days, what is it that makes your job the best in the world? Share the worst days and everything in between.  What are the things you'd share with someone looking to follow a similar career?
Reveal the hidden glamour of it all: soggy waterproofs and overflowing wellies, dressed up in all your finery presenting or receiving awards, the relief of a hot beverage whilst the lop and top crackles away on the bonfire, the glow of pride in a job well done as you look over a new planted meadow.
Whatever it is you'd like to show your fellow professionals and budding enthusiasts.
It's a perfect opportunity to direct the spotlight on your job, organisation, site or passion project.  With that in mind when sending us your photos this month please make sure to tell us exactly what 'life' it is and include the job title (you can use a generic Ranger / Wildlife Project Officer if you don't to be too specific).

This month's winner will be given a year's membership of the wonderful Countryside Management Association.
Founded in 1966, the CMA is the largest organisation supporting the work of conservation, access and recreation professionals in the natural greenspace and countryside sector throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

We work regionally, nationally and internationally to:

  • Support the training and personal development of staff, students and volunteers
  • Promote the value and importance of professionally managed countryside and urban green space
  • Influence other organisations involved in the management of countryside and urban green space
  • Champion staff, students and volunteers involved in countryside and urban green space
  • Join hundreds of other countryside professionals in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and become a member of the Countryside Management Association (CMA).

 On becoming a member, you will benefit from:

  • the opportunity to gain professional accreditation: underpinned by assessment of your experience, competency and qualification
  • Study /training days: visit sites/projects in your region or beyond, to learn from best practice and network with other CMA members
  • Ranger magazine: receive our quarterly magazine with relevant articles, news and features
  • Networking: join up with other CMA members through meetings, newsletters, social events and social media
  • Annual conference: attend our popular annual conference covering topical issues, field trips and workshops.
  • International links: gain access to a wider international network of countryside management professionals, through affiliation with the European and International Ranger Federations.

Reminder there are four overall prizes to be awarded at the end of the year (in July), all entries, not just the monthly winners will be eligible for these. The winner will receive an invitation to the gala opening of the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2020. We have runners up prizes of a year's membership of Society of International Nature & Wildlife Photographers a bundle of birdwatching books. These are chosen by the CJS Team however we are also going to open the floor to readers with a Readers Choice photo which will win a year's subscription to BBC Wildlife magazine.

Simply email your photo (jpegs please) to photo@countryside-jobs.com along with your name and any information you want to include about your photo: what it shows, where it was taken and a caption for a funny one would be welcome too - and this month remember to include your job title. If you'd like us to tag you (or site / project) if we share your photo to social media please include the relevant handles and details. You can enter as many photos as you like, but each image may only be entered once.
Full rules are here - please read them before sending your photos, we'll assume you have.