CJS Professional: March edition

Title, Employer, Location:, Basis: (contract details if known)
Turtle Dove Officer,RSPB, Minsmere / Flexible within Suffolk (Fixed term for 5 months, 18.75 hpw)
Path Builder, A.C.T Heritage Ltd, Inverness area
Senior Nature Conservation Officer, Leicester City Council, Leicester (part-time)
Dartmoor Headwaters Project Assistant, Dartmoor National Park Authority, Bovey Tracey & Exeter (Fixed term contract until 31 March 2021, 37 hpw)
Casual Bat Surveyor, Midland Ecology Ltd, West Midlands
Dark Night Sky Advisor, Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Tollard Royal, Wiltshire (Part time 3 year temp contract)
Visitor Experience Officer - Bird Conservation Awareness, RSPB, Pagham Harbour & Medmerry, West Sussex (Permanent 18.75 hpw contract)
Conservation Officer (Cambridegshire), The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire, Cambridge
Visitor Operations Manager, Nene Park Trust, Peterborough (Full time, permanent contract)
Summer Bat Surveyors, ECOSA, Hampshire (May to September 2020)
RRC Science & Technical Officer, River Restoration Centre, RRC Office, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire (Full time, 3 year contract, renewed therafter)
Senior Project Manager - LIFE 100%, RSPB, Edinburgh (Full time, fixed term contract to July 2024)
Countryside Assistant, Epping Forest District Council, Waltham Abbey, Essex (36 hpw)
Parks Activator, Bournemouth Parks Foundation, Bournemouth (Fixed term post to 31 May 2021 full or part-time)
Freelance, Self-employed and contracts
Education Business Opportunity, Forestry England, Delamere Forest, Cheshire
Bird ringing camp volunteers, Wild Areas Network, Polish Baltic Coast (April to September 2020)

60 adverts for voluntary posts added to the website this month.
Bird ringing camp volunteers welcome on the wild Polish Baltic Coast in April and September 2020 with Wild Areas Network. You have an opportunity to support one of the oldest bird ringing schemes of the World - Operation Baltic. [more ]

2020 has been declared as the International Year of Plant Health by the General Assembly of the United Nations
Plant health impacts on everyone’s lives socially, economically, culturally and environmentally. [more]
Citizen scientists find 50% fewer insects in Kent
The Bugs Matter survey is based on the windscreen phenomenon, a term given to the anecdotal observation that people tend to find fewer insects squashed on the windscreens of their cars now than a decade or several decades ago. [more]
National Trust launches new countryside apprenticeships
The National Trust is launching a range of new countryside apprenticeship schemes this year, which offer paid work, training and learning and are recognised across the industry. [more]
BeeWalk – the national bumblebee monitoring scheme
The scheme protocol involves volunteer BeeWalkers walking the same fixed route (a transect of around 1-2 kilometres) at least once a month between March and October.  [more]
Osmotherley Toad Patrol
The aim of a toad patrol is to reduce the amphibians casualties as they try to cross a road during their spring breeding migration. [more]
When is a volunteer not a volunteer?
Lynn Crowe from Sheffield Hallam University expresses concern about the practice of many environmental charities and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) employing people in unpaid `voluntary` positions which are clearly full-time jobs. [more]
The Countryside Alliance’s Countryside Clean-up 28th - 29th March 2020
Following the success of last year’s Countryside Clean-up, the Countryside Alliance is supporting this year’s Great British Spring Clean by joining the Daily Mail’s quest in recruiting an army of litter heroes to start the fightback against the rubbish that is blighting our towns and countryside. [more]

The most recent edition: Volunteering - view the most recent edition here or download a pdf copy.
The next edition will be published on 11 May and is looking at: Environmental Education and Outdoor Activities in association with The Countryside Education Trust.

CJS Photography Competition, the March suggested theme is: A Day in the Life.  This month we're looking for examples of what your working life is really like. It's a perfect opportunity to direct the spotlight on your job, organisation, site or passion project.  The winner will be receive membership to the Countryside Management Association - 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. [more]
Photography Competition winners: The February theme was Green, another topic open to interpretation with entries ranging from some lovely green fields, to a windfarm complete with skein of geese.the winner was an incredible photo of a nesting shag on the Farne Islands NNR taken by Kim Gallagher.[more]
The Third article from this year's Featured Charity: The Mammal Society: Are Britain’s wild mammals consuming plastic?
As you will have seen on programmes such as the BBC’s Blue Planet, plastic in our seas threatens marine ecosystems. However, to date, very little is known about the impacts on terrestrial species. [more]

  • £2 million for world’s first rewilding centre near Loch Ness - Trees for Life
  • Gamekeepers and wildlife new report - National Gamekeepers’ Organisation
  • New report reveals Scotland has more native woodland than was thought - Scottish Forestry

  • Thousands of trees to be planted in England's towns and cities - Defra

  • 8 steps to woodlands for climate, nature and people - Wildlife and Countryside Link
  • You are what you eat, but what feeds your food? - WWF
  • Unlocking the energy potential of Scotland’s parks - greenspace scotland

  • A visit to the zoo is good for you! - The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA)
  • National Trust launches year of action to tackle ‘nature deficiency’ - National Trust
  • National Whale and Dolphin Watch: the great success of a citizen science project casting light on status and distribution of cetaceans in British waters - Seawatch Foundation

  • Reconnecting with nature key for the health of people and the planet - University of Plymouth
  • Trial finds benefits to people and wildlife from beavers living wild in English countryside - University of Exeter
  • British moths declining but aphid numbers stable - Rothamsted Research

  • Government sets out next phase of strategy to combat bovine tuberculosis - Defra
  • Puffin numbers stable despite last summer’s wash-out as sufficient pufflings successfully hatch on Farne Islands - National Trust
  • Dragonflies and damselflies bounce back from tough year - Durham Wildlife Trust

  • Defra sets out review into releasing gamebirds on protected sites - defra
  • Defuse the ‘weather bomb’ with better protection and stronger resilience says Environment Agency Chief Executive - Environment Agency
  • Innovative Scheme to conserve newts and promote sustainable development is rolled out across England - Natural England
Get qualified at London's leading specialist land-based college - Capel Manor College offers an Introduction to Arboriculture (Tree Surgery) Award (Level 1) [more]
Additions made in May, 21 pages
Plus additions to long courses and providers made over the past month.

4 new adverts including:---
The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) & RSPB's Garnock Connections.

Print length this edition: 112 pages
The next edition of CJS Professional will be published on: 9 April
Got something to share or want to advertise? The deadline is: 5pm Monday 6 April