CJS Professional: August edition.

The latest edition of CJS Professional is now online, read it in full here: http://www.countryside-jobs.com/professional/  (you may need to refresh your browser)

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Featured Job: Estate and Community (Green Space) Officer for The Land Trust
Permanent, Full Time 36 hour’s p/w, Birchwood office. The post holder will be entirely responsible for the Warrington Portfolio by ensuring the sites are managed to a high standard and maximise the Charitable Impacts for the local communities by working with various local, regional and potentially national multi-sector partners. [more]


Title, Employer, Location:, Basis: (contract details if known)

Conservation Manager, Surrey Wildlife Trust.
Climate Positive & Sustainability Lead, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. Beechcroft House, Vicarage Lane, Curdridge, Southampton (Full Time - 35 hours per week (part time will be considered), Fixed Term Contract for 2 years (with potential for extension))
Visitor Engagement Manager, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. Beechcroft House, Vicarage Lane, Curdridge, Southampton, SO32 2DP (Permanent, 35 hpw)
The Nature App - Manager, Merit Check Ltd. Based regionally reporting to office in Witney, Oxfordshire.
CEO, The Green Estate Community Interest Company. Green Estate HQ, Sheffield S2 (Full Time or Part Time negotiable)
Visitor Experience Assistant, RSPB. Newport Wetlands
Visitor Operations Manager, RSPB. Dearne Valley - Old Moor (18 months)
Community Ranger (Greenspace Officer),The Land Trust. Home based, must be close to Linmere, South Bedfordshire. (Permanent, Full Time 36 hpw)
Rural Skills Hub Coordinator, Dry Stone Walling Association. Home working plus access to DWSA Head Office at Crooklands, near Kendal. (18 months from Sept 21, 35 hpw)
Assistant Ecological Consultant, ADAS. Aberystwyth (Permanent)
Ecological Consultant, ADAS. Aberystwyth
Ecological Consultant, ADAS. Bristol
Ecological Consultant, ADAS. Cardiff
Senior Ecological Consultant, ADAS.  Cardiff (Permanent)
Senior Ecological Consultant, ADAS. Milton Park, Oxfordshire (Permanent)
Natural Networks Officer, Worcestershire Wildlife Trust. (Full time to December 2022)
Operations Manager - Timber Harvesting & Marketing, Forestry England. North England Forest District
Site Operative, RSK Habitat Management. Bristol based
Site Operative, RSK Habitat Management. Lichfield / Tamworth based
Site Supervisor / Team Leader, RSK Habitat Management. Lichfield / Tamworth based
Site Supervisor / Team Leader, RSK Habitat Management. Bristol based
Community Outreach Officer, RSPB. Loch Lomond (full time contract for 12 months)
Senior Site Manager, RSPB Scotland. Orkney.
Capercaillie Advisory Officer, RSPB Scotland. Inverness (15hpw contract for 20 months)
Active Forest Co-ordinator, Forestry England. Alice Holt Forest, Farnham
Nature Recovery Project Manager, The Parks Foundation.  Location: Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole (Fixed term to 31/1/23 with potential extension is funding permits, 37.5hpw, 30 hpw maybe considered)
Estate Maintenance, Chasemore Farm. Cobham, Surrey (5 days per week (Mon-Fri) plus one weekend in four on call)
Land Management Adviser / Consultancy Manager, Cumbria Wildlife Trust. Plumgarths, Crook Road, Kendal
Project Officer, Groundwork East. working across Essex (full time, two-year contract (with potential for extension))
Rights of Way Modification & Commons Officer, Somerset County Council. Taunton (Full time, permanent)
Ecologists, Ecology Solutions. Based south Manchester although initially working from home and on site.
Landscaper, Ecosulis. Aylesbury region (contract starting Aug / Sept 21)
Senior Specialist, Net Gain, Natural England. Available across England.
Harvesting and Marketing Forester, Forestry England. Based in Micheldever, Hampshire (Some weekend and out of hours working required)
Policy Officer, Friends of the Lake District. Kendal Office at Murley Moss, Oxenholme Road (Part time 28hpw)

CJS Focus

The previous edition was published on 22 February  in association with the National Federation of Parks and Green Spaces (NFPGS) with Parks Community UK and was CJS Focus on Volunteering - read it in full here.

The next edition will be CJS Focus on Careers in Ecology in association with CIEEM, it is due for publication on 20 September. Accepting ads now - click for more.  


Features and In Depth Features

Working Towards a Healthier, Greener, Fairer Future for the UK  By Stuart Neaverson & Rosa Prosser of the Climate Coalition
Recent surveys have shown that the majority of the UK public are worried about climate change. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to ignore the need to take urgent action, with the impacts already being felt across the world and in the UK.The Climate Coalition – the UK’s largest group of people dedicated to action against climate change – is working to bring people together here in the UK to create a cleaner, greener world that works for everyone. Founded in 2005 in recognition of the urgent need to respond to the global environmental crisis, The Climate Coalition consists of over 120 organisations. [more]


The Sea and Me By Emma Lowe, Marine Conservation Intern at The Wildlife Trusts.
Making a Difference in Marine Conservation, for National Marine Week (24/7 - 8/8)
An introduction to Shoresearch the The Wildlife Trusts’ national citizen science programme surveying the intertidal shore, the exciting world of extremes where the sea meets the land.  [more]


Introduction to agroforestry in the Heart of England Forest  By Beth Brook, Chief Executive, Heart of England Forest

As the largest new native broadleaf forest in the country, the Heart of England Forest has a significant amount of land to manage to improve its value for biodiversity. CEO Beth Brook explains why the charity has integrated agroforestry into its land management practices. At the Heart of England Forest, we believe that forestry and farming can flourish together. Agroforestry is the practice of mixing forestry and agricultural practices which benefits people, wildlife and the environment. [more]


Youth Council and Youth Campaigning Group at The Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside Wildlife Trust (LWT) By Eleanor Lampard, Youth Advocacy Officer An introduction to the youth Council and top tips for setting up your own.
Our Youth Council is a group of young people aged 13 to 25 years old that live in Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside (LWT). They are passionate about protecting the local environment, inspiring social action and creating positive change. The Council works to build a rich and biodiverse future for our area, where nature's recovery is the priority, because as one Council member stated “Nature's future is our future.”  [more]


Pollution from road runoff across the UK; where does the responsibility lie? By Jo Bradley, Director of Operations at Stormwater Shepherds
Plastic pollution is in the news a lot at the moment and in British rivers it takes two forms; macroplastics and microplastics, but they both cause pollution that persists for many miles and many decades. There is an army of people dealing with this problem, both at the ‘front-line’ collecting plastic from beaches and rivers, and further up the plastic-chain, working with waste producers to control it at source. [more]


For Afternoon Tea Week: Cafes: the icing on the cake of visitor experiences
A bite to eat in a visitor attraction cafe may be a treat during our individual experiences but their presence is one that we have begun to expect at such destinations. Cafes have long been a means for organisations to diversify their income streams and encourage visitors to sit back, relax and stay longer. Helen Jones, Visitor Engagement Manager at Yorkshire Wildlife Trust highlights that, in addition to their financial potential, a perfectly pitched cafe might just make your destination someone’s perfect cup of tea – with visitors soon coming back for that extra slice again and again! [more]


Did you know the Bat Conservation Trust has been conserving bats in the UK for 30 years?
Naomi Webster, Training & Conferences Manager at BCT ives an overview of everything happening at BatFest for International Bat Night. [more]



CJS Information 

Ask the Ranger…anything – join us for a Facebook Live event on 16 August with the South Downs National Park Authority Ranger team. They will talk about their experiences of entering the world of conservation & answer your questions about getting a job in this sector.[more]

An update on advertising with CJS.

No change to advertisinfg rates and now standardised multi-advert discounts, starting from 5%, and don't forget 10% discount for charities and 50% on all adverts for volunteers. Making it easier for you to place adverts, to see what you've already sent us and even to amend current adverts or relist previous ones. Register on our online portal to get started. Focusing on quality over quanity and putting jobs at the heart of all we do. [more]


Reminder: A year's free subscription to CJS Weekly for students graduating this year.
Details here and please share. More info here and sign up is here.


News this month covers the usual wide range of subjects, there is quite a lot on peatlands and bog management and also on aims to become net zero and the impact of all forms of pollution.  Lots of good news for raptors with successful hatching and satellite tagging of various species from ospreys to harriers.  Several new projects launched after orgnaistions received grants from a wide range of funding bodies as well as defra grants to 90 projects to accelerate action to support 2,500 jobs, plant almost a million trees and boost nature recovery across the country



Calendar of events and short courses occurring in October plus additions made over the past month.


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The next edition of CJS Professional will be published on: 9 September

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