CJS Professional: Spetember 2021 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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Title, Employer, Location:, Basis: (contract details if known)

Environmental Education and Care Farming Officer, Magdalen Environmental Trust. Near Chard, Somerset. (Full time)
Estates and Conservation Manager Central & West Hampshire, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. Southampton
Works Supervisor - Kielder West, Forestry England. Kielder Forest, Northumberland
Land Use Policy Officer x 2, RSPB Cymru. Location flexible (permanent)
Visitor Experience Officer, RSPB Cymru. Conwy (permanent part-time, 15hpw)
Senior Fisheries Biologist / Fisheries Manager, Cromarty Firth Fishery Board. Cromarty Firth District
Forest Planner, Scottish Woodlands Ltd. South West Scotland (Full-time Permanent)
Catchment Partnership Officer, Don Catchment Rivers Trust. Location: The Don Catchment. Hybrid working arrangement: office available in Doncaster, home working an option, site visits required. (3 year fixed term contract, 32 hpw)
Countryside Warden, Derbyshire County Council. Hayfield Countryside Centre, High Peak (Permanent, 37 hpw)
Supporter Communications Manager, RSPB. Location: Sandy or Remote (12 month contract)
Park Manager (Grafham Water), Anglian Water. Grafham Water Fishing Lodge (Full Time – Permanent Contract, Annualised hours – 1924 hours per year)
Tees Swale Access Officer, North Pennines AONB Partnership. AONB Offices, Stanhope (Temporary until 31st July 2025, 21.5 hpw)
Connecting Communities Project Lead, South West Lakes Trust. Base: Roadford Lake office and home working. Also required to travel to Devon, Cornwall and Somerset (Fixed term to 31 March 2023, 37.5 hpw on a flexible basis; including weekends, Bank Holidays and some evenings)
Naturally Native Project Manager (Maternity Cover), Durham Wildlife Trust. Rainton Meadows, Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 6PU (fixed term part time (0.6FTE) contract for 6 months)
Cairngorms Nature Engagement Officer, Cairngorms National Park Authority. Grantown on Spey (3 year fixed term contract, 37.5hpw though part time of 30 hpw may be considered)
Local Nature Reserve Project Officer, The Prospects Foundation. Accrington, east Lancashire (contract to end of March 2023, 37 hpw over 5 days including Saturdays)
Estate Worker, Kedleston Estate. Derby
Works Supervisor - Ennerdale & Thornthwaite, Forestry England
Part-Time Visitor Experience Officer, RSPB. Ham Wall, near Glastonbury (permanent, part time 30 hpw)
Part-Time Visitor Experience Assistant, RSPB. Ham Wall, near Glastonbury (permanent, part time 15 hpw)
Wildfowling Consenting Officer, British Association for Shooting and Conservation. Flexible location
Wildfowling Officer, British Association for Shooting and Conservation. Flexible location
Forest Planner, Forestry & Land Scotland. Various locations across Scotland
Horticultural Nursery Supervisor, Mires Beck Nursery. near Pocklington (Mon-Fri, 39 hpw)
Moor House Upper Teesdale NNR Reserve Manager, Natural England. Langdon Beck, nr. Barnard Castle, Co. Durham (37 hpw)
Harvesting Manager - Highlands, Euroforest Limited.



CJS Information 

International Day of Charity was 5 September
Some of the ways CJS supports charities, from offering free advertising, promoting one Featured Charity each year, to sponsoring and adopting species and a call for suggestions to next year's Featured Charity. [more]

We are proud supporters of A Focus on Nature
The youth organisation aims to connect, support and inspire young people, aged 16-30, with an interest in nature and conservation. They work really hard to give advice and support to those trying to break in to our sector. See more about AFON and click through for our other endorsements and partnerships

Did you watch the Ask the Ranger facebook live session? run by Kate and Charles from South Downs National Park
In the talk they both revealed how they got on to the career ladder and what their jobs involve. Various questions were answered including can you get into a paid conservation job straight out of university and how easy it to career change in to conservation. If you missed it don't worry you watch a recording on our facebook page [more and link to recording]


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. Please share.


2021 featured charity
, Campaign for National Parks are launching their annual photo competition this years the theme is Documenting Climate Change
Following on from the release of our National Parks and the Climate Emergency report this summer, and as we prepare for COP26 in Scotland in November, we wanted to use our annual photography competition as an opportunity to further move people to understand the climate crisis impacting our National Parks and take action to help protect them.
The competition, which is now open for entries.   [more]


Features and In Depth Features

Tackling Climate Change using Nature Based Solutions  By Dr Juliet Staples, Senior Project Manager URBAN GreenUP
Liverpool is a front-runner city in the EU funded, Horizon 2020, URBAN GreenUP project, whose remit is to retrofit a range of nature-based solutions (NBS) across the city and to monitor them for their multiple environmental, social and economic benefits.This 5-year and €4m pioneering research and innovation-led project of using nature to deliver ecosystem services in Liverpool has provided an opportunity for the city to visibly deliver on agendas for climate change adaptation, resilience and biodiversity. [more]

Race For Nature’s Recovery - the scheme diversifying the environmental workforce By James Adeleke, Director, Generation Success. On behalf of the Race for Nature partnership. 
In December 2020 a scheme was launched that had been many months in the making. Race for Nature’s Recovery is a new employment initiative, pioneered by a group of environmental and youth empowerment organisations. Its aim is to create new roles in the UK’s environmental sector for unemployed 16-24 year olds from predominantly Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. [more]

The Green Flag Award Scheme celebrates its silver jubilee
2021 will see the prestigious Green Flag Award for parks and green spaces presented for the 25th Year.
The Green Flag Award® scheme recognises and rewards well managed parks and green spaces, setting the benchmark standard for the management of recreational outdoor spaces across the United Kingdom and around the world. Originally developed by the industry in response to declining standards, 2061 parks in the UK currently fly the flag, having achieved the highest benchmark as set out in the award criteria. [more]

Job profile: Vet careers: David Couper, at RSPCA's West Hatch Wildlife Centre.
Having been fascinated with all animals, and particularly wildlife, since childhood, I am lucky to have built a career over the last 18 years with the RSPCA working at West Hatch Wildlife Centre, which aims to rehabilitate sick and injured British wildlife. For me, this work is a great fusion of zoology and veterinary medicine; the position allows me the opportunity to work hands-on with wild animals, while at the same time improving their welfare, learning about the conditions which affect them, and helping the public who have found them in distress. [more]

An opinion piece on Internships/Traineeships and Careers in the Environmental Sector  By Kat Hinton
I read an excellent article recently by Brian Heppenstall that got me reflecting, not only on the expectation for volunteering, but also careers generally within the environmental sector.  Kat asks: "Why do we make it so hard for these youngsters, so full of optimism, enthusiasm and ideas, to get a foothold in the sector? Over the years I have seen so many people that I know give up on these ideals and seek employment elsewhere, in education or healthcare, for instance."  [more]

Conservation K9s – A helping Paw to find endangered Species
Louise Wilson is the Director and founder of Conservation K9 Consultancy (CK9C), where she trains and handles specialist detection dogs for a range of conservation purposes, from ecological surveys, research searches to wildlife monitoring for endangered or invasive species. She discusses what makes a good detection dog and what she's looking for in her own rescued dogs as well as demonstrating their amazing capabilities. [more]

World Clean Air Day: why air pollution is not just an urban problem by Larissa Lockwood, Director of Clean Air from Global Action Plan
If you ask a certain generation of urban dweller, they will tell you about dark skies and smog caused by the burning of coal. As we gaze upwards on #WorldCleanAirDay don’t be fooled that the problem is solved. Nor that air pollution is just an urban problem.  Air pollution is the biggest environmental threat to human health. Every year across the world air pollution kills seven million people – that’s over 19,000 people each day.  But air pollution doesn’t just damage human health, it can also damage animal and plant health. [more]

Our top tips for National Inclusion Week 2021 from Inclusive Employers
National Inclusion Week 2021 will take place from 27 September – 3 October. Inclusion Week is designed to celebrate everyday inclusion in all its forms. This is the 9th year Inclusive Employers has brought organisations together from across the globe to celebrate, share and inspire inclusion practices. In true Inclusive Employers style we are here to help and are going to be sharing with you some of our top tips for making the most of the week. [more]

CJS Focus

Free advert anyone?
The next CJS Focus is looking at careers in ecology & biodiversity in association with CIEEM. We are in the business of jobs and this publication will seek to provide information about working in ecology & biodiversity via some fabulous articles from individuals & organisations including Ecology Training UK, ArbTech, Ecosulis & Ecology Academy amongst others. You can advertise alongside the articles.
It will take just minutes to upload your advert and you’ll reach over 100,000 people who work or are looking to work in the ecology & conservation sectors.
Find out more here and you’ll need to be quick
. The deadline is tomorrow, 10 September.




IPCC report that climate change is widespread, rapid and inensfying plus responses whilst the UK government stragnethened the Environment Bill to 'halt biodiversity loss'. The impact of all forms of pollution from microplastics to light has been witnessed this past month. There was incredible news of a long-distance bat and good news for beavers, hen harriers and London's hedgehogs. Several new projects launched with funding from the Green Recoery fund and lottery.



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


The next edition of CJS Professional will be published on: 14 October

Got something to share or want to advertise? The deadline is: 5pm Monday 11 October