CJS Professional: 11 November 2021

The latest edition of CJS Professional is now online, read it in full here: http://www.countryside-jobs.com/Professional/current.htm  (you may need to refresh your browser)
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25 adverts included in this edition at time of publication.

Please note adverts are deleted as they reach the closing date.

Apprenticeships, Interns and paid trainee roles

 1 advert: Natural Prospects Traineeships x 6 & Love your River Stour Traineeships x 2 with The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country

CJS Updates and other useful information

Advance Notice of CJS deadlines and publication dates over Christmas and New Year. [more]

Resources for Students, Careers Advisers, Universities, Colleges and anyone helping the next generation of countryside staff.

In the month that the Government's Environmental Audit Committee warns that "Inconsistent Government policy on green jobs and a knowledge-gap in necessary skills are resulting in missed opportunities" it seems timely to remind everyone of what CJS can offer to help students seeking jobs in the conservation and environmental field. [more]

New: Student free student subscriptions
For the last two years during this strangest of times we have offered free subscriptions to graduating students. These have been particularly well received and we've decided to make this a permanent offer from CJS to all new graduate and students. More information here and no obligation sign up is here.

Employability Talk - now available to view at your leisure
In a talk providing brilliant insight in to exactly what an employer is looking for in applications and interviews, Lizzy Pinkerton from Belfast Hills Partnership walks us along the recruitment path. More information here or go straight to view the talk here.

CJS in an ethical business tile.
Thursday 18 November is Social Enterprise Day, a day to celebrate and promote businesses that set out to do good, to benefit people and the planet.
All things that are core to CJS's principals: CJS is an ethical business working in harmony with environmental professionals to conserve the British countryside and natural world. Motivated by conservation success not profits. It's for this reason that we advertise so many things totally free of charge and do our level best to keep costs as low as possible. [more]

Can you help two young farmers looking for grazing in the Suffolk area? [more]


logo: Campign for National Parks
2021 featured charity, Campaign for National Parks final article of the year: National Parks: For People, Nature and Climate.
It's been a critical year for National Parks. Not only have they welcomed record numbers of visitors - including first-time visitors - while trying to navigate a pandemic, they've been battling an even bigger crisis - climate change. The impact of climate change is felt deeply in our National Parks, from weather extremes to species decline. National Parks also hold the key to addressing the crisis. [more]
We'll be introducing our new featured charity in next month's edition.

Features and In Depth Articles

CJS are very proud of the number of feature articles we have on the website. All provided by conservation professions to give you more insight in to a specific job, a certain project, a new initiative or something going on in the sector. Over the last month all artciles have been checked for accuracy, some out of date ones have come down, others have had further information added in.  Search here https://www.countryside-jobs.com/in-depth#search

Shifting Sands – Back from the Brink By Pip Mountjoy, Lead Adviser at Natural England

Breckland and its Rabbits: pest or landscape engineer?  The way that we view rabbits, and their impact on the environment, tends to be black or white. They’re seen as pets or they’re seen as a pest whose populations need to be controlled. After all, they ‘breed like rabbits’, right? Well, it’s not quite that simple. Whilst it’s true that a rabbit on cropland or on the golfing green is a pest, in some semi-natural habitats, like grassland and heathland, rabbits play an essential role as habitat engineers. [more]

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The Countryside Management Association: Be informed; be inspired; be connected.
The Countryside Management Association (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.
A refreshed overview of everything the CMA has to offer and an introduction to the newly introduced accredited membership [more]

The dream for a more inclusive vision of nature By Dr Mya-Rose Craig AKA ‘Birdgirl’
When I was thirteen years old, I read an article in the American Birding Association about the need for more Visible Minority Ethnic (VME) people in nature. It was if a lightbulb went off in my head. As a young British Bangladeshi birder, I had noticed that there were very few people who looked like me and my family in the countryside, but I had not thought about why this was the case. Nature needs everyone… and everyone needs nature. [more]

It’s tree planting season, what are you waiting for? By Dr Matthew Ling, Project Lead, Cambridge Canopy Project, Cambridge City Council
If you happen to need a reason to persuade yourself that planting a new tree in your garden is the right thing to do, you are in luck, as there has never been a better or more fitting time to get involved. this article looks at several of the tree planting campaigns and projects from teh Queen's Green Canopy to Cambridge's own Free Trees for Babies and a plea to add your trees to the Cambridge Tree Map. [more]


logo: Aim to Sustain
Aim to Sustain a new rural group has sustainable future in sights.  Garry Doolan – Deputy Director of Communications and Public Affairs at BASC - reflects on the launch of a new partnership that brings together nine of the UK’s leading shooting and rural organisations.
The launch of “Aim to Sustain” this summer was a seismic shift in the approach of rural organisations in favour of working smarter and quicker for the benefit of shooting-related conservation and land management. There is no denying that each of the nine partner organisations have operated effectively in their own right down the years. [more]

CJS Focus

Most recent edition: , CJS Focus on Careers in Ecology & Biodiversity in association with the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) has an in depth look at how to enter and to progress through this area of the sector; subjects covered include the skills needed, the variety of jobs available, what it's actually like as an early career ecologist, a day in the life and more.


Lots of news around COP26 announcement and reactions. Reactions to the Autumn Budget Statement, news on rewilding efforts and peatland management and restoration, several new projects and many receiving new funding including those creating jobs across the sector.

Training and Events

Calendar of events and short courses occurring in January 2022 plus additions made over the past month.

logo: NBN - National Biodiversity Network
NBN Conference 24 November 2021 – “Biodiversity data – from collection to use”
This year’s event is taking place online, using MS Teams, on Wednesday 24 November. Following the successful collaboration with the Open University and the iSpot team last year, we are delighted to be running this as a co-hosted event again in 2021. The Conference will consist primarily of 10 minute talks plus Q&A, as well as a keynote presentation, given by Craig Bennett, Chief Executive Officer of The Wildlife Trusts and the annual Sir John Burnett Memorial Lecture, given by Professor Rosie Hails, Director of Nature and Science at The National Trust. [more]


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

Got something to share or want to advertise? The deadline is: 5pm Monday 6 December