CJS Professional: Janaury 2023 edition.

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33 adverts for posts plus one for a trainee post included in this edition.
Please note adverts are deleted as they reach the closing date.

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Eadha Enterprises is a social enterprise based in Renfrewshire. Find out more about this organization offering a range of volunteering [more]


CJS Information 

Happy New Year from the CJS Team. Details of Office hours, advertising rates which we're delighted to say remain unchanged plus information on various discounts available. [more]

Download the handy A4 CJS calendar complete with all the dates and deadlines for the year whic this year has a photo of a cheerful daisy and bumblebee to brighten your wall  [more]

January is National Mentoring Month What might you learn or can you offer?  LinkedIn is a very useful place to network so check out the CJS LinkedIn page and start connecting. [more]

The first CJS Weekly of the year was published last Friday 6 January.  As usual the first working week of the year proved to be a hectic one here at CJS and as ever the first edition was a huge one. [more]

Reminder about our Free student subscriptions - please share this one widely.
If the huge CJS Weekly edition has wetted your appetitie the remember if you're a student or new graduate CJS then you can get a CJS Weekly free subscription. One reader said recently: "I doubt I would have had the career I have had without the CJS."  More information here and no obligation sign up is here    

If you've advertised with us at any point in the last two years please help guide the future of CJS, we've extended the Advertisers feedback survey until the end of the month. [more]

Features and In Depth Features

First published for International Mountain Day in December: New Plastic Free Yr Wyddfa Project strives to secure plastic free status for Yr Wyddfa, Wales’ highest mountain from Eryri / Snowdonia National Park.
The summit of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), Wales’ highest mountain, is a hot spot for litter: it’s where all paths converge, and the facilities are located. This correlates with the 2020 survey on microplastic pollution, which reported that soil samples taken from the summit were 5% microplastic, a higher percentage than found in samples from all other locations on the mountain. This is madness and Eryri National Park Authority are trying to do something about it. [more]

Kickstart your career in ecology by Jonathan Brickland, Director
Peak Ecology Ltd have made a concerted effort to get more involved with potential future ecologists, hopefully breaking down some of the barriers that face those entering our profession. Keen to provide experience for those wishing to become ecologists they offer an internship programme as well as work experience opportunities. [more]

The Devil's in the details for waders By Sir Nicholas Bacon Bt.of Raveningham Estate
It seems rather strange that the Government grants that were paid in the 1970’s in order to remove dykes and to drain marshes are now being reversed into the reestablishment of the old dyke lines, the blocking up of drains and the raising of the water levels to re-establish marshland. The Raveningham Estate was ahead of it’s time starting this process in the 90’s. Find out about the project from Sir Nicholas Bacon [more]

How Our Bright Future boosted young people’s career aspirations By Cath Hare, Head of Grants
The Our Bright Future programme brought together 31 projects from the environmental and youth sectors over its 7 years. Led by The Wildlife Trusts & funded by The National Lottery Community Fund the highly successful initiative has worked with more than 128,000 young people, helping them develop skills and experience to become the environmental leaders of the future. Find out about the legacy it will leave behind [more]

Towards greater ethnic diversity in the environment sector by Ellie Ward, Policy Officer at Wildlife and Countryside Link.
The environment sector is one of the least ethnically diverse professions in the UK. The Wildlife and Countryside Link is working in collaboration with others to improve the ethnic diversity of the nature and environment sector. If this is something your organisation is involved in then make sure you read this article about the need for their Route Map Towards Greater Ethnic Diversity & howl it will work. [more]

CJS Focus

CJS Focus on Volunteering in association with The Conservation Volunteers is only a few short weeks away, due for publication on 6 February. Submit your adverts now or find out more.

Features from CJS Focus on Working with Wildlife. 
Dragonflies and me; a career as an insect specialist By: Eleanor Colver, Conservation Officer  More information here or read the article here.
From delivering post to translocating lynx By: Michael Willett  More information here or read the article here.
The modern curse of self-promotion By: Ric Swift from the Wildlife Film Network More information here or read the article here.


This month has news from the end of last year and the start of this.
The Scottish Government announced new biodiversity funding and the James Hutton Institute launched a new £2m water quality project to protect river ecosystems and our new Featured Charity: PTES detailed five goals for nature at the summit, saying Without Biodiversity, There is No Net Zero. Rewilding Britain launches the new Rewilding Challenge Fund awards £100k to large-scale rewilding projects. Mixed news for woodland as Wakehurst forced to close 150-acre nature reserve in fight against deadly ash dieback disease however UCL research shows UK woodlands could store almost twice as much carbon as previously estimated; National Trust's largest ancient woodland set to be restored on a scale rarely seen.
New research shows more than one in four birds in Wales in serious trouble according to an RSPB report whilst in Scotland NatureScot have found that birds increase in urban areas.
And finally some exciting events from just down the coast from CJS, you can't ignore a very large walrus just lazing on the harbourside! The initial response from BDMLR on being notified was “Are you joking?”, read about the Return of Thor.



Calendar of events and short courses occurring in March 2023 plus details on additions made to the Directory over the past month.


Useful Information

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Jobs - full details

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

Forest Manager, Bronwin & Abbey, Llandrindod Wells or Martley
Senior Ecologist / Ecologist, E3 Ecology. Northumberland, Durham, North Yorkshire or Scottish Borders - there may be some flexibility for the right candidate (full Time, 4dpw may be considered)
Green Team Leader (Conservation & Skills Development), Groundwork South. Denham, Bucks (Permanent, full time 37.5hpw)
Head of Conservation, Vincent Wildlife Trust. Ledbury
Ecological Contracting Operative, Keystone Habitats. Based near Chipping Sodbury and prepared to work throughout the UK
Ecological Contracting Supervisor / Arborist, Keystone Habitats. Based near Chipping Sodbury and prepared to work throughout the UK
Customer Engagement Lead Adviser - Events and Publications, Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) partnership (Natural England). Across England
Lead Ranger, Frome Town Council, Frome
Project Officer (Landscape, Horticulture, Training & Skills), Groundwork East. Based in Alconbury Weald, working across Cambridgeshire with occasional travel across the East of England (Full time, 37hpw)
Senior Tree Officer (PES) & Tree Officer,  Oxfordshire County Council. Senior role across Oxfordshire, Officer role predominantly Oxford City. (Permanent contract, 37hpw)
Project Manager, EMEC Ecology. Nottingham
Kelp Recovery Co-ordinator, Sussex Wildlife Trust. near Henfield, West Sussex (15 month fixed term, full time 35hpw)

RSPB Jobs:
Project Officer - Stone Curlew, Wiltshire (Fixed term to 31/12/25, full time)
Visitor Experience Officer, Fairburn Ings, Castleford (Permanent, full time 37.5hpw)
Senior Beach Warden, East Norfolk & North Suffolk (Field based: Eccles-on-Sea, Winterton-on-Sea and Kessingland. Office Based: Strumpshaw Fen, Norwich & Home working) (6 month fixed term Mar-Sept, full time)
Learning and Visitor Assistant, Saltholme, Stockton-on-Tees (6 months fixed term, part time 18hpw)
Peatland Project Manager, Hybrid, Sumburgh office, remote and field working (3 year fixed term, full time)
Senior Programme Manager - RSPB Estate, Flexible in UK. (permanent, full time 37.5hpw)
Site Maintenance Assistant, RSPB UKHQ, Sandy, Beds.  (Permanent, full time 37.5hpw)
Seabird Research Assistant, Bempton Cliffs (6 months)
Assistant Warden, Shetland office. (Full time permanent)

National Trust Jobs:
National Nature Reserve Partnership Officer, Borrowdale,  Keswick (2 year fixed term full time, 37.5hpw)
Ranger, Boon Crag, Coniston (permanent)
Facilities & Support Services Co-ordinator, Boon Crag, Coniston (permanent)
Facilities Co-ordinator, Boon Crag, Conniston (Part time contract)
Lead Ranger, Slindon Estate, Sussex Downs (permanent)
Ranger x 2, Killerton, Broadclyst, Exeter (24 month fixed term)
Land Use & Farming Adviser, Bristol Hub (permanent)
Boat Skipper / Ranger, Brownsea Island, Poole (permanent, part time 22.5hpw)
Land Use & Farming Adviser, Killerton, Exeter (24 month fixed term)
Land Use & Farming Adviser, Hardwick Consultancy Hub, Chesterfield  (Fixed term)
Land Use & Farming Adviser - Norfolk, Lincolnshire & Northamptonshire, Bury St Edmunds (permanent)
Ranger, Ashridge Estate (permanent)
Farm Worker, Fishguard (Fixed term)