CJS Professional: March edition.


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21 adverts for paid posts included in this edition at time of publication.
Please note adverts are deleted as they reach the closing date.


CJS Information 

Easter Bank Holiday: publication dates and deadline changes. [more]
How much information do you want in your monthly email?
As CJS Professional gets ever bigger and the contents list grows ever longer so your email notification grows exponentially too. We've mocked up three options for future monthly emails, more information here and the mock ups are here.
CJS Weekly - benefits of subscribing: extra job ads plus early access to lots of features and information, including a reminder about free subs for students and graduates. [more]

Suffering from the rural cost of living? Make your thoughts known in the household survey from Rural Services Network working with citizens Advice Bureau - survey closes 31 March [more]
What is important to you and your woodlands? Northwoods want to know! Complete the survey to help shape the events and activities over the next two years of the project. If you need any more incentive there are some fabulous prizes too! [more]


Features and In Depth Features

Building toward a diverse environmental workforce by Action for Conservation.
In 2020 Voyage Youth, Generation Success, Students Organising for Sustainability (SOS-UK), and Action for Conservation joined forces with 33 leading nature and sustainability organisations to launch Race for Nature’s Recovery, an employment scheme to support 125 young people from predominantly underrepresented backgrounds into paid six month work placements. Now, 18 months after the scheme launched, we look back on the changes, learnings and challenges from the scheme and look forward to the future. Find out how it went. [more ]

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Making data work for nature 
By Mandy Henshall, Communications and Engagement Manager, NBN Trust
Without the NBN Trust, much of the UK’s biodiversity data would remain unseen, unknown and unused. But we don’t work alone. Partnership is central to our mission, and for 22 years, we have connected organisations, large and small, through our National Biodiversity Network: a dedicated community of more than 200 organisations, who are passionate about wildlife data. Working together, we create a vast flow of data carrying the evidence needed to protect and restore biodiversity, and the stories to inspire wonder and commitment. [more]

Yesterday was International Women's Day we have an exclusive interview with Beccy Speight, Chief Executive Officer, RSPB
Beccy talks about her early influences and career path. She says: "I don’t feel as though I have encountered enormous barriers and I’ve often been mentored either formally or informally by more senior women at work, which has been enormously helpful. " We asked: It's good to see more women in top positions at countryside / conservation organisations, what can we do to encourage more to take the leap (or to stay the course) into upper management? find out what she thinks. [more]

Go Jauntly’s Green Routes increased the likelihood of walking by 36% By Claudette Anderson, Partnerships Manager
Bristol City Council’s transport engagement team commissioned Go Jauntly and Tranquil City to explore how a bespoke ‘Green Routes’ app feature can encourage healthier and more sustainable walking journeys. How did it go? How did the public take to a greener version of the typical route maps and apps? Find out [more]

Making a moove to host events? Ewe must be kidding! By Sean Grufferty, Senior Grazing Officer at Surrey County Council
There's a lot to consider when planning and running events, especially when you've never really done it before! Sean tells us how, through branching into hosting events, he has found a new and surprising type of job satisfaction. From small sessions to bustling BBQs, who would have known just how fun and rewarding running these events could be!? Want to try running your own event and aren't sure where to start? Why not try doing something for #100MilesInMarch to support Mind this spring! [more]

HighGround - the next 10 years by Founder and Executive Director Anna Baker Cresswell
It’s hard to believe that this year HighGround will have been in operation for 10 action-packed years. Anna says: "When I started the Charity it was a distant milestone I never contemplated reaching, but thanks to the support and encouragement of so many people who understood the motivation behind helping those who have served their Country who don’t want to work in an office when their military careers are over, we are going strong and looking towards our next decade of Life beyond the military – Outdoors." [more]

A three year, £3m project is underway, helping to secure the future of upland commons in England By Emma Dewhurst (Ten Stories) PR and comms support for the project: Foundation for Common Land
Common land has 21% of all Sites of Scientific Interest, 12% of all Scheduled Ancient Monuments and 40% of all Open Access land. Furthermore, the centuries old farming practices, are unexpectedly relevant to many 21st century challenges –  delivering nature recovery, flood management, carbon sequestration and wellbeing. So read on about how the Foundation for Common Land and 25 partners aim to save it [more]

Woodland Trust celebrates 50 years and calls for trees to be at the heart of fight against climate change. By Andy Bond, Senior PR Officer at Woodland Trust In 1972 a group of friends gathered around a kitchen table in Devon to discuss saving a local wood. That day the Woodland Trust was born. For 50 years the The Woodland Trust has been standing together for woods, trees and wildlife. and have achieved a great deal over five decades. Yet the fight to protect woods and trees is more crucial than ever as the country is in the grip of a climate and nature crisis where the need for woods and trees grows more and more urgent by the day! [more]

In case you missed it, five features worth revisiting

CJS Focus

Features from CJS Focus on Working with Wildlife. 
Job Profile: Conservation Biologist & Wildlife Photographer by Lara Jackson More information here or read the article here.
Features from CJS Focus on Volunteering.
Gaining experience & life skills through volunteering whilst at university and how this improves employability
By: Lynn Anderton, Volunteering Adviser at Edge Hill University  More information here or read the article here.


There was news of new funding: £7.6m boost to transform Scotland’s nature from NatureScot and Campaign for National Parks hail the extra £4 million announced as a much-needed lifeline for England’s National Parks. Defra has made improvements to the Tree Health Pilot following a successful first year.
Marine Conservation Society launches a Legal case to stop sewage pollution: High Court grants hearing. Pioneering nature projects launched to test carbon capture methods in fight against climate change announced by Natural England, Environment Agency and Forestry Commission with RGB Kew at Wakehurst.
Although a survey by Born Free suggests the public don't want to see large mammals in zoos research shows that conservation zoos have powerful potential to reverse extinction reported by ZSL and Ulster Wildlife hope for a barn owl recovery with a bumper number of chicks, there was good news for curlew in Northern Ireland with spectacular breeding results and not entirely unrelated! Hen harrier row could unlock other conservation conflicts University of Exeter research suggests. Exciting wildlife news with the sighting of a beaver in Ashford Country Park, Kent, and more good news for dolphins with a potentially devastating project being shelved and for cranes too as RSPB reveal their UK population probably well over 200 including 71 breeding pairs.



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



The next edition of CJS Professional will be published on: 13 April

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