CJS Professional: October 2023 edition.

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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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14 adverts for posts included in this edition.

Including Two Featured Jobs from Buckinghamshire Council: Country Parks Ranger and Head Ranger both based in Black Park Country Park. Delivering high-quality practical site management, woodland management, conservation, and maintenance work across Buckinghamshire Council’s Country Parks.
Please note adverts are deleted as they reach the closing date.




Need More Hands? How to advertise for volunteers:  CJS has a huge range of free advertising available for all your volunteer activities. See a quick run down here.


CJS Information 

Meet the CJS Team. We’re throwing the spotlight onto Katie, our Training Directory Co-ordinator and one of your first points of contact. Although CJS keeps her quite busy Katie also runs her family’s genealogy business: Yorkshire Ancestors. As October is Family History month it seemed fitting for her to tell us how it all came about and the unexpected family links to the British countryside and landscape. [more]


Got a question about working in the countryside? Then AskCJS - find out about this information provision service from us [more]


The final article from this year's Featured Charity: People's Trust for Endangered Species This time considering the wide range of projects they support and fund.  [more]


Keep your eyes peeled for the CIEEM 2024 Awards due to launch this month!  This year, Countryside Jobs Service is sponsoring the NGO Impact award. [more]


The Annual Impact Report for 2023 from The National Biodiversity Network Trust. NBN Trust has been making biodiversity data accessible for more than 20 years. The data is used by over 200 organisations to inform and support decisions about the natural world.  CJS is proud to be a corporate supporter of the NBN Trust. [more]


Features and In Depth Features

What I enjoy in my role and how I secured my dream career By Luke Gorman CEcol, FCIEEM, Professional Head of Ecology & Associate Director, Atkins

October 10th marks World Animal Road Accident Awareness Day: Changing the story on deer vehicle collisions (DVCs) in the UK By Andrea Barden, Marketing & Fundraising Executive at the British Deer Society
Why are we vaccinating badgers?
asks the TB Hub
Big River Watch; accessible citizen science to monitor river health By Emma Brisdion, Marketing & Campaigns Lead at The Rivers Trust
Can you help with the Botanical University Challenge – supporting the next generation of botanical enthusiasts We welcome involvement of all organisations who look to recruit botanists and other plant scientists.
For the United Nations’ International Day of Rural Women which celebrates and honours the role of rural women on October 15 each year. It recognises rural women’s importance in enhancing agricultural and rural development worldwide.  Is there a commercial reality for trees on farms? By Abi Reader, Farmer, NFU Cymru Deputy President
Amphibian and Reptile Conservation are celebrating this year’s National Reptile Awareness day highlighting the scale of change for UK reptiles By Shane F. Gausden, Communications Officer

Job Profile: Physical Oceanographer (PhD Student) at British Antarctic Survey / University of Southampton


In case you missed it, 5 features worth revisiting

CJS Focus

CJS Focus on Support Services will be published on Monday and included in full in the November edition of CJS Professional, if you can't wait that long keep checking here or sign up for the daily email to get all the information.   

Features from CJS Focus on Land and Habitats Management in association with The Landscape Institute
A multi-purpose approach to managing the nation’s forests By: Chris Sorensen, Forest Management Advisor, Forestry England  More information here or read the article here
Job Profile of a Landscape Officer at Warwickshire County Council By: Catherine Laidlaw, Landscape Officer at Warwickshire County Council  More information here or read the article here
A Challenging & Exciting Sustainable Career By: By Tony Lockey, Group Learning & Development Manager at BSW Timber Ltd More information here or read the article here

News from the month



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



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

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

Contact us by email: ranger@countryside-jobs.com