CJS Professional: December 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)


CJS Christmas card, this year features sheep walking across a frosty field

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



Apprenticeships, Trainees and Interns

One advert for apprenticeships this month



5 December was the UN's International Volunteer Day. Held each year it is an opportunity for volunteers and organisations to celebrate their efforts, share values and promote the good work they do. find a little more about volunteering in the countryside and see what's listed across CJS. [more ]


CJS Information 

Details of CJS deadlines and publication dates over Christmas and New Year. [More]

2024 CJS calendar featuring a Pearl Bordered Fritillary  for our 30th (pearl) anniversary. More information here or download your copy right now (PDF file)

Ever wondered why your wonderful job vacancy isn't flooded with applications?
We often hear the reasons why a person doesn’t get the job: wrong qualifications, not enough skills or simply doesn’t fit the existing team. But we rarely think about reasons why someone might not even apply in the first place, reasons why an employer may be discounted or a job which on the surface sounds good doesn’t quite fit the bill for the applicant. In June we received a press release* entitled: “Britain’s Green Exodus: One in five refuse to work for a company that isn’t sustainable” and it made us wonder what our recent graduates and new starters are looking for in job advertisements and employers. Being well past that point in our careers we asked a few for their thoughts. [more]

The social media landscape is constantly changing, details of our current channels which now includes Threads. [more]

Get your nominations in: The CIEEM 2024 Awards are open for nominations now but you’d better be quick as deadlines are coming up over the next few weeks. [More]

Countryside Jobs Service is a Corporate Supporter of the National Biodiversity Network Trust for 2024 we're pleased to renew our support for another year. [more]

Groundwork is looking for new members, aged 16-24 to join their Youth Advisory Board, apply by Tuesday 9th January! [More]

Reheat has launched a Tree Cover Expansion Choices Survey on behalf of Forest Research - your opinion is valuable and there are goodies to win! [More]

Rangers should be recognised for the work they do. The International Ranger Federation (IRF) as the global representative body for rangers, is leading the development of the first ever report on the global state of the ranger profession. Find out more including how to take part.

Vacancy for Trustees: The Scottish Campaign for National Parks (SCNP) was formed in 1943 and is currently seeking trustees and volunteers with skills in rural planning, biodiversity/climate change, finance/book-keeping and digital marketing. [more]

Introducing our new Featured Charity for 2024: The Rivers Trust.  We will be including news, updates and articles from them throughout the year read on to find out all about the wonderful work they do.  We are delighted to have been chosen as CJS’s charity of the year for 2024 says Rebecca Duncan, Media & Events Lead at eh start of her first article entitled: Five ways we're working to restore rivers.

Features and In Depth Features

A New Era of Biodiversity Monitoring: eDNA technology and its applications for conservation written by Katie Cruickshanks, UK Conservation and Rewilding Business Development Manager, and Ecologist at NatureMetrics.

Taking an integrated landscape approach to Natural Flood Management by Prof Chris J Spray MBE, FCIEEM, Tweed Forum Eddleston Water Science Manager

Addressing barriers to woodland management: the latest tools and techniques by Rosanna Curtis, Project Manager, Northwoods Innovation Programme

The Thin Green Line: A ranger's guide to diffusing difficult situations by Craig Earl, Senior Ranger at Warwickshire County Council

On World Children's Day please help our children grow up greener by Sara Collins, Co-founder and Lead of the Nature Premium Campaign

Organisation profile update: HighGround 10 years on - Anna Baker Cresswell, Executive Director give an update on the first ten years.
Commissioned for International Mountain day which was on Monday (11 December):
Managing a mountain
by Alison Austin, Nevis Manager, John Muir Trust

A Ranger’s work does not stop at the end of summer, there’s lots to be done during the shorter winter days writes Gregor, an Access Ranger for the Highland Council

Job Profile: Volunteer Development Officer for Scottish Wildlife Trust

In case you missed it, 9 features worth revisiting

CJS Focus

It’s that time of year again - well nearly:  In February 2024 we’ll be producing our 20th edition of the February CJS Focus on Volunteering – time flies. This time it’s in association with Chester Zoo. More information here.

You can send us volunteering content all year round but we give it a big push in February every year. This is an early call out for adverts – if you’re super organised you can submit an advert now here.

Features from CJS Focus on Conservation Support Services
How to be a good environmental fundraiser
By Natasha Ratter, Environmental Funders Network
More information here or read the article here

News from the month



Calendar of events and short courses occurring in February plus additions made over the past month.
This month's calendar includes details of courses offered on an ad hoc / on demand basis.



The next edition of CJS Professional will be published on: 11 January

Got something to share or want to advertise? The deadline is: 5pm Monday 8 January

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