I wish CJS all the luck in the world in continuing this for another 25 years
I owe a great deal to the Countryside Jobs Service. Not least my first, full-time role in the conservation sector: a position in field ecology advertised solely on CJS which, in hindsight, formed a solid basis for advancement in the years to come. That said, equally important have been the voluntary opportunities sourced through CJS and the team's ceaseless support of the endeavours of young conservationists. By providing a platform for promotion and discovery, and actively supporting start-up initiatives such as New Nature Magazine, they really do go above and beyond.
Rare among environmental careers portals is the breadth and diversity of the opportunities featured on CJS. Too often do jobseekers find themselves stuck in a rut, browsing the same positions over and over to limited or no success. By showcasing opportunities from all corners of the sector, CJS help individuals discover routes never previously considered – inspiring jobseekers to think “outside the box” on their quest for success. It is this diversity that makes the platform my first port of call when the need for change arises.
The environmental sector needs diversity: it needs opportunities tailored to all interests, experience levels and backgrounds. This is exactly what the Countryside Jobs Service provides, and I wish them all the luck in the world in continuing this for another 25 years.
James Common (commonbynature.co.uk)