CJS Professional: January 2020 - looks a little different!

CJS Professional has a slightly different look; we've matched the section headers to the new website styling. We're making sure to put all the jobs, regardless of pay scale, that offer significant training for new starters under the apprenticeships and interns heading.  As it's a growing area we've added a freelance, self employed and contracts out to tender section.
The latest edition of CJS Professional is now online, read it in full here: https://www.countryside-jobs.com/professional/jan20

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Title, Employer, Location:, Basis: (contract details if known) 
Featured job:  Rural Adviser, CLA South East - Maternity Cover, Country Land and Business Association Limited (CLA), South East, with travel throughout the region (Fixed term from March 2020)
Featured job: Rural Surveyor - CLA South West Region, Country Land and Business Association Limited (CLA), based at the CLA South West office in Biddestone, near Corsham, Wiltshire.
Green Spaces Development Officer, East Devon District Council, Sidmouth and Exmouth, Devon (Full time, permanent)
Assistant Warden, RSPB, Pulborough (Full time,permanent)
Colne Valley Rivers and Wetlands Officer, Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust, based at the Trust's offices in St Albans and Denham Country Park, but will be working throughout the Colne Valley. (37.5 hours per week. Fixed term contract until 31 December 2021 (with possible extension).)
Visitor Experience Officer, RSPB, Arne, Wareham (Part time, 30 hours per week, Permanent)
Learning Assistant, RSPB, Newport Wetlands  (Part time, 22.5 hours per week. 4 month Fixed Term Contract)
Tutor, Field Studies Council, FSC Bishops Wood, Nr Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, (30 hours per week.,Contract Term – This is fixed term position until October 2020)
Seasonal Tutor, Field Studies Council, FSC Dale Fort, Nr Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire (This is a permanent seasonal position. The season normally commences at the beginning of March and runs until the end of October each year)
Assistant Ranger, Sudbury Common Lands Charity, Sudbury, Norfolk
Countryside Ranger, John O'Conner Grounds Maintenance Limited, St Albans area covering Bricketwood Common and Nomansland Common.(Part-time: Approximately 18 to 25 hours a week)
Ranger, Groundwork Northamptonshire, Twywell Hills and Dales, Kettering, NN14 (25 Hours)
Education & Engagement Officer, Ribble Rivers Trust, Ribble Catchment
Head of Gardens (full time), Society of the Sacred Cross, Sacred Cross, Tymawr Convent, Lydart, Monmouth NP25 4RN  (37.5hpw)
Ecologist / Senior Ecologist, Turnstone Ecology Ltd, for our Banbury, Shrewsbury and/or Derby teams to be based working from home.
Contracts Manager – Central (West), Woodland Trust, working alongside Site Managers for the Woodland Trust’s Estate across Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Northants and Leicestershire (3 year Fixed Term Contract)
Seasonal Ranger, Northamptonshire County Council, Irchester and Sywell Country Parks, Northamptonshire (Fixed term until 7/9/2020, 5 dpw / 37 hpw)
Seasonal Field Ornithologists/Ecologists (Scotland), Stagfire Ecological Surveys Ltd, variety of projects in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland (from late March 2020 through to August 2020)
Craftsperson, Forestry England, Micheldever Forest Office, Hampshire, SO21 3BP (Fixed Term Appointment – 12 months initial contract)
Manchester Community Project Officer, RSPB, Chorlton (Part time, 15 hours per week. Fixed Term Contract until December 2020 + scope for extension)
Site Manager, RSPB, RSPB Nagshead, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire (Full time, permanent)
Wardens, RSPB, Aylesbeare Common or Exe Estuary, Devon (Full time, permanent)
Biodiversity Conservation Officer- Heathrow Airport, Ecology and Habitat Management Ltd, Heathrow Airport, Hillingdon, London (Permanent position. Full time position with part- time possible)
Senior Environmental Planner, Aberdeen City Council, Marischal College, Aberdeen (Full time, permanent)
Wildlife and Farming Officer - ST Catchment Partnership, Shropshire Wildlife Trust, Based in Shropshire (Full time, until the end of March 2021 with the possibility of an extension.)
Park Ranger, Groundwork NEWY, Wakefield (15 to 30 hr week)
Rural Estates Operative, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Porton Down, Salisbury, South West, SP4 0JQ

Freelance Outdoor and Adventure Learning Tutor (Self-Employed), Field Studies Council, FSC East Group: Suffolk, Shropshire, Essex, Surrey, Worcestershire

Visitor Experience Team Undergraduate Placement Ranger, Severn Trent Water, One of Carsington Water, Draycote Water or Staunton Harold Reservoir (12 month Undergraduate Placement )
RHS Specialist Horticultural Placement (SHP) Programme across all RHS Gardens, Royal Horticultural Society, 11 placements available across 19 options at our world-class RHS Gardens: Bridgewater, Harlow Carr, Rosemoor, Hyde Hall, and Wisley (Full time, one year (fixed term) 37.5 hours per week)
RHS Level 2 Trailblazer Apprenticeship in Horticulture, Royal Horticultural Society, Available at all of our world-class RHS Gardens: Bridgewater, Harlow Carr, Rosemoor, Hyde Hall and Wisley (Full time, two years (fixed term) 37.5 hours per week)

24 adverts for voluntary roles added in the past month. Still time to advertise your volunteers requirements in CJS Focus.

No updates in December (we were busy with the new website!)  But plenty have been added since. If you'd like to add yours a fifty word listing is totally free, simply put the details on the form here: https://www.countryside-jobs.com/advertise/volunteers/citizen-science and we'll do the rest. The listings include everything from simple one off sighting records to bioblitz type events.

The second article from this year's Featured Charity: The Mammal Society: We need to talk about hedgehogs. 
At a time of year when all respectable hedgehogs should be hibernating, it is vitally important that we should be talking about them. Hedgehog numbers are declining. [more]

Securing the future of Newcastle’s parks, allotments and green spaces By James Cross, CEO of Urban Green Newcastle
Funding for parks, allotments and green spaces – just like many other public services – has decreased significantly in recent years. It’s an unfortunate trend across many areas of the country. [more]

Text in here.
The most recent edition: Next Generation - view the most recent edition here or download a pdf copy.
The next edition will be published on 10 February And is looking at: Volunteering and is in association with TCV, the community volunteering charity. Enquire about this edition (or make suggestions for future editions) by contacting Amy.
Which FREE advert is right for you? [more]

Photography Competition: This month (January) the suggested theme is Seasons and the prize is a copy of the British Wildlife Photography Awards collection book 10. [more]
December winning photos.
Green Stories Writing Competitions are a free set of competitions with prizes, open to all. Also details of writers workshop [more]
  • Bigger fly-tipping fines needed as offences soar 50 per cent - Local Government Association
  • Government urged to make tackling climate and nature crises a top farming resolution - Wildlife & Countryside Link
  • Grouse moor management - Scottish Government plus reactions from RSPB & Scottish Gamekeepers Association
  • Groundbreaking bid to save Scotland’s disappearing mountaintop forests - Trees for Life
  • National Trust outlines fresh ambition in landmark speech by Director General - National Trust
Funding and new partnerships
  • Lifeline for species on verge of extinction - The National Lottery Heritage Fund
Pollution, sustainablity and climate
  • The European Green Deal - European Commission
  • Nature recovery: a key solution for our climate and biodiversity emergencies - Rewilding Europe
Environmental Education, Recreation and volunteering
  • New National Park ‘Ambassador’ centres are bringing the story of the Peak District to life for the region’s young people - Peak District National Park
  • Leading Edge: Countryside Rangers - Maximising inclusiveness in events and nature spaces for mental health benefits - Scottish Natural Heritage Sharing Good Practice (SGP)
Scientific Research, Results and Publications
  • Breakthrough in battle against invasive plants - University of Exeter
  • Mowing urban lawns less intensely increases biodiversity, saves money and reduces pests - British Ecological Society
Animal and wildlife news
  • Warm and wet year brings influx of migrants with mixed fortunes for resident species - National Trust
  • Calls for bigger fines and longer sentences for wildlife criminals - Scottish Land & Estates
  • Northern Ireland’s recovering pine marten population benefits red squirrels, but the urban grey squirrel poses a problem - British Ecological Society
Ecology Training UK, one of the UK's top providers of ecology training, is having a January Sale! [more
Calendar of events and short courses occuring in March - 6  pages
Plus additions to long courses and providers made over the past month.

Details of 24 new and updated listings.

Print length this edition: 52 pages
The next edition of CJS Professional will be published on:  13 February
Got something to share or want to advertise? The deadline is: 5pm Monday 10 February
Contact us by email: ranger@countryside-jobs.com