CJS Professional: June edition.

The latest edition of CJS Professional is now online, read it in full here: https://www.countryside-jobs.com/professional   (you may need to refresh your browser)

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Title, Employer, Location:, Basis: (contract details if known)
Senior Ecologist / Experienced Bat Ecologist, Darwin Ecology Ltd. Farnham, Surrey
Communication and Engagement Officer, Hart District Council. Fleet in Hart District (NE Hampshire)(Four year fixed-time position, 37.5 hpw)
Ecologist, Hart District Council. Based in Fleet, NE Hampshire (flexible working considered) (37.5 hpw)
Nature Partnership Manager, Greater Lincolnshire Nature Partnership (hosted by Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust). Based in Horncastle, Lincolnshire
Water & Habitats Specialist Officer (Tame Valley Wetlands), Warwickshire Wildlife Trust. Hams Hall Environment Studies Centre, Coleshill, B46 1GA  (Fixed term, full time)

Trainee Ranger, Hart District Council. Fleet in Hart District (NE Hampshire) (18-month fixed term position 37.5hpw)

Nature Volunteers website helps to help link people interested in volunteering in nature with projects being offered by organisations. The website has two aims - to give people better access to volunteer opportunities in the UK and to help organisations find volunteers to enhance the success of their projects. [more]
Four new surveys added during May.
Read the articles from our Featured Charity, the Mammal Society, from National Biodiversity Network and also Royal Entomoligcal Scoeity for Insect Week for more on surveys and citizen science.

The fourth article from our featured charity: The Mammal Society writing on a very topical subject.
Lockdown life…Mammal Society-style
Since we wrote our last blog for CJS back in March it would be safe to say that life has changed for everyone. Our small team have been working from home since lockdown started and any research/surveys that couldn’t be undertaken during daily exercise ground to a halt. Whilst signs and sightings of mammals could always be recorded using the very portable Mammal Mapper app, anything more complex or off the beaten track had to be put on hold.*
So, what have we been up to for the last few months? Below is a snapshot of some of the activities keeping our somewhat outdoorsy team busy at home. [more]
People need Parks written by Chris Worman MBE Parks Practitioner member of the Parks Action Group, rugby Borough Council. 
“People need Parks” were the words of the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government at the Downing Street daily coronavirus briefing. Never before have our nation’s, indeed the world’s, parks been in such focus. [more]
Outdoor Activity ideas for parents and children
Forest School leader Jen Stephenson  offers suggestions to help with home schooling, she says: "When home-educating our children, we can really hone in to what excites our children, tailoring the activities to suit each child." [more]
A bright and shifting future for the UK’s sand dunes by Emma Brisdion
Many of us know and love sand dunes as beautiful coastal landscapes; idyllic backdrops to days spent on the beach or the perfect natural ridges between which to enjoy a sheltered picnic. But dunes are also important biodiversity hotspots. They are a sanctuary for rare species which are perfectly adapted to live in their shifting sands, like the northern dune tiger beetle, natterjack toad, sand lizard and fen orchid.  [more]The National Trust: 125 years of nature, beauty and history
2020 is the 125th anniversary of the National Trust, the biggest conservation charity in Europe.
Founded in 1895 to care for historic properties, areas of beautiful countryside and to provide access to green spaces for everyone, the Trust now cares for over 500 places of national significance, including houses, gardens and monuments, and 780 miles of coastline.   Never more so has nature been needed than during this time of global crisis brought on by the coronavirus. [more]
Make cycling part of the new norma6-14 June is BikeWeek. Every year, Cycling UK, the national cycling charity, organises a week-long celebration of all things bike. This time round, like so many other parts of our lives, Bike Week has had to adapt to the reality of life under lockdown. The usual programme of group rides, conferences and meet-ups has been cancelled, and instead the event has gone virtual. [more]
Make time for nature – find your forest moment urge Forestry England
To care for ourselves we must care for nature. World Environment Day, on 5 June, urges us all to make time for nature. Wellbeing Project Manager at Forestry England, Ellen Devine, reflects on our time in nature during lockdown and invites us all to find our ‘forest moment’ over the coming weeks and months. [more]
Our work with Sky Ocean Rescue and plans for the future
Alec Taylor, Head of Marine Policy at WWF explains more and outlines their plans and hopes. [more]
Six-legged careers: working with insects
Do you know how many different insects we have in the United Kingdom? Just over 24,000 species have been recorded and the Royal Entomological Society will celebrate ‘the little things that run the world’ during National Insect Week #NIW2020 from 22nd to 28th June 2020.  [more]
The National Biodiversity Network Trust – sharing wildlife data for 20 years
The National Biodiversity Network (NBN) is the UK’s largest partnership for nature and this year, the NBN Trust, the charity that facilitates the work of the Network, celebrates its 20th anniversary. As at May 2020 the NBN Trust had over 200 members (including CJS). [more]
National Picnic Week: 22-28 June
Picnics are this Summer’s Antidote to Lockdown Living.  We’ve been shut indoors for too long; something as simple as a picnic could be the first step towards bringing us back together.  [more]

The most recent edition: Environmental Education and Outdoor Activities view the most recent edition here or download a pdf copy.
The next edition will be published on 12 November looking at: Ecology and Biodiversity BUT is dependent on the status of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak nearer the time. 

We're delighted to relaunch the Photography Competition for a further two months of entries.
In March we paused our Photography Competition. With the lockdown restrictions introduced to help deal with the coronavirus outbreak beginning to be lifted we think there is once again the opportunity to showcase your incredible photographs.  With the lockdown limitations, implications of maintaining safe social distances and restrictions caused by working from home we decided to alter the remaining suggested themes to make them more suitable for the current environment.  For June the suggested theme is From my Window and for July we're suggesting Hidden Gems. Both are open to interpretation and we hope you will enjoy looking for suitable subjects or going back through your archive to find photos. [more]
Let's talk countryside jobs.
On Tuesday 26 May we hosted our first Facebook Live Session with Lucy McRobert, former Communications Manager for The Wildlife Trusts and author of 365 Days Wild who talked about careers in the countryside and conservation sectors. The session is available to view online. [more]
  • Woodland management sees new residents move in - Forestry and Land Scotland
  • Boris Johnson ‘should prioritise a green recovery’ - Freshwater Habitats Trust
  • Nominations are now open for the 2020 Tree of the Year competition. - Woodland Trust
Grants, Funding and new projects
  • New route map points the way to £1 billion for nature conservation in Scotland - Scottish Wildlife Trust
  • Green projects given support to attract private sector investment - Defra
Sustainability, Pollution and Litter
  • Success for Scottish seas: Scottish Parliament votes through Deposit Return Scheme - Marine Conservation Society
  • A new research centre to study the growing problem of plastic waste - Bangor University
Recreation, Volunteering, Education and Health
  •  £2 billion package to create new era for cycling and walking - Department for Transport
  • Government to consider Nature Volunteer Force to tackle invasive species following Spending Review - Environmental Audit Committee
  • Proposed Closure of Askham Bryan College’s Newton Rigg Campus - July 2021 - Askham Bryan College
Scientific Research, Results and Publications
  • Upland sheep grazing impacts biodiversity and will take decades to recover - University of Liverpool
  • Scientists find genes to save ash trees from deadly beetle - Queen Mary University London
  • Climate could cause abrupt British vegetation changes - University of Exeter
  • National Bat Monitoring Programme Annual Report 2019 - Bat Conservation Trust 
Wildlife news
  • ‘Emboldened wildlife’ reported by National Trust during human lockdown - National Trust
  • Highland osprey family welcome their first 2020 chick live online - Woodland Trust
  • Beavers Build Back Better – but their future is not secure - The Wildlife Trusts
  • It's a bug's life at Carr Lodge as nearly 400 species of invertebrate identified - The Land Trust
And finally, our pick of things to make you smile this month.
  • Entangled Seal at Ravenscar - British Divers Marine Life Rescue
  • ZSL Whipsnade Zoo celebrates birth of fourteen extinct-in-the-wild deer - ZSL
Details of recently added online events, webinars and online learning.  Mostly happening within the next month.

.Just one addition this past month: The Tree Council Branching Out Fund is now open.
Garnock Connections is encouraging people to connect with their local heritage, both cultural and natural

Print length this edition: 101 pages
The next edition of CJS Professional will be published on: 9 July
Got something to share or want to advertise? The deadline is: 5pm Monday 6 July