CJS Professional: July 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)
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Title, Employer, Location:, Basis: (contract details if known)
Countryside Officer, Test Valley Borough Council. Andover (Permanent contract, 37 hpw)
Catchment Officer - River Aire, The Aire Rivers Trust. River Aire Catchment, Yorkshire (full-time post)
Ecologists, Consultant Ecologists and Senior Ecologists, EMEC Ecology. Based in Nottingham city  (Permanent, Full or Part Time)
Reserve (Site) Manager, Manx BirdLife (Isle of Man). Isle of Man (Initial two-year contract. Secondments will be considered)
Reserves Manager (North), Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. based at the Idle Valley Rural Learning Centre, North Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 8RQ (Permanent, Full Time role)
Senior / Principal Ecologist, Biodiverse Consulting Ltd.  Based: Home / Ponteland, Northumberland (Hours: full & part time considered)
Biodiversity Officer, The Heart of England Forest. Dorsington, Warks 
Forest Ranger, The Heart of England Forest. Dorsington, Warks 
Machine Operator, Chris Arnold Tree Surgery Ltd.  Far Stanley, Cheltenham
Senior Arboricultural Officer, Test Valley Borough Council.  Andover
Tree Surgeon, Chris Arnold Tree Surgery Ltd.  Cheltenham
Gardener / Couple - Kingstone Lisle Park, KLP Estate. Kingstone Lisle Park
Woodland Creation Assistant, North York Moors National Park Authority.  Based in Helmsley but with substantial travel around the National Park.
Somerset Nature Connections Project Manager, Somerset Wildlife Trust. Based in Taunton but with opportunities for home working by agreement. Three year contract. 4 days or 30 hours per week
Land Operations Manager (South), John Muir Trust.  Home-based with travel to Trust properties and offices, as required. (Permanent, full time, 35 hpw)
Trainer / Assessor - Agriculture, Derby College.  Derby College Farm
Volunteering and Community Engagement Officer, Vincent Wildlife Trust. Based near Ledbury in Herefordshire. (permanent, full-time)
Visitor Services Manager, Lulworth Estate.  Jurassic Coast, Dorset.
Woodmeadow Officer, Woodmeadow Trust. Flexibility to work from home, you should expect to work regularly at Three Hagges Woodmeadow, Escrick, near York. (three-year contract, with a six-month probation period)
Forestry Intern,  The Heart of England Forest.  Dorsington, Warks (Fixed term contract – 1 year)
Countryside Worker Apprentice,  North York Moors National Park Authority.  Based in either Castleton or Helmsley

Still very quiet on the volunteering front. But we are getting some enquiries so now would be a good time to ensure you have a listing on the Volunteers Directory, a simple description about your organisation and the types of volunteering you (normally) offer can be added free hereSee what's already listed here.

What a year it's been!  Somehow another year has come and gone and once again it's our 'official' birthday - CJS is 26 years old this month.
In January 2019 we excitedly entered our silver anniversary year announcing a change in logo for the special year. We gave away birthday presents and shared our birthday wishes, wrote articles about CJS, launched a new website (a little later than planned) and opened our first Photography Competition.  I should be announcing the winners today - but a global pandemic put paid to that! As I'm sure you'll agree the last few months have been a rollercoaster.  Even a round, spikey virus can't keep CJS down for long and we have one or two new developments to come before our next birthday.  [more]
It's the last month for entries in our Photography Competition, the suggested theme is Hidden Gems and the prize is a bundle of goodies from The Mammal Society and others. [more]
And we have a winner for June, the theme was From my Window.  We all agreed that this month was the most difficult choice yet, you sent us some amazing photos. From a shortlist of six we managed to whittle it down to three and then ended up taking a vote which was narrowly won by this lovely photo of a young robin waiting patiently for its turn on the fat feeder which the photographer Adrian Button tells us is just out of shot. [more]
Graduate and undergraduate talent is always just around the corner with The Open University By J. Renshaw
The last few months have been tough for most organisations across the country, and it has shown just how vital it is for the graduate labour market to be flexible and able to adapt. Luckily, with The Open University, your next talented recruit is always just around the corner. [more]
We know times are tough for everyone right now so CJS want to give every graduating student a graduation gift of a year's subscription to CJS Weekly. [more]
Nominations for NBN Awards for Wildlife Recording 2020 will close in just a few short weeks on 26 July.
The annual Awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding contributions made by individuals and groups to wildlife recording, there are five categories. [more]
Having paused the Focus editions for this year we're increasing the number of features and in depth articles we publish. And we're asking you what information would you like to see in CJS? [more]  Or go straight to tell us waht you'd like to see here.

Furlonteer.com: the new non-profit project connecting furloughed employees with the charities and good causes who need it most.
A brand new, organically-grown community initiative aiming to connect people on furlough with remote volunteer opportunities for charities and good causes. With seven in ten UK firms having furloughed staff and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme recently extended to the end of October, Furlonteer.com is rapidly gaining traction.  [more]
Go Jauntly launches smartphone ‘nature diary’ to boost mental health
A free smartphone-based ‘nature prescription’ for mental health developed by the team behind the popular walking app Go Jauntly along with researchers at the University of Derby has been launched. [more]
Coping in the Countryside – Post Lockdown by Andy Bloomfield, Senior Warden, Holkham NNR
2020 will undoubtedly go down as one of the most dramatic years our country has faced probably since the Second World War. A World-wide pandemic and the catastrophe of thousands of deaths here in the UK, dealing with a forced Lockdown for those fortunate enough to stay virus free, alongside all manner of civil unrest; sometimes it didn’t feel it could get much worse. Out in the countryside it seemed different, a slight cause for celebration almost.
A follow up article to: Holkham National Nature Reserve – Changing Times during the Covid 19 Pandemic published in April 2020. [more]
National Meadows Day: Why saving and protecting wild flower meadows can help deliver a green recovery By Ian Dunn, Plantlife Chief Executive
Plantlife is one of a national partnership of organisations calling for a National Nature Service as part of the government’s response to the pandemic. We are calling for Government to invest in a scheme that will create tens of thousands of jobs, improve the health of nature, people and the planet, and contribute to a green, sustainable recovery. That is to build, build, build a green economy. The restoration and creation of wildflower meadows can act as a central plank of the green recovery we need. A staggering 97% of British wildflower meadows have been eradicated in less than a century and species-rich grassland now covers less than 1% of the UK.  [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. 
  • New research reveals huge public support for putting nature at the heart of Coronavirus recovery plans - RSPB
  • Twenty-five thousand jobs could be created through government investment in a green recovery - Wildlife and Countryside Link
  • CJS is supporting a new #NationalNatureService
Funding and new partnerships
  • World Environment Day: £10.9m for international conservation - Defra  
Pollution, sustainability and climate
  • Our new litter figures warn of the increased dangers as lockdown eases - RSPCA
  • Restoring nature-rich habitats helps offset UK carbon emissions - RSPB
  • COVID-19 can be an historic turning point in tackling the global climate crisis - The Committee on Climate Change
Land and Countryside Management
  • FLS trials new technique to restore sand dune habitats - Forestry and Land Scotland
  • AI system could identify roadside invasive species - UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
  • Key scientific reports shine new light on value of heather burning - The Moorland Association
  • Disappointing planting figures in England still far below Government target - Woodland Trust
  • Independent review backs introduction of Highly Protected Marine Areas - Defra  
Environmental Education, Recreation and volunteering
  • UK values nature more as a result of lockdown, according to summer solstice poll - National Trust  
Scientific Research, Results and Publications
  • Replacing GDP with Gross Ecosystem Product reveals value of nature - University of Exeter
  • Agricultural conservation schemes not enough to protect Britain’s rarest butterflies - University of York
  • Roadkill study identifies animals most at risk in Europe - University of Reading
Animal and wildlife news
  • Conservationists bid to discover habits of nationally rare bat - North York Moors National Park Authority
  • Hopes rise for hen harrier breeding - The Moorland Association
  • The seabird colony vanishes - British Trust for Ornithology
Details of recently added online events and learning. 

The next edition of CJS Professional will be published on: 13 August
Got something to share or want to advertise? The deadline is: 5pm Monday 10 August