CJS Professional: September 2020

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Title, Employer, Location:, Basis: (contract details if known)
Site Manager,RSPB. Forsinard (Full time)
Groundsperson Level 2 - Forestry, East Riding of Yorkshire Council. Base: Willerby, East Riding of Yorkshire (Contract: Permanent. Hours: Full-time, 37 hours per week + 2 hours contractual overtime)
Conservation Scientist, RSPB, UK Headquarters, Bedfordshire preferred but can be flexible within England (Full time, permanent)
Biosecurity Advisor - Turks and Caicos Islands, RSPB. Turks and Caicos Islands (Full Time, Fixed Term for 24 months)
Public Rights of Way and Experience Officer - Asset Management and Tourism Programme Delivery, Kent County Council. operate from both our East Kent Office at East Brabourne, near Ashford, and our West Kent Office based at Kingshill, West Malling
Public Rights of Way Officer - Asset Management Programme Delivery, Kent County Council. either our East Kent Team based at East Brabourne, near Ashford, or our West Kent Team based at Kings Hill near West Malling.
Ranger, Leicestershire County Council. Location: Estate office Broombriggs Farm, Woodhouse Eaves, Leicestershire, LE12 8SR (Full Time, Permanent, 37 hpw)
Head of Conservation Science, Scotland and Northern Ireland, RSPB. Location: Flexible within Scotland (Full time, permanent)
Woodland Outreach Adviser – Yorkshire or North East (2 roles), Woodland Trust. Yorkshire,or North East of England or North Yorkshire
Agricultural Projects Officer, Ribble Rivers Trust. across the Ribble catchment
GIS and Projects Trainee, Ribble Rivers Trust.
Site Operatives - Bristol/Southampton/Coventry,RSK ADAS Ltd. Bristol/Southampton/Coventry (This is a flexible role and various contract options are available – part time, fixed term contract and self- employed.)
Team Leader, RSK ADAS Ltd- RSK Habitats. UK Nationwide (This is a flexible role and various contract options are available – part time, fixed term contract and self- employed.)
Team Leader - Land Management, GE Consulting Services UK. (Full-time, Permanent)
Assistant Gardener, Slawston Grange Estate. Leicestershire, LE16 (Full time, Monday to Friday, 8 hours per day)
Operations Leader, The Conservation Volunteers. Based in: Manchester or Merseyside (35 hours per week)
Community Tree Planting Officer, Prospects Foundation. Based in Accrington, east Lancashire. (29.60 hpw  over 4 days, including some weekends.
Couple - Gardener / Estate Worker / House Keeper, KLP Estate. South Oxfordshire
Executive Director,Middlemarch Environmental Ltd. Triumph House, Birmingham Road, Allesley, Coventry, CV5 9AZ (Permanent, full time)
Catchment Sensitive Farming Officer, Natural England. Peak District Dales
Ecologist, Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council. Location: Civic Centre, Ebbw Vale (permanent, 37 hpw)
Restoring Stover Park Project Officer, Devon County Council. Stover Country Park, Stover, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 6QG (Fixed term, 16 months, full time)
Restoring Stover Park Community Engagement Ranger, Devon County Council. Stover Country Park, Stover, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 6QG (Fixed term, 16 months, full time)
Restoring Stover Park Administration Assistant, Devon County Council. Stover Country Park, Stover, Newton Abbot, Devon TQ12 6QG (Fixed term, 16 months, part time)
Land Management Project Officer, East Sussex County Council. High Weald AONB, Flimwell Kent/Sussex border.(The working weeks and hours are flexible for this post.)
Farm & Countryside Maintenance Worker (two positions available), CP Farming. South Gloucestershire and North Wiltshire. (30 hours/week/person, flexible hours/days, long term contracts)
Community Ranger post - Chalk, Cherries and Chairs project, Chiltern Rangers CIC. based at Chiltern Rangers, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. (Permanent, full time, 37.5hpw)
New Life on the Old West Project Manager, Cambridgeshire ACRE. Job Base: Homeworking (Full-time (35 hours per week), fixed term contract to 30-Sep-2023, immediate start)

Park and Woodland Assistant, Royal Forestry Society. Hatfield Estate, Hertfordshire (1 year fixed term)
Natural Prospects Traineeships, Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country. Birmingham and the Black Country  (Full Time, Fixed Term Contract)

14 adverts for volunteers posted online since the last Professional edition was published. [more]
How wonderful to see news about volunteer activities once again! A few adverts for voluntary roles are beginning to trickle in as well so we thought now would be a good time to remind you that you can advertise all unpaid posts with CJS free of charge, or simply add a listing indicating you may have voluntary roles available. [more]

Five new listings this month.
With regret this is the last regular update on additions to the Citizen Science pages.  During the quieter lockdown times we've reviewed website usage and as a result are retiring some pages and sections which are rarely used. You can still send us details of surveys and recording events which we will share.  [more]
However, we are delighted to recommend readers use the Nature Volunteers website which has a wide range of projects listed.  You can read more about the Nature Volunteers website in this article or jump straight in: www.naturevolunteers.uk

CJS Photography Competition: The Winners.
After over a year we've finally reached the end of the competition. It's been incredible to see all your wonderful photos and we feel very privileged to have been able to share them with all our readers. [more] or click through to see all the winners from across the whole year on the website here.
CJS extends a helping hand, bounceback offers - the green shoots of recovery.
Offers from CJS to help with recovery from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown. All online listings only £100*, £50 for apprenticeships and voluntary roles.   More information here and see the offers here.

COVID-19 – Return to the outdoors and looking ahead from Outdoor Recreation Northern Ireland
Landowners and countryside managers in the United Kingdom and Ireland’s outdoors have faced a challenge like no other during 2020. The response to COVID-19 did not come with industry standards, best practice principles and guidelines, international research or case studies. The challenge was magnified by an exponential increase in demand for visits to outdoor spaces and in many cases a reduction of resources due to staff being placed on temporary furlough leave or lack of access to volunteer support. [more

Discover the Hidden Nature on your doorstep with Heritage Open Days from Heritage Open Days 
For more than 25 years, Heritage Open Days has been an important part of England’s cultural landscape. This year, it is the country’s landscapes and green spaces that are at the heart of the festival. [more]

What a difference a year makes by Tim Webb, Trustee of the National Park City Foundation
An update on London National Park City. Back in August 2019, I shared our excitement at London being declared a National Park City and looked forward to a future where Londoners were all busy working together to make the capital greener, healthier and wilder. [more]

How Safepoint is protecting lone workers in rural settings
Whilst agriculture is often touted as one of the most dangerous sectors in the UK, less attention is paid to environmental and conservation work, which have some vitally important similarities. [more]

Lockdown litter is an exacerbation of a national problem by Heather McLaughlin, Campaign Officer
Scotland is facing a litter emergency. Annual surveys carried out by Keep Scotland Beautiful have shown that litter levels have been increasing significantly, with 2018 being the worst on record in over a decade. [more]

Towards an accessible countryside by David Shaftoe, Open Country
Open Country, gives people with a disability the chance to access and enjoy the countryside by providing a wide variety of outdoor activities, including walking, cycling, nature conservation projects, wildlife study and outings. We also offer a wealth of access publications, advice and training. We were established exactly 30 years ago to examine why so few apparently disabled people visited the countryside. Three decades on, the national picture is much brighter but there remains a substantial amount of work to be done to deliver a truly inclusive countryside. [more]

The work of Yorkshire Peat Partnership and why it matters by Lyndon Marquis, Communications Officer
The UK has 13% of the world’s blanket bog, and we estimate Yorkshire holds around 86,377 ha - around 24% of England’s total resource – storing over 38,000 tonnes of carbon. In addition to locking up millennia of carbon, healthy blanket bog helps to slow the flow of water from the uplands into rivers and streams, filters our drinking water and provides habitat for some amazing wildlife. Formed over thousands of years, it has taken just six decades to devastate Yorkshire's peatlands. [more]

Playing it Safe the art of safety communication by Adventure Safe
The lure of the great outdoors has never been greater. After months of lockdown people are heading to the coast and countryside for outdoor adventures in ever increasing numbers. This has to be a good thing, however, at the moment that’s hard to appreciate with social media full of images of litter strewn mountains and beaches and the RNLI / Mountain Rescue / H M Coastguard inundated with call-outs to the unprepared and ill-informed. Which brings me to the question which we have been pondering for the last 4 years - how do we communicate safety in a way that people will take notice? [more]

  • Just published – London Green Spaces Commission Report - Parks for London
  • Put Working Conservationists at the heart of conservation policy, says the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust - Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT)  
Ecology and Biodiversity
  • International declaration agreed - The Scottish Government
  • Government Announcements, Policy and responses
  • World-leading new law to protect rainforests and clean up supply chains - Defra  
Sustainablity, Climate Change and Pollution
  • Net-zero for land virtually impossible without more ambition on peatlands, says CPRE - CPRE
  • NRW study confirms Wales’ seas have massive potential for carbon offsetting to tackle the climate emergency - Natural Resources Wales
  • War on plastic waste stepped up with extension of plastic bag charge - defra
  • UK supermarkets could cut throwaway plastic by 50% 2025 by reducing plastic across 54 grocery categories - Greenpeace
Green Recovery
  • Most people living in Scotland want a green recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic - Scottish Environment LINK
  • Legally binding targets to help “build back greener” - Defra
  • Rural role in green recovery - Scottish Government
Scientific Research, Results and Publications
  • University research records new love of nature during coronavirus lockdown - University of Cumbria
  • Younger generation fail to notice environmental decline due to generational amnesia which risks conservation longevity - Royal Holloway, University of London and Zoological Society London
  • New study from University of Northampton into the social and economic effects of grouse shooting in English moorland communities - Countryside Alliance
  • New research shows pine martens predate on non-native grey squirrels more than native red squirrels - Queen's University Belfast and PTES
Animal and wildlife news
  • Lots of news about beavers from of reintroductions from Trees for Life and Cheshire Wildlife Trust, responses from NFU and Angling Trust and a call from Scottish Wildlife Trust for sightings.
  • Fears the badger cull will be expanded and vaccinated badgers will be shot despite Government commitment to move away from lethal control - The Wildlife Trusts
  • Government policy will see deer calves starve - Scottish Gamekeepers Association
  • Good news for golden eagles marsh harriers, hen harriers and white tailed eagles
  • Fresh insight into secret lives of basking sharks - Nature Scot  
Recently added online events and learning including calendar of short courses happening in November.
The calendar is beginning to fill up again, if you're planning your events and training course programme for 2021 please send details to Katie, either by email (training@countryside-jobs.com) or use the online submission forms here.
Basic listings are all free (including coverage here) but there are paid options if you want to add a logo, more text etc. Details here.
SALAR MEDIA SERVICES : Sustainable Communications Consultancy   

The next edition of CJS Professional will be published on: 8 October
Got something to share or want to advertise? The deadline is: 5pm Monday 5 October