CJS Professional: October Edition


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

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Title, Employer, Location:, Basis: (contract details if known)

Biodiversity Information Manager,Wiltshire Wildlife Trust. WWT Head Office, Elm Tree Court, Devizes (Full Time Permanent – 37.5 hours/week)

Conservation Social Scientist, RSPB. Location: Flexible (Full time for 18 months)

Outdoor Learning Officer, The Prospects Foundation. based at our offices at 54 Broadway, Accrington, east Lancashire (22.20 hours per week over 3 days) NB short date

Forest Manager/ Senior Forest Manager, Scottish Woodlands Ltd. Covering North West Scotland working out of Fort William

Operations Officer, NatureScot. Location: Fort William

Harvesting & Marketing Work Site Supervisor, Forestry and Land Scotland. Durris or Huntly

Maintenance Team Member, Princes Risborough Town Council.

Naturally Native Project Manager, Durham Wildlife Trust. Based at Durham Wildlife Trust’s Head Office: Rainton Meadows, Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 6PU (Fixed term contract for 3 years, part time, 0.8 FTE)

Project Coordinator: Climate Action Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough Environment City. Middlesbrough (37 hrs per week – 3 years initially (may be extended for a further 2 years))

Horticulture / Wildlife Supervisor, Alternatives West Dunbartonshire Community Drug Services. (28hrs/week variable, including some evening and weekend working)

Wildlife Ranger, Forestry and Land Scotland. Based in Hawick

Visitor Services Manager, Forestry and Land Scotland. South Region - Scotland

Nature Targets Advocacy Officer, Wales Environment Link. Location: Some home working involved, along with co-working membership of Tramshed Tech in Central Cardiff (Part-time contract (28 hrs per week) until 31st May 2021)

Climate Action Lead, Sussex Wildlife Trust. Location: Woods Mill / Home Working (Fixed term (9 months) 35hpw)

Aire Project Manager - Full Time, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. (Full time)Reserve Warden, Ainsdale Sand Dunes NNR, Natural England. Ainsdale Sand Dunes National Nature Reserve, Merseyside (Permanent, full time)


Apprenticeships, Interns and paid trainee roles

Natural Prospects Traineeships, Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country. Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract



The Outdoor Recreation Network (ORN) is seeking to appoint a new Chair to succeed Fiona Groves who will step down as Chair in mid-October.


CJS Information and other notices

Advance notice: 3 November a Facebook live session with Simon Roper from Ambios talking about changing career [more]

The Nature Friendly Farming Network have launched their very own podcasts hosted by Ben Eagle and Will Evans. [more]

RSPB's new campaign: Revive Our World – take action for nature [more]

On Tuesday, 29 September the RSPB launched their Green Recovery Plan, CJS was invited to attend the (virtual) launch, we were able to ask a couple of questions of the experts, one was answered during the panel the other followed by email, see both and the replies here.

From our 2020 Featured Charity: The Mammal Society. National Mammal Week 2020 – 23 October to 1 November 2020 [more]


New Section: Job Profiles Whilst CJS doesn’t want to turn away any genuine potential countryside workers we do want people to know it's not all sunshine and roses and in so doing perhaps help organisations from receiving speculative enquiries and make sure the recruiter's task is made easier by ensuring they receive only relevant applications from suitable candidates who have done their homework and know exactly what it is they're looking at and applying for. [more] Submit your own job role profile, details here.


CJS Focus

Change in focus for CJS Focus!  Due to the Coronavirus outbreak we paused CJS Focus publications and have taken the time to look at how they are used by both readers and advertisers.  We are relaunching the publication in 2021 starting with CJS Focus on Volunteering due out in February. Now is the time to send in your sueggestions. [more


CJS Features and In Depth Features

5 Steps to a Green Recovery for parks and green spaces

The COVID19 pandemic has undoubtedly changed the way we live our lives now and for the foreseeable future. During the ‘lock down’ parks became the only public open spaces where millions of people could exercise, relax and meet others for the limited periods allowed.  ‘Making Parks Count – The Case for Parks Case’ was completed just prior to the COVID19 lock down. Its primary purpose was to demonstrate the value of parks to communities and government in England and set out how local places could make their parks count. [more

Skomer Marine Conservation Zone’s special history, as it celebrates 30 years of designation this year

Thirty years ago, very few people knew about the unique and hidden underwater world off the Pembrokeshire coast. To most it was just out of sight, out of mind. Now, as the only Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) in Wales, Skomer is a very special site that is home to a wide range of marine life. [more]

Forming the Sheffield Street Tree Partnership

From the initial campaign to protect the Street Trees of Sheffield, it seemed unlikely that opposing sides would ever reach an agreement. Over the last five years perseverance has unearthed common ground between campaigners, council and contractors, and now a partnership with representatives from all parties has agreed a working strategy to sustain and maintain the city’s network of street trees for the future. [more]

Green Action Trust – Scotland’s leading environmental regeneration charity by Derek A. Robertson, Chief Executive, Green Action Trust

To ensure we can play our part effectively in delivering the nation-wide action on environmental regeneration we need, we have come to what has felt like a natural milestone for the charity, the launch of our refreshed identity as the Green Action Trust.  [more

GoParks.London: A treasure trove of healing emerald and golden gems 

GoParks.London has more than 4,000 parks and green spaces featured on its interactive map and we know there are others out there not yet registered (if you know of one please help us out by registering it). Every one of the 4,000 entries have their own page detailing the facilities with some history and notes on the nature you might find when visiting. There are also details on the management and contacts for any volunteer group. [more

Transforming the modern Ornithologist By Niamh Bothwell

However, despite many positives to being a birder, it’s not always easy being an ornithologist, especially if you are a woman, and a young woman at that. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the field, the hobby is largely dominated by white, older men. Despite the RSPB being created in 1891 by three women: Eliza Philips, Emily Williamson and Etta Lemon (who weren’t even allowed to vote in those days) the inadvertent sexism continued. [more



Animal and wildlife news

  • WWF’s Living Planet Report reveals two-thirds decline in wildlife populations on average since 1970 - WWF
  • 2020 badger control licences published - Natural England
  • Breeding success for sea eagles on Deeside, hen harriers in the Yorkshire Dales and spoonbills in Suffolk

Ecology and Biodiversity

  • Failure on global and UK nature targets a wake-up call that UK governments must answer and  Spend £6 million a year to save £2.7 billion on nature invader costs to the economy by 2040 both from Wildlife & Countryside Link
  • Government’s planning reforms must address the nature and climate crisis - The Wildlife Trusts
  • PM commits to protect 30% of UK land in boost for biodiversity - Defra

Land and Countryside Management

  • The Parks Alliance and Landscape Institute unite to create a stronger voice for parks
  • Natural regeneration key to doubling woodlands and saving Britain’s crippled forests - Rewilding Britain
  • British Woodlands Survey 2020 report published - Sylva Foundation

Lockdown and Green Recovery

  •  LI launches new policy paper on a green recovery from COVID-19 - Landscape Institute
  • Public love for nature during Covid-19 highlighted by new survey - Natural England
  • 83% of public say Government should offer nature jobs to those unemployed in COVID-19 crisis and beyond - Wildlife and Countryside Link

Funding and Appeals

  • Government’s £40 million Green Recovery Challenge Fund opens for applications - Natural England  
  • The Wildlife Trusts launch £30 million appeal to kickstart nature’s recovery across 30% of land and sea by 2030 - The Wildlife Trusts

Sustainablity, Pollution and Climate Change

  • Lockdown did not reduce “most harmful” type of air pollution in Scotland - University of Stirling
  • Network Rail introduces coffee cup recycling: passengers encouraged to Sip, Save and Recycle to help make stations greener - Network Rail

Scientific Research, Results and Publications

  • At least 28 extinctions prevented by conservation action - Newcastle University
  • New woodlands can help reduce flooding risk within 15 years - University of Plymouth

Community, Recreation and Volunteering

  • Equine rangers are relaunched - South Downs National Park
  • The grass isn't greener for everyone - Ramblers
  • Investing in nature is an investment in the NHS, says Environment Agency Chief Executive - Environment Agency


Recently added online events and learning including calendar of short courses happening in December



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The next edition of CJS Professional will be published on: 12 November

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