Christmas wishes from the CJS Team, we hope you have a happy and healthy festive season.

bunch of snowdrops growing through snow

Our Christmas card this year has been chosen as a symbol of hope and optimism; the sturdy snowdrop, not as fragile as it looks and, according to Alfred Lord Tennyson, the prophet of better times.

Please remember we take our annual holidays over the Christmas period when there are few or no job vacancies around, and this year we're taking an extra week, more information and reasons here. The office will close on Tuesday 15 December 2020 and will re-open on Monday 4 January 2021.

Some important dates and deadlines.

Online: The website will be updated up to and including Tuesday 15 December (last posting 3pm) and then again from Monday 4 January (not before noon). News, first updates will not be before Tuesday 5 January.

CJS Weekly: The last copy of 2020 will be 11 December and the first of 2021 will be 8 January. There will be no copy published on 18 December, 25 December or 1 January.

Subscriptions: To receive the 11 December edition you must subscribe before 3pm on Thursday 10 December. To receive the 8 January edition you must subscribe before 3pm Thursday 7 January.

Advertising: To advertise in the 11 December edition copy to be received before 4pm Thursday 10 December. To advertise in the 8 January edition copy to be received before 4pm Thursday 7 January.

Submit your advert online here.