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)

Nature Conservation Estate Workers, Green Mantle (Ecosophy) Limited. Bristol & Bath, Mendip Hills & Somerset Levels. (40 hpw. Early October 2021 - end March 2022. Possibly longer and career progression)
Principal Ecologist, EcoNorth Ltd. Cramlington, Northumberland (permanent basis)
Senior Landscape Adviser, Natural England. Various locations
Principal and Senior Ecologists, Surrey Wildlife Trust. Surrey (Permanent full time roles, however part-time roles will also be considered.)
Reserves & Livestock Officer (Northants), The Wildlife Trust BCN. Northampton (Permanent, full time 37.5hpw)
Policy Officer (protected landscapes, access, recreation and woodlands), Friends of the Lake District. Based at our Kendal Office at Murley Moss (part time 28hpw)
Nene Valley Land Adviser, The Wildlife Trust BCN. Northampton (Permanent, full time 37.5hpw)
Natural Capital Consultant, Surrey Wildlife Trust. Surrey
Turtle Dove Conservation Advisor (Southern England), RSPB. Brighton - SE Flexible (travel across Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire)
Conservation Officer (Bowland), RSPB. Lancaster Office
Research Ecologist, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust. Office based in Eggleston, Co. Durham (Contract: Paid, full time, fixed-term contract (19 months back-fill for staff secondment))
Principal Ecologist, Avian Ecology. Lower Stretton (near Warrington) (Full-time permanent role)
Snowdonia National Park Authority - Member, Welsh Government. Location: Plas Tan y Bwlch, Maentwrog, Gwynedd, or virtually via Zoom (Time commitment: minimum of 44 days per annum)
Activity Projects Officer (Part Time), Outdoor Access Trust for Scotland. Home Working (Perth Office Available) (2 year contract with potential to extend dependent on future funding)
Parks Community Engagement Officer, Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure. Wash Lodge, Valentines Park, Redbridge (Fixed term for 2 years, 24hpw, immediate start)
Farm Estate Worker, RSPB. Cumbrian Coast Reserves (Part time, 18.75hpw)
Farm Worker, RSPB Cymru. Lake Vyrnwy (Permanent)
Angling and Facilities Warden, South West Lakes. Dartmoor, based at Burrator Reservoir (Permanent, full time 40hpw)
Woodland Manager / Consultant, Oakbank Game & Conservation Trust. Cotswolds Office
Ranger (Health and Safety), Nene Park Trust. Peterborough
Natural Networks Officer, Worcestershire Wildlife Trust.  Worcestershire (Full time to December 2022)
Education and Angling Development Officer, Nith Catchment Fishery Trust. based at Auldgirth, Dumfries (Full time position for 1 year initial contract)
Senior Farm Adviser & Farmland Wildlife Adviser, Suffolk Wildlife Trust. Ashbocking
Senior Ecologist (ideally level 2 bat-licensed), CGO Ecology Ltd. Southeast England or the English Midlands (Permanent, full-time (part-time considered for the right candidate) start ASAP for autumn / winter 2021)
Labourers, Fence Installers and Supervisors, Fence & Drain Ltd Work is throughout the UK, yard based in Leyland, Lancs
Sussex & Kent NNR Reserve Manager x 2, Natural England. East Sussex National Nature Reserve (NNR) group or Kent Stodmarsh NNR.


CJS Features and In Depth Features

Dynamic Dunescapes: shifting sands – dune rejuvenation A followup to a previous article from Dynamic Dunescapes written by Tim Braund, Dynamic
Dunescapes Engagement Manager.
This ambitious project, rejuvenating some of England & Wales' most important sand dunes for people, communities and wildlife. The concept of dune rejuvenation is still relatively unknown and conventional management remains that dune systems need to be stabilised particularly for flood and coastal protection. Find out more and access the latest resources. [more]


Generation Green - supporting young people to get into green careers written by  Bek Trehern, Engagement and Training Assistant at the Field Studies Council
Generation Green is the first project to be delivered by the Access Unlimited coalition, which comprises YHA (England & Wales), The Outward Bound Trust, Scouts, Girlguiding, Field Studies Council and the 10 English National Parks. The project aims to target young people aged 14 to 26 years from the North, Midlands, and coastal and deprived urban areas. At the core of these are young people that are traditionally less likely - due to social, economic and cultural factors - to connect or engage with nature and conservation. The six organisations involved will provide jobs, training, volunteering roles, residentials and outdoor and online learning experiences, aiming to offer more than 100,000 opportunities to connect young people to nature – many for the first time – and to cultivate a sense of care for the natural environment. [more]


The new platform for Conservationists - Force For Nature Ranger App
The Ranger App is a new communication solution responding to recent reports and recommendations and this can only be great news for Rangers locally and around the world. An online space created by Rangers, for Rangers. Endorsed by the International Ranger Federation (IRF) and the Universal Rangers Support Alliance (URSA), it is a growing online community that connects Rangers and provides relevant conservation news,events, stories, and training - and soon to include CJS daily news headlines. It is totally free, with over 90 countries represented, and the app is now keen to get more UK Rangers onboard. [more]


CJS Focus

Focus on Careers in Ecology & Biodiversity - our first career focused edition in association with CIEEM
Articles on: the variety of jobs available in the ecology sector ranging from government, private consultancies to research and teaching roles with CIEEM; what exactly an ecologist does with the Ecology Academy; a Day in the Life of an ecologist from James at Arbtech & also from Laura at Total Ecology; setting up as a freelance ecologist – the good and the bad with Eco-Habitat; Ecology Training UK run through the skills you need to work in conservation and how to get them; the job of a Biodiversity Officer and the tasks undertaken by local authorities; early career ecologist Julia is on the career ladder – what’s it actually like and what tips has she got to help you; career progression in ecological sciences with British Ecological Society.
This edition also carries some ecology jobs. Read it in full here

CJS Information and other articles

Countryside Jobs Service – Readers Survey
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Wednesday 3 November at 2pm – save the date
Join Dr Lizzy Pinkerton, Scheme Manager for the Belfast Hills Partnership as she gives you tips on job application our next CJS Facebook Live event. [more]


The Youth Environmental Service is calling for participants to join its co-design group, looking at developing plans for a pilot programme in 2022 in the Midlands. The Youth Environmental Service is a new initiative being developed out of The Eden Project. [more]


VirtRural careers event.  Lantra Scotland is running an online event on Thursday 4th November to raise awareness and increase knowledge of the careers available in Scotland’s land-based, aquaculture and environmental conservation sector. [more]   

Reminder: A year's free subscription to CJS Weekly for students graduating this year.
Details here and please share. More info here and sign up is here.



Quite a lot on pollution this month, from microplastics in water to light pollution, however increasing carbon dioxide concetrations teach old oaks new tricks according to the University of Birmingham. Bad news fro many bird populations but beavers are doing well across the country and reactions to the latest planned badfger culls for bTB control.  The Woodland Trust is aiming to plant a million trees next year whilst the National Trust is highlihgting the importnace of planting the right tree in the right place and the Wildlife Trusts are celbrating raising £25m in a year to kickstart nature's recovery.



Calendar for December plus additions from the past month.



Call out for water vole mitigation sites! Are you involved in a historic or active water vole mitigation scheme? [more]  


The next edition of CJS Professional will be published on:  11 November

Got something to share or want to advertise? The deadline is: 5pm Monday 8 November