CJS Professional: September 2022 edition.

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44 adverts for posts plus three for a apprenticeship / trainee posts included in this edition.
Please note adverts are deleted as they reach the closing date.

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CJS Information 

logo: CIEEM Awards sponsor 2023

We're delighted to be sponsoring the CIEEM’s Higher Education Programme Award again this year and Nominations are now open.
You’re more likely to get a job in conservation if you know your subject and you’ve been given the practical guidance to be able to launch straight in to work. [more]
Calling all new ecologist and environmental managers - a new group offering support and advice from CIEEM.
Early Careers SIG (ECSIG), which focuses primarily on the key areas of peer support, raising awareness of issues affecting early career ecologists and environmental managers, and pushes for a real attitude change towards early career members in the sector  [more]  

Social Media: CJS has a presence on all the major social media platforms. Find, follow and connect with us. [more]
We've recently launched a new LinkedIn Group to host all our online updates, you'll find it at: CJS - jobs, news and updates group.
Are we missing from any networks? If you'd like to see CJS updates on any other network tell us which ones and we'll look into joining. More information about our social media presence here.   

Reminder about our Free student subscriptions - please share this one widely.
As this year's new graduates set out on their careers help them on their way by letting them know about CJS's student and new graduate CJS weekly free subscription.  More information here and no obligation sign up is here 

Features and In Depth Features

Calling all conservationists: Help deliver next generation of nature enthusiasts By Professor Andrew Charlton-Perez, Head of the School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences at the University of Reading, and creator of the Climate Ambassador Scheme.
The impacts of July’s record-breaking temperatures and wildfires in the UK will not have been felt much more keenly than by those in environmental roles. The University of Reading set up a new Climate Ambassadors Scheme this summer. Run through the STEM Learning online platform, it matches environmental experts with schools and colleges to help teachers equip young people with climate knowledge and skills for future careers. The scheme is aimed at increasing understanding of the causes and consequences of climate change among young people and providing teachers with top quality information and practical tips. [more]
logo: Rural Skills HubThe Rural Skills Hub: Kickstarting careers in traditional boundary crafts
Traditional field boundaries are a familiar feature of our landscape – there are over 300,000 miles of hedgerow and 120,000 miles of dry stone wall criss-crossing the British countryside. Sadly, the skills required to look after these boundaries are in decline, and fewer people are training to a professional level to maintain them. The Rural Skills Hub, a joint project between the Dry Stone Walling Association (DSWA) and the National Hedgelaying Society (NHLS), was launched in November 2021. The project aims to help people start a career involving traditional boundary crafts, through providing financial support, training, and employability advice. [more]

What Is Organic September? Ian Ayling, Director of Marketing & Comms answers this question as well as introducing the Soil Association he explains what Organic really is and invites you to join with the month long Organic September campaign to raise awareness of the many benefits that organic food and farming can bring, [more]

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Organisation Profile Redlist Revival: Measuring ecological performance: An example of one of the farms using The Life Map to benchmark performance
Edward Darling introduces Redlist Revival and explains what they do, how data is collected and what the Life Map shows as well as how to use it. [more]


CJS Focus

Last Edition: CJS Focus on Employability published on Monday 23 May Read it in full here.
Next Edition: CJS Focus on Working with Wildlife in association with The Wildlife Trusts. More information about this edition here.
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Features from CJS Focus on Employability. 
What makes a countryside job application stand out from the crowd? By Ian Price, Resourcing Manager at the National Trust. More information here or read the article here.
Wanted! Miracle worker….  By Richard Barron, Chief Operating Officer at Scotways. More information here or read the article here.
Balancing volunteering, studying and employment  By Eva Freegard, TCV Trainee. More information here or read the article here.



Lots of new funding announced this past month: Welsh Government announced £15million for the Nature Network programme for landowners and managers who want to improve biodiversity to help Wales fight the climate and nature emergencies. The National Lottery Heritage Fund is giving £4.2 million for urgent action to save 37 of Scotland’s most vulnerable coastal and island species.
There's more good news with a major woodland expansion including 13 community woodlands announced by defra. Nature North project from Heritage Lottery Fund is an unprecedented partnership will power nature recovery in the north of England. Safety risk as feeding wild animals linked to artificial selection of harassment behaviour according to research from University College Dublin. Walking, wheeling and cycling to be offered on prescription in nationwide trial says the Department for Transport and Defra announced new National Trail status for the popular Coast to Coast route. There's good news for common tern population at WWT Washington and hen harriers have had a successful breeding season with 119 chicks fledging in England and the BTO headstarting curlew project is showing signs of success too.



Calendar of events and short courses occurring in November 2022 plus additions made over the past month.


Useful Information

New funding available this month: Applications for the Rewilding Innovation Fund is now open.[more]  


Jobs - full details

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

Various Countryside Operative Positions, Three Shires Ltd. Within commuting distance of Three Shires HQ, near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire (Immediate start, 50hpw)
Forestry Foreman, Norbury Park Estate. Staffordshire
Hope Farm Assistant Manager, RSPB. Hope Farm, Cambridge (Fixed term for 2 years, full time 37.4hpw)

Ranger, National Trust. Sheffield Park, Uckfield (permanent)
Conservation Officer x 3, Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust. Based in Horncastle, Lincolnshire with flexible working options
Project Officer (Saltmarsh Restoration). Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust. Based in Horncastle, Lincolnshire with flexible working options

Project Officer (Data & Geographical Information), Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust. Based in Horncastle, Lincolnshire with flexible working options

Ranger, National Trust. Formby, Freshfield, Liverpool
Biodiversity Data and GIS Officer, Biodiversity Information Service for Powys and the Brecon Beacons National Park. We support hybrid working; this role has an expectation of working two days a week from our Brecon office.
Nature Recovery Officer, Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Rushmore Farm, Tinkley Bottom, Wiltshire (37hpw)
Area Ranger, National Trust. North Devon (Fixed term to 31/10/24)
EnvCoW - Ecologist (Highlands), Highland Ecology and Development (Employee Ownership Trust). Highland Scotland. (Full time)
Ecology Officer, Surrey County Council. Guildford, Surrey
Countryside Estate Assistant, Surrey County Council. Based at Whitebeam Lodge, Merrow Complex, Merrow Lane, Merrow, Guildford
Area Ranger, National Trust. Brockhampton Estate, Greenfields, Bringsty (Permanent contract)
Sawmill Supervisor, Grosvenor. Eaton Estate, Cheshire (Permanent / Full Time)
Data and Monitoring Assistant, Amphibian and Reptile Conservation. Bournemouth (Initial 1 year contract, 5dpw / 37.5 hpw, extension subject to funding)
Area Ranger, National Trust. Blakeney Point, Holt, Norfolk. (Fixed term 2 years)
Countryside Access Officer, Surrey County Council. Guildford, Surrey.
Project Officer (Landscaping & Horticulture tutor), Groundwork. Based in Alconbury Weald, working across Cambridgeshire with occasional travel across the East of England (full time 37hpw)
Experienced Bird Handler with Falconry Experience, Suffolk Owl Sanctuary Ltd. Stonham Aspal (8.30-5 daily working 5 days out of 7 incl weekends and Bank Holidays)
Lead Ranger, National Trust. Bedfordshire Prop, Chute Farm, Dunstable (Fixed term contract to 01/01/25)
Senior and Junior Consultants - Ornithology, NIRAS. remote / hybrid basis or based from one of our UK offices.
Conservation Ranger, City of Lincoln Council. Lincoln (Full Time / Permanent)
Area Ranger, National Trust. Attingham Park, Atcham, Shrewsbury (permanent contract)
Senior Conservation Officer - West Midlands, RSPB. Birmingham office (permanent, full time)
Stockperson, Wadhurst Park. East Sussex (permanent full time)
Two Moors Pine Marten Project Lead, Devon Wildlife Trust. Cricklepit Mill, Devon (Part-time contract to 31/12/23, 30hpw)
Community Outreach Ranger - East Midlands, Forestry England. Sherwood covering East Midlands with a focus on communities in the National Forest, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire/S Yorkshire. (part-time 0.6FTE / 22hpw. 7 day rostered working incl weekends and Bank Holidays)
Senior Reserves and Project Officer, Surrey Wildlife Trust. Central Surrey
Nature Based Solutions Assistant, Surrey Wildlife Trust. Pirbright, Leatherhead or Wisley, Surrey with hybrid working.
Senior Greenspace Development Officer, Nottingham City Council. Nottingham
Project Manager - Scotland, RSPB Scotland. RSPB Scotland – HQ, Edinburgh (Fixed term 3 years, 37.5hpw)
Ranger, National Trust. Crom Estate, Upper Lough Erne, Newtownbutler (permanent)


Apprenticeships, Interns and paid trainee roles.

Climate and Environment Intern, Countryside Education Trust. Beaulieu, Hampshire (6 months part-time 22.5hpw)
Climate and Environment Intern - Sustainable Farming, Beaulieu, Hampshire (6 months part-time 15hpw)
Insh Marshes Reserve Trainee, RSPB. Insh Marshes, Highland (fixed term 6 month full time contract 37.5hpw)



The next edition of CJS Professional will be published on: 13 October

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