CJS Professional: April edition

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

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21 adverts for posts included in this edition.
Please note adverts are deleted as they reach the closing date.

Apprenticeship, trainee and interns

One advert included here: Trees and Woodlands Trainee with Hart District Council

CJS Updates and other useful information 

A Meet the CJS Team post: April is National Pet Month.
When thinking of pets horses don’t always come straight to mind, but despite their long history of being working animals, many consider them as much a part of their family as others see their dogs. In our Meet the Team article we hear from our sub-editor Tracey who tells us all about her burning childhood passion for ponies that grew into an adult respect and love for all horses and their care. From a show jumping obsession to equine behaviour and enrichment devotion, read about her love for horses. [more]

Another fabulous article from our Featured Charity: The People's Trust for Endangered Species (PTES).

Calling all survey volunteers. The lengthening days announce the start of People’s Trust for Endangered Species’ survey season. This time of year offers the chance for people across the UK to get involved in conservation by looking for endearing yet elusive water voles, and surveying one of our most familiar habitats, hedgerows. [more]

The winners of the British Wildlife Photography Awards 2023 have been unveiled. An image of a red fox moving through a woodland, destroyed to make way for an industrial site, has taken the top prize in this prestigious award. Countryside Jobs Service is delighted to have been connected with the Awards since its launch in 2009. We are an official supporter of the awards, sponsoring the Botanical Britain category in the 2023 and 2024 competitions. [more]

Spring into summer with job ads at CJS.
it's turning out to be another busy year here at CJS and I'm sure you're incredibly busy too, we hope we can make your life a little less fraught and simplify your recruitment. Two years ago we refocused CJS to put Jobs back at heart of all we do and looking at the numbers of adverts and your lovely responses and testimonials it's been a much appreciated change in approach. [more]

Since the last CJS Professional was published it's been National Careers Week and we shared various job profiles throughout the week [See these here]

Applications are open for the Young Darwin Scholarship 2023!  [more]

Features and In Depth Articles

Cow Awareness Podcast By Helen Milton, Health Walks Coordinator for Derbyshire Dales District Council
For Tick Bite Prevention Week: Lyme Disease: ten top tips By Julia Knight, Press & Community Outreach Manager at Lyme Disease UK
This week is Dark Skies week: Embracing the Darkness By Dan Oakley, South Downs National Park Dark Skies Officer
The first week of April was Community Gardens Week: A growing community for good from the National Gardens Scheme
Combatting chemicals – the biggest challenge facing rivers? By Rebecca Duncan, PR & Events Coordinator at the Rivers Trust
9 March was Social Prescribing Day - what's that? read this article from RSPB to find out: RSPB Nature Prescriptions
For World Poetry Day on 21 March Living poetically; everyday jauntiness with VisitMôr By Beth Môrafon Chair of the Association for Heritage Interpretation (AHI) and founding Director of VisitMôr
For Microvolunteering Day on Friday we've taken inspiration from a fellow Goathlander who quietly raises thousands of pounds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance: From Second-Hand Books to Life-Saving Flights: The Power of Local Fundraising for Yorkshire Air Ambulance By Rebecca Selkirk, PR and Engagement Manager

In case you missed it, 13 features worth revisiting

CJS Focus

Features from CJS Focus on Working with Wildlife in association with The Wildlife Trusts.
Working with Birds By: David White, BTO Engagement & Surveys Officer (England)
More information here or read the article here
Captive breeding the hazel dormouse for reintroduction By: Hazel Ryan, Senior Conservation Officer at the Wildwood Trust
More information here or read the article here
Job Profile: Section Head - Primates, Small mammals & Birds By: Natalie Horner, Section Head - Primates, Small mammals & Birds at Cotswold Wildlife Park.
More information here or read the article here

Features from CJS Focus on Volunteering in association with The Conservation Volunteers.
How volunteering helped Kent Wildlife Trust staff with their conservation careers 
By: Alana Skilbeck, Wilder Kent Volunteer Officer. 
More information here or read the article here.
An introduction to Volunteer Management Systems
By: Ashley Staines, CEO & Founder of Volunteero. 
More information here or read the article here



News from the month

Training and Events

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


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

Got something to share or want to advertise? The deadline is: 5pm FRIDAY 5 May (Early due to Coronation Bank Holiday)