CJS Professional: February 2024 edition

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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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Two featured jobs with Neath Port Talbot: Biodiversity Officer: A fixed term grant funded post to 31/3/2025, the main purpose of the post is to support the team in delivering biodiversity initiatives and providing ecological advice. and a Rights of Way Officer, this full time, permanent post responsible for leading the Countryside part of the team and overseeing delivery of Right of Way and access to the countryside projects and maintenance.


45 adverts for posts plus one for a trainee post included in this edition.
Please note adverts are deleted as they reach the closing date.



Apprenticeships, Trainees and Interns

Two adverts for apprenticeships this month, both with the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
National Apprenticeship Week runs from 5 to 11 February  It’s a celebration of this sort of opportunity and here at CJS we’d like to see more of these within the conservation sector. Volunteering most definitely has its place but how many of us can afford to work for free? [more]



This edition includes CJS Focus on Volunteering in association with Chester Zoo, read it here.


CJS Information 

There were how many adverts? And how much was free?
A look at the data for 2023, including a breakdown of the online job adverts by job type and details of over 4,000 job listings published cross CJS during the year. This year we've also considered our Social Enterprise ethos and worked out that  89% of all that CJS produced during 2023 was done free of charge. [more]


CJS resources for colleges, universities and careers centres
National Careers Week runs from 4 to 9 March. If you are planning anything have look at the website and the resources we can provide - including hard copy information, leaflets and posters. [more] NB: although this is aimed at careers week we have resources for volunteers groups too. 

The second article from our Featured Charity for 2024: The Rivers Trust.  Women at Work with the Rivers Trust by Rebecca Duncan – Media and Events Lead, The Rivers Trust
As we approach International Women’s Day, I am taking this opportunity  to reflect on the experience of women working at The Rivers Trust, who
are inspiring, inspired and powerful. [more]

Features and In Depth Features


CJS Focus

Current Edition: CJS Focus on Volunteering in association with Chester Zoo.
8 articles and 96 voluntary roles along with lots of volunteering opportunities across the UK so have a look through the regions for something you can get involved in. Included in full here or read as a stand alone publication here (NB use this link to share with colleagues).

Features from CJS Focus on Conservation Support Services
Environmental Communications By: Mark Sutcliff, Editorial Director at Salar Media Services
More information here or read the article here

Volunteering as a route into conservation work Case Study - Lesley Silvera, Groundwork NE & Cumbria By: Lesley Silvera, Groundwork NE & Cumbria
More information here or read the article here

News from the month



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



The next edition of CJS Professional will be published on: 14 March

Got something to share or want to advertise? The deadline is: 5pm Monday 11 March

Contact us by email: ranger@countryside-jobs.com