CJS Readership

CJS is

Established in July 1994 as a jobs bulletin newsletter Countryside Jobs Service or CJS is the oldest such service for the countryside and conservation sectors. We publish information which we think will be of interest to people working in the countryside management and conservation profession.

CJS is an ethical business operating under social enterprise principals publishing free and low cost information to promote countryside careers in the UK. Find out more about CJS here.


CJS Weekly - subscription only. 250 copies, c. 8,500 readers including many RSPB and Wildlife Trust sites, university careers departments but mostly to individuals. 
Readership composition:  We offer a free student and recent graduate subscription to CJS Weekly and this group account for two thirds of readership. 6% of subscribers are group subscriptions, this is where an organisation subscribed on behalf of a group of readers, 40% of these are colleges, universities and higher education careers centres, 20% are wildlife groups including the Wildlife trusts, 10% subscribe on behalf of volunteers groups. We also work closely with HighGround: Life beyond the military - outdoors. HighGround's mission is to improve the wellbeing and employment prospects of serving personnel and veterans using the green environment.

CJS Professional - sent as a free digital newspaper to offices and sites of relevant authorities, agencies, major conservation charities and several consultancy offices. 2,600 copies sent by email. Also to some members of the Countryside Management Association and Scottish Countryside Rangers Association on an opt in basis. 

CJS daily email - over 9,000 emails sent every week day to readers who have chosen to receive the email (no automatic registration).

Social networks

You'll find CJS on all the major social media sites.

Twitter: CountrysideNews 7,159 followers and CountrysideJobs 7,762 followers

Facebook: CJSJobs (for jobs, news and training) 5,139 followers CountrysideJobsService (for articles, blogs and items of interest) 5,557

LinkedIn: TheCJSTeam 5,079 connections and LinkedIn Company page 7,046 followers

(Follower counts correct as of 1/12/21)


Average monthly page views: 188,010 equivalent to approximately 43,000 views per week

Average monthly users: 30,705

(Web stats monthly average for 2021, source: Google analytics)

Reader profile:

Highest qualification achieved

GCSE / A level: 5%

BTEC / National Diploma: 10%

Degree: 47%

Masters or higher: 38%

Years of professional experience

New graduate / just starting or transferring into the sector, <1 year: 7%

Up to five years: 19%

6-9 years: 9%

10-14 years: 15%

15-19 years: 10%

Over 20 years: 35%

Next post preferred grade

Entry / starter: 10%

Assistant level: 22%

Main grade: 30%

Senior grade: 23%

Management level: 21%

27% are a member of a relevant professional association e.g. CIEEM

Data from our autumn 2021 survey.

CJS Range of Vacancies advertised

Is much wider than you probably think. We know that the countryside is a big place and it requires much more than practical countryside staff to keep everything running. Therefore, CJS has always advertised ancillary jobs and all roles linked to nature, wildlife and conservation as well as education and interpretation. At the request of readers we have re-introduced a sustainability, green and environment jobs section this year. See more here.

Quality over Quantity

CJS has never focused on providing large numbers of applications, instead we've always offered highly targeted advertising. Our readers know that we only accept adverts relevant for our sector and will refuse to accept general, non-sector specific adverts and so CJS has become the trusted countryside specialist. For advertisers we promise high quality, knowledgeable, enthusiastic candidates with a great love for the British countryside and natural world.    Read more here.


Join over 1,500 advertisers using CJS each year. Some of our most regular advertisers are

● ADAS RSK   ● Box Moor Trust   ● Butterfly Conservation   ● Canal & River Trust   ● Emec Ecology   ● Envirocentre   ● Field Studies Council   ● Forestry England   ● Heart of England Forest   ● Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust   ● National Trust   ● National Trust for Scotland   ● Natural England   ● NatureScot   ● North York Moors National Park   ● Northumberland National Park Authority  ● Royal Horticultural Society  ● RSPB ● Scottish Wildlife Trust  ● Snowdonia National Park Authority  ● Tilhill   ● Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust  ● Wildlife Trusts, all counties  ● Woodland Trust


logo: plantlife

As the role advertised was a tight deadline, CJS were extremely professional and responded rapidly to any queries, highly recommended.  Caroline Kelly, Plantlife


Really helpful team and have had good success with suitable candidates.   Mary Martin, E3 Ecology

Fast, Friendly and efficient service,  Julie Smith, The Land Trust

logo: Essec Wildlife Trust

CJS is the place everyone goes for wildlife based careers. Dean Williams, Essex Wildlife Trust

Read more testimonials from advertisers here.

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