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. 1,000 copies, c. 8,500 readers including many RSPB and Wildlife Trust sites, university careers departments but mostly to individuals.  In 2020 we offered free subscriptions to graduating students and also to National Trust (and others) staff at threat of redundancy during the Covid-19 pandemic. This has affected our readership bringing in many new keen readers at all levels.  We post (at no extra charge) many jobs that suitable for final year students and recent graduates to individual college job boards. 

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. 2/3 of readers forward their copy to colleagues. 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 7,490 followers and CountrysideJobs 7,001 followers

Facebook: CJSJobs (for jobs, news and training) 4,911 followers CountrysideJobsService (for articles, blogs and items of interest) 45,218

LinkedIn: TheCJSTeam 4,755 connections and LinkedIn Company page 5,461 followers

(Follower counts correct as of 1/2/21)


Average monthly page views: 148,933, equivalent to approximately 40,000 views per week

Average monthly users: 27,969

(Web stats monthly average for 2020, source: Google analytics)

Reader profile:

Highest qualification achieved

GCSE / A level: 10%

BTEC: 11%

Degree: 43%

Masters or higher: 36%

Years of professional experience

Up to five years: 10%

6-9 years: 25%

10-14 years: 8%

15-19 years: 8%

Over 20 years: 28%

Next post preferred grade

Entry / starter: 21%

Assistant level: 26%

Main grade: 32%

Senior grade: 15%

Management level: 6%

Data from our autumn 2020 survey.


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

● BBOWT ● Canal & River Trust ● Devon Wildlife Trust ● ECOSA ● Five Rivers ● Forestry England ● Field Studies Council ● Glendale ● Natural Resources Wales ● Natural England ● Nene Park Trust ● National Trust ● National Trust for Scotland ● North York Moors National Park ● RSPB ● Scottish Woodlands ● Scottish Natural Heritage ● Sparsholt College ● Suffolk Wildlife Trust ● Surrey Wildlife Trust ● Sussex Wildlife Trust ● TCV ● Woodland Trust ● Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust ● Yorkshire Wildlife 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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