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CJS Weekly


The Original CJS Newsletter, includes online adverts (paid advertising)

First Published:     July 1994

Availability:   On a subscription only basis.

Readership:   250 copies, c. 8,500 readers including every National Trust site, many RSPB and Wildlife Trust sites, university careers departments but mostly to individuals - see more in readership composition.

Why choose CJS Weekly:    Offers highly targeted advertising.  Regular advertising is automatically included online.

Is the only publication to carry free recruitment advertising in the form of Free Linage, these are text adverts edited to the in-house style.    See a sample of a Free Linage advert. (NB free and enhanced linage adverts do not appear online)

Published: Every Friday except over Christmas and New Year, Good Friday and for 2021 the Jubilee Holiday in June.

Deadlines

Booking:  For artwork and paid adverts noon Thursday

Copy: 5pm Thursday (all adverts including free)

Online coverage: there is no automatic online coverage with free or enhanced free advertising however regular (paid) advertising is posted online in full.

 

Rates:

Free advertising:   

CJS Weekly is the only CJS publication to carry free recruitment advertising. See a sample of a Free Linage advert 

Free linage: basic details of your vacancy edited to the in house style.   Submit your FREE advert copy here

Please note: the free linage option does have the lowest response rate.

Enhance your free advert   Sample adverts

Add a logo   £20

Enhanced listing   £20   Slightly different layout, bold heading.

Regular advertising Includes online coverage.

Basic Text    200 words £75

Standard Listing    400 plus one logo £125

Unlimited    unlimited text* and logos  £175  
although text is unlimited we recommend a maximum of 800 words otherwise your advert can be overwhelming and readers leave the page before reaching the end, for longer job descriptions and requirements we recommend placing the information in a downloadable document - we can do this for you, see Additional Services.

NB: If you need a full display advert (e.g. for dual languages) please contact us for further details.

Greater visibility

CJS Weekly is averaging 75 new adverts each week through 2023, make yours more visible with a: Featured Job in CJS Weekly £25 
Boost your advert to the top of the Weekly edition, with an eye catching Featured Job banner

Extras.

Add a video: £40

Higher promotion: £25 per day  Additional promotion with more detailed tweet plus LinkedIn and Facebook postings with highlighted repeat listings in the daily email.   Limits: maximum of 3 per week.

Job of the Day:     £50 per day    As higher promotion but with an image, you can supply an image to use or CJS will create one for you. Includes: banner on the main jobs page.

Limits: maximum of 1 promotion per advert per week.

Social Package:   £75 per advert  As for Job of the Day plus sharing to other website / fora, for example specialist Facebook pages and LinkedIn groups, selected by CJS to ensure we're reaching the right audience for your job.     Limits: one promotion per advert only.  More information here. 

NB: all prices  + VAT at standard rate

All adverts.

Online for six weeks or until the closing date whichever is sooner. Longer runs by arrangement.

Published in full in the next available edition of CJS Weekly.

Volunteers and unpaid posts.

50% discount off all advertising.   ALL including free adverts are posted online here for voluntary roles and here for apprenticeships and interns. Paid adverts receive a greater level of social media coverage. More details here

Suggested extra: Where deadlines permit add CJS Professional for only £5, see Professional for details

NB: all prices  + VAT at standard rate

 

CJS Weekly / Online 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%

Data from our autumn 2020 survey.

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

Posts of interest

Ecology and biodiversity is now the most popular type of role for CJS readers being of interest to 98% and forming the main search for 44% with 47% wanting to see more of this type of job.

Countryside Ranger / Warden and Countryside Officer posts are of interest to over 95% of the readership and form the main area of interest for 40%. Purely practical countryside management is the main focus for 31% of the readership

Environmental Education including Forest School has is the main search for 20% and is of interest to 91%

Outdoor Education and adventure activity leadership, including bushcraft is a more recent addition but is still of interest to 88% of the readership forming the main focus of the job search for 9%

Arboriculture is another area of increasing interest with less than 10% showing no interest in this area and a quarter wanting more coverage.

Research and field work e.g. bat survey is of interest to 94% with 19% making it the main focus of their search and 40% requesting more of these roles be advertised.

Rights of Way and access is the main search area for 14% and 24% wanting more of these vacancies.

Zoology and working with wildlife and animals (not research) is of interest to 94% of readers and animal handling (including zoos) is of interest to 72% and animal welfare specifically forming the main search for 8% and a fifth wanting to see more welfare focused posts.

Support roles including IT form the main search for 6% and a further 8% are want to see more vacancies in in publicity, promotion and press or membership recruitment.

90% find Volunteer management and youth work roles interesting with 10% actively seeking work in this area.

Community project work including health initiatives such as green gym and green prescriptions forms the main job search area for 20% and is of interest to 94% whilst a third would like to see more vacancies in this area.

Recently added areas.

Rural regeneration project work has been requested by 85% of readers

Horticulture (gardeners) was also included after requests from readers in a previous survey and is of interest to over three quarters forming the main focus for 9%

Heritage and Archaeology e.g. ancient monument management is another area recently included in response to reader requests, a third would like to see more of these roles and 10% are actively seeking work in this area.

New areas. We asked about areas that we are not currently actively covering.

There is also a growing interest in energy e.g. wind or solar farm with 59% wanting to see more of these types of roles. Another growing area is research in subject areas not currently covered e.g. plant pathology and water quality, 56% of readers would like more of these vacancies advertised.

Our advertisers say:

  • We were extremely pleased with the response from our CJS advert and will definitely use it again. (private company)
  • Employed a very strong candidate who responded to our CJS advert. (National conservation charity)Excellent service and the best option for small organisations, especially for part time and short term contracts where advertising is not always cost effective. CJS cuts out inappropriately qualified applicants. (Local biodiversity partnership)
  • Excellent service, speed with which ads can be placed is a definite bonus. (FT 100 company)
  • Response has been good and we have appointed good staff. (Heritage Coast)
  • The quality of candidates responding to CJS adverts means that I don't have to do much other advertising to get a decent shortlist for interview. Value for money second to none. (City Council)
  • Very satisfied with the speed, efficiency and costs involved throughout the entire advertising process. (Government Department)
  • Impressed with the promptness of the advert going onto the internet and subsequent speed of the first interest coming through on email, first enquiry came through in the afternoon of the advert being placed. (Private Zoo)
  • The best response that we have received, excellent coverage. (County Council)
  • We had a very good response to the advert and thank you for your assistance. (Royal Estate)

         

Our CJS Weekly readers say:

  • The only source I use to look for countryside jobs - I look forward to its arrival every week.
  • My career would be completely different without ten years of CJS - Thank you!!
  • A great service which has served as a reliable method of securing employment for me over the last ten years. It continues to go from strength to strength.
  •  Very useful to all our staff, thanks for a consistent and reliable service. (a county countryside service)
  • Used by everyone I know in the industry.
  • A university careers services said - Greatly appreciated by all our students.

Online Readers Say:

  • A daily routine, thank you for giving such consistently good service to environmental job hunters.

  • By far the leading website for providing career opportunities in the countryside management sector.

  • My first port of call when looking for a job.

  • The leading conservation jobsite on the net and one renowned throughout the ecological and biological world.

  • Probably the one and only site worth looking at for jobs in the conservation sector.

  • The one stop shop for all environmental jobs.

And see our Testimonials.



CJS Weekly Subscriber Reader Profile

not including online readers who don't have access to all the adverts in the newsletter, this readership is particularly relevant if you're placing free adverts.

Highest qualification achieved

GCSE / A level: 4%

BTEC / National Diploma: 11%

Degree: 44%

Masters or higher: 41%

Years of professional experience

New graduate / just starting or transferring into the sector, <1 year: 8%

Up to five years: 26%

6-9 years: 9%

10-14 years: 13%

15-19 years: 10%

Over 20 years: 34%

Next post preferred grade

Entry / starter: 10%

Assistant level: 25%

Main grade: 33%

Senior grade: 21%

Management level: 33%

 

Data from our autumn 2020 survey.

31% are a member of a relevant professional association e.g. CIEEM

  

Readership composition:

In addition to the online readership. CJS Weekly has a highly targeted audience of people seeking work. 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.

  

Posts of interest to readers of CJS Weekly

Countryside Ranger / Warden and Countryside Officer posts are of interest to over 95% of the readership and form the main area of interest for over a third. Purely practical countryside management is the main focus for 28% of the readership and 40% would like to see an increase in the number of practical roles.

Environmental Education including Forest School has is the main search for 23% and is of interest to 92% and over 40% would like to see more these roles.

Outdoor Education and adventure activity leadership, including bushcraft is a more recent addition but is still of interest to 90% of the readership and 19% would like to see increased coverage of this sector.

Ecology and biodiversity is now the most popular type of role for CJS readers forming the main search for 42% with over 50% wanting to see more of this type of job.

Arboriculture is another area of increasing interest 14% of readers stated this area is the main focus of their job search and 28% would like more arboricultural vacancies to advertised with CJS.

Rights of Way and access is the main search area for 10% and 23% wanting more of these vacancies.

Zoology and working with wildlife and animals (not research) is of interest to 95% of readers. it is the main focus for 31% and 42% expressed a desire for more adverts in this sector. Additionally animal handling (including zoos) is of interest to three quarters and animal welfare specifically forming the main search for 10% and a fifth wanting to see more welfare focused posts.

Horticulture (gardeners) was also included after requests from readers and is of interest 85% forming the main focus for 6%

Support roles including IT form the main search for 6% and a further 7% are looking for a job in publicity, promotion and press or membership recruitment.

Over 90% find Volunteer management and youth work roles interesting with 7% actively seeking work in this area and a fifth want to see more of these advertised.

Community project work including health initiatives such as green gym and green prescriptions forms the main job search area for 19% and is of interest to 96% whilst a 30& would like to see more vacancies in this area.

Heritage and Archaeology e.g. ancient monument management is another area recently included in response to reader requests, 28% would like to see more of these roles and 9% are actively seeking work in this area.

Sustainability: recycling, waste reduction, composting, climate and net zero was re-introduced in 2019. it is a popular addition 95% finding it of interest and 46% requesting more vacancies in this area with 8% stating it is the main focus of their job search. In addition when asking about new areas 59% expressed an interest in energy role e.g. wind farm or solar farm

Another growing area is research in subject areas not currently covered e.g. plant pathology and water quality, 62% of readers would like more of these vacancies advertised.


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