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.
A weekly newsletter which includes details of the latest events across the sector, vacancies, voluntary opportunities and training placements plus once a month a calendar of short professional courses and events. CJS Weekly is the longest running and most widely known of our publications. This is the original CJS created as a specialist newsletter for countryside rangers. Since the first edition both the range of advertised employment opportunities and scope of the newsletter increased markedly. The countryside sector is broad and CJS tries to cover all areas for both news and jobs. You’ll find ecology and biodiversity, arboriculture, rights of way, wildlife and environmental education as well as the countryside ranger aspects you’d expect. Find out more about CJS Weekly here.
The basics of your vacancy edited under our six standard headings. Description is limited to 150 words.
Example of standard linage
JOB AREA RANGER - WASDALE
LOC Gatterigghow Sawmill, Netherwasdale, Seascale, Cumbria
FOR NATIONAL TRUST
Play key role in enhancing visitor & community engagement, whilst maintaining excellent standards of presentation, conservation & care. Deliver day-to-day management of the Wasdale Countryside portfolio being in charge of the budgets, work plans & team (including vols) to deliver this work.Love the outdoors & the chance to help more people get out there & get active. Equiv practical experience & the ability to lead, motivate & personally develop your ranger team. Strong knowledge of managing operations incl budgets & promoting highest levels of customer care & community working. Some knowledge of relevant H&S, & experience in land management, conservation & access management. DBS Disclosure & driving licence. website address search using keyword.
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CJS Weekly only, there is no online coverage with this free listing.
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There are enhanced options available to make your advert more distinctive. See here for the options.
The short answer is because we always have.
CJS started as an aggregation service, pulling together adverts from various publications and putting them together into one handy newsletter package, one of the first search engines if you like, in 1994 the internet was not as big as it is today and google was four years away. The founders of CJS believed in putting back as much as they could and didn't want to charge the charities and organisations looking after our valuable countryside and wildlife; allowing those organisations to use their hard earned funds on something more vital than advertising. They also wanted to provide as much information as they could to help people working across the sector and to offer advice (and hope) to those just starting out in their careers. These are still our fundamental tenets and many people still can't believe that we offer so much free of charge and not only that but that we suggest cheaper options instead of piling on more 'added extras'. Please see our statement about social enterprise.
25 years experience suggests it does, but please read our testimonials. However, please note that the free linage has the lowest response rate of any CJS advertising option.