Feature Articles from the past month

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Feature articles published in CJS during March


We publish several feature articles every month, this page is a reminder of what's been added over the last few weeks. 

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This November The National Lottery will be celebrating their 30th birthday! Over the last 30 yrs they have awarded over £9b to 52,000 projects across the UK restoring historic buildings & sharing histories to regenerating museums & public parks!

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On Track for The Future After Thirty Years of Supporting Nature

This November The National Lottery will be celebrating a landmark 30th birthday! Over the last three decades, thanks to lottery players, the Heritage Fund has awarded over £9billion to 52,000 projects supporting good causes across the length and breadth of the UK - from restoring historic buildings and sharing histories, to regenerating museums and public parks.

In an increasingly polarised world, University of Sheffield believes the role of a Landscape Manager has never been more vital.

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Realising your potential as a professional Landscape Manager

Professor Ross Cameron from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Landscape Architecture discusses why innovative Managers are essential for viable, multi-functional landscapes and why an MA in Landscape Management might be your next, best step.

Public access to green spaces is incredibly important, but who is actually responsible for making it happen? Chris with Lancashire County Council shared what it’s like to be the one to make it possible.

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A career in public rights of way

What does public rights of way mean in work capacity, and how do I get started in the sector? When I was looking for a new career working in the outdoor sector after spending a lot of years working as an outdoor instructor and youth development worker, public rights of way wasn't something I knew of, never mind considered.

For #NationalCareersWeek Derbyshire Wildlife Trust has taken a closer look at how we can all create better access to employment in the environmental sector.

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Creating access to employment in the environment sector

We face a green jobs shortage, and these shortages and skills gaps are putting nature recovery initiatives and development at serious risk of delays and, at times, halting the work.

The pay is just not good enough. So says Lizzie at Initiative for Nature Conservation Cymru (INCC). But we all knew that already didn’t we?

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Value and vocation: the current state of pay and prospects in conservation

If I had a penny for every time I heard someone say, “I didn’t go into conservation for the money” - well, I might not be rich, but I’d be curating a nest egg. I’ve had the good fortune to work in our professional conservation sector for a little over twenty years now.

Last autumn the Natural History Museum launched a free programme for schools to help tackle the ever-growing STEM and green skills shortage in the UK.

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Developing skills for the future through the National Education Nature Park

In our rapidly changing world, the need for green and digital skills for future careers is ever more pressing. The UK has a STEM and green skills shortage – there is currently a gap of around 200,000 green energy workers in the UK, a significant digital skills gap and the demand for green roles is expected to continue to grow across the world.

This #InternationalWomensDay we celebrated a passionate environmentalist who believes she entered the business world relatively late in life!

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Woman, 54, buys mountain, plants ¼ million trees

“I’m not your usual entrepreneur!” remarks Sally Phillips. “I tend to shun the limelight. I had imposter syndrome for years. But if you look at what I’ve achieved so far, I guess I can accept being called an entrepreneur now.”

Our National Parks have faced some huge challenges over the past decade, so the National Parks Partnerships was set up to develop meaningful partnerships with companies & businesses who wanted to offer support.

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A natural partnership: the growing role of businesses in restoring nature in National Parks

The UK’s 15 National Parks – from the highlands of Scotland to the rolling hills of the South Downs and rugged coastline of Pembrokeshire Coast – have a huge role to play in tackling the climate, nature and biodiversity crises.


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