As I'm sure you can imagine CJS is receiving many enquiries about changing careers and working in the countryside / outdoors / with animals. The Covid-19 lockdown has made many of us reassess our lives and to consider major changes which previously would have been too great of an upheaval. Whilst much of the advice we give had not altered, certain aspects, such as suggesting weekend volunteering and workdays, are, of course, not currently possible. Therefore, we want to gather as much of that information in one place to make it easier for potential career changers to understand what's really involved in the newly picked "dream job". We're asking if you would complete a job profile questionnaire about your working life, we'll publish what we receive*; you can choose to be identified on the published profile or to remain anonymous.
Whilst CJS doesn’t want to turn away any genuine potential countryside workers we do want people to know it's not all sunshine and roses and in so doing perhaps help organisations from receiving speculative enquiries and make sure the recruiter's task is made easier by ensuring they receive only relevant applications from suitable candidates who have done their homework and know exactly what it is they're looking at and applying for.
If you would like to help us out and send us details of your job please download the word document questionnaire from here. Any questions please contact Kerryn on firstname.lastname@example.org, this is also where to send your completed questionnaire.
We're looking for any and all countryside jobs, ranger to reception, ecologists to educators and all points in between.
*We may edit for content and reserve the right not to publish.