CJS Online: Environmental and Outdoor Education

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Environmental and Outdoor Education vacancies: interpretation, field work tutors, public engagement, adventure activities instructors also higher and further education roles.


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Voluntary roles can be found here.

We know times are tough for everyone right now so CJS want to give every graduating student a graduation gift of a year's subscription to CJS Weekly. 

All our graduating students who should be celebrating the end of three (or more) years hard work to gain their diplomas and degrees are having to do so in isolation with virtual graduation ceremonies if any at all. They are leaving the world of academia behind and heading off to start their careers looking at a more uncertain future than any of us can imagine. It's a hard enough time setting out looking for your first 'real' job in a profession that you hope is going to sustain you, body and soul, for the rest of your working life and we all know how difficult it is in the countryside and conservation sectors at any time. To help our next generation of rangers, ecologists, wildlife warriors, landscape managers and environmental educators CJS wants to give each of the class of 2020 a graduation present of a full year's subscription to CJS Weekly. More information and sign up here

Forest College Co-ordinator - Newbattle Abbey College

Logo: Newbattle Abbey College

The college is looking for an exceptional candidate for the role of Forest College Co-ordinator. The Forest College is a national centre to support lifelong learning outdoors. It helps learners and leaders of all ages to develop their knowledge, skills and leadership in the forest and outdoors. The Forest & Outdoor Learning Awards (FOLAs) are accredited to SCQF Levels 2-6 & 8 and provide progression pathways into employment or education. The Forest College Co-ordinator will be responsible for developing the Forest College Programme within the college and with external partners. This will include the marketing, delivery and evaluation of the FOLAs.

New Forest National Park Ranger - New Forest National Park Authority

Logo: New Forest National Park Authority

£23,520 - £27,034 per annum

37 hours per week


Join our team of Rangers which provides the New Forest National Park Authority with first points of contact throughout the National Park and its surrounding communities. You will provide face-to-face interaction with members of the public, helping them to enjoy and understand what makes the National Park special and encourage a sense of care and responsibility whilst avoiding negative impacts.

Volunteering and Community Engagement Officer - Vincent Wildlife Trust

Logo: Vincent Wildlife Trust

This is a permanent, full-time role based near Ledbury in Herefordshire.

Do you have a demonstrable commitment to volunteer and community engagement and a passion for mammal conservation?

Vincent Wildlife Trust, a national charity working to deliver significant change to the fortunes of threatened mammals, is offering an opportunity for someone experienced in working both with volunteers in a conservation setting and with local community groups and stakeholders.

Monumental Improvement Project Manager - Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Logo: Cornwall AONB

Location: Truro, Cornwall
Salary: £24,590 to £31,371

This is an incredible opportunity to drive the delivery of the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’s (AONB) Monumental Improvement Project. This project will place people at the core of our efforts to stabilise up to 40 scheduled monuments across ten of the 12 sections that make up the AONB, enabling you to experience some of Cornwall’s finest landscapes and know that through your commitment and drive you are helping people to help conserve and enhance these integral features of the Cornwall AONB.

Monumental Improvement Activities Officer - Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

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Location: Truro, Cornwall
Salary: £21,683 to £26,317

This post is temporary for 12 months with the possibility of extension subject to funding.

For the Activities Officer post, you will have a passion for working successfully with local community groups and volunteers to drive the delivery of an events programme to create a successful heritage project and have some experience of working on previous National Lottery Heritage Fund and/or Historic England funded built heritage projects.

Countryside Officer - Test Valley Borough Council

Logo: Test Valley Borough Council

Grade 6 £24,279 - £26,611 per annum

37 hours per week

Permanent contract


Working within Community and Leisure team you will help guide the day to day management of our nature reserves and green spaces throughout the borough.

The position calls for a knowledge and understanding of ecological issues, legislation and policies as well as the ability to write, implement and then monitor the effects of site management plans.