There are a lot roles allied to the countryside and wildlife sectors
which do not involve working directly with either, all the
administrative tasks from reception to accountancy, IT support and
software development, the publicity for a site or organisation,
fundraising and membership administration. These support services
are all vital to keep organisations running smoothly .
Jobs and employment
Typical jobs include Admin Assistant, Office Manager, GIS
Support, Communication Officer, Membership Recruiter, Grant
Administrator, Systems Analyst, Web Developer.
See current administration vacancies advertised with CJS here.
See current publicity and fundraising vacancies advertised with CJS here.
To gain the experience required volunteering is frequently a
See current administration volunteering opportunities advertised with CJS here.
See current publicity and fundraising volunteering opportunities advertised with CJS here.
Skills, training and CPD.
Skills and qualification required depend upon which type of support
service you are considering. Most require the same qualifications
as for similar roles outside of the countryside sector; however for all
an interest in and knowledge of the sector is a distinct advantage.
Skills specific to the sector include:
Ecological appraisal and report writing
Social media for countryside sites
Wildlife Crime and the Law
Understanding the planning system
Project Management for countryside staff
Information and in depth articles
A focus on writing 'for free', New Nature
Scotland's Park Managers Forum, greenspace scotland
The Parks Action Group, Chris Worman MBE from Rugby Borough Council
New ways of finding volunteers, Kent Wildlife Trust
Get clarity, save nature and boost your career with The RSPB
Relevant Writing, Environmental Funders Network
Fundraising, is it just asking for the money?, Richard Witt
A day in the life of Jaanika Reinvald, Visitor Experience Assistant for the National Trust
Interview with Dawn Bebe, Co-founder & Director of Crowdfunder
Habits for successful parks innovation, Nesta
Why charities need champions, Groundwork
Take the time & reap the rewards, Mendip Hills AONB
A day in the life of Jamie Wyver, Consumer PR Executive for RSPB
The National Bat Helpline,
Bat Conservation Trust
Its not just about getting muddy at the RSPB
The use of social media in the conservation sector, Cheshire Wildlife Trust
Embrace the Dark Side; How to Plan & Resource an Environmental Project,
Wildlife Trusts Staffordshire and South & West Wales
Nature conservation in the Digital Age, dot.rural