These support services are all vital to keep organisations running smoothly.
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 good start.
See current administration volunteering opportunities advertised with CJS here.
See current publicity and fundraising volunteering opportunities advertised with CJS here.
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
Understanding the planning system
Project Management for countryside staff
The Countryside Management Association
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Scotland's Park Managers Forum, greenspace scotland
The National Bat Helpline,
Bat Conservation Trust
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