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image of a mortar board and the message: Congratulations to the class of 2021

As lockdown lifts and the promise of a more normal life hovers on the horizon our graduating students should be celebrating the end of three (or more) year's hard work to gain their diplomas and degrees. After enduring the most unusual and stressful of final years they leave the world of academia behind and head off to start their careers they are 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 once gain wants to give each of this year's graduating class a graduation present of a full year's subscription to CJS Weekly.

If you know any students graduating this year please send them the details of our graduate gift, there are more details and the form to sign up here

Rest assured this is a genuine gift, no hidden catches or sudden requests for money, just CJS trying our best to help the sector.

JOB: Volunteer Treasurer
BE4: 22-10-2021
IV: --
LOC: Fort William / Remote
PAY:
FOR: Nevis Landscape Partnership

We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic volunteer to work as a director to oversee the financial policies and procedures of our dynamic charity, as we transition to a financially independent model of operation. Ideally you will be keen to take a proactive role in working with the staff and Board to strengthen the charity’s financial position. Contribute proactively as a member of the Board of Directors to provide strategic direction, set overall strategy and policy, set targets, and evaluate performance. Person specification: a recognised professional accountancy qualification; demonstrable experience in preparation of budgets, forecasts, management accounts and Charity statutory accounts; understanding of Charity Commission legislation and charity governance. Time commitment: Attendance at 4 Board Meetings per year in Fort William. Attendance at 2 Finance Review Meetings per year. Attendance at 1 Strategy Day per year. Work remotely with the staff to implement/oversee financial processes. For more information, visit https://c-js.co.uk/3hjDWQl

JOB: Learning and Events Voluntary Trainee
BE4: 06-10-2021 9am
IV: --
LOC: Stirley Community Farm, off Hall Bower Lane, Berry Brow, Huddersfield, HD4 6RP
PAY: Training
FOR: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

3 days per week for 12 months. We are looking for a new voluntary trainee who is great with people of all ages and has bags of enthusiasm for wildlife and learning. You will be involved in the planning of a diverse events and education programme based at Stirley Community Farm. Stirley is an inspirational place which is bringing back wildlife to the local area and working with local people to achieve healthy living and a healthy environment in this corner of Huddersfield. You will be part of a small team, who are mightily enthusiastic about wildlife and conservation! Throughout your traineeship you'll receive a tailored programme to guide you through your 12 month voluntary traineeship role ensuring you get the most out of your experience with us. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to have a career in the environmental education sector. Competitive training programme, travel expenses and individual training budget included! For more information and to apply here https://c-js.co.uk/2Pb3t2m

JOB: Trustees
BE4: 31-10-2021
IV:
LOC: Remote
PAY:
FOR: Dry Stone Walling Association

We are seeking a number of voluntary positions to join our Trustee Board to bring not only some of the skills listed below but to work collaboratively to drive the charity forward. We know that change is challenging and exciting so could you bring any of the following skills and experience to our Trustee Board? Engagement through Media and Marketing. Change management, Diversity and Engagement. Legal (Charity, company, H and S, employment). Monitoring and evaluation. Health and Safety and Risk Management. Finance. Recent experience of management especially within the third sector. Project management. Attendance at four meetings a year plus additional time using Zoom or similar in-between meetings. Trustees are expected to join one or two working groups according to skills. These meet as and when needed according to work being done and the time people have available. Location is not important as we are able to meet via Zoom. We can offer training, mentoring and support to applicants who may feel they have the skills but are unsure about the role of Trustee as we would welcome those who are experienced Trustees but also those seeking to get involved in trustee activities for the first time. If you have any questions, we would welcome the opportunity to have a chat to discuss the role. Please contact Emma Yates - copestonewalling@gmail.com 07966666463 or Brian Hartley - brian_hartley@btinternet.com A nomination form is available from the DSWA website, https://c-js.co.uk/2XDfzp7.

Director - The Wildlife Information Centre (TWIC)

Logo: The Wildlife Information Centre

We are currently seeking an experienced individual to join our board of 6 voluntary Directors. As a member of the board of Directors, you will be responsible for ensuring TWIC meets its legal and charitable obligations and contribute to the success and future development of the organisation.

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