Countryside Careers

The CV Listing Site for Countryside Professionals

About Us

Countryside-Careers.Com or as we call it C3 is run by the team behind CJS. We all have countryside backgrounds which gives us a unique insight into the sector. And as we've been there and know how difficult it can be we understand the problems faced by existing professionals looking to move on and also those just setting out in their career. CJS was established in July 1994 giving us plenty of experience on the other side too, which allows us to see solutions to the problems.

So why did we set up C3? We saw a gap in the services offered for countryside professionals and thought the CJS Team would be the right people to fill that gap. With the knowledge of the sector behind us we've been able to build a CV matching service specifically designed for the countryside and conservation sector.  Unusually C3 includes a Freelancers section in addition to one for Jobseekers. We are very aware that increasing numbers of countryside professionals are opting for self-employment and are available for short and long-term contracts in areas ranging from environmental education to ecology. By including a Freelancers section we are providing the opportunity to advertise their availability and showcase their expertise to employers who maybe initially hadn't thought of using a freelance service or perhaps need urgent short-term cover. For more about the C3 site please read the Site Profile below.

Like CJS C3 is an ethical business, dealing fairly with customers and trying to limit its impact on the environment, read our Environmental Policy Click Here. CJS (C3 parent company) operates on social enterprise principals; more about CJS can be found here.

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Site Profile

C3 is a CV listing service, sometimes called a CV matching service, for countryside, conservation, rural and land-based industry professionals inlcuding support staff.

Which sectors does C3 cover?
All aspects of the countryside and outdoor professions. It includes everything related to the countryside sector from arboriculture to wildlife projects and everything in between including environmental education, outdoor activity instruction, horticulture, estate management, gamekeeping, ecology, animal care, countryside interpretation, visitor management , rights of way and rural regeneration plus support services such as publicity including social media and membership services. It is not intended for environmental health or lab based microscopy type employment. For more guidance please browse the sectors covered by CJS here.

How it works
With a CV listing service Jobseekers place a brief profile about themselves online, these give an overview of their skills, experience and preferred career direction, Freelancers place a brief outline of their skills and availability all profiles are searchable by the Recruiter. Once a suitable candidate is found the Recruiter can then choose to view a full profile and CV (one has been uploaded) and access the contact details of the Jobseeker or Freelancer.

Is it right for me?
Whether you are an estates worker or a senior ecologist this is the place to promote your services - it's a bit like placing a Situations Wanted advert, but better!

For Recruiters C3 offers a short cut to finding the right staff for your vacancies without having to write and place adverts. Use C3 to find permanent or temporary staff for paid and voluntary positions no matter where you are in the country.

For Jobseekers C3 is suitable for all countryside staff from rangers to managers, conservation workers, rural industry and land-based sector workers, environmental education tutors, wildlife workers, arboriculturalists, ecologists, field studies instructors, consultancy staff. It is right for all levels, from entry level rangers to area managers and all point in between.

For Freelancers C3 provides a unique opportunity to showcase your work; highlight your skills and advertise your availability to employers.