CJSCountryside Jobs Service
For the latest countryside job advertisements, volunteer opportunities, training and countryside news.




International Ranger Federationirf-logo1
A non-profit organisation established to raise awareness of and support the critical work that the world’s park rangers do in conserving our natural and cultural heritage.  Founded in 1992, the IRF has a membership of 63 ranger associations (including the CMA) from 46 countries, on six of the seven continents.


European Ranger Federation

Pan-European networking organisation for all park rangers and those involved in Protected Area management throughout Europe.



Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental ManagementCIEEM_Logo
CIEEM is a professional membership body representing and supporting ecologists and environmental managers in the UK, Ireland and abroad.



The Thin Green Line
The Thin Green Line Foundation Protects Nature’s Protectors by providing vital support to park rangers and their communities who are the front-line of conservation. They work predominantly in developing nations and conflict zones, and with indigenous park rangers around the world. They provide rangers on the front-line of conservation with essential anti-poaching equipment and training, and financial support to the widows and orphans of park rangers killed in the line of duty.



Scottish Countryside Ranger Association scra-logo-200
The Scottish Countryside Rangers Association (SCRA) is the professional membership association for Countryside Rangers and associated countryside professionals in Scotland.




The National TrustNational_Trust_1
The UK’s largest landowner and one of its biggest employers of countryside staff, the National Trust has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the CMA and is our largest corporate member.



NaturenetNaturenet logo

Naturenet is the UK’s oldest and best-loved independent countryside and conservation website.


Careers advice 

Some useful advice for anyone considering a career in countryside management is provided by the National Careers Service,  Conservation Careers, My World of Work and the Scottish Countryside Ranger Association


Recycling advice

Some useful advice on how to protect our environment by reducing, reusing and recycling in the UK can be found at

(Thanks to pupils Amanda and Meghan from Learning Haven for suggesting we add a link to recycling information)