Leila Walker, British Ornithologists’ Union (BOU) (May 2024)

“Our experience with advertising our conference with CMS has been very positive. A smooth, quick and comprehensive service, including a very helpful statistics report with which to measure the response.”

Vasiliki Katsorida, NatureScot (May 2024)

“Thank you so much for sending over the statistics report, which is very insightful. We were very pleased with the quality of applications received, thank you for making the process so straightforward.”

Chloe Ellis-Dale, Howell Marine Consulting (May 2024)

“We’ve used CMS to advertise several of our vacancies and have always had a great experience. We find advertising on CMS attracts many high-quality applicants and gives us a strong recruitment pool. Moreover, the service is always friendly and efficient.”

Carmel Brown, British Institute of International & Comparative Law (BIICL) (December 2023)

“Using the CMS network we have been able to introduce our training courses to a well-targeted group of individuals.

The CMS team provide an efficient and timely response to all our requests and the follow-up reports are especially helpful.”

Alan Munro, Founder & Director, Young Sea Changers Scotland (October 2023)

“As a brand-new organisation, using CMS to advertise for our first role allowed us to extend our reach to a wider pool of potential candidates than we could have done ourselves. This is a great service and I appreciated being able to see the stats afterward.”

Mike Jones, Estuaries and Coasts Planning Advisor, Environment Agency (September 2023)

“The Estuaries and Coasts planning team at the Environment Agency have worked closely with OCF in the development and running of the ReMeMaRe conference. We have been constantly impressed with their professional approach, experience and dedication. The event was well attended and received excellent feedback. We look forward to working with the OCF team to deliver future events.”

Samantha Davis, Chief Officer, Cornwall Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority (August 2023)

“Once again, using CMS Jobs provided us with a great selection of suitable candidates and we were able to fill our vacancy easily. Seeing the stats afterwards showed the effectiveness of this advertising platform for this particular role. Thank you for your fast, efficient and effective service.”

Dr Martin Bloxham, Director, The Barefoot Thinking Company Ltd (June 2023)

“We’ve been advertising the Challenge of Science Leadership training course and it’s derivatives with CMS for over 10 years and have developed a great relationship with the team over that time. They are always quick to respond and are flexible in their approach. We always get participants on our courses that have signed up because they received a mailout from CMS. I think that is a clear indicator of success.”

Tracey Hewett, Worklifemindfulness (June 2023)

“Using CMS advertising service was a great success for me. Their mailshot reached exactly who I wanted to tell about my event. All tickets were booked within 24 hours. I couldn’t believe it!

The process is quick and simple, the service is excellent. Will use again and would recommend to anyone who is looking to engage with the marine and water sector.”

Sarah Murray, North Eastern Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authority (February 2023)

“We have advertised a number of vacancies with CMS, they always provide an excellent service and are very helpful.”

Imogen George, Dialogue Matters (October 2022)

“We recently advertised a training course with CMS and it was very effective – almost a third of our participants heard about the course through CMS. It is very straightforward to submit an advert and the CMS team are extremely helpful and efficient.”

Diana Fu, Brown & May Marine Ltd (May 2022)

Great service. Received some very good applications. Communication with CMS was excellent and they are always very helpful.

Daniel Jones, Uplift (April 2022)

The quality of applications we received for our consultancy role was an order of magnitude better than the expensive, non-specialist platforms we previously used for equivalent roles. We were delighted with the response and service we received.”

Andy Webb, HiDef Aerial Surveying Ltd (December 2021)

We’ve advertised a few times for ecological positions through CMS and have always received a good response from well qualified applicants. It represents excellent value for money.”

Anna LAMAJ, Forth Estuary Forum – The Scottish East Coast Review (October 2021)

It was a pleasure to work with CMS for the recruitment of four new roles for our charity. The communication during the process was excellent and their attention to detail thorough.”

Robert Rhodes, National Trust (September 2021)

I used CMS to advertise for an important national coastal specialist role. The process was quick and easy and the advert reached all corners of the globe. I had a fantastic response with many high quality candidates to choose from.”

Joanne O’Hagan, Marine Conservation Society (August 2021)

The Marine Conservation Society has a long and rich history with Bob Earll and the CMS team. The level of service and attention to detail mean our roles attract high quality applicants with the specialist skills for our team. CMS is a key element when advertising our roles.”

Marija Sciberras, Heriot-Watt University (July 2021)

“Recently advertised a PhD position through CMS and was very pleased at the obvious increased exposure the advert got. Great professional service with quick and attentive response. Definitely recommend.”

Victoria Blades, ScottishPower (May 2021)

“Many thanks for the support in inviting applications to the ScottishPower Marine Biodiversity Fund at short notice. The service was quick and easy and we really appreciated the statistics provided following our advert.”

Jenny Oates, Blue Ventures (March 2021)

“Many thanks for the statistics report! We’ve received some great applications and were really pleased with the quick and efficient service that you provided.”

Jamie Gardiner, Chairman, CEDA UK Committee (January 2021)

“First class service promoting an event at short-notice which resulted in a good attendance. Very pleased and happy to use CMS again.”

Paul Coulson, Institute of Fisheries Management (November 2020)

“We have used the CMS service for several years now and advertise all of our events and training courses with them. The service from Jayne and the rest of the team is always first class and we really benefit from the wide audience that they have built up.”

Lucy Hawker, Marine Biological Association (August 2020)

“The Marine Biological Association have advertised with CMS on several occasions and have always received efficient and excellent service.  The feedback with statistics provided is useful.  Although not appointed as yet, the most recent advert for a Communications Assistant received a good response.  We would recommend CMS and are highly likely to return for future advertising.  Thank you.”

Alison Freeman, Fishmongers’ Company Fisheries Charitable Trust (July 2020)

“Fishing into the Future used the CMS job advertisement service to hire a programme manager. The panel were extremely pleased with the calibre of candidates that applied. We will definitely be using this service again.” 

Martyn Youell, Waterdance (June 2020)

“We were delighted with the response received from the promotions through Coastms. We would be happy to recommend your service to others.”

Jan Maclennan, Natural England (May 2020)

I have used CMS to advertise three recent vacancies for a new project, the process and customer service was excellent and very efficient. The most recent vacancy received an extraordinary number of applications, which highlights the extensive reach and audience for the website and newsletter.”

James Dyer, Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum (February 2020)

“Thanks for the feedback, we’re happy to say that we had a good response to the advertisement and have since recruited.  Thanks as always for your help.”

NAFC Marine Centre (November 2019)

“Advertising with CMS provided excellent coverage and has generated interest and resulted in a number of good quality applications to our recent vacancy.”

Alec Wilson, Cefas (May 2019)

“We have used CMS for advertising our vacancies for a very long period of time and the customer service and efficiency of service that we have received has been excellent. Most recently, earlier in May we advertised a Shellfish Scientist position with CMS and we were very pleased with the interest generated and the calibre of applications submitted. Cefas will continue using CMS for future vacancies and we would highly recommend them.”

Katie Eades, OceanWise Limited (March 2019)

“We received a great response and were really pleased with the numbers that have registered with us on the back of the CMS advert.”

Gwyn Nelson, Titan Environmental Surveys Limited (February 2019)

“We had a great response to the job vacancy promoted through CMS, and received 9 applications from this advert. The CMS team were very helpful throughout the process which was streamlined for ease – thank you.”

Debbie Vivian, Southern IFCA (October 2018)

“We have had a good response from our vacancy posted on CMS Email Marketing Service. The coverage was so much wider than we could expect from our own website posting.”

Paul Coulson, Institute of Fisheries Management (September 2018)

“We have used the CMS service for many years to promote our events and training courses. The service is always very professional and the extensive list of contacts that the notifications go to helps to increase the interest in our events.

Rachel Lopata, Sea-Changers (April 2018)

“We have been delighted with the response to the advertising of our marine conservation grant fund – applications increased significantly and the quality of the projects coming forward has been excellent.”

Murray Roberts, University of Edinburgh (December 2017)

“Many thanks Jayne, very interesting to see the statistics. We are pretty pleased with the quality of candidates we have to work with. Thanks again for turning this round so efficiently for us.”

Shirley Barnet, MARICO Marine (November 2017)

“The service has been very efficient and effective, with about 25% of high calibre applicants coming via CMS.”


Irene Andrews, North Western IFCA (September 2017)

“Thank you for the statistics report for our recent advert which is very useful. We received a high number of applications for these posts and although we haven’t short-listed yet the quality of applications seems high.”

Pete Alfano, University of Leicester (March 2017)

“Easy to book, good value, but most importantly, extremely effective in getting our message out to the right potential clients. I would recommend them without hesitation.”

Chelsea Chandler, Gardline (March 2017)

“Thank you to Jayne and Bob at CMS for their services in listing some of our environmental roles! We received a very large amount of experienced applicants for each role!”

Cecilia Freeman, Tidal Lagoon Power (November 2016)

“An extremely well-organised, efficient and cost effective service.”

Sean Gaffney, Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN) (August 2016)

“We are absolutely delighted with the response to the advertisement we placed with CMS for our data management workshops.  The advert was placed extremely quickly and we received wonderful service from CMS.  The marketing effect of CMS was so powerful that our workshops were filled within three hours of the advert going out.  We will definitely be using CMS again and would highly recommend them.”

Kate Pirie, Heriot-Watt University Orkney Campus (April 2016)

“Very pleased with response to recent Teaching Fellow position we advertised through CMS. Great service, thanks!”

Jane Delany, Director of Dove Marine Laboratory, Newcastle University (April 2016)

“We used CMS for advertising our 13 Capturing our Coast vacancies in summer 2015 and had a fantastic response of very high calibre applicants. This is the ‘go to’ place for marine graduate jobs, and we got a far higher response from this than other advertising routes that we used.”

Lisa Johnson, Event Manager on behalf of North Sea Marine Cluster (March 2016)

“We have been very impressed with the service received from CMS for marketing our event. The advert was turned around very quickly and the service very professional, including receipt of advertising statistics a couple of weeks after the mailing. The traffic received on our event webpage was clear to see via Eventbrite analytics. Would definitely recommend.”

Tricia Marshall, Flood & Coast 2016 (March 2016)

“Your email blasts proved to be one of our most effective marketing tools.”

Francesca Moore, Black & Veatch Ltd (February 2016)

“We are very pleased with CMS’ services and support in preparing and sharing an article on our behalf. Their support was second to none. We were particularly impressed with the statistical summary we received after the article was published. We will definitely use CMS again in the future.”

Dan Edwards, AECOM (January 2016)

“Many thanks CMS for providing this invaluable service. We received numerous applications for the Marine Scientist post and have now successfully appointed a high-calibre candidate. We would certainly use you again.”

Joanne Hill, HaskoningDHV UK Ltd (November 2015)

“We received an excellent response to our experienced Graduate Environment Consultant job advert. The quality of applications was very high in comparison to other methods of advertising and we have now offered the position to a candidate who applied via CMS/Bob Earll.”

Colin Trundle, Cornwall IFCA (October 2015)

“Many thanks for the stats report, interesting reading. We received 93 completed applications for the post. Although we can’t pinpoint where people found the vacancy, I’d be confident that the majority came via CMS. Thank you.”

Martin Bloxham, The Barefoot Thinking Company Limited (September 2015)

“We’ve used the CMS advertising service to publicise our Challenge of Science Leadership (CSL) Short Course for nearly 3 years. The service is targeted at exactly our audience and every email circulated has resulted in new participants for our course. It represents great value for money and is now part of our regular marketing programme.”