Conservation Officer, Maidenhead - 1 Year
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is the international
organisation responsible for preserving the many cemeteries and
memorials that commemorate the sacrifices made by the Commonwealth
forces in the two world wars. Our work extends across 150 countries
around the world.
As we reach our centenary , and the construction of our iconic
cemeteries and memorials, we are looking for a Conservation
Officer, based at our Head Office in Maidenhead, to provide
assistance and support to the Director of Works and the Consultancy
Services department. Their 1 year role will be to deliver the
organisational change required across the Commission to enable us
to manage our estate in line with conservation philosophy and
Knowledge and understanding of conservation Charters,
legislation and current philosophy is required, together with
a relevant degree or equivalent qualification. The successful
candidate will use their experience of working in the Conservation
sector to assist with the delivery of the Consultancy
Services business plan. A sound knowledge of the maintenance needs
of historic structures would be desirable and the ability to
prioritise and problem solve is also key to the role.
Excellent verbal , written communication skills and a strong
administrative and organisational ability will help to build
productive working relationships, whilst working both independently
and as part of a team.
Key responsibilities and accountabilities:
To assist with the delivery of the Consultancy Services Business
• providing technical and administrative support in the
development and writing of policy and guidance;
• writing practical guidance material for CWGC Works staff,
following conservation principles
• support the training programme for Area staff (based across
our international estate); including presenting workshop
sessions/toolbox talks on new guidance.
• assist with the planning and delivery of the annual Works
Conference, including arranging facilities, liaising with staff
• collect and present data on the condition of the Estate,
from the Condition surveys carried out by Area staff.
To provide administrative and technical support to the
Consultancy Services team in the delivery of the Conservation
Management Plan (CMP) programme. Including:
• Assisting with tendering and selection process for CMP
• co-ordinate CMP meetings with consultants and CWGC
• monitor progress of CMP against programme, including
following up consultants and staff for feedback, documentation etc.
to ensure deadlines are met;
• Provide technical and practical support to Areas in the
production of Conservation Statements; including undertaking
research in CWGC archive;
• Provide technical support and advice to Areas in regards to
conservation queries and matters arising from the Area Condition
To co-ordinate and manage the Heritage Champion network.
• arranging meetings, taking minutes, circulating
• maintaining regular contact with Heritage Champions;
• gathering and sharing 'best practice' information with the
• writing articles for the CWGC internal Intranet (The
• Providing technical and administrative support to the
Director of Works in the planning and delivery of Conservation
• Liaising with specialist consultants, architects and
• Set up and manage the library of policies and information
on the Hub.
• Establish a database of CWGC protected sites across the
• Network and build effective relationships and contacts
internally and externally to the Commission.
• May be required to travel abroad and in the UK.
Salary starts at £27,820 with excellent Group Pension Plan,
generous annual leave and childcare voucher scheme.
A full job description can be found here and a
fact sheet is also available here.
To apply for this new and exciting role please send your
application letter, stating what you feel you bring to the post ,
together with your CV to email@example.com.
The closing date is 1st July
2016 at 9 a.m. and interviews will
take place in Maidenhead the week commencing 4th July.