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Director of Public Engagement and Development

Salary: Band F2, circa £80k, depending upon experience

Based in Maidenhead, with some travel within the UK and overseas

Reports to Director General

Direct reports: Community Engagement team; Historians; Admin Support; Membership Support

Dotted line from Head of Communications, Director (External Relations, WEA)

Purpose of Role

To lead and deliver the Commission’s public engagement programmes, supporting the new charitable foundation in its operation and fundraising as well as generating the funding for programmes which raise the profile of the Commission and those we commemorate.

Development

  • Identifying and accessing new funding streams to support the Commission’s new charitable arm, the Foundation, in its delivery of public programmes

  • Cultivating goodwill, major donors and advocates/ambassadors to tell the CWGC story and promote our objectives

Audience and community engagement

  • Developing the new “Friends of CWGC” membership programme, and engaging communities and young people with local cemeteries, the stories of those we commemorate and the CWGC, whether through participative community programmes or as volunteers

  • Developing collaborative partnerships with other organisations, groups and institutions working within the sector, the UK and in member nations; generating programmes with positive outcomes and an enduring legacy

  • Working closely with the Secretariat team and especially Assistant Director General (Information) and Head of Communications to ensure that all programmes are supported by high quality internal and external communications and marketing campaigns, reflecting the agendas of Commissioners, trustees and member nations

  • To ensure all communication with the public and researchers through our Enquiries team is managed efficiently and with excellent customer service 

Person Specification

Qualifications

  • Educated to at least degree level

Experience

  • Extensive experience of grant funded programme management, with a track record of direct involvement in the management of HLF, Big Lottery and private foundation funding environment

  • A wide understanding of the overall commemorative and cultural heritage and demonstrable links to those working in the sector which could be leveraged

  • Strong people skills; experience of managing a large team and generating creative and collaborative outcomes, and someone who networks incessantly within and outside the organisation, drawing together strands of work to mutual advantage, following the Commission’s strategic priorities

  • A good understanding of marketing and experience of public campaigning

  • Experience of charity and fundraising regulation, governance and operations

  • Experience of volunteer management and/or audience development and community engagement work

  • Comfortable working in a matrix environment, sharing responsibilities with colleagues in other disciplines and communicating openly

  • Commitment to excellent customer service and building positive relations with the public

Desirable

  • Experience within the commemorative arena, or previous involvement with First and Second World War programmes; evidence of knowledge of 20th Century history.

  • Experience of delivering exhibitions or interpretation schemes in heritage or museum environments

  • An international perspective 

From more information, see the fact sheet

If you think you've got what it takes to succeed in this role please send your CV and covering letter explaining what you can bring to the role and why you believe you can fulfil the requirements of the job to recruitment@cwgc.org 

The closing date is Tuesday 18th April at 08.00am


Marketing Assistant, Maidenhead, full-time, 12-month contract

 

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) commemorates the 1.7 million Commonwealth servicemen and women who died in the two world wars. We operate at 23,000 sites across more than 150 countries. 

In 2017 the CWGC is marking 100 years since it was established by Royal Charter with an exciting range of events and new initiatives. At such a busy time, we are looking for an organised multi-tasker to take on the role of Marketing Assistant. 

Reporting to the Marketing and Social Media Manager, the successful candidate will have demonstrable experience of working in a busy marketing department. Marketing experience gained in the travel and tourism sector would be a bonus. 

We’re looking for someone with good writing skills who is used to writing for different platforms. They’ll also understand the design and printing/production process from their experience of producing publicity materials and managing external suppliers. 

Offering a salary range from £21,320 - £ 23,230 ,with generous annual leave, an excellent pension scheme and child care vouchers the right candidate will have a great opportunity to shine in this new challenge. 

To learn more about this exciting new role and see the full job description and fact sheet

If you think you've got what it takes to succeed in this role please send your CV and covering letter explaining what you can bring to the role and why you believe you can fulfil the requirements of the job to recruitment@cwgc.org 

The closing date is 3rd April 2017 at 9 a.m.


Procurement Manager, Maidenhead

 

circa £50k, depending upon experience.                            

Would you like to work for a unique Organisation? Are you looking for an interesting and rewarding new challenge, and have experience in identifying, procuring and best practice in the management of commercial contracts? We purchase a variety of goods and services on a tender basis for the Commission’s Head Office and global suppliers such as garden equipment, IT equipment, stone and future projects could include the development of our new visitor centre. 

Taking the Commission into its second century year and keeping the memory of the War dead is as relevant tomorrow, as it is today. If so, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission could be for you. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission ensures the 1.7 million people who died in the two world wars will never be forgotten. We care for cemeteries and memorials at 23,000 locations, in 154 countries. Our values and aims, laid out in 1917, are as relevant now as they were 100 years ago. 

For more information about the role please click on the job description and fact sheet

If you think you've got what it takes to succeed in this role please send your CV and covering letter explaining what you can bring to the role and why you believe you can fulfil the requirements of the job to recruitment@cwgc.org 

The closing date for applications is 09.00 am Friday 7 April 2017.


Head of Information Technology, Maidenhead

 

circa £65k, depending upon experience. 

Are you a senior IT professional looking for an interesting and rewarding new challenge where you can make a difference? Would you like to work for a unique, values driven organisation? 

If so, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission could be for you. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission ensures the 1.7 million people who died in the two world wars will never be forgotten. We care for cemeteries and memorials at 23,000 locations, in 154 countries. Our values and aims, laid out in 1917, are as relevant now as they were almost 100 years ago. 

We are currently looking for our new Head of IT. The successful candidate will be responsible for the Commission's global IT infrastructure, including all applications, systems and website. Leading the development of the IT strategy and its implementation you will also develop IT policies and infrastructure to support the strategy, whilst also ensuring the smooth and efficient delivery of a customer focused and responsive internal IT Service Desk and IT Training provision. 

For more information about the role please click on the Job Description and Fact Sheet

If you think you've got what it takes to succeed in this role please send your CV and covering letter explaining what you can bring to the role and why you believe you can fulfil the requirements of the job to recruitment@cwgc.org

The closing date for application is 18 April 2017 at 08.00am.


Office Administrator, Part-time

25 hours per week – 8.30 am to 1.30 pm 

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is an international non-profit organisation which commemorates the 1.7 million Commonwealth servicemen and women who died during the two world wars. The Commission operates in more than 23,000 locations in more than 150 countries.

We are seeking an Office Administrator, part time to join the team based in Canakkale, Turkey. The role is responsible for processing, verifying and reconciling monthly accounts, administration of Pay and Conditions of Service and all other administration duties needed to support our operations in Turkey.

A full job description can be found by clicking here and the fact sheet can be found here.

To apply for this role, kindly send your CV in English to ma.careers@cwgc.org. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence. The CWGC is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing date for applications is Monday 3rd April 2017 at 5 pm (GMT+2).


 

Infrastructure Support Analyst, Maidenhead

We are seeking an Infrastructure Support Analyst required to join a busy team looking after the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Infrastructure across multiple sites across Europe.

You will be part of a small and exciting team that will be involved with both BAU and Project related work. The Infrastructure Support analyst will be responsible for proactively maintaining and monitoring Infrastructure technology environments, including Hyper V on premise and Cloud. This is a fantastic opportunity for a proactive and positive individual to join a company that will invest heavily in their personal development, cross-training in a wide range of technologies, to support the increase in Cloud Infrastructure adoption.

Ideal candidate will have 5 years plus experience

Your experience and skill set should include

·  Strong knowledge with Active Directory, MS Exchange, Windows Server, DNS/DHCP.

·  Basic knowledge LAN/WAN, VLAN

·  Confident within virtualisation with a working knowledge of Microsoft Windows 2012R2 Hyper-V.

·  Extensive troubleshooting experience with a background within an SLA led environment.

·  Microsoft SCCM VMM 2012R2

·  Microsoft Windows Server 2008/2012

·  Amazon Web Services/Azure/Office 365

.  Experience of supporting production workloads in the Cloud

Desirable

·  Any exposure with NetApp or SAN/NAS Storage is highly desirable

.  Cisco FlexPod (UCS)

.  Shoretel Phone System

.  Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014

.  Asigra Backup Platform

.  Citrix XenApp 7.6

  • Fantastic team player with excellent written and communication skills
  • Good inter-personal skills with the ability to interact with people in multiple business roles.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail are essential to maintain integrity of the Commission’s systems and documentation.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to Travel with a Full Driving licence   
  • Ability to work proactively with little direct supervision.

 

To apply for this exciting opportunity please send your application letter, telling us what you can bring to the Commission, together with your CV to recruitment@cwgc.org 

The salary band for this position is £30,870 - £36,360 per annum.

For a full job description please click here and the fact sheet can be found by clicking here

The closing date for applications is 09.00 am on Tuesday 28 March 2017