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Structural Maintenance

Skilled Maintenance Craftsman based from Brookwood Surrey (United Kingdom and Northern Area)

Our United Kingdom and Northern Area (UKNA) commemorates 310,000 casualties, in over 13,000 locations throughout the UK, Republic of Ireland, Gibraltar, Scandinavia, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. Of these 134,456 are on ten major memorials located throughout the UK.

We are currently recruiting for a Skilled Maintenance Craftsman (SMC) to join our UKNA  Works Team. This is a hands on role which involves assisting with the structural and horticultural maintenance of war graves and memorials and any associated maintenance and administrative duties. Working individually or as part of a small team, depending on operational requirements, you will be based from Brookwood Military Cemetery in Surrey. However, this is a highly mobile role supporting our Regional Teams around the UK and occasionally in Ireland or abroad. As such it will require regular travel as well as stays away from home.

Requirements for this role:

• A full manual car driving licence and ability to travel widely throughout the region  including regular overnight stays

• Able to follow manual handling principles and knowledge of lone worker policies. In addition some knowledge of general building practices would be desirable

• A commitment to excellence in service delivery

• Effective communication and listening skills and computer literacy

• Organisational and time management ability

• Pesticides Certification (PA1/PA6), along with NAMM Membership is required for this role. However the Commission will provide you with the necessary support and training to gain these if required

In return we offer a competitive remuneration and benefits package including generous holiday entitlement and a group pension plan. This post attracts a basic salary of £19,190 p.a. and additional allowances of £2,815 p.a. 

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

To apply for this opportunity to join our UKNA Works Team please send a copy of your CV and a short covering letter detailing your experience and what you can bring to the role to

The closing date for applications is Friday 23rd October 2015 at 9 a.m.

It is anticipated that interviews will take place on 5/6th November at our Head Office in Maidenhead.

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.