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Technical Manager, Works, AAPA Head Office

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is an international organisation responsible for preserving cemeteries and memorials around the world commemorating the sacrifices made by the Commonwealth forces during the two World Wars.  We are seeking candidates for the position of Technical Manager, Works, to join our Africa and Asia Pacific Area (AAPA) team based at Maidenhead, UK.

You will be responsible for the implementation of organisational policy including that relating to the application of approved work practices, health and safety and environmental standards in addition to the effective management and maintenance of Works projects and technical standards throughout AAPA. You will be the Works technical lead on standards, systems and quality assurance.

Knowledge & qualifications/experience required

• A recognised relevant technical qualification (Degree or equivalent)
• Experience working in different cultures, with an understanding of cultural and political    sensitivities
• Practical experience of contract, project, change and performance management at operational level
• Thorough knowledge of organisational policies, surveying practices and a conservation based approach to management of the Commission's estate
• Relevant Leadership and Staff Management experience, providing clear and consistent direction, guidance, motivation and coaching to staff
• Written and verbal fluency in English
• Excellent administrative, numerical and IT skills
• Knowledge of H&S practices.
• Ability to work in potentially remote, austere environments (if required) for short periods of time.

This post attracts a salary starting of £39,190 plus Special Duty Allowance, currently £5,963.

A full job description can be found by clicking here and for the Fact Sheet please click here.

To apply for this opportunity to join our AAPA 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

Closing date for applications: 17:00 UK time, Monday 15th February 2016

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is the international organisation responsible for preserving the many cemeteries and memorials that commemorate the sacrifices made by the Commonweath forces in the two World Wars. Our work extends across 150 countries around the world.