Current vacancies:

Information Centre Advisor - Ypres, Belgium

Head Gardener - Gouzeaucourt, France

Head of Legal  - Maidenhead, UK

2x Volunteer Coordinator - United Kingdom and Northern Area

2x Area Directors - Western Europe Area

HR Manager - Africa & Asia Pacific Area - Maidenhead, UK

Marketing Officer - Maidenhead, United Kingdom

Technical Supervisor Works - Ypres, Belgium

Surveyor - Ypres, Belgium

Technical Administrative Assistant - Ypres, Belgium



INFORMATION CENTRE ADVISOR

Location: Ypres, Belgium

An exciting opportunity to join the Commission at their Information Centre at Ieper has become available. As Information Centre Advisor, your role will be to raise awareness and demonstrate the value of the CWGC by providing key information to visitors. The Information Centre Advisor will also gain support for our activities, facilitate visitors joining our Membership Scheme and sell marketing/publication items to members of the public.

To be successful in the position, you will have good organisational skills and proven experience of prioritising and planning a workload to meet deadlines. You will be a good communicator and have strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to relay historical information to members of the public in an interesting and engaging way. A General Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience, and the ability to demonstrate your background in representing a Heritage Organisation or Information Centre is also required. Taking an interest in the work of the CWGC or the First and Second World Wars more broadly will also benefit you in this role.

For more information about the role, please click here to see the full Job Description in English, French, Dutch or German.

If you think you've got what it takes to succeed in this role please send your completed Application Form, CV and covering letter explaining what you can bring to the role and why you believe you can fulfil the requirements as outlined in the job description, to wea.jobs@cwgc.org



HEAD GARDENER

Salary: In the region of 24,000     
Location: Gouzeaucourt, France

An exciting opportunity to join the Commission within the department of Technical Services (Horticulture) has become available. As Head Gardener, your role will be to assist the Senior Head Gardener (SHG) in managing a mobile team of gardeners. The role of your team is to maintain a pre-defined group of cemeteries within an Area sector according to the Commission standard as efficiently and economically as possible.

Competency in French, as well as English, is preferred for the role - however a willingness to learn is essential. A valid driving licence is required, and a good user knowledge of Microsoft Office is also desirable for this position.

For more information about the role, please click here to see the full Job Description in English and in French.

If you think you've got what it takes to succeed in this role please send your completed Application Form, CV and covering letter explaining what you can bring to the role and why you believe you can fulfil the requirements as outlined in the job description, to wea.jobs@cwgc.org

The closing date for applications will be the 27th February 2019.


HEAD OF LEGAL

Salary: In the region of £75,000 depending upon experience    
Location: Maidenhead, UK


An exciting opportunity to lead the delivery of the Legal function in a high profile internationally based organisation. Based in Maidenhead, this is a full time senior leadership role responsible for the delivery of complex legal advice and services on both a national and international basis.

You will have demonstrable PQE and have significant experience in an in-house role in commercial and/or the public or not-for-profit sectors. Experience of working internationally with an appreciation of different cultural, legal and economic environments will be an advantage. You will have a broad generalist background and be comfortable working at all levels of the Organisation, as well as with senior external stakeholders including foreign and domestic governmental agencies. You will be experienced in managing a network of external legal advisors in a cost-effective manner. A good communicator, you will have vision and be able to challenge existing approaches in a constructive way. You must be willing to travel internationally when required. Given the unique status of the Commission, you will be comfortable finding creative legal solutions to complex and demanding situations. You will also be comfortable leading colleagues with little legal knowledge through complex problems, keeping solutions simple and bearing risk in mind.

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 completed Application Form, CV and covering letter explaining what you can bring to the role and why you believe you can fulfil the requirements of the job, as outlined in the job description, to recruitment@cwgc.org

The closing date for applications will be Sunday 10th March 2019.


 2 x VOLUNTEER COORDINATORs – ‘EYES ON, HANDS ON’ PROJECT

(36 MONTHS FIXED TERM CONTRACTS)

Salary: In the region of £28,421 pro rata (dependent on experience) with an allowance of £1,044
Location: East Region (ideally close to the Colchester Area), South West Region (ideally close to Plymouth or Salisbury)

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for two talented and self-motivated Volunteer Coordinators to join our Regional teams, based in our East and South West Regions to deliver the Annington Homes sponsored ‘Eyes On, Hands On’ volunteering project. The ‘Eyes on, Hands On’ project is a new venture which will seek to develop a volunteer network to link the military communities in the UK with the CWGC sites in their local area. The post-holder will develop opportunities to use volunteers to support and supplement the care provided by regional operations staff to CWGC commemorations.

Working two days per week, you will be liaising closely with the local Regional Manager, building and maintaining partnerships with a wide range of volunteer organisations and associations, ensuring regular engagement.
In order to succeed in this role, you will have excellent communication, presentation and networking skills. You will also have experience of working with the UK Armed Forces, and empathy with the Service ethos.

If you would like to be part of a key team raising the profile of our valuable work and think you’ve got what it takes to succeed in this role please send your completed Application Form, CV and a covering letter explaining what you can bring to the role, why you believe you can fulfill the requirements of the job, as outlined in the job description, and which Region you would like to be considered for, to ukna.careers@cwgc.org

For more information about the role, please click to see the Job Descriptions for the South West Region and for the East Region, and the Fact Sheet.

The closing date for applications will be Friday 1 March 2019.


2 x Area Directors

Western Europe Area, France (Arras)
Western Europe Area, Central (Ieper, Belgium)

Are you a talented leader, with a track record of successful delivery in the horticulture, contracting or construction industry? Following a de-merger, we are looking to recruit two driven individuals to head up our operations in Western Europe – two of our largest areas with war graves and memorials in over 4,000 locations.  One role will be based in Beaurains near Arras, covering France - the site of our soon to be opened Visitor Centre; the second will be based in Ieper, Belgium, covering Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Luxembourg and the Baltics.  Each role will be responsible to the Commission’s global Operations Director, and have responsibility for the delivery of all area activity, with around 600 unionised staff (400 based in France) and a budget of some £10-15 million in each area, whilst at the same time working with local stakeholders and authorities at a challenging time, ensuring the Commission can carry out its work. The Area Directors are also responsible for small teams of information professionals who engage the public with our work and coordinate with member Governments on major commemorative events, such as the 75th anniversary of D Day.

Headquartered in the UK, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission honours the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars, ensuring they will never be forgotten. Our work involves tending and conserving our cemeteries and memorials at 23,000 locations in more than 150 countries and territories. The vast majority of our staff are gardeners and maintenance workers, with a highly skilled team of artisan masons and craftsmen. The work is funded by six member Governments. You’ll need to have a sympathy with our mission, so you can represent the Commission with credibility, but previous experience of managing cemeteries is not essential.

We’re looking for two flexible, dedicated and efficient people with energy and enthusiasm, with the ability to motivate their people and who can communicate effectively. Ideally you’ll have managed an SME, and be comfortable in managing external contractors, fleets of vehicles and multiple projects as well as your own team. You will need to work closely and collaboratively with colleagues based at our Head Office in the United Kingdom as well as the other four operational Areas around the world. English is the main language of operation, but French language ability would be highly desirable in France. Each director will have the chance to build their own management team, drawing on the skilled pool of UK and locally employed managers in the area.

If you are interested in finding out more, please take a look at the Job Descriptions for both these roles and the relevant Fact sheet.

AREA DIRECTOR Western Europe Area (Central): Job description (English) and Fact Sheet (English). Job Advert (Dutch), Job description (Dutch) and Fact Sheet (Dutch)

AREA DIRECTOR Western Europe Area (France) - Job description (English) and Fact Sheet (English). Job Advert (French), Job description (French) and Fact Sheet (French).

Please send your completed Application Form (English) , Application Form(French) , Application Form(Dutch), CV and covering letter explaining what you can bring to the role to recruitment@cwgc.org

The closing date is 1 March 2019 and interviews are currently scheduled for week commencing 18 March 2019.


HR Manager – Africa & Asia Pacific Area

Salary: From £45,000, depending upon experience
Location: Maidenhead, UK

Are you a senior HR professional with international experience 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. We ensure the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth Forces who died in the two world wars will never be forgotten. We care for cemeteries and memorials at 23,000 locations, in 154 countries and our values and aims, laid out in 1917, are as relevant now as they were 100 years ago.

The Commission comprises of 4 different geographical Areas (Africa and Asia Pacific, UK, Mediterranean and Western Europe), with the Head Office and central functions being based in Maidenhead.

Due to internal progression, we are now looking for an HR Manager, with international experience, ideally in Africa and Asia, including India. You will be working with the Area Director for our Africa and Asia Pacific Area (AAPA) and be based in Maidenhead, with a requirement for some overseas travel. The HR Manager will be part of the Area’s management team and will work closely with the Area Director and will oversee all HR matters and advise on HR best practice as well as ensure cohesion with Corporate HR strategy policies and procedures, along with local HR and legislative requirements.

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

If you think you've got what it takes to succeed in this role please send your completed Application Form, CV and covering letter explaining what you can bring to the role and why you believe you can fulfil the requirements of the job, as outlined in the job description, to AAPA.Careers@cwgc.org


Marketing Officer

Location: Maidenhead, UK

Are you a creative and highly organised Marketing Officer looking for an interesting and rewarding new challenge? Would you like to work for a unique, values driven organisation?

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

You will assist with planning, creating, managing and delivering the organisation’s varied global marketing activities and campaigns to grow brand awareness. With a creative eye and attention to detail you will be instrumental in the presentation of our brand through marketing materials and campaigns.

You will have excellent organisational and time management skills, excellent attention to detail and the ability to work flexibly. Being an excellent communicator is essential as is the ability to manage a busy workload and multiple projects at one time.

You will be working with many internal and external teams so building good relationships is an essential part of this role. You will be able to work effectively and collaboratively as part of a team, as well as individually to develop your own projects and thrive in a very busy environment.

This is a great opportunity to use your skills to promote our brand and activities.

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 completed Application Form, CV and covering letter explaining what you can bring to the role and why you believe you can fulfil the requirements of the job, as outlined in the job description, to recruitment@cwgc.org


Technical supervisor Works

Location: Ypres, Belgium

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) ensures that 1.7 million people who died in the two world wars will never be forgotten. We do this by preserving cemeteries and memorials at 23.000 locations, in 153 countries. Our values and aims, laid out in 1917, are as relevant now as they were 100 years ago. We employ over 600 people in France and Western Europe.

We are looking for a Technical Supervisor Works to join our technical building department in Ypres.

For more information about the role, please click on the Job Description.

To apply send your CV and covering letter to wea.hr@cwgc.org

 


Surveyor

Location: Ypres, Belgium

Fascinated by construction? Passionate about monuments? Take the opportunity to participate in our unique maintenance and renovation projects. You inspect, measure and evaluate the condition of our domains and buildings and advise management on the maintenance and conservation strategy.

For more information about the role please click on Job Description and Fact Sheet attached. 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, as outlined in the job description, to wea.hr@cwgc.org


Technical Administrative Assistant

Location: Ypres, Belgium

You provide administrative support with the preparation, coordination and completion of all technical projects within the CWGC.

For more information about the role please click on Job Description attached. 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, as outlined in the job description, to wea.hr@cwgc.org

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