The CWGC has a work force of more than 1,300 employees, based in more than 150 countries and engaged both locally through area and agency offices and centrally through our head offices in Maidenhead, Berkshire. We employ staff across a wide range of disciplines, divided into three main categories: Horticulture, structural maintenance and office based.

Communications Specialist

Circa £48,000 depending upon experience

Location:  Maidenhead

Are you a senior communications professional with proven internal and external communication 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. 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.

This is a varied and exciting new role leading a small team based in Maidenhead. Your internal communications expertise will enable you to earn the attention of an international audience in an organisation which is entering its second century and to build and embed a compelling internal communications strategy. Externally, you will ensure that the CWGC and its new charity, the CWGF, is promoted through a range of PR and communication activities, creating a positive media profile and demonstrating impact. You will play a leading role in nurturing relationships with stakeholders and the media and will combine exemplary creativity with entrepreneurial leadership, as well as excellent inter-personal, influencing and managerial skills. 

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, as outlined in the job description, to recruitment@cwgc.org

Closing date:  Monday 20 November 2017

Interviews:  Weeks commencing 4 and 11 December 2017


Horticulture Technical Manager

Circa. £39,000, depending upon experience

Location:  Head Office, Maidenhead, Berkshire, with overseas travel

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has an incredible reputation for the maintenance of its cemeteries and memorials worldwide.

 

Are you an experienced horticulturist looking for an interesting and rewarding new challenge where you can make a difference and would you like to work for a unique, values driven organisation? 

 

If so, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission could be for you. With a global estate of over 450ha of the highest quality horticultural maintenance in 154 countries, our values and aims, laid out in 1917, are as relevant now as they were 100 years ago and our commitment is to continue to deliver horticultural excellence.

 

This role is part of a consultancy team that provides both oversight and delivery of practical achievable advice to the global organisation. With a gardening workforce of over 850 staff we aim to continually improve the way in which we work and this role is key to these improvements working in collaboration with our operational teams.

 

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

 

Closing date:  27 November 2017

Interviews are scheduled to be held:  w/c 4 December 2017


Public Engagement Projects Manager

Circa £48,000 depending upon experience

Location: Maidenhead

Are you a talented not-for-profit Project or Operations Manager looking for your next challenge? Can you manage national delivery of projects which could be adapted for global territories? Are you skilled in leading a new team to deliver key public engagement targets? Do you have experience of volunteer recruitment and management? If yes to these questions, read on…

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) 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 values and aims, laid out in 1917, are as relevant now as they were 100 years ago. With 12,000 sites across the UK, the newly created Commonwealth War Graves Foundation (CWGF) aims to engage young people and communities around the UK interested in our story of common sacrifice and shared history.

As the Public Engagement Projects Manager, you will be key in the delivery of national projects, funded by public sector bids and through donations to the CWGF. Responsible for establishing a respected volunteer programme to harness the skills, goodwill and interest that exists in communities you will also line manage a small team regionally located around the UK.

We are often called a ‘national treasure’. 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 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, below, to recruitment@cwgc.org.

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

Closing date: 28 November 2017

Interviews are scheduled to be held: w/c 4 and 11 December 2017


Interpretation Officer

12-month Fixed Term Contract

Circa £30,000, depending upon experience

Location: Maidenhead

Are you an interpretation specialist 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 (CWGC) could be for you. The CWGC 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.

This is a new and exciting opportunity to be at the core of a busy team based in Maidenhead. You will be key to the implementation of imaginative and effective ways of interpreting all aspects of the CWGC’s sites in order to increase understanding by the widest possible range of visitors. CWGC is currently building a Visitor Information Centre at its Area Office in France and you will be managing and leading on the delivery of the interpretation.

This is a ‘people person’ role, so a dynamic and collaborative work approach is needed to communicate internally and externally, both to external stakeholders and colleagues. An organised and proactive nature is needed and you will need to have self-motivation and initiative

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, as outlined in the job description, to recruitment@cwgc.org

Closing date: 26 November 2017


Commemorations Policy Manager

Circa £43K, depending upon experience

Location: Maidenhead

Are you a senior policy 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. 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.

In this key role, as the focal point for the CWGC’s commemoration policies and processes, you will be at the centre of leading the team in the research into identification, graves found, dual, alternative and non-commemoration cases, obtaining adjudication where appropriate. Working with internal and external key stakeholders you will ensure we engage in a positive, balanced and well-informed manner whilst maintaining rigour and governance. You will work with member governments and internal departments to establish appropriate commemoration and deliver a programme of re-burials and re-dedications following the discovery of remains and positive identification, as well as the amendment of records where evidence is validated

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, as outlined in the job description, to recruitment@cwgc.org

Closing date: 26 November 2017


Marketing Specialist

Circa £48K depending upon experience

Location: Maidenhead

Are you a senior marketing 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 100 years ago.

This is a senior position and an exciting chance to be at the core of a busy team based at CWGC’s Head Office in Maidenhead. The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience of developing and implementing a marketing strategy and delivering creative online and print marketing campaigns in support of the overall strategy. CWGC is currently working on a ‘refresh’ of the brand, which you would be managing and leading in the final stages of its completion.

This is a ‘people person’ role, so a dynamic and collaborative work approach is needed to communicate internally and externally, both to external stakeholders and colleagues. An organised and proactive nature is needed and you will need to have self-motivation and initiative

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, as outlined in the job description, to recruitment@cwgc.org

Closing date: 26 November 2017


Digital Specialist

Circa £48,000, depending upon experience

Location: Maidenhead

Are you a senior digital 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 100 years ago.

Acting as the focal point for the development and implementation of the CWGC’s digital strategy, in this key role, you will be at the centre of leading the digital team in all aspects of the digital communications mix, including the corporate website, digital and social media (paid and unpaid), search engine optimisation, user experience, email marketing, mobile, analytics and digital governance. You will have proven leadership skills and demonstrable experience within a large organisation, able to build relationships with key CWGC staff and stakeholders.

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, as outlined in the job description, to recruitment@cwgc.org

Closing date: 26 November 2017


FINANCE MANAGER, UNITED KINGDOM & NORTHERN AREA

circa £42,560, depending upon experience

Location:  Maidenhead

 

Are you a fully qualified Finance Manager looking for your next challenge?  Would you like to work for a unique, values driven organisation?  If yes to these questions, read on…

 

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.

 

This is a senior business partner role providing financial advice and support to the Head of UKNA and the wider management team based at CWGC’s Head Office in Maidenhead. The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience of leading a finance function, delivering a comprehensive financial service to ensure that the Area achieves its business objectives within its defined budget.

 

An organised and proactive nature is needed and you will need to have self-motivation and initiative in prioritising workloads and meeting deadlines.

 

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, as outlined in the job description, to ukna.careers@cwgc.org


Closing date:  1 December 2017


Public Engagement Administrator

12-month Fixed Term Contract

Circa £21,000, depending upon experience

Location:  Maidenhead

 

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join the newly created Public Engagement Team at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) as the Public Engagement Administrator. You will play a key role within the department, being the first point of contact for members of the public. You will provide key administrative support and assistance to the team as well as for Public Engagement projects and events across all areas of our exciting new programme.

Due to the nature of the role we would like to you be an enthusiastic and flexible individual who enjoys working alongside others. You will have strong organisational, time management and communication skills, which are imperative to succeed within the role.

This is a brilliant opportunity to join us during a busy and exciting time around our centenary year and to contribute towards building the ongoing success of a significant department within our Organisation. You will be based at our Head Office in Maidenhead, reporting to the Director of Public Engagement & Development.

The CWGC 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 values and aims, laid out in 1917, are as relevant now as they were 100 years ago. With 12,000 sites across the UK, the newly created Commonwealth War Graves Foundation (CWGF) aims to engage young people and communities around the UK interested in our story of common sacrifice and shared history.

The CWGC is often called a ‘national treasure’. 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 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.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 3 December 2017

Interviews are scheduled: Week commencing 11 December 2017