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Current vacancies:

Records Management Executive - Maidenhead, UK

External Relations Administrator - Maidenhead, UK

GC1 Mobile Gardener - Newark, UK

Senior Legal Counsel - Employment - Maidenhead, UK

Operations (Contracts) Manager - Maidenhead, UK

Trainee Horticulture Manager - Larnarca, Cyprus

Works Supervisor (Maternity Cover) - North Area, Italy 

IT Support Assistant (6 Months Fixed Term) - Maidenhead, UK

Technical Supervisor - Nairobi, Kenya

Digital Web Officer - Maidenhead, UK

Digital Content Executive - Maidenhead, UK

Technical Supervisor Works - Ypres, Belgium

  

Records Management Executive

From £28,400 depending upon experience    
Location:  Maidenhead, UK

Are you a records 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 new role, you will be tasked with developing a records management function at the CWGC. You will review and audit existing paper and electronic records, devise and implement good records management procedures and policies, and assist with the organisation’s compliance with the new General Data Protection Regulations. You will work closely with all record producing departments within the organisation, providing records management support and assistance to the various teams. You will plan and implement records management solutions, and work to embed them within the organisation. You will also work closely with the archives department to ensure historically important records are transferred into the archive collection for permanent preservation.

To be successful in this position you will need to have an excellent understanding of records management processes in a corporate/business environment, and be able to demonstrate significant practical experience in the delivery of records management solutions. You will need to be able to engage with a wide range of stakeholders within the organisation, so strong communication skills are a must.

For the successful candidate this is a unique opportunity to transform the records management landscape of the organisation, to help ensure the CWGC is best placed as it moves into its second century. You will be a self-motivated, clear-sighted individual, able to inspire colleagues with your knowledge, commitment and determination to succeed.

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



External Relations Administrator

Location: Maidenhead

Salary: £20,500 depending on experience

 

Are you an experienced administrator 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.

 

You will play a key role in supporting the External Relations Department with a wide range of administrative duties, to include;

 

  • planning and coordinating room and travel bookings and Committee meetings
  • updating our internal intranet pages
  • planning and delivering internal communications initiatives
  • events database administration
  • coordination of the production of visitor information panels and much more

 

This role is full of variety and you will be committed to sharing our values of Respect, Commitment, Communication, Excellence, Teamwork and Professionalism. You must be willing to work collaboratively within a supportive team environment and you will be dynamic and hard-working and have a friendly and flexible attitude.

 

We would like you to be educated to GSCE level or equivalent with a Grade C or higher in Maths and English, have good written and verbal skills and relevant office experience. You will have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including MS Project. Knowledge of SharePoint would be an advantage.

 

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.

 


 

GC1 Mobile Gardener

Location: Newark

Salary: £20,564

The 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 GC1 mobile Gardener in our East area, based from Newark.  You will need to be able to make your own way to and from the Newark base site on a daily basis. You will cover maintenance in a group of sites in Humberside, South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Leicestershire.  You may also be required to work on other sites within UKNA, from time to time.

As a GC1 you will work individually or as part of a small team and be responsible for specific plots within the region. You will carry out manual horticultural maintenance and renovation work to the standards of excellence as set by the Commission. You will also complete various related administrative duties and assist the Supervisor in meeting the overall objectives of the Region.

You will need NVQ Level 2 or an equivalent level qualification in Amenity Horticulture and a full manual car driving licence. Candidates with relevant experience will also be considered. This is a mobile role and will require travel across the region and overnight stays on an occasional basis.

Requirements for this role:

  • A full manual car driving licence and the ability to travel widely throughout the region, with overnight stays on an occasional basis
  • An NVQ Level 2 or equivalent in Amenity Horticulture (candidates with equivalent relevant experience will also be considered)
  • a commitment to excellence in service delivery
  • effective communication and listening skills and computer literacy
  • ·organisational and time management ability
  • PA1 and PA6 certificates would also be desirable, but training can be provided

This role will carry out manual horticultural maintenance and renovation work to the standards of excellence as set by the Commission, and according to the Horticultural Manual.

 

For more information please read the Job Description and Fact Sheet. To apply for this opportunity to join our UKNA 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 ukna.careers@cwgc.org

 

The closing date for applications is 26 October 2018 at 9 a.m. and it is anticipated that interviews will take place week commencing 5 November 2018 in Newark.

 

SENIOR LEGAL COUNSEL - EMPLOYMENT

Salary: £50,000 pro rata, depending on experience

Part-time: 22 hours per week (Working patterns to be agreed with successful candidate)

Location: Maidenhead, UK

Are you a senior employment law counsel with international in-house experience looking for an interesting and rewarding new challenge where you can make a difference?  Are you looking to provide practical, hands-on advice involving multiple jurisdictions and a global outlook?

 

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.

 

Reporting into the General Counsel, you will join our small but dedicated legal team as the main employment law specialist for our operations worldwide.  Working closely with the HR Director and HR managers at Head Office and in our overseas offices, and making use of a wide network of external counsel when required, you will lead on providing legal advice on employment law matters globally, managing the legal aspects of arrangements with employees, contractors, pensions trustees, union representatives and other external relationships relating to human resources management.

 

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

 


 

Operations (Contracts) Manager

Salary: From £44,500 per annum, depending upon experience

 

Location: Maidenhead, UK

 

Would you like to work for a unique, high profile, global organisation? Do you have experience in contracts management and technical operational leadership and an interest in the maintenance and preservation of war graves and memorials around the world?

 

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 operate in 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. We also carry out Agency work by working with government agencies to care for war graves and joint national memorials for those service personnel who died outside of the two world wars.

We are looking for someone with contracts management experience who can provide overall operational leadership, oversight and assurance of all Agency work carried out on behalf of sponsors. In addition to running specific one-off projects, you will oversee the global care and maintenance of memorials and graves of service personnel killed outside of the two world wars, ranging from Boer War graves in South Africa to over 200,000 Veterans graves in Canada and over 40,000 graves in Europe.

You will have demonstrable experience of providing project assurance and managing multiple contracts and be a motivated, resilient and driven self-starter. With the ability to tailor your communication to your target audience you will have proven diplomatic skills with the ability to negotiate and influence others.

For more information about this position please click on the Fact Sheet and Job Description.

 

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

 


Trainee Horticultural Manager

Salary: €30,390 per annum, depending on skills and experience 

Location: Larnarca, Cyprus

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is an international non-profit organisation seeking to recruit a Trainee Horticultural Manager to join the Mediterranean Area Office team, based in Larnaca, Cyprus.

With a workforce of over 250 staff, the Mediterranean Area has responsibility for the cemeteries and memorials in 18 countries around the Mediterranean Basin from Northern Italy to Sudan and from temperate to arid zone desert climates.

The Horticultural team in the Area delivers unmatched standards of maintenance in a range of diverse and challenging environments and the Trainee Horticultural Manager is a key role within the Horticultural Team which manages the maintenance both through contractors and our own staff.

Some of the specific challenges within the Mediterranean are related to climate and changing legislation and in this context the need to continue to deliver quality landscapes. Changing weather patterns and an organisational aim to reduce water consumption with increasingly stringent legislation regarding chemicals require innovative and practical solutions from the horticultural management team.

This is a trainee management post and the successful candidate will be part of a multi-disciplined team based in Larnaca and should have experience working and travelling in the region. A practical knowledge of horticultural amenity maintenance, turf and ornamental planting, both with and without irrigation are key. These together with a collegiate approach from the successful candidate will ensure that the iconic historic landscapes of cemeteries and memorials continue to be maintained to our exacting standards of excellence.

To apply send your C.V and covering letter in English to ma.careers@cwgc.org. For more information about the role, please click on the Job Description and Fact Sheet.

 
Application closing date: 19 October 2018.


Works Supervisor (Maternity Cover)

Location: Italy, North Area, Faenza, Ravenna

Salary: depending on experience

 

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is an international non-profit organisation seeking to recruit a Works Supervisor on a temporary basis to cover Maternity Leave. 

Responsible for the supervisory, execution and co-ordination of structural work within the geographical region allocated. Primary task is ensuring that cemeteries and memorials are properly maintained to the standards as specified by the Commission as efficiently and economically as possible and supports the Works Manager in all aspects when required.

For more information about the role, please click on the Job Description and Fact SheetTo apply please send your C.V and covering letter in English to ma.careers@cwgc.org

Applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence. The CWGC is an equal opportunities employer.

 

Application closing date: 5 October 2018

 


 

IT SUpport ASSISTANT (6 months fixed term)

From £24,928 depending upon experience

Location:  Maidenhead

Are you looking to use your IT system knowledge to help support the work of a genuinely unique, values driven organisation which works in more than 150 countries and territories? Do you have good working knowledge of Windows 7 & 10 and Microsoft Office suite?

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.

 

This role is responsible for supporting all aspects of the Commission’s IT infrastructure and will be based in Maidenhead but with potential for travel to our sites in the UK and overseas.  Whilst experience of working in an IT service desk environment would be an advantage it is not essential

 

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 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

From KSH142,580 per month depending upon experience

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

 

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 work commemorates the war dead, from building and maintaining our cemeteries and memorials at 23,000 locations in more than 150 countries to preserve our extensive records and archives. Our values and aims, laid out in 1917, are as relevant now as they were 100 years ago.

 

We are looking for a Technical Supervisor to join our team in Nairobi, Kenya.

 

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

 

To apply send your CV and covering letter to AAPA.Careers@cwgc.org

 

Application closing date: Monday 10th September 2018

 


DIGITAL WEB OFFICER

From £31,500, depending upon experience

Location: Maidenhead

 

We are seeking a Digital Web Officer to join our growing in-house digital team. The ideal candidate will demonstrate good technical expertise on a wide range of technologies and experience in a similar role supporting and maintaining the digital web landscape.

 

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission ensures 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.

 

We are a global organisation and we work on a global scale to maintain and support our digital channels, engaging with online audiences worldwide. We are looking for an experienced individual who is technically focused, with a breadth of knowledge and skills in a number of technologies relating to digital. You should have demonstrable experience of working with CMS solutions, Google Analytics and SEO optimization.

 

This role is ideal for a dynamic thinker and problem solver, with vision and creativity to support the Organisation’s web requirements. There will be opportunities to support and help coordinate exciting digital development projects and support the effective delivery of existing online services.

 

You should be able to work with diverse teams, be confident in working with internal key stakeholders and co-ordinating with external third parties.

 

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

 

If you are looking for an interesting and varied role, working with other like-minded digital experts, then we would very much like to hear from you. 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

 


 

DIGITAL CONTENT EXECUTIVE

From £21,800, depending upon experience

Location: Maidenhead

 

We are looking for a strategic thinking Digital Content Executive who is able to use their expert skills to develop captivating user journeys across our web content. Our story is global and we need our digital channels to educate and engage our online audiences across the world.

 

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission ensures 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 be a skilled writer with a strong creative flair, able to develop a variety of editorial content that connects with a wide range of audiences and encourages them to engage. You will be analytically minded and able to identify and make connections between content areas creating compelling online experiences.

 

You will be able to stay up-to-date with developments and generate new ideas to draw the audience’s attention, whilst improving and optimise customer insights for the organisation.

 

You will help develop our core CMS models: personas, audit/benchmarking, funnel, customer journey and be able to define and deliver elegant strategies whilst inspiring creative solutions to key stakeholders.

 

You will be able to work with diverse teams, and be confident in working with them to maintain editorial standards. You will also have demonstrable experience of monitoring and evaluating using digital measurement tools.   

 

For more information about the role please click on the Application Form 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