Working at CWGC

The CWGC's committment extends across 150 countries around the world. To ensure that we are able to continue to commemorate the fallen soldiers from the two World Wars, we employ a wide variety of staff across the world, alongside various volunteer programmes and other opportunities.

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Current vacancies:


Gardener - Anzio War Cemetery, Italy

Head Gardener - Ambon, Indonesia

General Accounting Administrator - Ieper, Belgium

Works Cycle Maintenance Supervisor WEA Central - Ieper, Belgium


Gardener

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Anzio War Cemetery, Italy

The role supports the Senior Head Gardener in the execution and co-ordination of horticultural maintenance within the Commission’s cemetery.

Responsibilities:

  • The primary task is to carry out manual horticultural maintenance, renovation work and caretaking duties; undertaking tasks such as mowing, edging, weeding, pruning, pesticide application and planting, in accordance with training and Horticultural practices.
  • To ensure that all the Commissions safety procedures and safe working practices are observed, and that all lawful safety instructions are always followed.
  • To report to Line Management any structural defects noted, any development in the surroundings or environment of cemeteries and memorials which are observed during maintenance duties.
  • Travel within Italy to ensure additional projects are carried out.

Requirements:

  • Technical degree and/or professional training courses
  • 3 years’ experience as gardene
  • Demonstrable knowledge of all horticultural practice
  • Knowing how to use the machineries and tools to carry out the role’s task
  • Good command of the main IT tools and technological device
  • Good level of literacy of the Italian language. English is desirable or a willingness to learn
  • Manual skill
  • Effective communication and listening skills
  • Ability to work in team
  • Good organisational and time management skill
  • Sense of service delivery

What we Offer:

  • Permanent contract
  • 35 weekly hours- Monday –Friday
  • Supplementary Pension Fund
  • Supplementary Healthcare fund
  • Lunch Voucher

A full job description can be found in English and Italian and the fact sheet can be found here.

To apply for this role, kindly send your CV in English to ma.careers@cwgc.org. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence. The CWGC is an equal opportunities employer.

Closing date for applications is 7th June 2020

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


Head Gardener

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Ambon War Cemetery, Indonesia

To support the Indonesia Manager in the execution and co-ordination of horticultural maintenance in a pre-defined group of cemeteries and plots within an Area Sector. To manage cemetery staff, ensuring they efficiently and economically maintain the cemeteries and memorials to the standards specified by the Commission.

Responsible for the effective running and maintainance of the Ambon War Cemetary, meeting the Commission's standards.

  • Day to day liaison with colleagues within Area and Head Office.
  • Cemetary Manager, Regional Managers and Technical Managers in other groups.
  • Establish and maintain contacts with local people and authorities. This will include those who may be helpful to the Commission, such as Mayors, Road and Highway Authorities, farmers and other neighbours.
  • Provide direction and other information to Cemetery visitors/members of the public.
  • Liaising with officials of all nations and represent the Commission at ceremonies and/or meetings.

Download the job description and application form. Please send your cover letter, CV and completed application form to aapa.careers@cwgc.org. We are unable to consider applications if the required documents are not submitted.


General Accounting Administrator

Location: Office based - Ieper, Belgium

Contract type: Permanent

Hours of work: 37 hours per week

About the Role:

Assists the WEA Central (C) General Accountant Supervisor with the daily and monthly financial activities (CWGC and CWGF)

Please find more information in the Job Description: English, French, Germany, Dutch

How to apply:

Anyone wishing to apply, please send your CV with cover letter to wea.jobs@cwgc.org

Closing date: 04/05/2020


Works Cycle Maintenance Supervisor WEA Central

Location: Office based - primarily based in Ieper, Belgium

Contract type: Permenant

Hours of work: 37 hours per week

About the Role:

Manage the allocated work force for the delivery of the maintenance and projects programme to ensure that the operational output of the area's Works Department is delivered to the Commission’s standards, conservation strategy and in a cost-effective manner. Conduct and/or assist with surveying, project work and conservation activities

Please find more information in the Job Description.

How to apply:

Anyone wishing to apply, please send your CV with cover letter to wea.jobs@cwgc.org

Closing date: 30/04/2020