Working at the CWGC

The CWGC is a highly respected, prestigious, global organisation that honours and cares for the men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars, ensuring their sacrifice will never be forgotten. Funded by six Commonwealth Member Governments, we build and maintain war memorials and cemeteries at 23,000 locations, in 150 countries, including some of the world’s most iconic, landmark monuments.

Today, over a century after we first began, our work continues through our staff, supporters and volunteers who preserve our unique cultural, horticultural and architectural heritage and ensure that the stories of those who died are told. More about what we do can be found on our who we are page.

Our listings are updated on a regular basis, so please check back often.

Current vacancies:


Assistant Horticultural Supervisor - Belgium

Project Cell Leader - France

Team leader (Bricklaying and Stonework) - France

Horticultural Supervisor - France

Engraver - France

Foreman of Works - Italy

Hort Project and subsidies supervisor - Belgium

Operations Supervisor - South Africa

Operations Assistant - South Africa

Mobile Support Team gardener - Bayeux, France

Gardener (F/M) - Vimy, France

Gardener (F/M) - Lens, France

Senior Gardener Caretaker (F/M) - Longeuval, France

Senior Gardener Caretaker (F/M) - Reims, France

Systems Manager (Commemorations) - Maidenhead, United Kingdom

Media Officer - Maidenhead, United Kingdom

Senior Head Gardener - Bethune, France

Works Cycle Maintenance Supervisor - Ieper, Belgium

Mobile Support Team gardener - Beaurains, France

Gardener - Ecoivres, France

Gardener - La Bassee, France

Senior Gardener Caretaker - Multiple regions, France

Head Gardener - Ieper Salient, Belgium

Skilled Maintenance Craftsman/Engraver - United Kingdom and Northern Area

Finance Manager - AAA (Africa and Asia Area)

Senior Marketing Executive - Maidenhead, United Kingdom

Country Manager of Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco - Tunisia

Finance Manager - Canada, Americas and Pacific Area (CAPA), Ottawa, Canada

Finance Assistant/Administrator - Canada, Americas and Pacific Area (CAPA), Ottawa, Canada

Experienced Gardener - South London - Beckenham, Camberwell, Croydon, Mitcham and Streatham

PMO Manager - Maidenhead, United Kingdom

Board Secretary and Administrative Assistant to the Director General  - Maidenhead, United Kingdom

Assistant horticultural supervisor, Belgium - temporary 1 year

Location: Ieper, Belgium

The post holder will support and assist the Horticultural Manager with the execution and co-ordination of horticultural maintenance and renovation work within the region. The post will assist with general administration, planning, the implemention of organisational policy, obtaining external permits and funding, long term management plans and the development of sustainbly/ecological working practices.

Please see the full job description: 

English

French

German

Dutch

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

Closing date: 09/07/2021 


Cell Leader Project, Western Europe Area (France)

Location: Beaurains, France.

Contract type: Permanent / full time

Travel: Must be willing to travel and work on regular occasions away from the office sometimes at short notice. Valid passport and category B driver’s licence required.

About the role:

To lead and manage the project cell on all aspects: team and projects. To deliver the allocated technical projects within the Commission’s standards, to the WEA (France) Works programme, and to cost. To ensure we comply with all aspects of building conservation law including the sourcing of all necessary authorisations and permits.

Find full information in the job description:

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How to apply:

If you think you’ve got what it takes to succeed in this role please send your CV and a 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.jobs@cwgc.org before 31 December.


Teamleader (Bricklaying and Stonework), Western Europe Area (France)

Location: Beaurains, France.

Contract type: permanent / full time

About the role:

Is in charge of a team that carries out all the structural work and the works maintenance of the Commission's sites in compliance with the objectives and standards set by the Commission, through efficient and economical management. The post requires a good balance between management activities and manual tasks.

Is responsible for one or more teams:

How to apply:

If you think you’ve got what it takes to succeed in their role please send your CV and a covering letter explaining what you can bring to the role and why you believe you can fulfil the requirements of the job to wea.jobs@cwgc.org before 31 December.


Horticultural Supervisor, Western Europe Area (France)

Location: Beaurains (62), France.

Contract type: permanent / full time

About the role:

Assists the Horticultural Director in the organization and supervision of maintenance work in the sector. Works in collaboration with other Horticultural Supervisors to ensure the efficient operation of horticultural work within WEA France.

Find full information in the job description:

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How to apply:

If you think you’ve got what it takes to succeed in this role please send your CV and a 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.jobs@cwgc.org by 31 December.


Engraver, Western Europe Area (France)

Location: Beaurains, France.

Contract type: permanent / full time

About the role:

Carries out within a team the program of re-engraving on site of and commemorative panels throughout France in accordance with the objectives and standards set by the Commission, and within the framework of the most efficient and economical management possible.

How to apply:

If you think you’ve got what it takes to succeed in this role please send your CV and a 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.jobs@cwgc.org before 31 December.


Stonemason foreman, Italy

Location: Faenza (Ravenna)

Contract Type: Temporary – 12 months; must have the right to live and work in Italy

Hours of Work: Full-time (35 hours per week Monday to Friday)

Salary: Salary – Circa €25k. gross per annum, plus a 13th and 14th monthly salary

Travel: Frequent travel within Italy

Other Benefits: Lunch Vouchers, Supplementary Pension Fund, Supplementary Healthcare Fund

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is seeking to recruit 2 Foreman, based in Faenza to lead our stonemasons. Across Italy we commemorate 49,259 casualties from both world wars. They are spread across 123 cemeteries, with 42 constructed CWGC cemeteries and 6 memorials. You will join our team of nearly 70 staff working from 29 bases to maintain and conserve our memorials and cemeteries.

The role is part of a mobile team and supports the Works Team Coordinator (WTC) in the execution and co-ordination of masonry works within the Commission’s cemeteries. The main task is of an operational type and consists in performing manual wall maintenance, structures and tombstones for the restoration and conservation of sites according to the CWGC standards; together with small administrative tasks closely related to the position.

About the role:

About you:

Job Description Application Form

To apply please complete the application form. Kindly send the completed application form, together with your CV to ma.careers@cwgc.org by no later than 31 July 2021. Due to current Covid-19 Social Distancing requirements, interviews will possibly take place using Microsoft Teams.

Only successful applicants will be contacted. Please note, we reserve the right to close or extend this position depending on application numbers. Therefore, we urge candidates to submit an application as soon as possible. All applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence and in accordance with our job privacy notice, available upon request. The CWGC
is an equal opportunities employer. Appointment will be subject to background checks.


HR Generalist, Belgium

Location: Ieper, Belgium

The post holder is responsible for assisting with HR projects, in accordance with best practice and relevant employment legislation, and undertakes HR administration.

Please see the full job description: 

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French

German

Dutch

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

Closing date: 31/05/2021 


Hort Project and subsidies supervisor

Location: Ieper, Belgium

The Hort Project and subsidies supervisor is responsible for the elaboration, planning and execution of projects on  conservation, biodiversity and or maintenance. You are directly responsible for the preparation (conservation statements and landscape management plans) and the execution of projects in WEA C. you also actively look for funding and are responsible for all hort grant/subsidies applications. 

They are responsible for ensuring Commission standards of horticulture at the cemeteries and memorials within your region/sector and securing value for money in achieving those standards. Building relationships where this may be of use in facilitating the work of the Commission.

See the full job description: 

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


OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR

Salary: From ZAR 316,791 per annum, plus ZAR 1,342 Housing Allowance and ZAR 1,444 Medical Allowance per month

Location: Pretoria/Tshwane – Centurion, South Africa

We are 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 looking for an experienced and practical technical supervisor to support our Senior Operations Supervisor in the management of day to day structural and horticultural maintenance of war graves and memorials throughout South Africa.

To be successful you will have proven experience as a proactive and positive team leader. You will be able to work with a high degree of autonomy and be willing to take on increased responsibility and be a confident and effective traveller. You will be able to foster and develop productive relationships with key contacts, e.g., government officials, contractors, local authorities etc. You will also be able to demonstrate experience managing projects, together with the ability to be hands on where necessary.

Essential

Desirable

For more information about the role please see the Fact Sheet and Job Description. 

Job Description Fact Sheet Application Form

Applicants should send their full CV, cover letter and completed application form to recruitment@cwgc.org. For further information about our organisation visit: www.cwgc.org

The Commission is an Equal Opportunities Employer and encourages applications from all suitably qualified and eligible candidates.


OPERATIONS ASSISTANT

Salary: From ZAR 173,703 per annum, plus ZAR 1,342 Housing Allowance and ZAR 1,444 Medical Allowance per month

Location: Pretoria/Tshwane – Centurion, South Africa

We are 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 looking for an experienced and practical technical person to support our Operations Supervisor in the inspection and carrying out of structural and horticultural maintenance of war graves and memorials throughout South Africa.

To be successful you will be able to demonstrate the ability to solve problems, work as a proactive and positive member of a small team, be a confident and effective traveller and able to carry out a variety of maintenance tasks, to include, but not limited to; fixing headstones, repointing, erecting structures, e.g., fences, retaining walls, refurbishing bronze features and horticultural maintenance. You will also be effective at sourcing and purchasing local materials and also engaging and managing local labour as required.

Essential

A clean driving licence Code (EB, C or EC1) (Must be able to tow a trailer with GMV greater than 750kg’s) and ability to drive safely

A PDP (Public Driver’s Permit)

High level of written and spoken literacy in English and your first language

Relevant experience working in a technical position

Proof of permanent right to work in South Africa

Desirable

A working knowledge of horticultural and structural practices is preferable but not essential as training will be provided.

For more information about the role please see the job description and fact sheet. 

Job Description Fact Sheet Application Form

Applicants should send their full CV, cover letter and completed application form to recruitment@cwgc.org.

For further information about our organisation visit: www.cwgc.org The Commission is an Equal Opportunities Employer and encourages applications from all suitably qualified and eligible candidates


Bricklayer (F/M) - Area (France)

Location : Based at Beaurains (France). With daily regional travel and frequent long distance travel throughout the year.

Contract type: There are 2 permanent contract and 1 temporary.

About the role:

Carry out basic maintenance work at all cemeteries and memorials throughout France, Monaco and Switzerland, under the ongoing supervision of the team leader, in accordance with the Commission’s standards.

Find full information in the job description.

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How to apply:

If you think you’ve got what it takes to succeed in this role please send your CV and a 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.jobs@cwgc.org before 31 December.


Mobile Support Team gardener, Area (France)

Location: Bayeux (14) in France.

Contract type: permanent / full time

About the role:

Provides support to horticultural teams performing exceptional tasks or techniques. Backfills in various horticultural teams on an ad hoc basis as directed by the respective team leader within Western Europe Area (France) - WEA(F). Find full information in the job description.

Job description (EN) Job Description (FR)

How to apply:

If you think you’ve got what it takes to succeed in this role please send your CV and a 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.jobs@cwgc.org before 17 November.


Gardener (M/F) - Vimy, France

Location :  Vimy Group (France)

Contract type: Permanent / full time

About the role:

As part of the cemetery maintenance program and in compliance with the objectives and standards set by the Commission, the jobholder is called upon to perform tasks that do not require any specific knowledge. This is a training grade and most tasks are performed under the supervision of a line manager.

Find full information in the job description.

Job Description (EN) Job Description (FR)

How to apply:

If you think you’ve got what it takes to succeed in this role please send your CV and a 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.jobs@cwgc.org before 17 November.


Gardener (M/F) - Lens, France

Location :  Lens

Contract type: Permanent / full time

About the role:

As part of the cemetery maintenance program and in compliance with the objectives and standards set by the Commission, the jobholder is called upon to perform tasks that do not require any specific knowledge. This is a training grade and most tasks are performed under the supervision of a line manager.

Find full information in the job description.

Job Description (EN) Job Description (FR)

How to apply:

If you think you’ve got what it takes to succeed in this role please send your CV and a 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.jobs@cwgc.org before 17 November.


SENIOR GARDENER CARETAKER 1 (M/F) – Longueval, France

Location: Longueval (80) in France.

Contract type: permanent / full time

About the role:

Supports the Chief Gardener (CJ) in the daily management of a mobile team of horticultural workers responsible for carrying out the horticultural maintenance program or cemeteries and memorials located in a given geographical area, in compliance with the objectives and standards set by the Commission, and within the framework of management that is as efficient and economical as possible. The position requires a good balance between carrying out management activities and horticultural manual work.

Find full information in the job description

Job Description (EN) Job Description (FR)

How to apply:

If you think you’ve got what it takes to succeed in this role please send your CV and a 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.jobs@cwgc.org before 17th of November.


SENIOR GARDENER CARETAKER 1 (M/F) – Reims, France

Location: France (Reims – based at Choloy).

Contract type: permanent / full time

About the role:

Supports the Chief Gardener (CJ) in the daily management of a mobile team of horticultural workers responsible for carrying out the horticultural maintenance program or cemeteries and memorials located in a given geographical area, in compliance with the objectives and standards set by the Commission, and within the framework of management that is as efficient and economical as possible. The position requires a good balance between carrying out management activities and horticultural manual work.

Find full information in the job description

Job Description (EN) Job Description (FR)

How to apply:

If you think you’ve got what it takes to succeed in this role please send your CV and a 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.jobs@cwgc.org before 30 November.


SYSTEMS MANAGER (COMMEMORATIONS)

Location: May be office based in Maidenhead or can adopt a flexible hybrid option of part home/part office working

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: From £41,440 per annum, pro rata, depending upon experience

Hours: Full Time, 37 hours per week

About the CWGC

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission honours and cares for the men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars, ensuring they will never be forgotten. Funded by six Member Governments, our work began with building, and now maintaining, cemeteries at 23,000 locations all over the world.

Today, over a century after we first began, our work continues through our staff, supporters and volunteers who preserve our unique cultural, horticultural and architectural heritage and ensure that the stories of those who died are told.

About this Role and You

Our commemorations team are at the heart of the CWGCs mission, to remember those who lost their lives in the First and Second World Wars. The team are integral to ensuring the record databases we keep are accurate, current and of a high quality. To continue our success, the team are embarking on a project to implement a new solution to integrate the existing Casualty, CRM and TRIM databases. 

As our Systems Manager (Commemorations) you will be the champion of the delivery of the digital solutions to improve accuracy and enhance efficiency within the commemorations team. This is a fantastic opportunity to flex your analytical skills and find creative technical enhancements to our historic records.  

You will provide expert advice and training on the use of the databases and seek innovative solutions to present commemorations data in meaningful and engaging ways. To be successful within this position you will have significant experience of SQL and project management, with a successful background of database management.

You will be able to demonstrate:

In addition, we are looking for applicants who share our Values of Respect, Excellence, Teamwork, Communication, Professionalism and Commitment.

What We Offer:

Job Description Application Form

How to Apply

Please submit your CV and completed application form to recruitment@cwgc.org

We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings and are committed to creating a respectful work environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect and where any unlawful and/or unfair discrimination is eliminated. We will not unlawfully discriminate directly or indirectly in recruitment or employment on grounds of sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation or marital status, religion or belief.


MEDIA OFFICER

Location: Maidenhead, Head Office based

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: From £32,320 per annum, depending upon experience

Hours: Full Time, 37 hours per week

About the CWGC and CWGF

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission honours and cares for the men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars, ensuring they will never be forgotten. Funded by six Member Governments, our work began with building, and now maintaining, cemeteries at 23,000 locations all over the world. Today, over a century after we first began, our work continues through our staff, supporters and volunteers who preserve our unique cultural, horticultural and architectural heritage and ensure that the stories of those who died are told.

The Commonwealth War Graves Foundation, (CWGF), is the charitable arm of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC). The CWGF highlights the work of the CWGC by engaging people, especially the young, raising funds to deliver a diverse range of projects, events and public engagement programmes which tell the inspiring stories of the men and women who died across the globe while fighting in the two world wars and by showcasing the history and work of the CWGC today. 

About this Role and You

We are looking for a highly skilled and proficient Media Officer. Are you a creative and passionate media professional who can craft and develop new approaches to telling our story across multiple channels?

In this role you join our in-house media team and work closely with our Marketing, Communications and Digital teams creating effective PR strategies and campaigns that speak to the public, have measurable impact and raise the profile of the CWGC. You will support the development and delivery of tactical communications campaigns by pitching to journalists, handling press enquiries and assisting to deliver digital content.  You will use your experience and contacts to forge positive links with local, national and international media and PR agencies around the world.

This is a fast-paced role where no two days are the same; you may be writing press releases or compiling press briefings one day or organising and representing our Organisation at external events the next. Join our media team and see the impact of your work across the globe.

We are a global Organisation so you will be comfortable collaborating with diverse groups of people and be skilled at building networks and forging strong working relationships. You will have experience in a similar media and PR role and be accomplished at measuring and evaluating campaign success. Verbal articulation, together with a natural flair for creative writing and editing, combined with excellent time and project management skills will enable you to flourish in this role.

In addition, we are looking for applicants who share our Values of Respect, Excellence, Teamwork, Communication, Professionalism and Commitment.

Key Responsibilities

You will be responsible for implementing external communications strategies that meet Organisational objectives, increasing brand awareness and raising our profile through sustained and positive media coverage.

Key Contacts

To successfully fulfil the responsibilities of this role you will need to liaise with member governments, local, national and international media and external PR agencies. Prior experience working or communicating with these groups will be beneficial.

You will be able to demonstrate:

What We Offer:

How to Apply

Job description Application form

Simply apply by sending us your cover letter, CV and completed application form to recruitment@cwgc.org.

We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings and are committed to creating a respectful work environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect and where any unlawful and/or unfair discrimination is eliminated. We will not unlawfully discriminate directly or indirectly in recruitment or employment on grounds of sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation or marital status, religion or belief.


Senior Head Gardener (F/M) - Area (France)

Location: Bethune group (France)

Contract type: Permanent / full time

About the role:

The Senior Head Gardener (SHG) is in charge of a mobile team of gardeners who maintain a pre-defined group of cemeteries within an Area sector according to the Commission standard as efficiently and economically as possible. The post requires competences in both managerial and manual skills.

Find full information in the job description.

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How to apply:

If you think you’ve got what it takes to succeed in this role please send your CV and a 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.jobs@cwgc.org before 15th of December.


Works Cycle Maintenance Supervisor

Location: Ieper, Belgium

Contract type: Permanent

To manage the allocated work force for the delivery of the maintenance and projects programme to ensure that the operational output of the C&SEA Works Department is delivered to the Commission’s standards, conservation strategy and in a cost-effective manner.

To conduct and/or assist with surveying, project work and conservation activities.

Job description (EN) Job description (FR) Job description (NL) Job description (GER) 

Anyone wishing to apply, please send your CV with motivation letter to csea.careers@cwgc.org by 27/12/2021.


Mobile Support Team gardener, Area (France)

Location: Beaurains (62) in France.

Contract type: permanent / full time

About the role:

Provides support to horticultural teams performing exceptional tasks or techniques. Backfills in various horticultural teams on an ad hoc basis as directed by the respective team leader within Western Europe Area (France) - WEA(F). Find full information in the job description.

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How to apply:

If you think you’ve got what it takes to succeed in this role please send your CV and a 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.jobs@cwgc.org before 7h of January.


Gardener (M/F) - Area (France)

Location :  Ecoivres Group (62) in France

Contract type: Temporary / full time

About the role:

As part of the cemetery maintenance program and in compliance with the objectives and standards set by the Commission, the jobholder is called upon to perform tasks that do not require any specific knowledge. This is a training grade and most tasks are performed under the supervision of a line manager.

Find full information in the job description.

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How to apply:

If you think you’ve got what it takes to succeed in this role please send your CV and a 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.jobs@cwgc.org before 7h of January.


Gardener (M/F) - Area (France)

Location :  La Bassée Group (France)

Contract type: Permanent / full time

About the role:

As part of the cemetery maintenance program and in compliance with the objectives and standards set by the Commission, the jobholder is called upon to perform tasks that do not require any specific knowledge. This is a training grade and most tasks are performed under the supervision of a line manager.

Find full information in the job description.

Job Description EN Job Description FR

How to apply:

If you think you’ve got what it takes to succeed in this role please send your CV and a 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.jobs@cwgc.org before 7h of January.


SENIOR GARDENER CARETAKER 1 (M/F) - Area (France)

Location:

Contract type: permanent / full time

About the role:

Supports the Chief Gardener (CJ) in the daily management of a mobile team of horticultural workers responsible for carrying out the horticultural maintenance program or cemeteries and memorials located in a given geographical area, in compliance with the objectives and standards set by the Commission, and within the framework of management that is as efficient and economical as possible. The position requires a good balance between carrying out management activities and horticultural manual work.

Find full information in the job description

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How to apply:

If you think you’ve got what it takes to succeed in this role please send your CV and a 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.jobs@cwgc.org before 7h of January.


Head Gardener - Belgium

Location: Ieper Salient

Responsible for the daily management of a mobile team of horticultural workers responsible for carrying out the horticultural maintenance programme for cemeteries and memorials in a given area, in compliance with the objectives and standards set by the Commission, and within the framework of the most efficient and economical management possible.  

The position requires a good balance between executing management activities and horticultural manual work

Job description (EN) Job description (FR) Job description (NL) Job description (GER) 

Anyone wishing to apply, please send your CV with motivation letter to Csea.careers@cwgc.org by 31/12/2021.


Skilled Maintenance Craftsman/Engraver - United Kingdom and Northern Area

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.

Location: You will cover maintenance in a variety of sites throughout the United Kingdom. Ideally you will live within a commuting distance to the Woking area as you will need to be able to make your own way to and from the base site at Brookwood Military Cemetery on a regular basis. You will also be required to work on other sites within the United Kingdom.

Opportunities to work on short-term projects in Scandinavia and other regions may also arise.

Contract Type: Permanent/full time

Hours of work: Summer Hours -  Monday to Thursday 0800 to 1230 hours, 1330 to 1700 hours. Friday 0800 to 1230 hours, 1330 to 1600 hours. Winter Hours -  Monday to Friday  0830 to 1230 hours, 1300 to 1600 hours

Salary: Starting salary of £21,499 per annum. In addition to this, you may be entitled to Extensive Travelling Allowance (ETA).  

About the Role:

As an SMC/Engraver in the Works Team you will assist in the structural maintenance and project work of war graves and memorials to the standards set by the Commission, working as part of a small team whose workload is dependent on operational requirements.

This is a ‘hands-on’ mobile role and travelling is an integral part of the job. There may be periods when you are required to work away from home during the week, which could consist of up to 3 to 4 nights away.

About you:

You should have relevant practical skills, a proven commitment to service delivery and excellent organisational and communication skills. You must be able to work individually, or as part of a small team, at a variety of sites throughout the United Kingdom. As you will be using a company vehicle, a full manual driving license is essential as is the willingness to travel widely across the United Kingdom, including 3-4 overnight stays per week.

While Pesticide Certificates (PA1 and PA6) and NAMM (National Association of Memorial Masons) Membership are required for this role, the Commission will, if required, provide you with the necessary support and training to gain these qualifications.

What we can offer you:

Job description

How to apply:

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 04/02/2022 and it is anticipated that the first interviews will take place week commencing 14/02/2022. Initial Interviews will take place using Microsoft Teams and a second interview on site at Brookwood Military Cemetery.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time once we receive sufficient applications and encourage all interested applicants to apply at their earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings and are committed to creating a respectful work environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect and where any unlawful and/or unfair discrimination is eliminated. We will not unlawfully discriminate directly or indirectly in recruitment or employment on grounds of sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation or marital status, religion or belief.


FINANCE MANAGER, AAA (Africa and Asia Area)

Location: Office based in Maidenhead with a flexible hybrid option of part home/part office working

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: From £50,000 per annum, depending upon experience

Hours: Full Time

About the CWGC

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission honours and cares for the men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars, ensuring they will never be forgotten. Funded by six Member Governments, our work began with building, and now maintaining, cemeteries at 23,000 locations all over the world.

Today, over a century after we first began, our work continues through our staff, supporters and volunteers who preserve our unique cultural, horticultural and architectural heritage and ensure that the stories of those who died are told.

About this Role and You

In this exciting opportunity, you will be pivotal to the management accounts across Africa, Middle East and the Indian Sub-Continent (including Bangladesh and Pakistan). You will work alongside our fantastic teams within the Area and the Central Finance team, reporting into the Area Director, AAA. You will be an effective communicator who enjoys contacting a wide variety of stakeholders, with direct and indirect line management of five people across the globe.

As our Finance Manager across you will provide solid financial leadership and support, while developing processes to drive efficiencies. You will be proactively compiling annual budgets, monthly reports on expenditure and delivering effective monitoring on banking activities to provide informed guidance and managing external auditors. The role purpose is to

To achieve this, your responsibilities will include

To be successful within this position you will need be a qualified Chartered Management Accountant with very strong operational (and international) financial management experience.

You will be able to demonstrate:

Significant background in international financial management and at least five years’ experience within a performance management environment.

In addition, we are looking for applicants who share our Values of Respect, Excellence, Teamwork, Communication, Professionalism and Commitment.

What We Offer:

Job Description Application Form

How to Apply

Please send a completed application form, a copy is downloadable from our website, and your CV to recruitment@cwgc.org.

We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings and are committed to creating a respectful work environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect and where any unlawful and/or unfair discrimination is eliminated. We will not unlawfully discriminate directly or indirectly in recruitment or employment on grounds of sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation or marital status, religion or belief.


SENIOR MARKETING EXECUTIVE

Location: May be office based in Maidenhead or can adopt a flexible hybrid option of part home/part office working

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: From £41,000 per annum, pro rata, depending upon experience

Hours: Full Time, 37 hours per week

Our MarComms team are at the heart of our Organisation. They are passionate about our brand and tailoring content to reach our current audiences and committed to diversifying and developing multichannel marketing activities to widen our overall engagement across the globe. Does this sound like something you would like to be part of?

About this Role and You

We are looking for a capable and enthusiastic Senior Marketing Executive to create and deliver marketing materials and campaigns designed to raise the profile of CWGC and CWGF as heritage brands. This role will be pivotal in driving footfall to CWGC sites through innovative campaigns whilst always maintaining the integrity of the brand.

In this fulfilling role you will be relied upon to provide customer insights to influence our approach. You will also be involved with events throughout the year, offering a fantastic platform to build ideas in line with the corporate plan. You will regularly collaborate with internal departments in addition to establishing and growing beneficial partnerships with other Organisations.

To be successful within this position you will have significant experience of professional marketing, with highly honed project management and organisational skills to manage multiple workstreams and priorities. You will be able to demonstrate experience in strategic marketing, planning and branding.

You will be able to demonstrate:

In addition, we are looking for applicants who share our Values of Respect, Excellence, Teamwork, Communication, Professionalism and Commitment.

What We Offer:

Job Description

How to Apply

Simply apply by sending us your CV and cover letter to recruitment@cwgc.org

We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings and are committed to creating a respectful work environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect and where any unlawful and/or unfair discrimination is eliminated. We will not unlawfully discriminate directly or indirectly in recruitment or employment on grounds of sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation or marital status, religion or belief.


Country Manager Of Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco

Location: Tunisia

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: depending upon experience

Hours: Full Time, 44 hours per week

About the CWGC

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission honours and cares for the men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars, ensuring they will never be forgotten. Funded by six Member Governments, our work began with building, and now maintaining, cemeteries at 23,000 locations all over the world.

Today, over a century after we first began, our work continues through our staff, supporters and volunteers who preserve our unique cultural, horticultural and architectural heritage and ensure that the stories of those who died are told.

About this Role and You

To lead and manage the CWGC’s operational commitment in Tunisia, Algeria , Morocco , implementing organisational policy, including that relating to the application of approved working practices, health and safety, environmental standards, and policies relating to corporate objectives.  In doing so, to ensure the dignity of the cemeteries and memorials are maintained and public safety is ensured.

Key Responsibilities

The key responsibilities and accountabilities for this role as follows:

Accountable for the effective operational management in Tunisia, Algeria ,Morocco and compliance with Commission standards and environmental best practice.

Ensure Health and Safety practices comply with Commission standards.

Accountable for ensuring staff and contractors are managed to ensure operational objectives and standards are achieved and maintained, whilst demonstrating value for money.

Represent the Commission’s interests in Tunisia ,Algeria ,Morocco

Finance and Risk Management.

Team Performance.

Job Functional Knowledge.

Operational Acumen and Expertise.

Leadership.

Problem Solving.

Nature of Impact.

Area of Impact.

Interpersonal Skills.

In addition, we are looking for applicants who share our Values of Respect, Excellence, Teamwork, Communication, Professionalism and Commitment.

What We Offer:

Job Description

How to Apply

Anyone wishing to apply, please send your CV and cover letter to Rojen.shikhkilo@cwgc.org

We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings and are committed to creating a respectful work environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect and where any unlawful and/or unfair discrimination is eliminated. We will not unlawfully discriminate directly or indirectly in recruitment or employment on grounds of sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation or marital status, religion or belief.


Finance Manager - Canada, Americas and Pacific Area (CAPA)

Location: CAPA Area Office, Ottawa

Contract Type: Permanent Part Time Position

Hours of work: 25 hours per week

Salary: From C$57,000 per annum (Part Time Salary), depending upon experience

About the Role:

As a global organisation, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) operates in over 150 countries and territories. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission honours and cares for the men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars, ensuring they will never be forgotten. Funded by six Member Governments, our work began with building, and now maintaining, cemeteries at 23,000 locations all over the world. Today, over a century after we first began, our work continues through our staff, supporters and volunteers who preserve our unique cultural, horticultural and architectural heritage and ensure that the stories of those who died are told. 

The Canada, Americas and Pacific Area (CAPA) of the CWGC covers all of Canada, United States, the Caribbean, Central America, South America and the Falkland Islands (31 countries) in the Canada and Americas Region and another 10 countries in the Pacific Region including China, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Fiji, Thailand, Singapore, and Myanmar.  We are responsible for caring and maintaining 72,000 war graves, over 66,000 commemorations, 89 CWGC owned cemeteries and other sites with memorials, stones of remembrance and crosses of sacrifice.  

To be successful in this key position, you will have a strong working knowledge of Finance garnered through a minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar role, ideally with an organization where you have been able to gain international financial experience.  You have a strong financial knowledge base from budgeting, to accounting practice, to payroll, and are able and prepared to provide strategic financial planning advice as part of the area management team and the global finance team. 

You should have good commercial instincts, the ability to negotiate and be pro-active.

You must be able to effectively manage your finance team to provide comprehensive financial services to the Area Management Team of the CAPA of the CWGC in line with corporate policies and procedures and reinforcing the Commission’s corporate plan all in a fast-paced multi-faceted organization.

You will be an excellent communicator in both written and spoken English with proven ability at developing good working relationships with colleagues, external stakeholders, suppliers and contractors.

You should have strong organisational and inter-personal skills, and accuracy and attention to detail are absolute requirements to be successful in the role. You need to have an analytical and enquiring mind and be able to work with a high degree of autonomy, organising you and your team’s work to meet deadlines, and can prioritize demands to successfully execute and complete work.

You will have excellent spreadsheet and IT skills.  Working knowledge of Great Plains would be an asset.

A Post-secondary degree in a Corporate Finance or Accounting and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience as deemed appropriate by CWGC is essential, as is a Professional Designation in Accounting including, but not limited to, CPA, CGA, CMA or CA.  Other combinations of education and experience will be considered solely at the discretion of the CWGC.

Some business travel is an essential part of the duties associated with this position

About You:

A complete pre-employment check, including a criminal record check, will be completed by an independent background checking company for all applicants being considered for an offer of employment

What We Can Offer You:

Application Form

How to Apply:

Please ensure that you answer the application questions and attach your cover letter and a CV to CAPA.recruiting@cwgc.org no later than end of business Friday 28 January 2022.

Note: We are unable to consider applications if the required documents are not submitted with your application.

Home Working:

This role is normally office based.  However, due to the COVID Pandemic, all CWGC/CAPA staff are currently working under a Hybrid Working Arrangement with a combination of working from home and from the office.

COVID Statement:

New CWGC Canada, Americas and Pacific Area (CAPA) employees who commence employment on or after September 15, 2021 are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as a condition of employment.

Being fully vaccinated is determined as the status of having received the full series of approved vaccines (both doses of a two dose vaccine series, one dose of a single dose vaccine series) and any additional doses required and approved by Health Canada and having satisfied the full post vaccination period required to ensure vaccination efficacy.

The CWGC CAPA reserves the right to request proof of vaccination at any time. Acceptable proof includes an Ontario Ministry of Health COVID-19 vaccine receipt which you can obtain through the Provincial portal https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/, or other government-issued vaccine passport or certification. 

The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Competition Close date: 4:00PM Thursday 27 January 2022

Interviews:

Due to the ongoing COVID Pandemic, initial interviews will be held by Video Conference Call. 

Interviews will be scheduled as soon as possible after the external competition closes. 

Our apologies in advance, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted by the CWGC.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time once we receive sufficient applications and encourage all interested applicants to apply at their earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.


Finance ASSISTANT/ADMINISTRATOR - Canada, Americas and Pacific Area (CAPA)

Location: CAPA Area Office, Ottawa

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week

Salary: From C$53,600 per annum, depending upon experience

About the Role:

As a global organisation, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) operates in over 150 countries and territories. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission honours and cares for the men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars, ensuring they will never be forgotten. Funded by six Member Governments, our work began with building, and now maintaining, cemeteries at 23,000 locations all over the world. Today, over a century after we first began, our work continues through our staff, supporters and volunteers who preserve our unique cultural, horticultural and architectural heritage and ensure that the stories of those who died are told. 

 The Canada, Americas and Pacific Area (CAPA) of the CWGC covers all of Canada, United States, the Caribbean, Central America, South America and the Falkland Islands (31 countries) in the Canada and Americas Region and another 10 countries in the Pacific Region including China, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Fiji, Thailand, Singapore, and Myanmar.  We are responsible for caring and maintaining 72,000 war graves, over 66,000 commemorations, 89 CWGC owned cemeteries and other sites with memorials, stones of remembrance and crosses of sacrifice.  

About You:

Note:  A complete pre-employment check, including a criminal record check, will be completed by an independent background checking company for all applicants being considered for an offer of employment

What We Can Offer You:

Application Form

How to Apply:

Please ensure you answer the application questions and attach send your cover letter and a CV to your application to CAPA.recruting@cwgc.org no later than end of business Friday, 28 January 2022.

Note: We are unable to consider applications if the required questions and your documents are not submitted with your application.

Home Working:

This role is normally office based.  However, due to the COVID Pandemic, all CWGC/CAMA staff are currently working under a Hybrid Working Arrangement with a combination of working from home and from the office.

COVID Statement:

New CWGC Canada, Americas and Pacific Area (CAPA) employees who commence employment on or after September 15, 2021 are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as a condition of employment.

Being fully vaccinated is determined as the status of having received the full series of approved vaccines (both doses of a two dose vaccine series, one dose of a single dose vaccine series) and any additional doses required and approved by Health Canada and having satisfied the full post vaccination period required to ensure vaccination efficacy.

The CWGC CAPA reserves the right to request proof of vaccination at any time. Acceptable proof includes an Ontario Ministry of Health COVID-19 vaccine receipt which you can obtain through the Provincial portal https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca/, or other government-issued vaccine passport or certification.   

The requirement to be fully vaccinated is subject to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Competition Close date: 4:00PM Tuesday 25 January 2022

Interviews:

Due to the ongoing COVID Pandemic, initial interviews will be held by Video Conference Call. 

Interviews will be scheduled as soon as possible after the external competition closes. 

Our apologies in advance, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted by the CWGC.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time once we receive sufficient applications and encourage all interested applicants to apply at their earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.


EXPERIENCED GARDENER

Location: A mobile role covering areas across South London - Beckenham, Camberwell, Croydon, Mitcham and Streatham

Contract Type: Full time permanent contract

Hours: 37 hours a week

Salary: Starting salary of £25,000, dependant on skills and experience

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced gardener to join our team maintaining horticultural plots at cemeteries and churchyards across South London.

You must be a keen horticulturist, in possession of excellent practical knowledge and a broad breadth of experience. You will be hard working, highly motivated and enjoy being part of a dedicated, enthusiastic skilled team. Most of all we would like you to bring a proactive and flexible approach to the role and to integrate into the team.

We offer you:

We are looking for:

If you meet these requirements, we would love to hear from you. For more details about our organisation and to find a copy of our Job Description, Fact Sheet and Application Form please visit our website http://www.cwgc.org

Job Description Fact Sheet Application Form

How to apply:

If you think you’ve got what it takes please send your CV and a 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:

The closing date for applications is 11 February 2022 and it is anticipated that interviews will take place on w/c 21 February 2022.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time once we receive sufficient applications and encourage all interested applicants to apply at their earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings and are committed to creating a respectful work environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect and where any unlawful and/or unfair discrimination is eliminated. We will not unlawfully discriminate directly or indirectly in recruitment or employment on grounds of sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation or marital status, religion or belief.


PMO Manager

Location: May be office based in Maidenhead or can adopt a flexible hybrid option of part home/part office working

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary:  Circa £50,000 per annum, depending upon experience

Hours: Full Time, 37 hours per week

About the CWGC

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission honours and cares for the people of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars, ensuring they will never be forgotten. Today, over a century after we first began, our work continues through our staff, supporters and volunteers who preserve our unique cultural, horticultural and architectural heritage and ensure that the stories of those who died are told.

About this Role and You

Our PMO journey over the last 3.5 years has been ‘staggering’ and we are now seeking an exceptional PMO Manager to lead us into the next chapter. The PMO is a key function in our Organisation; maintaining and enhancing the project framework to deliver diverse programmes and projects, from Memorial restoration in the Bahamas, through digital transformation of our Archives, to the introduction of a sustainability programme across our global estate. A project within the PMO could take place in any one of our 23,000 locations across the globe.

This role will be critical to the training and development of global project managers, providing information to the Major Projects Project Board, driving forward data analytics and, above all, delivering on a vision to be the best in class for PMO and Project Management.

You Will Demonstrate

In addition, we are looking for applicants who share our Values of Respect, Excellence, Teamwork, Communication, Professionalism and Commitment.

What We Offer:

Job Description Application Form

How to Apply

Simply apply by sending us your CV, cover letter and completed application form to recruitment@cwgc.org.

We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings and are committed to creating a respectful work environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect and where any unlawful and/or unfair discrimination is eliminated. We will not unlawfully discriminate directly or indirectly in recruitment or employment on grounds of sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation or marital status, religion or belief.


BOARD SECRETARY and Administrative Assistant to the Director General

Location: May be office based in Maidenhead or can adopt a flexible hybrid option of part home/part office working

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: From £23,024 per annum, depending upon experience

Hours: Full Time, 37 hours per week

About The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) honours and cares for the men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars, ensuring they will never be forgotten. Funded by six Member Governments, our work began with building, and now maintaining, cemeteries at 23,000 locations all over the world.

Today, over a century after we first began, our work continues through our staff, supporters and volunteers who preserve our unique cultural, horticultural, and architectural heritage and ensure that the stories of those who died are told.

About this Role and You

This is a critical role working at the very top of this prestigious global organisation, supporting and managing the CWGC Secretariat function, providing the CWGC and its committees, with a full Board Administration and efficient Communications Service. You will be excellent at coordinating, developing, and delivering robust Governance protocols.

You will also be directly involved with the daily requirements of the Director General, the Vice Chairman and the Commissioners ensuring they are supported, well informed and organised. As part of this role, you will be pivotal in Senior organisational meetings, producing accurate and concise minutes, chasing actions, and circulating papers.

This role will work daily with the wider (and developing) Director General team and manage the Commission’s formal administration and board secretariat duties including Commission and executive leadership meetings, arranging extensive, global travel arrangements and diary management. 

This is a remarkable opportunity for someone who possesses exceptional organisational, people and communication skills, to be part of one of the world’s most respected organisations and build meaningful relationships across the globe.

You will be able to Demonstrate:

With significant and proven experience of running the main board secretariat and first-class administration skills, working at the very top of a large organisation, you will have:

This is a fantastic role within the very heart of our unique Organisation. There will be opportunities for travel, so you must have the flexibility and ability to travel both nationally and internationally, as needed. As the Director General travels extensively around the world, you will also need to be on hand to assist as and when issues arise, or travel arrangements change at short notice, sometimes out of office hours.

In addition, we are looking for applicants who share our Values of Respect, Excellence, Teamwork, Communication, Professionalism and Commitment.

What We Offer:

Job Description Recruitment Pack Application Form

How to Apply

Simply apply by sending us your CV, cover letter and completed application form to recruitment@cwgc.org. Our application form can be found on our web page at Careers | CWGC

Close Date: Applications will be reviewed upon submission, with successful candidates being invited to interview on either 16 or 17 February 2022.

We reserve the right to close applications early when there is either sufficient interest, or an offer of employment has been made.

We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings and are committed to creating a respectful work environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect and where any unlawful and/or unfair discrimination is eliminated. We will not unlawfully discriminate directly or indirectly in recruitment or employment on grounds of sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, age, sexual orientation or marital status, religion or belief.


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