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 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

Bricklayer - France

Team leader (Bricklaying and Stonework) - France

Works Supervisor (Project Cell) - France

Country Supervisor - Germany/Austria

Horticultural Supervisor - France

Surveyor - France

Engraver - France

Gardener Caretaker 1 - France

Gardener - Pakistan

Senior Head Gardener - Japan

Foreman of Works - Italy

Head Gardener - Israel

Building Surveyor - United Kingdom

Gardener Caretaker (M/F) - France

Horticulture Supervisor, Asia Pacific - Singapore

Office Administrator/Receptionist - Cyprus

Gardener Caretaker - France

Gardener - France

Field Researcher - Kenya

Senior Gardener Caretaker - France

Interim Director of Finance & Corporate Services - United Kingdom

Professional Services Administrator - Belgium

Gardener - Germany

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: 

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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: 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:

English French

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 23 July.


Bricklayer, Western Europe Area (France)

Location: Beaurains, France.

Contract type: permanent / full time

About the role:

Carry out maintenance work on war graves and memorials throughout France under the responsibility of a team leader, in accordance with the Commission's standards.

Find full information in the job description:

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 23 July.

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 23 July.


Works Supervisor (Project Cell), Western Europe Area (France)

Location: Beaurains, France.

Contract type: permanent / full time

About the role:

To manage the allocated technical projects and to deliver them 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:

English French

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 23 July.


Country Supervisor - Germany/Austria 

Location: Germany (location of the base sites are Hannover, Reichswald and Berlin) 

Oversee the management of administrative and operational duties needed to support our operations in Germany and Austria (indirectly for the Baltics and Poland). Support the Horticultural and Works Managers with maintaining the cemeteries and memorials to the Commission’s standards as efficiently and economically as possible.

Furthermore, this post will be our lead point of contact in Germany/Austria, and to engage with external contacts including embassies, local governments and heritage organisations.

Read the job descriptions below: 

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Anyone wishing to apply, please send your CV with cover letter to wea.jobs@cwgc.org by 30/05/2021.


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.


Surveyor, Western Europe Area (France)

Location: Beaurains, France.

Contract type: permanent / full time

About the role:

Inspection, expertise and condition assessment of all our sites and buildings to advise and guide the choices of operational teams in the field and ensure that work is carried out in accordance with Commission standards and in an efficient manner.

Find full information in the job description:

English French

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 23 July.


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 23 July.


Gardener Caretaker 1, Western Europe Area (France)

Location: Bayeux (14400), 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 programme for 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 23 July.


GARDENER

Location: Karachi Cemetery, Pakistan

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is an international organisation responsible for preserving cemeteries and memorials at 23,000 locations in more than 150 countries. Our work commemorates the sacrifices made by the Commonwealth forces during the two World Wars.

We are seeking candidates for the position of Gardener at Karachi War Cemetery, Pakistan

The purpose of this job is to support the Head Gardener (HG) in the execution and co-ordination of horticultural maintenance and renovation work to the Commission’s standards of excellence.

Essential Knowledge and Skills

See full job description

You will be required to provide documentary proof of permanent right to work in Pakistan upon application for this position.

Applicants should send their full CV and requests for further information to: AAPA.Careers@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.


SENIOR HEAD GARDENER

Location: Yokohama Cemetery, Japan

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is an international organisation responsible for preserving cemeteries and memorials at 23,000 locations in more than 150 countries. Our work commemorates the sacrifices made by the Commonwealth forces during the two World Wars.

We are seeking candidates for the position of Senior Head Gardener at Yokohama Cemetery, Japan.

Yokohama War cemetery is one of the largest sites in the Africa and Asia Pacific Area. Find out more here

The role of ‘Senior Head Gardener’ is to support the Country Manager in the execution and co-ordination of horticultural maintenance and administration including HR, Finance and External Communications within Japan.  The main responsibility for the role is to carry out daily horticultural tasks ensuring the standards of maintenance are met as efficiently and economically as possible in addition to the day to day leadership of the horticultural team. 

Success in this role will provide a path to development being CWGC Japan Country Manager within three years.

Essential Knowledge and Skills

You will be required to provide documentary proof of permanent right to work in Japan upon application for this position.

Applicants should send their full CV and requests for further information to: AAPA.Careers@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.


Supervisor Works (Project Cell), Area (France)

Location: France (Beaurains).

Contract type: permanent / full time

About the role:

To manage the allocated technical projects and to deliver them 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. (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 28th of May.


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.


Head Gardener, Haifa, Israel

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is an international non-profit organisation which commemorates the 1.7 million Commonwealth servicemen and women who died during the two world wars. We care for cemeteries and  memorials at 23,000 locations, in more than 150 countries and territories.

We are seeking an experienced Head Gardener to join the team based in Haifa War Cemetery, Israel. The role will support the Country Supervisor and Senior Head Gardener in the day to day control of the staff in the group, ensuring that they, as a team, maintain the cemeteries and memorials to the standards specified by the Commission as efficiently and economically as possible.

Responsibilities

Requirements

Job Description (EN) Job Description (AR) 

To apply, please submit your application by one of the following:

Email: ma.careers@cwgc.org

Mail: Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Douchifat Street, Industrial Area, PO BOX 74 Ramleh, 72100

Closing date: 9 July 2021 Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted. Please note, we reserve the right to close or extend
this position depending on application numbers. Therefore, we would 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.


Building Surveyor

(known internally as Technical Manager, Works)

Location: The job will be based in Maidenhead with a requirement for overseas travel.  

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours of work: Full time, 37 hours per week

Salary: Offers up to £46,620 per annum, pro rata, depending upon experience

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 the Role:

With your experience within built environments and structural projects, you will oversee the construction and maintenance of monuments and other structures within Commission sites across Southern and East Africa.  You will advise on all technical matters and manage overseas works staff.  It will also ensure alignment with Commission strategy, policies and procedures, along with other Area requirements.  It is a key part of the Area’s Operations team and reports to the AAPA Operations Manager.

You will need a background as a building surveyor or related profession.  You should be RICS qualified or part qualified. Experience of managing projects and people and working internationally is highly desirable. It is essential you can demonstrate an ability to deliver in an environment with multiple internal and external stakeholders.

The job will be based in Maidenhead with a requirement for overseas travel.  Full details of the job role can be found on the job description.

What We Can Offer You:

Job Description Application Form

How To Apply:

Please send your cover letter, CV and completed application form to aapa.careers@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.

 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.


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: 

English

French

German

Dutch

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

Closing date: 31/05/2021 


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

Location: France (Reims – based at Choloy).

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 possi-ble. The position requires a good balance between carrying out management activities and horticul-tural manual work.

Find full information in the job description

Job Description (ENG) 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 23 July.


SURVEYOR, WESTERN EUROPE AREA (FRANCE)

Location: Beaurains, France

Contract type: permanent / full time

About the role:

Inspection, expertise and condition assessment of all our sites and buildings to advise and guide the choices of operational teams in the field and ensure that work is carried out in accordance with Commission standards and in an efficient manner.

Find full information in the job description.

Job description (ENG) 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 23 July.

Horticulture Supervisor, Asia Pacific

Location: The job will be based in Singapore with a requirement for overseas travel. 

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours of work: Full time

Salary: Competitive, depending upon experience

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 the Role:

This important role supports managers across Asia Pacific to ensure Commission standards of horticulture at the cemeteries and memorials are met whilst securing value for money in achieving those standards. The role holder will provide horticultural expertise to senior stakeholders across the region working closely with them to implement organisational policy and initiatives such as the reduction in the use of pesticides.

This role is part of a network of horticultural specialists and country managers based across the Africa and Asia Pacific Area and will link with our specialist departments in the UK Head Office.  It will be central to our continuing success in the region. 

You will need a background in horticulture, able to advise and support compliance to standards.  The role involves some training so experience of training delivery is also highly desirable.   Understanding the challenges of horticultural operations gained through practical experience is preferred.

The job will be based in Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore with a requirement for travel across our Asia Pacific sites.  Full details of the job role can be found on the job description.

Job Description Application Form

Please submit your completed application form, together with a cover letter and CV to aapa.careers@cwgc.org


Office Administrator/Receptionist

Location: Larnaca, Cyprus

Contract Type: Fixed term (8 months), with the possibility of becoming permanent

Hours of Work: Part-time (30 hours per week Monday to Friday), with the possibility of becoming full-time

Salary: Salary – Circa €870 gross per month (30 hours), dependent upon skills and experience,

About the organisation:

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 and territories to
preserving our extensive records and archives. Our values and aims, laid out in 1917, are as relevant now as they were 100
years ago

About the role:

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing an excellent Office Administration service to the Area Office, to
cover the reception and be the first point of contact for all visitors, staff members and taking general telephone enquiries.
You will have contact with all departments within the office and with colleagues within the Mediterranean Area. You will be
responsible for the preparation of Finance and Administration returns, carrying out general Finance Administration, plus data
entry for the HR Department into the HR System. Organising travel arrangements for the Area Director and preparation of
travel itineraries when required, including preparation letters for visas and translation (English/ Greek as required). Managing
the office stationery and handling couriers and post both incoming and outgoing. You will be responsible for the office filing
and file registry. Assisting in meetings and event management, arranging refreshments and catering.

What we can offer you:

About you:

Job description Fact sheet Application form

How to apply:

Please visit our website www.cwgc.org/about-us/careers and select the Office Administrator/Receptionist position and see the
instructions on how to apply. You will then need to complete the application form. Kindly send the completed application
form, together with your CV, to ma.careers@cwgc.org by no later than 11th July 2021

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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


GARDENER CARETAKER (M/F) - France

Location: Lens Group (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

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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 23 July.


Gardener (M/F) - France

Location : Longueval Group (France).

Contract type: Permanent

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 23th of July.


Field Researcher

Location: The job will be based in Nairobi with a requirement for travel

Contract Type: 3-year Contract

Hours of work: Full time, 40 hours per week 

Salary: Offers in the region of: KSH156,000 per month, pro rata, depending upon experience 

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 later, 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 the Role:

As part of this role you will lead the on-the-ground search for graves of primarily African casualties, which were lost or abandoned after the First and Second World Wars across East Africa. You will be guided by desktop research undertaken in both East Africa and the UK, applying pre–defined criteria to make recommendations to the project team on the viability of commemorating casualties at their original burial location. This will involve extensive engagement with both internal and external stakeholders, for example local Municipal Departments, Heritage and Cemetery authorities’ local leaders, and elders.

A secondary aspect of the role will be facilitating stakeholder workshops on behalf of the Project Team, to allow us to better understand the views of communities in deciding on appropriate new commemorations or memorials where required. 

You should have attained a BSc and/or MSc in Sociology, Anthropology, History or similar subject area. A proven track record of working with diverse community groups, community/stakeholder engagement, conflict resolution and carrying out research would be desirable. Experience in ethnography, anthropology or history using qualitative data collection and holding focus groups would be highly advantageous. Experience of working with or collaborating with Kenyan government bodies is essential. You must have the ability to deliver presentations and articulate complex information both upwards internally within the organisation and to external stakeholders.

The job will be based in Nairobi with regular travel within Kenya and across East Africa. Full details of the job role can be found on the job description:

Job Description Application form

How to Apply:

Please send your cover letter, CV and completed application form to aapa.careers@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.

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.


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

Location : La Bassée Group (France).

Contract type: permanent / full time

About the role:

Supports the Senior Head Gardener and/or the Head Gardener in the daily management of a mobile team of horticultural workers responsible for carrying out the horticultural maintenance program for 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 some day-to-day supervisory 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 6 August.


INTERIM DIRECTOR OF FINANCE & CORPORATE SERVICES 

Location: Maidenhead, Head Office based with some international travel

Contract Type: Interim, up to 9 months (March 2022)

Salary: From £85,000 to £97,000, 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

As our Interim Director of Finance & Corporate Services, you will be responsible for the oversight and strategic management of the funding, finances, and corporate services. You will provide global strategic leadership and direction to the specialist teams of Finance, Procurement, Project Management, IT, Audit and Risk within a complex international setting and shifting global landscape. 

As part of our strong and talented Executive Leadership Team, you will shape and develop strategic plans for the future and ongoing success of the CWGC whilst contributing towards the growth of the charitable Foundation, CWGF.

The CWGC operates in 153 countries and territories around the world, due to this you must have experience of working as an international Finance Director with knowledge of international accounting and taxation rules and procedures of Europe. In additional, a wider understanding of other countries taxation regulations is highly desirable.

Key Responsibilities

In this exciting and global reaching role, you will be responsible for providing the business, analysis and financial expertise to underpin and drive the full range of global planning and budgeting processes.

We are looking for a superb communicator with the ability to champion and deliver the annual budgets, management and statutory accounts, reporting quarterly to Commissioners, Finance and Audit Committees. This is a busy role within a fast-paced environment, working to accounting standards along with building firm relationships must be your forte. You will act as Company Secretary for the CWGC and the CWGF.

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.

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

If you think you have the skills and experience required for this role, 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.


Professional Services Administrator - Belgium

Location: Ypres office

Work hours: 37-hour work week

This is an admirative role in our Professional Services team. Responsibilities include: management, organisation, and following up of various contracts with suppliers; retrieving the necessary quotations, discussing the budget with Professional Services Manager and placing orders; supports the Professional Services Manager and Deputy Director in various tasks: drafting reports, following-up of budgets (updating spreadsheets, monitoring and preparatory work for budget exercise).

See the full details 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 9 August.


Gardener - Köln

The post holder works in a mobile role or at a static site, and is responsible for the maintenance of a number of specific plots within a region under the supervision of the (Senior) Head Gardener. He/she carries out gardening maintenance to the standards of excellence as set by the Commission, and according to horticultural policies and procedures. 

This is a practical role, requiring maintenance craft skills to undertake a wide range of duties. These include turf culture,  headstone border, maintenance and planting, pest control, machinery operation and maintenance and the care of ornamental features.

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Anyone wishing to apply, please send your CV with cover letter to: wea.jobs@cwgc.org before 13 August 2021. 


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