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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:


 

Horticultural Supervisor - France

Foreman of Works - Italy

Professional Services Manager - Belgium

Bricklayer (M/F) - France (2 vacancies)

Arborist (M/F) - Based at Beaurains, France

General Accounting Administrator - Ieper, Belgium

Skilled Maintenance Craftsperson - UK countrywide, based at Brookwood Military Cemetery, United Kingdom

Health and Safety Advisor C&SEA - Ieper, Belgium

Interim Gardener - Tyne Cot/Bedford House, Belgium

Country Manager - Egypt

Experienced Gardeners - South East England (Hampshire and Sussex)

Events and Challenge Fundraising Officer - Maidenhead, United Kingdom

Trusts & Corporate Fundraising Officer - Maidenhead, United Kingdom

Gardeners - Cologne - permanent, Becklingen - temporary, Central and Southern Europe Area (C&SEA)

Health and Safety Coordinator (AAA) - Maidenhead, United Kingdom

Individual Giving Fundraising Officer - Maidenhead, United Kingdom

Supervisor Maintenance Support CSEA - Ieper, Belgium

Commemorations Support Coordinator - Maidenhead, United Kingdom

Communications Executive (Non-Commemorations Project) - Maidenhead, United Kingdom

Head of Global Risk and Internal Audit - Maidenhead, United Kingdom

HRIS Project Coordinator - Maidenhead, United Kingdom

HRIS Project Manager - Maidenhead, United Kingdom

Internal Communications Specialist - Maidenhead, United Kingdom

Customer Service Advisor - Maidenhead, United Kingdom

Gardener (M/F) - Hazebrouck, France

Forestry Worker (M/F) - Vimy, France

Senior Head Forestry (M/F) - Vimy, France

Communications Officer (M/F) - Beaurains, France

Gardener - Brookwood, United Kingdom

Project Manager PMO - Maidenhead, United Kingdom

Operations System Specialist - Ottawa, Ontario

 


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:

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 by 30 August.


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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.


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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.

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 June.


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Professional Services Manager (Purchase, Facilities and Estate Manager)

Location: Belgium

To manage properties, purchasing and facilities for the Area
To ensure that the Area's systems, processes and procedures are fit for purpose. To provide efficient, informative and professional support and solutions (e.g. purchasing, fleet, utilities, work wear) for the Area Management in accordance with CWGC rules and policy.

Must be prepared to travel and work across Europe.
A valid B drivers’ licence is required.

Main responsibilities and accountabilities of the role

General

Functional knowledge

Business expertise

Leadership

Problem solving

Impact type

Uses professional expertise to identify and assess issues with a view to informing, influencing and guiding managers in their decision making.

Impact area

Interpersonal skills

Personal profile

Education and knowledge
Essential

Experience

Essential

Desirable

Competencies

This job description sets out your main duties. From time to time you may be asked to carry out other appropriate tasks which are not under your job title or main duties, as and when required in the Commission's interests.

Job Description EN Job Description FR Job Description GER Job Description NL 

How to Apply

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


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Bricklayer and/or Stone mason (M/F) - France 2 vacancies

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

Contract type: There are 2 permanent contracts.

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.

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 August.


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Arborist (M/F) - France

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

Contract type: Permanent / full time

About the role:

The post holder is part of a highly specialised team maintaining and felling trees throughout WEA France. 

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 August.


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General Accounting Administrator

Location: Ieper, Belgium

Contract type: Permanent

About the role:

To assist the C&SEA General Accountant Supervisor with the daily and monthly financial activities (CWGC and CWGF).

Find full information in the job description.

Job Description EN Job Description FR Job Description GER Job Description NL 

How to apply:

Anyone wishing to apply, please send your CV with motivation letter to: csea.careers@cwgc.org before 4th of March.


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SKILLED MAINTENANCE CRAFTSperson

SALARY:         Up to £24,700 dependent upon experience

LOCATION:    Countrywide, working out of Brookwood Military Cemetery

JON TYPE:      Permanent 37 hours a week  

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Craftsperson to join our Works Team travelling the country carrying out structural maintenance to war graves and iconic memorials such as our 3 Grade 1 listed Naval Memorial located in Portsmouth, Plymouth and Chatham as well as other sites such as the Grade II listed Runnymede Commonwealth Air Forces Memorial and Lyness cemetery on Hoy in the Orkneys. There are also opportunities to travel over to seas to work in our site located in Scandinavia, Iceland, Ireland and the Baltics.

You must be 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.

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

This is a mobile role, so travelling and spending up to 3 to 4 nights away from home a week is usual. We pay for you hotel accommodation, as well as allowances to cover expenses.

We offer you:

We are looking for:

If you meet these requirements, we would love to hear from you.

Job Description Recruitment Pack Application Form

How to apply:

If you think you’ve got what it takes please send your CV, completed application form 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 recruitment@cwgc.org.

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.


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Health and Safety Advisor C&SEA - Ieper, Belgium

Location: Ieper office, Belgium

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: Full Time, 37 hours per week

About the role:

To ensure that Occupational Health and Safety arrangements meet with Commission’s global standards as well as comply with national legislation in order to guarantee the safety off all employees, visitors and contractors in the Area.

Please find attached the job description in English, Dutch, German and French.
Vous trouverez ci-jointe la fiche fonction en anglais, néerlandais, allemand et français.
In der Anlage finden Sie die Funktionsbeschreibung in Englisch, Niederländisch, Deutsch und Französisch.
De functiebeschrijving kan u in bijlage terugvinden in het Engels, Nederlands, Duits en Frans.

Job Description EN Job Description FR Job Description GER Job Description NL 

How to Apply

Anyone wishing to apply, please send your CV with motivation letter to:
Merci aux personnes intéressées de bien vouloir nous faire parvenir leur CV et lettre de motivation à l’adresse suivante:
Wer sich bewerben will, schickt seinen Lebenslaub und Motivationsschreiben an:
Wie wenst te solliciteren stuurt zijn/haar CV en motivatiebrief naar:

csea.careers@cwgc.org

At the latest by:
Au plus tard pour le:
Spätestens am:
Ten laatste op:

10/05/2022

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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Interim Gardener - Tyne Cot/Bedford House, Belgium

Location: Tyne Cot or Messines, Belgium

Contract Type: Interim

About the role:

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.

Please find attached the job description in English, Dutch, German and French.

Job Description EN Job Description FR Job Description GER Job Description NL 

How to Apply

Anyone wishing to apply, please send your CV and cover letter to:

csea.careers@cwgc.org

At the latest by:

18/05/2022

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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Country Manager - Egypt

Location: Egypt

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: depending upon experience

Hours: Full Time, 42 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 Egypt, 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.

The key responsibilities and accountabilities for this role as follows:

Accountable for the effective operational management in Egypt 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 Egypt.

Finance and Risk Management.

Team Performance.

Job Functional Knowledge.

Operational Acumen and Expertise.

Leadership.

Problem Solving.

Nature of Impact.

Area of Impact.

Interpersonal Skills.

Education, Knowledge and Experience.

Skills and Abilities.

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.


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EXPERIENCED GARDENERS REQUIRED IN THE SOUTH EAST OF ENGLAND

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two experienced and capable gardeners to join our team maintaining our iconic horticultural plots at cemeteries and churchyards across the South East of England to our universally admired high standards. 

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 well into the team.

Pesticide Certificates (PA1 and PA6) are required for these roles, and the Commission is willing to provide the necessary support and training to gain these qualifications.

These are mobile roles, so travelling and spending nights out may be necessary at times. We pay for hotel accommodation, as well as allowances to cover expenses.

We offer you:

We are looking for:

If you meet these requirements, we would love to hear from you.

Job Description - Hampshire Job Description - Sussex Recruitment Pack Application Form

How to apply:

If you think you’ve got what it takes please send your CV, completed application form and a covering letter indicating which job you are applying for, explaining what you can bring to the role and why you believe you can fulfil the requirements of the job to recruitment@cwgc.org.

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.


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EVENTS AND CHALLENGE FUNDRAISING OFFICER

Location: Office based in Maidenhead with hybrid working arrangements, a minimum of 2 days per week in the office. You should be within a reasonable commute of Maidenhead, which has fantastic direct train links and is located a 10-minute walk from the station. Maidenhead is a direct line stop from Paddington, London, with journeys taking approximately 35-45 minutes.

Contract Type: Fixed Term – 2 years

Salary: Circa £30-31,000 per annum, pro rata, depending upon experience

Hours: Full Time, 37 hours per week

About the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is a highly respected and prestigious global organisation. We honour and care for the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars, ensuring their sacrifice will never be forgotten. The battlefields may be long gone, but our cemeteries, memorials, records, events, community, and outreach programmes remain an important and abiding memorial to all those who fell. They are the last physical and human reminders we have of those world-changing conflicts.

About the CWGF
The Commonwealth War Graves Foundation (CWGF) is the charitable arm of the CWGC. The CWGF highlights the work of the CWGC through diverse projects that actively engage new audiences and find innovative ways to involve the whole community with our work – through education and outreach, voluntary activity, arts and heritage projects, local research and partnership working. 

About this Role and You

As our first Events and Challenge Fundraising Officer you will be responsible for generating and growing income through development and delivery of a wide programme of events. You will bring new supporters to the organisation by ensuring exceptional event experiences and you will plan and deliver the supporter journeys to ensure ongoing engagement.

In this role, you will be strategically planning, costing and delivering a range of events within a fast-growing charity that is going through an exciting period of growth. This is an exciting mix of donor and sponsor engagement, event planning, administrative support, delivery and stewardship. As a critical member of small and dynamic team, the role will be high pressure, with challenging targets, and a lot of hands-on delivery.

Key Responsibilities

We are looking for a passionate and driven fundraiser who has excellent event/project management experience. You will be an exceptional organiser, able to manage multiple projects within budget and driven to meet deadlines and income targets. Excellent communication skills are essential and as a team-player you will be able to build strong and meaningful relationships and offer exceptional customer service to internal and external stakeholders. You will be able to demonstrate a calm and adaptable approach as there will be times when you will be working with minimal supervision. You will also have a good working knowledge of databases. Some travel and attendance at evening and weekend events may be required, so it is essential you have a full UK driving licence.

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, completed application form 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.


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TRUSTS & CORPORATE FUNDRAISING OFFICER

Location: Location: Maidenhead, Head Office based with Remote Working offered

Contract Type: Fixed Term – 2 years

Salary: Circa £30-31,000 per annum, pro rata, depending upon experience, plus a Facilities Allowance of £1,200 per annum, pro rata

Hours: Full Time, 37 hours per week

About the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is a highly respected and prestigious global organisation. We honour and care for the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars, ensuring their sacrifice will never be forgotten. The battlefields may be long gone, but our cemeteries, memorials, records, events, community, and outreach programmes remain an important and abiding memorial to all those who fell. They are the last physical and human reminders we have of those world-changing conflicts.

About the CWGF
The Commonwealth War Graves Foundation (CWGF) is the charitable arm of the CWGC. The CWGF highlights the work of the CWGC through diverse projects that actively engage new audiences and find innovative ways to involve the whole community with our work – through education and outreach, voluntary activity, arts and heritage projects, local research and partnership working. 

About this Role and You

As our first Trusts & Corporate Fundraising Officer you will be responsible for generating and growing income by researching and developing excellent written applications and reports. You will need to stay abreast of all fundraising opportunities the charity has to offer and prepare strong and compelling grant proposals for all fundable areas of the charity, often working closely with colleagues from other teams.

You will bring new corporate supporters to the organisation through Identifying and building excellent relationships with businesses that lead to partnerships, sponsorship and additional support including Charity of the Year partnerships.

In this role you will be strategically planning, costing and delivering a range of activities and initiatives within a fast-growing charity that is going through an exciting period of growth. As a critical member of small and dynamic team, the role will be high pressure, with challenging targets, and a lot of hands-on delivery.

Key Responsibilities

We are looking for a strategic and driven fundraiser who has excellent experience of securing significant income from partnerships with Trusts and/or Corporates. You will be well organised, able to manage multiple projects within budget and driven to meet deadlines and income targets. Excellent communication skills are essential and as a team-player you will be able to build strong and meaningful relationships and offer exceptional customer service to internal and external stakeholders. You will be able to work with minimum supervision and possess excellent time-management skills. You will have also have some experience of working with databases.

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, completed application form 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.


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gardeners

Location: Central and Southern Europe Area (C&SEA)

Contract Type: Cologne - permanent vacancy, Becklingen - temporaray vacancy (4 months)

About the role:

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.

Please find attached the job description in English, Dutch, German and French.

Job Description EN Job Description FR Job Description GER Job Description NL 

How to Apply

Anyone wishing to apply, please send your CV with motivation letter to:
Merci aux personnes intéressées de bien vouloir nous faire parvenir leur CV et lettre de motivation à l’adresse suivante:
Wer sich bewerben will, schickt seinen Lebenslaub und Motivationsschreiben an:
Wie wenst te solliciteren stuurt zijn/haar CV en motivatiebrief naar:

csea.careers@cwgc.org

At the latest by:
Au plus tard pour le:
Spätestens am:
Ten laatste op:

05/06/2022

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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Health & Safety Co-Ordinator (AAA)

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

Salary: depending upon experience

Travel: Must be willing and able to travel throughout the AAA area, with some limited travel to Europe. Valid Passport and full driving licence is required.  

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

Delivering at an operational level, this role leads the delivery of Health & Safety priorities for AAA, in line with the corporate business plan and H&S objectives. The H&S Co-Ord will ensure that the AAA meets UK H&S best practice and adheres to relevant legalisation in all countries at a minimum. The coordinator will deliver H&S support, guidance and training to all AAA staff. The coordinator will implement the CWGC Global standards, OHSAS45001 and OHSAS45003, and carry out internal audits and performance monitoring.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES and ACCOUNTABILITIES OF THE ROLE

General

Job Functional Knowledge

Business Expertise

Leadership

Problem Solving

Nature of Impact

Area of Impact

Interpersonal Skills

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Education and Knowledge

Essential

Desirable

Experience

Essential

Desirable

Skills and Abilities

How to Apply

Job Description Recruitment Pack

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.


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INDIVIDUAL GIVING FUNDRAISING OFFICER

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 £33,100 per annum, depending upon experience

Hours: Full Time, 37 hours per week

About the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is a highly respected and prestigious global organisation. We honour and care for the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars, ensuring their sacrifice will never be forgotten. The battlefields may be long gone, but our cemeteries, memorials, records, events, community, and outreach programmes remain an important and abiding memorial to all those who fell. They are the last physical and human reminders we have of those world-changing conflicts.

About the CWGF
The Commonwealth War Graves Foundation (CWGF) is the charitable arm of the CWGC. The CWGF highlights the work of the CWGC through diverse projects that actively engage new audiences and find innovative ways to involve the whole community with our work – through education and outreach, voluntary activity, arts and heritage projects, local research and partnership working. 

About this Role and You
As our first Individual Giving Fundraising Officer you will be responsible for generating and growing income through the development and management of a portfolio of individual giving campaigns and audiences with a particular emphasis on growing and improving our membership programme. You will plan and deliver supporter journeys from welcome through to reactivation across a range of digital and offline channels.

In this role, you will be strategically planning, costing and delivering a range of campaigns within a fast-growing charity that is going through an exciting period of growth. This is an exciting mix of supporter acquisition and development with opportunities for cross-selling and upselling between products. As a critical member of small, supportive and dynamic team, the role will be high pressure, with challenging targets, and a lot of hands-on delivery.

Key Responsibilities
We are looking for a passionate and driven fundraiser who has direct experience of managing a range of individual giving activities. You will have experience of working with data for selections, segmentation, reporting and analysis and be able to manage multiple projects within budget and driven to meet deadlines and income targets. You will be an innovative and creative thinker, able to turn potential into results. Excellent communication skills are essential and as a team-player you will be able to build strong and meaningful relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

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

 What We Offer:

How to Apply:

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

Job Description Recruitment Pack Application Form

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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Supervisor Maintenance Support C&SEA - Ieper, Belgium

Location: Ieper office, Belgium

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: Full Time, 37 hours per week

About the role:

Monitoring and supporting 4 workshops (mechanic, blacksmith, carpenter, and painter), budget management, purchasing department monitoring and warehouse inspection. Developing efficient support in function of the five-year ongoing maintenance programme. Supervising the asset management system

Please find attached the job description in English, Dutch, German and French.
Vous trouverez ci-jointe la fiche fonction en anglais, néerlandais, allemand et français.
In der Anlage finden Sie die Funktionsbeschreibung in Englisch, Niederländisch, Deutsch und Französisch.
De functiebeschrijving kan u in bijlage terugvinden in het Engels, Nederlands, Duits en Frans.

Job Description EN Job Description FR Job Description GER Job Description NL 

How to Apply

Anyone wishing to apply, please send your CV with motivation letter to:
Merci aux personnes intéressées de bien vouloir nous faire parvenir leur CV et lettre de motivation à l’adresse suivante:
Wer sich bewerben will, schickt seinen Lebenslaub und Motivationsschreiben an:
Wie wenst te solliciteren stuurt zijn/haar CV en motivatiebrief naar:

csea.careers@cwgc.org

At the latest by:
Au plus tard pour le:
Spätestens am:
Ten laatste op:

12/07/2022

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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COMMEMORATIONS SUPPORT COORDINATOR

Location: Office based in Maidenhead with hybrid working arrangements, a minimum of 2 days per week in the office. You should be within a reasonable commute of Maidenhead, which has direct train links and is located a 10-minute walk from the station. Maidenhead is a direct line stop from Paddington, London, with journeys taking approximately 35-45 minutes.

Contract Type:  Permanent

Salary: Circa £23,600 per annum, depending upon experience

Hours: Full Time

Do you have an interest in Military History and excellent organisation skills? If so, read on and apply to join our talented team

About this Role and You

As one of two Commemorations Support Coordinators, you will support the team to deliver our outputs through excellent customer service.  The includes answering enquiries, updating the Casualty Database, and searching, saving and retrieving information from our digital archival records.  You will action casework adjudications and process completed case files.  A major part of the role is ordering headstones, including those for reburial and rededication ceremonies.  You will work with colleagues across the CWGC, and track progress from ordering, to engraving and through to installation.  You will provide statistics, and casualty reports as required and support colleagues with basic historical research and casework.  You will develop a sound understanding of Commemorations policy and provide internal and external advice on its practical implementation.

The work of the Commemorations Team is central to the purpose of the Commission, ensuring all Commonwealth war casualties are commemorated correctly with dignity and honour. We provide policy and casework subject matter expertise on who the Commission commemorates, where they are commemorated and how. Our anthropologists and researchers work together to deliver a full professional service for the recovery of remains, supporting our Member Governments. Working with internal stakeholders and external partners, we co-ordinate the annual programme of reburial and rededication ceremonies. Commemorations maintain the accuracy and integrity of our casualty data, allowing headstones to be engraved and ensuring the public can find the details of those we remember.

To be successful in this position you will have experience in a customer-focused team and be able to work with a range of internal stakeholders. You will enjoy working in a team with the ability to undertake basic historical research and to manage multiple tasks.  You will have experience in using databases and undertaking basic research casework and archival filing.  The role requires a flexible approach with attention to detail, adherence to defined processes and good written and verbal communications, with the ability to provide reports and statistics as required  

You will be able to demonstrate:

You are educated to A-Level or equivalent, with advanced computer literacy including databases, MS Word, Excel and Teams. A knowledge of 20th Century history and military organisations will be useful, as will experience in casework and basic historical research.  We require good attention to detail, excellent organisational skills and the ability to manage your time effectively. 

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, completed application form 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.


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Communications Executive (Non-Commemoration Project)

Location: Maidenhead with some hybrid working

Contract Type: Fixed Term, initially up to 18 Months

Salary: circa £40,000 per annum, depending upon experience

Hours: Full Time 37 hours per week

About this Role and You

As our Communications Executive for the Non-Commemoration Project, you will be the champion of our work to put right our historic wrongs, in how we commemorated our war dead. You will manage all media relations around the Non-Commemoration Project and proactively implement communication strategies to enhance, develop and maintain the CWGC’s reputation and public profile in a positive light in the UK and overseas. You will also manage all communications around our stakeholder engagement for the Project, including a quarterly update for Parliament as well as an annual review. You will support the research, education and operational Project leads in the delivery of their work and in communicating that work to internal and external stakeholders.

We are looking for an excellent communicator, with sound judgement and enthusiasm for the aims of our Organisation. You must be committed to our Non-Commemoration Project Team, which is based in Maidenhead and excited by the opportunity it presents to engage with new and diverse audiences. This multi-disciplined team leads on all aspects of our dedicated five-year programme to renew our promise to commemorate all those who served with the Commonwealth forces, regardless of their race, faith or rank.

To be successful within this position you will have significant experience in managing and delivering high-profile communications for a global audience and organisation. Experience of crisis comms management would be advantageous, as would some knowledge of the World Wars but so, equally, are the ability to demonstrate sound judgement and planning and experience of stakeholder engagement/management.  You will be a highly proficient communicator, skilful at supporting a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders across international audiences in both written and verbal communications. You will have an eye for a story and the motivation and contacts to exploit those opportunities to the fullest.

Key Contacts

To successfully fulfil the responsibilities of this role you will need to liaise with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, including our Director General, Director of Operations, Director of External Relations, Non-Commemoration Project Leads, Member Governments, Project Stakeholders and key journalists across international and local media. Prior experience working or communicating with these groups will be beneficial.

You will be able to demonstrate a sharing of our Values: Respect, Excellence, Teamwork, Communication, Professionalism and Commitment.

What We Offer:

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.

Job description Recruitment Pack Application Form

How to Apply

Simply apply by sending us your CV, completed application form 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.


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HEAD OF GLOBAL RISK AND INTERNAL AUDIT

Location: Office based in Maidenhead with some international travel and hybrid working arrangements when in the UK (a minimum of 2 days per week in the office). Maidenhead has fantastic, direct train links (including to Paddington, London), the office is located a 10-minute walk from the station.

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: Circa £60,000, per annum

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

As our Head of Risk and Internal Audit, you will take the lead on the review and implementation of the Commission’s global Risk Management policy and processes, ensuring best practice is embedded into operational decision-making. You will also be responsible for delivering the Commission’s internal audit strategy, aimed at monitoring and improving the global internal control environment; the management of counter-fraud activities; and procuring insurance cover.

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and independently-minded individual, keen to raise standards by working closely with managers across the Commission’s international workforce and somehow managing to be both supportive and challenging all at the same time.   

To be successful within this position you will have significant experience of risk management and internal audit in an international setting, excellent communication skills and a well-organised approach that is both analytical and pragmatic. You will also have some management experience, as you will be responsible for managing the output of both the employed Regional Auditor and the outsource provider of internal audit services. Deadline-focussed, you will have a particular skill at marshalling others to be similarly focussed.

As always, 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, completed application form and cover letter to recruitment@cwgc.org.

Please apply straight away – we will be interviewing good candidates as applications come in.

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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HRIS PROJECT COORDINATOR

Location: Maidenhead, with a minimum of 2 days a week in the office

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: Circa £28,000 per annum, depending upon skills and experience

Hours: Full Time, 37 hours per week

Would you like to join a prestigious Organisation that has been established for over 100 years and be part of our talented HRIS Project team? 

About this Role and You

In this project critical role, you will be supporting the HRIS Project team to deliver our new global Human Resources Information System (Cornerstone) to all our countries and employees. You will be friendly, flexible and extremely organised, helping to ensure the Project is kept on track. 

As our Project Coordinator, you will be responsible for monitoring and updating Project milestones, risks, logs and reporting. You will arrange various meetings and must be confident at preparing presentations, taking minutes, recording actions and ensuring they are all followed up in good time. You will be familiar with Project Management methodology and enjoy juggling multiple workstreams and tasks. As an excellent communicator, both in writing and in person, you will be able to work with limited supervision, taking responsibility for your own workload, whilst comfortably working as part of a team.

You will be able to demonstrate:

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

What We Offer:

Job description Recruitment Pack Application Form

How to Apply

Simply apply by sending us your CV, completed application form 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.


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HRIS PROJECT MANAGER

Location: Homebased or Head Office based in Maidenhead, with the option of hybrid working

Contract Type: Permanent

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

Hours: Full Time, 37 hours per week

Would you like to join a prestigious Organisation that has been established for over 100 years and be part of our talented HRIS Project team?

About this Role and You

In this project critical role, initially you will be responsible for managing the HRIS Project team to deliver our new global Human Resources Information System (Cornerstone) across 30 countries and over 1300 employees. You will be organised, collaborative, an excellent communicator, able to solve problems and act with integrity and transparency. You will ensure project scope is delivered, the budget managed and time scales met. You will also make sure Project Management and Corporate governance processes are followed.

To be successful within this position you will have previous experience of delivering a complex, high-profile project, ideally in either IT, Human Capital Management or other HR information systems. You will be familiar and confident in applying project methodology, ideally experienced using both waterfall and agile methodologies. You will hold either a Prince 2 or APM Qualification or a relevant equivalent.

As a strong and resilient leader with excellent stakeholder management capabilities, you will also be skilled at undertaking critical problem analysis and resolution around risk and issues management. Attention to detail, commitment to quality and a sound grasp of cost control principles to ensure project remains within budget are also required.

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, completed application form 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.


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INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

Location: Maidenhead, with a minimum of 2 days a week in the office

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: circa £37,800 per annum, depending upon skills and experience

Hours: Full Time, 37 hours per week

Are you a dynamic and ambitious internal comms professional, who wants to launch their own programme inside one of the worlds most renowned organisations?

About this Role and You

You will be joining a dynamic and highly motivated team based for half of the week in our UK Head Office in Maidenhead (Elizabeth Line 40 mins from London / 15mins from Reading). Working directly with our Director General, you will assist in delivering important information to our staff across the globe. You will be part of a core team working on the new Organisational Strategy messaging, as well as the launch of our new Values, creating innovative and exciting content that speaks to staff across the whole spectrum of CWGC staff about our activities, campaigns, engaging and involving them and uplifting how the CWGC talks to its people. 

You will be able to demonstrate

Both excellent written and oral communication skills are a pre-requisite and as you will be liaising with staff around the world, the role may require some travel. You will be confident in the creative sourcing, writing and disseminating of high impact, resonant, internal communications content across multiple channels. You will be able to demonstrate experience in working on multiple assignments in a fast-paced environment and have first-class stakeholder management skills.

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

What We Offer:

Job description Recruitment Pack Application Form

How to Apply

Simply apply by sending us your CV, completed application form 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.


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CUSTOMER SERVICE ADVISOR

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 £23,000 per annum, depending upon experience

Hours: 37 hours per week       

Are you good with customers and do you enjoy being part of a team?

In this varied role you will be responsible for providing first point of contact resolution to customers via telephone, webform, email and letter. You will be key to providing advice and assistance relating to the organisations services, policies, and procedures. You must have a confident, comfortable telephone manner and be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills both written and verbal. Being brilliantly organised and a great multi-tasker is essential as is having a high level of attention to detail.

Having a passion for providing excellent customer service is key to this role and requires someone who can display empathy, tactfulness, remain calm, have great listening skills and can be proactive, responsive, taking ownership of first contact problem solving to give customers a great experience.

In this rewarding role you will be the brand ambassador for the CWGC, working with colleagues across departments to resolve or assist with customer enquiries. Experience of working in a contact centre and/or having knowledge of the software programme, Salesforce would be advantageous, but is not essential.

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, completed application form 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.


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Gardener (M/F) - Area (France)

Location: Hazebrouck Group (France)

Contract type: permanent contract / 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:

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 fa.careers@cwgc.org  before 20th of August.


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FORESTRY WORKER (M/F) - Area (France)

Location: Vimy (France)

Contract type: permanent contract / full time

About the role:

Cares for and maintains the forest in preparation for its reforestation; fells trees using the equipment provided and also ensures maintenance of such equipment.

Respects biodiversity and safety rules.

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 fa.careers@cwgc.org  before 20th of August.


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SENIOR HEAD FORESTRY (M/F) - Area (France)

Location: Vimy (France)

Contract type: permanent contract / full time

About the role:

Organises and participates in the work of the team of foresters and gardeners for which he/she is responsible, in order to ensure the upkeep and maintenance of the forest with a view to its reforestation and the daily upkeep of the green areas.

Ensures that his/her team works safely and in compliance with environmental standards, and with health and safety rules defined by the Commission.

The position requires team management and manual skills.

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 fa.careers@cwgc.org  before 20th of August.


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COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER (M/F) - Area (France)

Location: Beaurains (France)

Contract type: permanent contract / full time

About the role:

To make the CWGC and its achievements in France known to its employees and Internet users and to encourage a wide audience in France to visit our sites. 

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 fa.careers@cwgc.org  before 20th of August.


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GARDENER

Location: A mainly static role at Brookwood Military Cemetery however, you will be expected to work in other sites across the South-East when required

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: Up to £ 24,500 depending on skills and experience

Hours: Full time 37 hours per week

About this Role and You

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a gardener to join our small team carrying out all aspects of  horticultural maintenance and renovation work at Brookwood Military Cemetery in Woking, a site which covers around 37 acres and commemorates over 5,000 identified casualties.

You will be hard working, highly motivated and able to bring a proactive and flexible approach to the role. You should have the ability to turn your hand to most tasks and be able and comfortable working in all types of weather. The role is practical and hands-on and requires commitment and a decent level of physical fitness

You should have a basic understanding of horticultural techniques, plant identification, pruning, lawn care, pest and disease identification. Training to NVQ2 or similar would be an advantage. Most of all we would like you to enjoy being part of a dedicated, enthusiastic and skilled team and have the ability to integrate well. As the site attracts many visitors you will also enjoy speaking to members of the public and be able to interact with them in a caring and sympathetic manner.

You will be able to demonstrate:

What We Offer:

Job description Recruitment Pack Application Form

How to Apply

Simply apply by sending us your CV, completed application form 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.


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PROJECT MANAGER - PMO

Location: Head Office based in Maidenhead, with the option of hybrid working

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary:  Circa £47,000 per annum, depending upon experience

Hours: Full Time, 37 hours per week

Would you like to join a prestigious and highly respected Organisation that has been established for over 100 years, at the start of a journey creating a Project Management Bureau within the PMO to service the needs of the Business.

About this Role and You

In this newly created role, you will have previous experience of delivering high-profile IT projects of varying complexity. You will be familiar with, and confident in, applying different project methodologies to best address the needs of the business. You will hold either a Prince 2 or APM Qualification or a relevant equivalent.

As a strong and resilient leader with excellent stakeholder management capabilities, you will also be skilled at undertaking critical problem analysis and resolution around risk and issues management. Attention to detail, commitment to quality and a sound grasp of cost control principles, to ensure project remains within budget are also required.

Above all to be successful Project Manager within the PMO you will need to be confident asking questions, confident challenging the status quo and confident in helping the PMO lead the way toward project management excellence.

The first assignment will be leading the ‘upgrade’ of what is the jewel in our Digital Crown – The Casualty Database. You will be innovative, organised, collaborative, an excellent communicator, able to solve problems and act with integrity and transparency. You will ensure project scope is delivered, the budget managed and published time scales are met. You will also make sure Project Management and Corporate governance processes are followed. This is a tremendous opportunity for the right Project Manager.

Finally - 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, completed application form 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.


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OPERATION SYSTEM SPECIALIST

Location: CAPA Area Office, 402-1223 Michael St. North, Ottawa, Ontario

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: From $67,400 per annum, depending upon experience

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

About the Organization

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.
As a global organization, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) operates in over 150 countries and territories across the globe through 5 operational Areas. Our Canada, Americas and Pacific Area (CAPA) team looks after all CWGC activity in North, South and Central America in addition to the Caribbean and the Falklands, along with 10 countries in south-east Asia (Fiji, China {Hong Kong}, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Russia {Vladivostok}).

About the Role

We have an exciting opportunity for a person with the right skills and experience to join us as the Operations System Specialist.
In this position, you will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the CAPA Asset Management System (Asset Planner), the administration, development and upkeep of all geospatial mapping in ESRI GIS for the support of inspection planning and maintenance contracts administration, as well as tracking and reporting of all service requests. You will also be responsible for maintaining an accurate and up to date inventory of all CAPA assets, identifying and prioritizing work packages for contractors and preparing an annual work plan for review and approval during the annual budget process. You will also liaise with the Regional Manager, and other key technical staff to ensure that all necessary horticulture and estate projects are properly captured in our systems.
Some business travel is an essential part of the duties associated with this position.

About You

You have a post-secondary degree in a computer related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience that meets our requirements. Other combinations of education and experience will be considered solely at the discretion of the CWGC.

To be successful in this position you will have:
- A strong working knowledge of asset management systems, database management, GIS mapping, and general construction practices.
- Proven experience and success prioritizing and tracking multi-year activities and budgets.
- Excellent communication skills in both written and spoken English
- A proven ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders.
- Ability to work autonomously, organising work to ensure deadlines are met and exacting standards achieved.
- High level of problem-solving skills with the ability to propose appropriate solutions
- Team-player with a personable, upbeat, driven, and a ‘can do, will do’ approach
- Strong working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of applications and an aptitude and willingness to learn new CWGC specific software.
- Eligibility to work in Canada
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

- Great working environment working in a meaningful role that supports veterans who gave their lives in service of their country
- 15 days annual leave, increasing by 1 day each year up to max of 30 days per year, National and Ontario Provincial statutory holidays, in addition to a combination of sickness, family responsibility and personal leaves
- Registered Pension Plan
- Professional Development and training opportunities
- Medical/Dental Benefits (after successful completion of probation period)
- Life Insurance
- Professional subscriptions relevant to the role

How to Apply

Please send your cover letter and CV to CAPA.recruiting@cwgc.org
Note: We are unable to consider applications if the required documents are not submitted with your application.

Working location

This role is an office-based position at our Ottawa 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: August 19, 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. 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.

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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