Working at the CWGC

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

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

 

Current vacancies:


Works Projects Supervisor WEA Central - Ieper, Belgium

Gardener - Israel

Technical Supervisor - Larnaca, Cyprus

Operations Manager - Larnaca, Cyprus

Digital Specialist - Maidenhead, UK

Volunteer Coordinator - Maidenhead, UK

Gardener, Israel

Location: Haifa, Israel

Contract Type: Permanent

Read this advert in Arabic. Read this advert in Hebrew.

We are seeking an experienced Gardener to join the team based in Haifa War Cemetery, Israel. The role will support the Head Gardener in maintaining war cemeteries by carrying out manual horticultural maintenance and renovation work to the standards of excellence as set by the Commission, and according to the Horticultural Manual. An integral part of the team, this is a hands on manual post.

Responsibilities

Requirements

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

Application forms: English, Arabic, or Hebrew.

Email: ma.careers@cwgc.org

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

Closing date: 18th September 2020

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.

Appointment will be subject to background checks.


Works Projects Supervisor WEA Central

Location: Office based - primarily based in Ieper, Belgium

Contract Type: Permanent

We are looking for someone to prepare, specify, tender, plan, manage and coordinate the allocated projects. Responsible for the financial follow up of these projects and to ensure compliance with CWGC policies and all aspects of building conservation law including the sourcing of all necessary authorisations and permits.

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

Please see the full details in the Job Description (available in Dutch). 

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

Closing Date: 17 October 2020


Technical Supervisor, Mediterranean Area, Based in Cyprus

Location: Larnaca

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours of Work: Full-time (37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday)

Salary: An attractive salary dependent upon skills and experience

Travel: Some travel within the Mediterranean Area

 

About the organisation:

As a global organisation, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) operates in over 150 countries and territories tending and conserving the cemeteries and memorials of men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars.

With a workforce of over 220 staff, the Mediterranean Area (MA) has responsibility for the cemeteries and memorials in 33 countries around the Mediterranean basin from Northern Italy to Sudan and from temperate to arid zone desert climates.

About the role:

The Technical Supervisor, MA is responsible for assisting in the supervision of the maintenance of cemeteries across multiple countries for the Mediterranean Area (MA). Initially supporting and assisting the Regional Managers and other colleagues in the co-ordination and execution of maintenance and renovation work and longer-term planning for the Estate in the region. Assisting with the implementation of organisational policy, including approved working practices, health and safety procedures, people management, environmental and Commission policies relating to conduct and behaviour. The full job description can be found on our website.

What we can offer you:

About you:

See full Job Description

How to apply:

Please send your completed application form, CV and cover letter to ma.careers@cwgc.org.

Closing date: 16th October 2020

Only shortlisted candidates 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. Appointment will be subject to background checks.


Operations Manager, Mediterranean Area, Based in Cyprus

Location: Larnaca

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours of Work: Full-time (37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday)

Salary: Up to €67,000 per annum dependent upon skills and experience

Travel: Extensive travel within the Mediterranean Area

 

About the organisation:

As a global organisation, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) operates in over 150 countries and territories tending and conserving the cemeteries and memorials of men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars.

With a workforce of over 220 staff, the Mediterranean Area (MA) has responsibility for the cemeteries and memorials in 33 countries around the Mediterranean basin from Northern Italy to Sudan and from temperate to arid zone desert climates.

About the role:

The Operations Manager, MA is responsible for ensuring the Area’s operational policies, processes, procedures and deliver corporate maintenance standards by the most effective and efficient means. This includes the prioritisation, planning, co-ordination and execution of Area Horticulture and Works programmes, securing value for money in operational budgets via the appropriate targeting and allocation of resources towards Area and Corporate aims and objectives. Delivery of conservation and irrigation strategies are key challenges of the role. Also ensuring that the operational staff meet the highest standards in terms of Health and Safety.

Responsible for ensuring and continually improving the performance and efficiency of Area operations and support services through the procurement, provision and analysis of management information and operational data, benchmarking, key performance indicators and other effective methods and strategies. The full job description can be found on our website.

What we can offer you:

About you:

See the full job description

How to apply:

Please send your completed application form, CV and cover letter to ma.careers@cwgc.org.

Closing date: 16th October 2020

Only shortlisted candidates 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. Appointment will be subject to background checks.


DIGITAL SPECIALIST – FIXED TERM CONTRACT (UP TO 12 MONTHS)

Salary: From £46,400 per annum, pro rata, depending upon experience

Location: Maidenhead, Head Office based

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic person to join our Maidenhead based IT and Digital Department as a Digital Specialist.

About You:

What We Can Offer You:

Please see the full job description.

How to Apply:

Please send your cover letter, CV and completed application form to recruitment@cwgc.org

We are unable to consider applications if the required documents are not submitted.

Travel:

You must be within a reasonable commute from our Maidenhead Head Office at 2 Marlow Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 7DX. On-road parking and public car parks are located approximately ten minutes’ walk from the office. We are also located within a ten-minute walk of Maidenhead train station and the Town Centre bus stops.

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.


VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

Contract Type: Permanent, Full Time (37 hours per week)

Salary: From £29,746 per annum, depending upon experience

We have an exciting opportunity for a Volunteer Coordinator to join our team to co-ordinate all strands of volunteering activity across the Commission, including onboarding new programmes onto the volunteer management system. You will be the go-to person for system changes, training and general setup, ensuring all users internal and external have an excellent experience.

You will champion and promote volunteering across the organisation and externally, seeking out new volunteer opportunities and reaching out to new audiences as well as existing volunteers and community groups.

 

About You:

We would like you to have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the voluntary sector, with experience developing and delivering training courses and workshops for managers. You will have a strong knowledge of volunteering processes, data storage and systems and have excellent IT skills.

With your strong interpersonal skills, you will be fluid at engaging and influencing people at all levels and be an active and positive collaborator.

This is a varied role which will require excellent organisational and prioritisation skills. You will have a flexible attitude with the ability to remain resilient, calm and efficient when under pressure.

 

What We Can Offer You:

See the full job description.

How to Apply:

Please send your cover letter, CV and completed application form to recruitment@cwgc.org

We are unable to consider applications if the required documents are not submitted.

You must have eligibility to work in the UK

 

Travel:

You must be within a reasonable commute from our Maidenhead Head Office at 2 Marlow Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 7DX. On-road parking and public car parks are located approximately ten minutes’ walk from the office. We are also located within a ten-minute walk of Maidenhead train station and the Town Centre bus stops.

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.