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:


Gardener - Belgium

Eyes On, Hands On Coordinator - South East Region, UK

Gardener South East - United Kingdom

Country Manager - Italy

Horticultural Manager - Belgium

Gardener

Location: Messines (Belgium) 

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 see the job description: 

English

French

Germany

Dutch

Applicants should send a CV and cover letter to wea.jobs@cwgc.org.

Closing date: 20/01/2021


Eyes On, Hands On Coordinator South East Region

Part time, fixed term contract to 31 March 2022

Salary: Circa £29,746 pro rata, depending upon experience, with an allowance of £1,044, pro rata, to compensate for the fact a home office will be required. The Commission will also require the successful candidate to use their own car for any travel, for which mileage will be paid. 

Location: South East Region 1 (ideally in the Kent/Sussex area)

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a talented and self-motivated Volunteer Coordinator to join our team based in our South East Region to deliver the Annington Homes sponsored ‘Eyes On, Hands On’ volunteering project.

The ‘Eyes on, Hands On’ project is a new venture which will seek to develop a volunteer network to link the military communities in the UK with the CWGC sites in their local area. The postholder will develop opportunities to use volunteers to support and supplement the care provided by regional operations staff to CWGC commemorations.

Working 15 hours over the week, you will be liaising closely with the local Regional Manager, the in-place Volunteer Coordinators and your volunteers building and maintaining partnerships with a wide range of volunteer organisations and associations, ensuring regular engagement.

In order to succeed in this role, you will have excellent communication, presentation and networking skills. You will also have experience of working with the UK Armed Forces, and empathy with the Service ethos.

For more information about the role please see:

Job Description Fact Sheet

If you would like to be part of a key team raising the profile of our valuable work and think you’ve got what it takes to succeed in this role please send your completed Application Form, CV and a covering letter explaining what you can bring to the role and why you believe you can fulfil the requirements of the job, as outlined in the job description to ukna.careers@cwgc.org

Application Form

The closing date for applications is 29 January 2021 and it is anticipated that interviews will take place on week commencing 15 February 2021. Due to current Covid-19 Social Distancing requirements, interviews will take place using Microsoft Teams.

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.


GC1 Gardener South East – United Kingdom and Northern Area.

The United Kingdom and Northern Area (UKNA) commemorates 310,000 casualties, in over 13,000 locations throughout the UK, Republic of Ireland, Gibraltar, Scandinavia, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. Of these 134,456 are on ten major memorials located throughout the UK.

Location: You will cover maintenance in a group of sites mainly covering sites in the Surrey and Hampshire areas and will be based out of our Brookwood Military Cemetery in Surrey. However, you may be asked to cover any other sites within the South East Region.

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

Contract Type: Permanent/full time

Hours of work:

Summer Hours

Monday to Thursday: 0800 to 1230, 1330 to 1700 hours

Friday: 0800 to 1230, 1330 to 1600 hours

Winter Hours

Monday to Friday: 0830 to 1230, 1300 to 1600 hours

Salary: Starting salary of £21,499 per annum. 

About the Role:

As a GC1 you will work individually or as part of a small team and be responsible for specific plots within the region. You will carry out manual horticultural maintenance and renovation work to the standards of excellence as set by the Commission. You will also complete various related administrative duties and assist the Regional Manager and Regional Operations Coordinator in meeting the overall objectives of the Region.

See more information:

Job Description Fact Sheet

About you:

As a minimum you will need NVQ Level 2 or an equivalent level qualification in Amenity Horticulture, or relevant horticultural experience.  You will also need a full manual car driving licence. 

What we can offer you:

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 ukna.careers@cwgc.org

Closing Date:

The closing date for applications is 3 February 2021 and it is anticipated that interviews will take place on week commencing 22 February 2021.  Due to current Covid-19 Social Distancing requirements, interviews will take place using Microsoft Teams.

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.


Country Manager, Italy

Location: Rome

Contract Type: Permanent, 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 €47,000 gross per annum, dependent upon skills and experience, plus a 13th and 14th monthly salary

Travel: Frequent travel within Italy and ad-hoc travel within the Mediterranean Area

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

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is seeking to recruit a Country Manager, based in Rome to fully manage the CWGCs operational commitment in Italy. The post is responsible for ensuring Commission standards of horticulture and works at the cemeteries and memorials within the country and securing value for money in achieving those standards.

About the role:

About you:

For more information, please see the:

Job Description Application Form

 

To apply:

Please send your completed application form, together with your CV and cover 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, in English, to ma.careers@cwgc.org by no later than 21st February 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.


Horticultural Manager, Belgium

Location: Ieper, Belgium

The post holder is responsible for ensuring Commission standards of horticulture at the cemeteries and memorials within the region and securing value for money in achieving those standards. The post is also responsible for the implementation of organisational policy, including approved working practices, health and safety procedures, environmental and Commission policies relating to corporate objectives.

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: 08/02/2021 

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