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.

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Current vacancies:


Gardener - Israel

Gardener - Tunisia

Sustainability Manager - United Kingdom

Gardener - Ravenna

Gardener, Israel

Location: Haifa, Israel

Contract Type: Permanent

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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.


Gardener - Beja War Cemetery, Tunisia

We are seeking an experienced Gardener to join the team based in Beja War Cemetery, Tunisia.  The role will support the Supervisor and Head Gardener in maintaining a number of war cemeteries by carrying out manual horticultural maintenance, caretaking 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

The primary task is to carry out manual horticultural maintenance, renovation work and caretaking duties; undertaking tasks such as mowing, edging, weeding, pruning, pesticide application and planting, in accordance with training and Horticultural practices. 

Job Description (ENG) Job Description (FRA)

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

Email: ma.careers@cwgc.org

Mail: Commonwealth War Graves Commission, 53 Rue Alain Savary, 1082, Tunisia Closing date for applications is Friday 30th October 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 applicant privacy notice, available upon request. The CWGC is an equal opportunities employer.

Appointment will be subject to background checks.


SUSTAINABILITY MANAGER

Contract Type: Permanent/Full Time/37 hours per week

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

Location: Maidenhead, Head Office based

About the Role

We have a new opportunity for a highly motivated individual with considerable operational experience to join our Estates team as Sustainability Manager. This exciting challenge will provide an opportunity to lead and embed environmental sustainability into all our global operations, including horticultural and conservation care, maintenance of our cemeteries and memorials and also our vehicle fleet, travel and staff facilities and buildings. You will develop and implement an environmental sustainability strategy setting out a clear programme of activity to reduce energy and carbon emissions and advise on adapting our global policies and processes to meet climate risk challenges and drive greater sustainability across the Organisation.

About You:

With a degree in a relevant subject, e.g. environmental management, or equivalent qualification, you will also have extensive knowledge of environmental sustainability, energy saving and climate change reduction and significant experience working as an environmental management practitioner within a large and complex organisation. A good understanding of the relevant grants, funding and other income streams available to support sustainability/energy saving projects is essential, together with budget planning and monitoring. You will have persuasive skills and be adept at providing evidence to support proposals and be able to work collaboratively with colleagues and other subject matter experts. You will be familiar and confident with overseas travel, as this role will require you to undertake periodic visits to our overseas sites. This will enable you to gain an overall range of the full range of responsibilities for the role and meet our operational teams.

To find out more about this role, please review the Job Description.

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 Benefits

Home Working

During the current Covid-19 situation we are working from home and will return to the office in line with UK Government advice and guidance. You will be expected to work at the office when required.

Travel to Head Office

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

How to Apply:

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

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

Close date: 27 November 2020

Interviews scheduled to be held: Weeks commencing 7 and 14 December 2020

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.


Gardener

Location: Ravenna, Italy.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is seeking to recruit a Gardener, based in Ravenna (Italy).

The role supports the team in the execution and co-ordination of horticultural maintenance within the Commission’s cemeteries.

Responsibilities:

• The primary task is to carry out manual horticultural maintenance, renovation work and caretaking duties; undertaking tasks such as mowing, edging, weeding, pruning, pesticide application and planting, in accordance with training and Horticultural practices.

• To ensure that all the Commissions safety procedures and safe working practices are observed, and that all lawful safety instructions are always followed.

• To report to Line Management any structural defects noted, any development in the surroundings or environment of cemeteries and memorials which are observed during maintenance duties.

• Travel within Italy to ensure additional projects are carried out.

Requirements:

• Technical degree and/or professional training courses.

• 3 years’ experience as Gardener.

• Demonstrable knowledge of all horticultural practices.

• Knowing how to use the machineries and tools to carry out the role’s tasks.

• Good command of the main IT tools and technological devices.

• Good level of literacy of the Italian language. English is desirable or a willingness to learn.

• Manual skills.

• Effective communication and listening skills.

• Ability to work in team.

• Good organisational and time management skills.

• Sense of service delivery.

To apply send your C.V. in English to ma.careers@cwgc.org no later than 2nd December 2020.

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

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