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:


Country Manager - Italy

Horticultural Manager - Belgium

Gardener - Greece

Head of Recovery - France

Project Cell Leader - France

Bricklayer - France

Agency Service Manager - United Kingdom

Head Gardener - Belgium

Teamleader (Bricklaying and Stonework) - France

Works Supervisor (Project Cell) - France

Office Administrator - Egypt

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 11 March 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: 

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

Closing date: 08/02/2021 


Gardener

Location: Struma Military Cemetery, Greece

We are seeking an experienced Gardener to join the team. The role is based in Struma Military Cemetery, Greece and is responsible for maintaining our 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:

Find full information in the job description

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To apply: Please submit your letter of application and/or CV to ma.careers@cwgc.org

Closing Date: 12th February 2021

Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted. Please note, we reserve the right to close or extend this position depending on application numbers. Therefore, we would urge candidates to submit an application as soon as possible. All applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence and in accordance with our job privacy notice, available upon request. The CWGC is an equal opportunities employer. Appointment will be subject to background checks.


Head of Recovery Unit, Western Europe Area (France)

Location: Beaurains, France.

Contract type: Permanent / full time

Hours of work: Normal Office hours are 35 hours per week annualized. There may be occasions where you will be required to work additional hours.

Travel: Must be willing to travel within Europe and overseas, sometimes at short notice.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is seeking to recruit an anthropologist, based in Beaurains (France), to lead the Recovery Unit. There are discoveries of World War remains every year, and the Head of Recovery Unit will be responsible for managing the recovery process and liaising with the local authorities, member governments and archaeological authorities.

About the role:

Find full information in the job description:

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How to apply:

If you think you’ve got what it takes to succeed in this role please send your CV and a covering letter explaining what you can bring to the role and why you believe you can fulfil the requirements of the job, as outlined in the job description to wea.jobs@cwgc.org before 10th of February.


Cell Leader Project, Western Europe Area (France)

Location: Beaurains, France.

Contract type: Permanent / full time

Travel: Must be willing to travel and work on regular occasions away from the office sometimes at short notice. Valid passport and category B driver’s licence required.

About the role:

To lead and manage the project cell on all aspects: team and projects. To deliver the allocated technical projects within the Commission’s standards, to the WEA (France) Works programme, and to cost. To ensure we comply with all aspects of building conservation law including the sourcing of all necessary authorisations and permits.

Find full information in the job description:

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How to apply:

If you think you’ve got what it takes to succeed in this role please send your CV and a covering letter explaining what you can bring to the role and why you believe you can fulfil the requirements of the job, as outlined in the job description to wea.jobs@cwgc.org before 18th of February.


Bricklayer, Western Europe Area (France)

Location: Beaurains, France.

Contract type: permanent / full time

About the role:

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

Find full information in the job description:

Job Description (FR)

How to apply:

If you think you’ve got what it takes to succeed in this role please send your CV and a covering letter explaining what you can bring to the role and why you believe you can fulfil the requirements of the job, as outlined in the job description to wea.jobs@cwgc.org before 19th of February.

Agency Services Manager – United Kingdom and Northern Area.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) honours the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars, ensuring they will never be forgotten.

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 be based at our Head Office in Maidenhead.  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.  

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

Salary:  D2 Pay Range - £37,280 - £46,600 per annum, depending upon experience

About the Role:

We have an opportunity for a highly motivated individual with considerable project management experience to join our UKNA team as Agency Services Manager.  This exciting challenge will provide an opportunity to deliver overall operational leadership and oversight of all Agency work throughout UKNA on behalf of non CWGC sponsors, ensuring a service which fully meets the expectations of our customers/sponsors.  In addition, you will run specific one-off UKNA non-Agency projects as and when required.  You will need to ensure that all technical standards and specifications are clearly defined and accurately reflect the Commission and customers/sponsors requirements.

About you:

With a Prince2 Foundation and Practitioner or equivalent qualification, it is essential you have experience in Project Management which will include involvement of managing and implementing renovation projects as well as managing teams and contractors undertaking these projects.  A good level of computer literacy using Microsoft Packages – Work, Excel and Outlook is also essential.  As a self-starter,  you will be required to take the initiative in prioritising workloads and meeting deadline, as well as have the ability to build effective relationships with colleagues, customers, suppliers and contractors and work with a diverse range of people with a range of different experience and skills.  You will also need to be able to negotiate with contractors and suppliers to attain optimum service levels at best level of cost.

Full details of the job role can be found on our Careers page at www.cwgc.org/about-us/careers

What we can offer you:

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. 

Job description Fact sheet Application Form

How to apply:

If you think you’ve got what it takes to succeed in this role please send your completed Application Form, CV and a short 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 12 March 2021 and it is anticipated that interviews will take place on week commencing 22 March 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.


Head Gardener in charge, Western Europe Area (Central)

Contract type: Permanent / full time

About the role:

Responsible for the execution and co-ordination of horticultural maintenance in a pre-defined group of cemeteries and memorials supporting the Horticulture Supervisor in meeting the required standards for these sites.

Primarily responsible, in close cooperation with the Horticulture Supervisor for the day-to-day control of the staff in the group,
ensuring that they, as a team, maintain the cemeteries and memorials to the standards specified by the Commission as efficiently and economically as possible.

Find full information in the job description:

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How to apply:

If you think you’ve got what it takes to succeed in this role please send your CV and a covering letter explaining what you can bring to the role and why you believe you can fulfil the requirements of the job, as outlined in the job description to wea.jobs@cwgc.org before 15 March.


Teamleader (Bricklaying and Stonework), Western Europe Area (France)

Location: Beaurains, France.

Contract type: permanent / full time

About the role:

Is in charge of a team that carries out all the structural work and the works maintenance of the Commission's sites in compliance with the objectives and standards set by the Commission, through efficient and economical management. The post requires a good balance between management activities and manual tasks.

Is responsible for one or more teams:

How to apply:

If you think you’ve got what it takes to succeed in 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 to wea.jobs@cwgc.org before 9h of March.


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

Location: Beaurains, France.

Contract type: permanent / full time

About the role:

To manage the allocated technical projects and to deliver them within the Commission’s standards, to the WEA (France) Works programme, and to cost. To ensure we comply with all aspects of building conservation law including the sourcing of all necessary authorisations and permits.

Find full information in the job description:

English French

How to apply:

If you think you’ve got what it takes to succeed in this role please send your CV and a covering letter explaining what you can bring to the role and why you believe you can fulfil the requirements of the job, as outlined in the job description to wea.jobs@cwgc.org before 12th of March.


Office Administrator, Egypt

Location: Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours of Work: 34.5 hours per week Sunday to Thursday

Salary: An attractive salary dependent upon skills and experience

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. The Mediterranean Area has responsibility for the cemeteries and memorials in 33 countries around the Mediterranean Basin. The Area Office for the Mediterranean Area is based in Larnaca, Cyprus.

About the role:

The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting the Office Manager in drafting letters, translating un-official letters and documents from Arabic to English, processing expense claims, reconciliation of the purchase management system and purchase order input, review of balance sheet clearing accounts, bank and petty cash input and reconciliation, processing of payments, invoices and claims, contacting social insurance, the tax authority and banks whenever required. Maintaining the office filing and all other administration duties needed to support our operations in Egypt.

What we can offer you:

About you:

Job Description Application Form

How to apply:

Please visit our website www.cwgc.org/about-us/careers and select the Office Administrator, Egypt position and see the instructions on how to apply. You will then need to click and complete the application form. Kindly send the completed application form, together with your CV and cover letter all in English to ma.careers@cwgc.org.

Closing date: 31st March 2021

Only shortlisted candidates 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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