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:


Horticultural Manager - Belgium

Head of Recovery - France

Project Cell Leader - France

Bricklayer - France

Team leader (Bricklaying and Stonework) - France

Works Supervisor (Project Cell) - France

Training and Recruitment Assistants - France

Country Supervisor - Germany/Austria

Gardener - France

Gardener Caretaker 1 - France

Horticultural Supervisor - France

Surveyor - France

Engraver - France

Gardener Caretaker 1 - France

Assistant Works Surveyor Supervisor - Belgium

Fundraising Manager - United Kingdom

Gardener Caretaker 1 - France

Project Administrator (Ecclesiastical Signs) - United Kingdom

Gardener - Pakistan

Senior Head Gardener - Japan

Skilled Maintenance Craftsman - United Kingdom

Mobile Support Team gardener - France

Foreman of Works - Italy

Head Gardener - Israel

Senior Head Gardener - France

Information Centre Advisor - Belgium

Building Surveyor - United Kingdom

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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French

German

Dutch

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

Closing date: 30/05/2021 


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 30 March.


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 30 March.


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 30 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 their 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 30 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 30 March.


Training and Recruitment Assistants, Western Europe Area (France)

Location: Beaurains, France.

Contract type: Temporary / full time

We are looking for 2 Training and Recruitment Assistants (M/F) on fixed term contracts (to replace maternity leave, one of which is followed by parental leave).

About the role:

Reporting to the Training and Recruitment Manager, you will implement the recruitment plan and the skills development plan for the France area, in collaboration with your partner.

Organise the recruitment process:

Develop and implement the skills development plan in accordance with the annual budget, legal requirements, guidelines and Head Office procedures:

Other tasks:

About you:

Skills required

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 26 March.


Country Supervisor - Germany/Austria 

Location: Germany (location of the base sites are Hannover, Reichswald and Berlin) 

Oversee the management of administrative and operational duties needed to support our operations in Germany and Austria (indirectly for the Baltics and Poland). Support the Horticultural and Works Managers with maintaining the cemeteries and memorials to the Commission’s standards as efficiently and economically as possible.

Furthermore, this post will be our lead point of contact in Germany/Austria, and to engage with external contacts including embassies, local governments and heritage organisations.

Read the job descriptions below: 

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Anyone wishing to apply, please send your CV with cover letter to wea.jobs@cwgc.org by 30/05/2021.


Gardener, Western Europe Area (France)

Location: Longueval (80), France.

Contract type: permanent / full time

About the role:

As part of the cemetery maintenance programme 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:

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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 31 March.


Gardener Caretaker 1, Western Europe Area (France)

Location: Marseille (13009), France.

Contract type: permanent / full time

About the role:

Supports the Chief Gardener (CJ) in the daily management of a mobile team of horticultural workers responsible for carrying out the horticultural maintenance programme for cemeteries and memorials located in a given geographical area, in compliance with the objectives and standards set by the Commission, and within the framework of management that is as efficient and economical as possible. The position requires a good balance between carrying out management activities and horticultural manual work.

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 5th of April.


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:

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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.


Surveyor, Western Europe Area (France)

Location: Beaurains, France.

Contract type: permanent / full time

About the role:

Inspection, expertise and condition assessment of all our sites and buildings to advise and guide the choices of operational teams in the field and ensure that work is carried out in accordance with Commission standards and in an efficient manner.

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 8th of April.


Engraver, Western Europe Area (France)

Location: Beaurains, France.

Contract type: permanent / full time

About the role:

Carries out within a team the program of re-engraving on site of and commemorative panels throughout France in accordance with the objectives and standards set by the Commission, and within the framework of the most efficient and economical management possible.

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 8h of April.


Gardener Caretaker 1, Western Europe Area (France)

Location: Béhune (62), France.

Contract type: permanent / full time

About the role:

Supports the CJ1 and the Chief Gardener (CJ) in the daily management of a mobile team of horticultural workers responsible for carrying out the horticultural maintenance programme for cemeteries and memorials located in a given geographical area, in compliance with the objectives and standards set by the Commission, and within the framework of management that is as efficient and economical as possible. The position requires a good balance between carrying out management activities and horticultural manual work.

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 13th of April.


Assistant Works Surveyor Supervisor, Belgium

Location: Office based - primarily based in Ieper, Belgium

About the role: To inspect, survey and assess the condition of our estate in order to guide and influence the operational output of the WEA Works Department is delivered to the Commission’s standards and in a cost-effective manner.

See full information in the job description:

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Anyone wishing to apply, please send your CV with cover letter to wea.jobs@cwgc.org by 15/05/2021


FUNDRAISING MANAGER

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

Contract Type: 2 years Fixed Term

Salary: From £37,280 per annum, depending upon experience

Hours: Full Time, 37 hours per week

Requirements: Full UK Driving Licence. Right to work in the UK

About the Commonwealth War Graves Foundation (CWGF):

The CWGF is the charitable arm of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC). The CWGC honours and cares 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. Funded by six Commonwealth Member Governments, we build and maintain memorials and cemeteries at 23,000 locations, in 150 countries, including some of the world’s most iconic, landmark monuments. More about what we do can be found here.

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. The CWGF highlights the work of the CWGC by engaging people, especially the young, raising funds to deliver a diverse range of projects, events and public engagement programmes which tell the inspiring stories of the men and women who died across the globe while fighting in the two World Wars and by showcasing the history and work of the CWGC today. 

About this Role and You:

With the arrival of the CWGC’s new Director General, Claire Horton, CBE, this is a really exciting time for the CWGF, and we are setting an ambitious agenda for growth and development. This brand-new role will be absolutely key to our success.

Entering its fourth year, you will join a rapidly growing, friendly and energetic team with a supportive and collaborative ethos. This is a pivotal role within the CWGF and you will be our first dedicated fundraiser. You will bring your brilliance, passion, ideas, drive and ambition and be working directly with the Foundation’s Executive Director and CWGC’s Director General. The Foundation is on a transformational journey and income generation and fundraising is a vital part of how our strategy is delivered and realised, You will be instrumental in raising the Foundation’s profile and brand, developing our fundraising programme, growing our income, and making an impact by kickstarting this next important and exciting chapter of the CWGF’s history.

Dynamic and inventive, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience across a variety of fundraising disciplines with a clear understanding of how important the generation of both restricted and unrestricted income is to the overall development of our growing Charity. You will be building relationships across the CWGC with operational, marketing and communication teams to develop shared initiatives and deliver shared targets and objectives.  You will work closely with our busy education team and public engagement coordinators to build fundraising initiatives and projects in regional communities, initially, within the UK and later globally, including our inaugural annual War Graves Week and our newly established Visitor Centres in Northern France and Ieper in Belgium.

There is real opportunity to shine at the CWGF, to help us grow our teams and our work and to make a huge impact by delivering a pipeline of opportunities, supporters and donors, all of whom will enable us to help communities around the world and engage with their own histories. You will be part of a team of truly dedicated and exceptional people seeking to inspire, inform, educate and involve people, particularly the young with millions of stories of the ultimate sacrifice and remembrance, that must never be forgotten.

You will be able to demonstrate:

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

What We Offer:

Job description Application form

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.

Closing Date: Midday, Friday 28 May 2021

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.


Gardener Caretaker 1, Western Europe Area (France)

Location: Bayeux (14400), France.

Contract type: Permanent / full time

About the role:

Supports the Chief Gardener (CJ) in the daily management of a mobile team of horticultural workers responsible for carrying out the horticultural maintenance programme for cemeteries and memorials located in a given geographical area, in compliance with the objectives and standards set by the Commission, and within the framework of management that is as efficient and economical as possible. The position requires a good balance between carrying out management activities and horticultural manual work.

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 12 May.


PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR (ECCLESIASTICAL SIGNS)

Location: Maidenhead, Head Office based but with the flexibility for some home working

Contract Type: Fixed Term, up to 12 months

Salary: From £21,499 per annum, pro rata, depending upon experience

Hours: Full time, 37 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

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced administrator to join our prestigious and highly respected global Organisation. In this unique and interesting role you will successfully support our in-house legal team with the delivery of a stand-alone project to install entrance signs at all war grave locations in the UK.

Key Responsibilities

As Project Administrator you will be responsible for corresponding with representatives from the Church of England and other burial authorities to agree the location and suitability of these signs.

As the first point of contact for all routine enquiries and proactively contacting stakeholders in relation to the project, you will be an excellent communicator, both in written and spoken English and confident speaking with internal and external stakeholders at all levels. You will take a pride in sharing your outstanding customer service skills.

To be successful in this role you will also be excellent at managing and maintaining large volumes of complex data on an Excel based database, whilst ensuring documentation and correspondence is accurately processed and filed.

Experience of processing documentation in an administration environment would be beneficial and you will have a professional and proactive approach to your work. 

You will be able to demonstrate:

Applicants must share our Values of Respect, Excellence, Teamwork, Communication, Professionalism and Commitment

What We Offer:

How to Apply:

Job description Application form

Please submit the completed application form, together with your cover letter and CV to recruitment@cwgc.org

Closing Date: Midday, 26 May 2021

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.


GARDENER

Location: Karachi Cemetery, Pakistan

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is an international organisation responsible for preserving cemeteries and memorials at 23,000 locations in more than 150 countries. Our work commemorates the sacrifices made by the Commonwealth forces during the two World Wars.

We are seeking candidates for the position of Gardener at Karachi War Cemetery, Pakistan

The purpose of this job is to support the Head Gardener (HG) in the execution and co-ordination of horticultural maintenance and renovation work to the Commission’s standards of excellence.

Essential Knowledge and Skills

See full job description

You will be required to provide documentary proof of permanent right to work in Pakistan upon application for this position.

Applicants should send their full CV and requests for further information to: AAPA.Careers@cwgc.org. For further information about our organisation visit: www.cwgc.org

The Commission is an Equal Opportunities Employer and encourages applications from all suitably qualified and eligible candidates.


SENIOR HEAD GARDENER

Location: Yokohama Cemetery, Japan

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is an international organisation responsible for preserving cemeteries and memorials at 23,000 locations in more than 150 countries. Our work commemorates the sacrifices made by the Commonwealth forces during the two World Wars.

We are seeking candidates for the position of Senior Head Gardener at Yokohama Cemetery, Japan.

Yokohama War cemetery is one of the largest sites in the Africa and Asia Pacific Area. Find out more here

The role of ‘Senior Head Gardener’ is to support the Country Manager in the execution and co-ordination of horticultural maintenance and administration including HR, Finance and External Communications within Japan.  The main responsibility for the role is to carry out daily horticultural tasks ensuring the standards of maintenance are met as efficiently and economically as possible in addition to the day to day leadership of the horticultural team. 

Success in this role will provide a path to development being CWGC Japan Country Manager within three years.

Essential Knowledge and Skills

You will be required to provide documentary proof of permanent right to work in Japan upon application for this position.

Applicants should send their full CV and requests for further information to: AAPA.Careers@cwgc.org. For further information about our organisation visit: www.cwgc.org

The Commission is an Equal Opportunities Employer and encourages applications from all suitably qualified and eligible candidates.


Skilled Maintenance Craftsman, United Kingdom

Location: You will cover maintenance in a variety of sites throughout the East Region.  Ideally you will live in the Cambridge area as you will need to be able to make your own way to and from the base site in Cambridge on a daily basis.  You may also be required to work on other sites within the 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 hours, 1330 to 1700 hours

Friday: 0800 to 1230 hours, 1330 to 1600 hours

Winter Hours

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

Salary: Starting salary of £21,499 per annum.  In addition to this, you may be entitled to Extensive Travelling Allowance (ETA).  

About the Role:

As an SMC you will assist in the structural and horticultural maintenance of war graves and memorials to the standards set by the Commission, working as part of a small team whose workload is dependent on operational requirements.

This is a ‘hands-on’ mobile role and travelling is an integral part of the job.  There may be periods when you are required to work away from home during the week, which could consist of up to 3 to 4 nights away.

About you:

You should have relevant practical skills, a proven commitment to service delivery and excellent organisational and communication skills.  You must be able to work individually, or as part of a small team, at a variety of sites throughout the East Region.  As you will be using a company vehicle, a full manual driving license is essential as is the willingness to travel widely in the region including 3-4 overnight stays per week.

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

What we can offer you:

Job Description Fact Sheet

How to apply:

To apply for this opportunity to join our UKNA Team please send a copy of your CV and a short covering letter detailing your experience and what you can bring to the role to ukna.careers@cwgc.org

The closing date for applications is 21 May 2021 and it is anticipated that interviews will take place week commencing 31 May 2021  Due to current Covid-19 Social Distancing requirements, interviews will take place using Microsoft Teams.


Mobile Support Team gardener, Area (France)

Location: France.

Contract type: permanent / full time

About the role:

Provides support to horticultural teams performing exceptional tasks or techniques. Backfills in various horticultural teams on an ad hoc basis as directed by the respective team leader within Western Europe Area (France).

Fournit un soutien aux équipes horticoles en réalisant des tâches ou des techniques exceptionnelles. Faire des remplacements temporaires au sein de diverses équipes horticoles, selon les instructions du chef d'équipe concerné au sein de la zone Europe Occidentale (France) – WEA(F).

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 26th of May.


Supervisor Works (Project Cell), Area (France)

Location: France (Beaurains).

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. (F).

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 28th of May.


Foreman of Works, 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 of Works, based in Faenza. 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 31st May 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.


Head Gardener, Haifa, Israel

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is an international non-profit organisation which commemorates the 1.7 million Commonwealth servicemen and women who died during the two world wars. We care for cemeteries and  memorials at 23,000 locations, in more than 150 countries and territories.

We are seeking an experienced Head Gardener to join the team based in Haifa War Cemetery, Israel. The role will support the Country Supervisor and Senior Head Gardener in 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.

Responsibilities

Requirements

Job Description (EN) Job Description (AR) 

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

Email: ma.careers@cwgc.org

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

Closing date: 31st May 2021Only 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.


Senior Head Gardener (M/F) - Area (France)

Location: France (Lens).

Contract type: permanent / full time

About the role:

The Senior Head Gardener (SHG) is in charge of a mobile team of gardeners who maintain a pre-defined group of cemeteries within an Area sector according to the Commission standard as efficiently and economically as possible. The post requires competences in both managerial and manual skills.

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 28th of May.


Information Centre Advisor - Belgium

Location: Ieper Information Centre, Ieper, Belgium

Contract Type: Temporary (replacement long term illness)

Manages the CWGC Ieper Information Centre, increases awareness and demonstrates the value of the CWGC by providing key information to visitors. The Information Centre Advisor will also gain support for our activities, facilitate visitors joining our Membership Scheme and sell marketing/publication items to members of the public.

Find full information in the job description:

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

Anyone wishing to apply, please send your CV with cover letter to wea.jobs@cwgc.org by 26 May 2021. 


Building Surveyor

(known internally as Technical Manager, Works)

Location: The job will be based in Maidenhead with a requirement for overseas travel.  

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours of work: Full time, 37 hours per week

Salary: From £41,440 per annum, pro rata, depending upon experience

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 the Role:

With your experience within built environments and structural projects, you will oversee the construction and maintenance of monuments and other structures within Commission sites across Southern and East Africa.  You will advise on all technical matters and manage overseas works staff.  It will also ensure alignment with Commission strategy, policies and procedures, along with other Area requirements.  It is a key part of the Area’s Operations team and reports to the AAPA Operations Manager.

You will need a background as a building surveyor or related profession.  You should be RICS qualified or part qualified. Experience of managing projects and people and working internationally is highly desirable. It is essential you can demonstrate an ability to deliver in an environment with multiple internal and external stakeholders.

The job will be based in Maidenhead with a requirement for overseas travel.  Full details of the job role can be found on the job description.

What We Can Offer You:

Job Description Application Form

How To Apply:

Please send your cover letter, CV and completed application form to aapa.careers@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.

 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.

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