Working at the CWGC

The CWGC is a highly respected, prestigious, global organisation that honours and cares for the 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 war memorials and cemeteries at 23,000 locations, in 150 countries, including some of the world’s most iconic, landmark monuments.

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. More about what we do can be found on our who we are page.

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

Current vacancies:


Assistant Horticultural Supervisor - Belgium

Project Cell Leader - France

Team leader (Bricklaying and Stonework) - France

Country Supervisor - Germany/Austria

Horticultural Supervisor - France

Engraver - France

Gardener - Pakistan

Foreman of Works - Italy

Gardener (M/F) - France

Senior Gardener Caretaker (M/F) - France

Head Gardener (M/F) - France

Country administrator - Bangladesh

Gardner - multiple locations - France

Gardner - Tyne Cot - Belgium

Senior Counsel - Berkshire, United Kingdom

Senior Gardener Caretaker (M/F) - France

Finance Apprentice - Berkshire, United Kingdom

Gardener - South West, United Kingdom

Head Gardener - Cannock, United Kingdom

Cornerstone Training and System Specialist - United Kingdom

Media Officer - United Kingdom

Assistant horticultural supervisor, Belgium - temporary 1 year

Location: Ieper, Belgium

The post holder will support and assist the Horticultural Manager with the execution and co-ordination of horticultural maintenance and renovation work within the region. The post will assist with general administration, planning, the implemention of organisational policy, obtaining external permits and funding, long term management plans and the development of sustainbly/ecological working practices.

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: 09/07/2021 


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:

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 7 October.


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 7 October.


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 31 August.


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:

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 by 7 October.


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 7 October.


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.


Stonemason foreman, 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, based in Faenza to lead our stonemasons. Across Italy we commemorate 49,259 casualties from both world wars. They are spread across 123 cemeteries, with 42 constructed CWGC cemeteries and 6 memorials. You will join our team of nearly 70 staff working from 29 bases to maintain and conserve our memorials and cemeteries.

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 31 July 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.


HR Generalist, Belgium

Location: Ieper, Belgium

The post holder is responsible for assisting with HR projects, in accordance with best practice and relevant employment legislation, and undertakes HR administration.

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: 31/05/2021 


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.

Job description (ENG) 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 23 July.

SENIOR GARDENER CARETAKER 1 (M/F) - Area (France)

Location : Bayeux  (France).

Contract type: permanent / full time

About the role:

Supports the Senior Head Gardener and/or the Head Gardener in the daily management of a mobile team of horticultural workers responsible for carrying out the horticultural maintenance program 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 some day-to-day supervisory activities and horticultural manual work.

Find full information in the job description:

Job description (ENG) 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 September.


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

Location : Bethune (France).

Contract type: permanent / full time

About the role:

Together with the SHG or in the event the post manages a smaller group, is responsible for the daily management of a mobile team of horticultural workers responsible for carrying out the horticultural maintenance program 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 the most efficient and economical management possible. The position requires a good balance between executing management activities and horticultural manual work.

Find full information in the job description.

Job Description (ENG) 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 September.


COUNTRY ADMINISTRATOR - Bangladesh

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) 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.

We are seeking candidates for the position of Country Administrator at Chittagong War Cemetery, Bangladesh

If you are a skilled and experienced administrator and enjoy working as part of a team, in peaceful surroundings, then this could be the role for you.

We are looking for someone who has:

This role will report into the Manager of Bangladesh.

Job description Fact sheet Application form

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

Should you require further details regarding this role please contact recruitment team on AAPA.Careers@cwgc.org

Applicants should send their completed application form, full CV to: AAPA.Careers@cwgc.org.

Closing date for applications: 30 October 2021

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


Gardener France

About the role:

As part of the cemetery maintenance program 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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Permanent positions:

Vimy

Ecoivres

Fixed term positions: 

Le Cateau (Replacement contract, until : 30/11/2021 or before this date if the sick person returns to work / full time)

Cambrai (Replacement contract, until : 30/11/2021 or before this date if the sick person returns to work / full time)

Bayeux (Temporary until : 30/11/2021) / full time

Beaurains (Temporary until : 30/11/2021) / full time

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 the position you are applying for, 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 September.


Gardener - Belgium

Location: Tyne Cot

The post holder will carry 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.

See full details 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 4 October 2021.

 


SENIOR COUNSEL

Location: Maidenhead, Head Office based with some international travel

Contract Type: Two Years, Fixed Term

Salary: From £54,880 per annum, depending upon experience

Hours: Full Time, 37 hours per week

About the CWGC and CWGF

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) 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. Indeed, the work of the CWGC continues to evolve and pose new challenges.

The Commonwealth War Graves Foundation (CWGF) is the charitable arm of the CWGC. 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

This is an important role at the centre of our unique Organisation. As our Senior Counsel you will be relied upon to provide top quality, pragmatic and practical legal services to our Organisation, and Executive Leadership Team. You will work alongside our experienced central Legal team whose workload stretches the globe and you can expect to be challenged with new and interesting legal matters. You will need to be a versatile thinker with a high professional integrity when advising on varied and unusual legal issues. This role will bring enjoyment to those who seek a broad and challenging workload in a global organisation.

This exciting role offers the opportunity to get involved with the developing charitable arm of the CWGC, the CWGF. You will be at the heart of advising on its constitution, governance and activities, including tax, charity law and international governmental arrangements.

To be successful in this role, you will have significant post qualification experience as a solicitor with a proven background of versatility when monitoring, advising and interpreting legal developments and legislation. You will be adept at identifying and assessing legal and corporate risks with the ability to work collaboratively and innovatively with external legal providers, parliamentary and governmental bodies. You will also have experience of standardisation, governance and compliance, including development and implementation of policies and procedures.  

Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the General Counsel, this is a senior role, with the ability to act autonomously, leading and acting as the source of knowledge and guidance, focussing on providing first class advice across a broad range of challenging legal issues. Particular focus will be on contracts (negotiation and process), governance and compliance, employment, property, media and events, data protection, intellectual property and legal issues associated with charities.

This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated and confident individual to join our dedicated and friendly in-house legal team. You will be building key relationships across all internal departments and with our overseas leadership teams. A broad understanding and awareness for differing cultures, legal and economic environments is essential and is helping the legal team to set up processes, policies and procedures to ensure the legal team's resource is best directed.

The CWGC operates in over 150 countries and territories across the world. Due to this, international experience working with lawyers in foreign legal jurisdictions would be an advantage, as would working in the public or not-for-profit sectors.  There will be opportunities for travel, so you must have the flexibility and ability to travel both nationally and internationally, as needed

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.

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.


SENIOR GARDENER CARETAKER 1 (M/F) - Area (France)

Location : Ecoivres Group (France).

Contract type: permanent / full time

About the role:

Supports the SHG and/or the HG in the daily management of a mobile team of horticultural workers responsible for carrying out the horticultural maintenance program 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 some day-to-day supervisory activities and horticultural manual work.

Job description ENG 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 7 October.

 


FINANCE APPRENTICE

Location: Maidenhead, Head Office based

Contract Type: Apprenticeship - Fixed Term

Salary: From £17,000 per annum, 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

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a friendly team with a supportive and collaborative ethos, to either take your first steps into a Finance role or develop your existing Finance experience.

You will be enrolled on the Professional Accountancy Taxation Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship, which will give you the chance to grow your skills and gain a formal ACCA qualification.

The role will immerse you into all aspects of Finance. You will get involved with assisting the team from an administrative perspective, alongside preparing reconciliations, accruals and prepayment journals. In addition, you will gain experience in creating month end reports and analysing financial variances. This role will also provide you with experience to assist in reviewing, running and generating quarterly forecasts and annual budgets. This is an opportunity to build a rewarding career in Finance. Although no prior finance knowledge is necessary, it is essential you are committed to studying towards an accountancy qualification.

Key Contacts

You will also be working closely with our Head Office and overseas Finance teams. Prior experience working or communicating with people within these groups or within an administrative role will be beneficial.

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

How to Apply

Please visit BPP Recruitment for further information about the role and how to apply.

Close date: 7 October 2021, 12 noon

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 - South West, UK

If you are a skilled and experienced gardener with a passion for really great horticulture, if you want to work for an amazing organisation in peaceful surroundings amongst a wide variety of lawns plants and trees, doing a valuable job you really enjoy that gives you an enormous sense of pride, then this could be the role for you. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and capable gardener to join our team in maintaining our iconic horticultural plots at cemeteries and churchyards across the South West of England to our universally admired high standards.

The successful applicant will be a keen horticulturist, in possession of excellent practical knowledge and a broad breadth of experience. They will be highly motivated and enjoy being part of a dedicated, enthusiastic skilled team who work well together when needed but are also able to work alone.

For more details about our organisation, please visit our website www.cwgc.org

We offer you:

We are looking for:

This may be the opportunity for you, we look forward to receiving your application.

Job Description Fact Sheet

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 17 October 2021 and it is anticipated that interviews will take place on week commencing 25 October 2021 and will be held at Crowne Plaza Hotel Plymouth.

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.

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.


HEAD GARDENER

If you are a skilled and experienced head gardener with a passion for really great horticulture, if you want to work for an amazing organisation in peaceful surroundings amongst a wide variety of lawns plants and trees, doing a valuable job you really enjoy that gives you an enormous sense of pride, then this could be the role for you. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and capable head gardener to join our team in maintaining our iconic horticultural plots at cemeteries and churchyards across the West of England to our universally admired high standards

The successful applicant will be a keen horticulturist, in possession of excellent practical knowledge and a broad breadth of experience. They will be highly motivated and will manage a static team at Cannock Chase War Cemetery in as well as a small team of mobile gardeners.

For more details about our organisation, please visit our website www.cwgc.org

We offer you:

We are looking for:

This may be the opportunity for you, we look forward to receiving your application.

Job description Fact sheet

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 22 October 2021 and it is anticipated that interviews will take place on week commencing 8 November 2021 and will take place at Cannock. 

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.

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.


CORNERSTONE TRAINING AND SYSTEM SPECIALIST

Location: Maidenhead, Head Office based

Contract Type: Fixed Term 12 Months

Salary: From £40,000 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 who died in the First and Second World Wars, ensuring they will never be forgotten. Today, operating in over 150 countries worldwide and 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 the stories of those who died are told.

About this Role and You

We are part way through a 2-year project implementing the complete suite of Cornerstone HRIS Modules globally, across the CWGC. To ensure the ongoing success of this project we are now looking for a Cornerstone Training and System Specialist. This role will give you the opportunity to make it your own. You will lead the development of Super User training as well as providing training and support for the global HR community and other end users, ensuring appropriate specialist support, advice and guidance is available across all Cornerstone Modules. You will build strong positive relationships, whilst conveying technical solutions, in non-technical terms, to ensure the HRIS is utilised to its maximum potential as it evolves. You will also support the Cornerstone Technical Lead and Project Manager with the technical implementation of each Module as well as work with the Lead Super User to develop and implement excellent governance to ensure ongoing maintenance and system effectiveness post implementation.

As we are a global Organisation you should have a sound awareness and respect for multiple diverse cultures and backgrounds and be comfortable working with users who have English as a second or third language. It is essential you are personable, engaging and patient when delivering training and providing advice. There may be opportunities for travel and ideally, we are looking for someone who has the flexibility and ability to travel, both nationally and internationally as needed, to support users and key stakeholders, listening to feedback and seeking to continuously improve the system to meet our business needs.

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

Simply apply by sending us your CV, completed application form and cover letter to recruitment@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.


MEDIA OFFICER

Location: Maidenhead, Head Office based

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: From £32,320 per annum, depending upon experience

Hours: Full Time, 37 hours per week

About the CWGC and CWGF

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.

The Commonwealth War Graves Foundation, (CWGF), is the charitable arm of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC). 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

We are looking for a highly skilled and proficient Media Officer. Are you a creative and passionate media professional who can craft and develop new approaches to telling our story across multiple channels?

In this role you join our in-house media team and work closely with our Marketing, Communications and Digital teams creating effective PR strategies and campaigns that speak to the public, have measurable impact and raise the profile of the CWGC. You will support the development and delivery of tactical communications campaigns by pitching to journalists, handling press enquiries and assisting to deliver digital content.  You will use your experience and contacts to forge positive links with local, national and international media and PR agencies around the world.

This is a fast-paced role where no two days are the same; you may be writing press releases or compiling press briefings one day or organising and representing our Organisation at external events. Join our media team and see the impact of your work across the globe.

We are a global Organisation so you will be comfortable collaborating with diverse groups of people and be skilled at building networks and forging strong working relationships. You will have experience in a similar media and PR role and be accomplished at measuring and evaluating campaign success. Verbal articulation, together with a natural flair for creative writing and editing, combined with excellent time and project management skills will enable you to flourish in this role.

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

Key Responsibilities

You will be responsible for implementing external communications strategies that meet Organisational objectives, increasing brand awareness and raising our profile through sustained and positive media coverage.

Key Contacts

To successfully fulfil the responsibilities of this role you will need to liaise with member governments, local, national and international media and external PR agencies. Prior experience working or communicating with these groups will be beneficial.

You will be able to demonstrate:

What We Offer:

How to Apply

Please submit a completed application form along with your CV and Cover Letter to recruitment@cwgc.org

Job descriptionApplication form

Close Date: Friday 5 November, at midday

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.


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