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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:


 

Horticultural Supervisor (M/F) - France Area

Worker (M/F) - France Area, Beaurains (2 vacancies)

Stonemason - Brookwood, United Kingdom

Multi-skilled handyman (Operations Assistant) - Centurion, Pretoria, South Africa 

Gardener - Central and Southern Europe Area (C&SEA)

Gardener, Bedford House Cemetery - Ypres, Belgium

Health And Safety Manager - Rome (Italy) or Larnaca (Cyprus)

Survey Manager - Maidenhead, United Kingdom

Skilled Maintenance Craftsperson - MOBILE working from Harrogate Stonefall Cemetery

Technical Manager (Horticulture) Indian Sub-Continent - Delhi, India

Finance Assistant - Delhi, India

Gardener - Digboi, Assam, India

Gardener - Kohima, Nagaland, India

Regional Manager (East) - East Region, United Kingdom

Horticultural Manager - Maidenhead, United Kingdom


Horticultural Supervisor (M/F) - France AREA

Location: Based in 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 France Area.

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 fa.careers@cwgc.org.


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Worker (M/F) – France Area (2 vacancies)

Location: Based at Beaurains (France), Daily travel within the cemeteries. – 2 vacancies

Contract type: Permanent contract / full time

About the role:

Carry out structural maintenance work under the supervision and control of the team leader in charge, in accordance with the Commission's standards on war graves, memorials and other related buildings and structures within France Area.

Full information is available in the job description.

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How to apply:

Anyone wishing to apply, please send your CV and cover letter to: fa.careers@cwgc.org


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STONEMASON - BROOKWOOD

Location: Mobile role. You must be within a reasonable commute of Brookwood Military Cemetery. You will be working across Greater London and the South East, primarily in the London and Surrey areas. 
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Starting from £28,492, depending on skills and experience
Hours: Full Time. Average of 37 hours per week (dependent on season)

Who we are

In the echo of history's whispers, there exists an institution that transcends time, The Commonwealth War Graves Commission – where heroes' stories are etched into the very soil they defended. Share this hallowed ground with us, where you can work in an environment that is supportive and collaborative, with colleagues you’ll value and enjoy working with. 

What You’ll Be Doing

We are offering a unique opportunity for someone to maintain our war graves and memorials using their stonemasonry skillset.

You will be responsible for the maintenance, construction, and renovation of new structures. You will also be maintaining records of work undertaken, liaising with cemetery authorities, and applying cleaning solutions.

This is a mobile role, so you'll be on the road in a work-provided van, equipped for your convenience.

Your physical fitness will be put to the test as you engage in hands-on, practical work.

What You Need to Have

What We Offer

Job description Recruitment Pack

How To Apply

Apply today by emailing your CV and cover letter to recrutiment@cwgc.org.

As this is an active role, we will be interviewing as we go along and the role will close when we have an offer accepted by a preferred candidate.

We believe creating a diverse environment enriches our organisation and strengthens our mission, therefore, we welcome applications from everybody. Join our inclusive environment where every individual is valued.


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Multi-skilled handyman (Operations Assistant), South Africa

Location: Centurion, Pretoria, South Africa 
Contract type: Permanent 
Salary: From ZAR 202 233, per annum, plus allowances and a 13th month salary
Hours: Full-time, 42.5 hours per week (including lunch breaks)

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.

What you'll be doing

In this vital and self-fulfilling role, you will be supporting our team in South Africa in the inspection and carrying out of structural and horticultural maintenance of war graves and memorials throughout Southern Africa.

You will also: 

Your physical fitness will be put to the test as you engage in hands-on, practical work. 

This is a mobile role with frequent travel. You will be on the road travelling to sites across Southern Africa, in a vehicle provided by Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Travelling and spending protracted time away from home is a key characteristic of the job.

About you

You will be able to:

What you need to have

What we can offer you

Job descriptionApplication FormRecruitment Pack

 

Apply today by emailing your CV, Cover letter and application form to aaa.careers@cwgc.org. 

As this is an active role, we will be interviewing as we go along and the role will close when we have an offer accepted by a preferred candidate.

We believe creating a diverse environment enriches our organisation and strengthens our mission, therefore, we welcome applications from everybody. Join our inclusive environment where every individual is valued.

 


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Gardener - Central and Southern Europe Area (C&SEA)

Location: Mierlo/Groesbeek

About the role:

The post holder works in a mobile role or at a static site, and is responsible for the maintenance of a number of specific plots within a region under the supervision of the (Senior) Head Gardener. He/she carries out gardening maintenance to the standards of excellence as set by the Commission, and according to horticultural policies and procedures. This is a practical role, requiring maintenance craft skills to undertake a wide range of duties. These include turf culture, headstone border, maintenance and planting, pest control, machinery operation and maintenance and the care of ornamental features.

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 csea.careers@cwgc.org.


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Gardener, Bedford House Cemetery - Central and Southern Europe Area (C&SEA)

Location: Ypres, Belgium

About the role:

The post holder works in a mobile role or at a static site, and is responsible for the maintenance of a number of specific plots within a region under the supervision of the (Senior) Head Gardener. He/she carries out gardening maintenance to the standards of excellence as set by the Commission, and according to horticultural policies and procedures. This is a practical role, requiring maintenance craft skills to undertake a wide range of duties. These include turf culture, headstone border, maintenance and planting, pest control, machinery operation and maintenance and the care of ornamental features.

Find full information in the job description:

English Dutch

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 csea.careers@cwgc.org.


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Health And Safety Manager - Rome (Italy) or Larnaca (Cyprus)

Location: CWGC Office in Rome (Italy) or in Larnaca (Cyprus)
Contract Type: Permanent

We are currently looking for a Health and Safety Manager based in Cyprus (Larnaca) or Rome (Italy) that would lead the implementation of a uniform Health and Safety (H&S) management system across all C&SEA countries, ensuring adherence to local H&S legislation and fostering a strong safety culture throughout the Area.

What you'll be doing

What you need to have

What We Offer

How to apply

Anyone wishing to apply, please send your CV and cover letter to: Fiorangelo.ferrara@cwgc.org

We believe creating a diverse environment enriches our organisation and strengthens our mission, therefore, we welcome applications from everybody. Join our inclusive environment where every individual is valued.


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Survey Manager

Location: Maidenhead, 2 days in the office, 3 days from home a week
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Starting from £45,000 per annum, depending upon skills and experience
Hours: Full Time, 37 hours per week, Mon – Fri

Who we are

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is an organisation dedicated to honouring and caring for the graves and memorials of servicemembers who died in the two World Wars. The work of the commission is not only out on the field, but in our head office too, which contributes to the meaningful commemoration of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

What You'll Be Doing

Join us preserving and managing infrastructure, by running a program that surveys and maintains our globally built assets. You'll coordinate condition surveys, support surveyors around the world, and provide guidance and training. You’ll conduct meetings and deliver reports on survey data to shape decision-making. Beyond that, you'll provide advice on conservation, repair techniques, and structural matters. You'll also work with internal stakeholders and assist in crafting strategies and policies relating to the conservation of historic structures.

What You Need to Have

What we offer

How to apply

Apply via our Career Portal

As this is an active role, we will be interviewing as we go along, and the role will close when we have an offer accepted by a preferred candidate.

We believe creating a diverse environment enriches our organisation and strengthens our mission, therefore, we welcome applications from everybody. Join our inclusive environment where every individual is valued.


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Skilled Maintenance Craftsperson

Location: MOBILE - Working out of Harrogate Stonefall Cemetery, covering the North East region
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Starting from £24,234 per annum
Hours: Monday to Friday, average of 37 hours per week

Who we are

In the echo of history's whispers, there exists an institution that transcends time, The Commonwealth War Graves Commission – where heroes stories are etched into the very soil they defended. Share this hallowed ground with us, where you can work in an environment that is supportive and collaborative, with colleagues you’ll value and enjoy working with.

What You'll Be Doing

We are excited to offer this opportunity for a Skilled Maintenance Craftsperson to join our team. The role encompasses structural and some horticultural duties. Maintaining commemorations and headstones through tasks like cleaning, graffiti removal, and replacing damaged headstones. It also includes managing the collection, transportation, and erection of headstones. Horticultural responsibilities involve strimming and vegetation removal. These are just a snapshot of the duties for this role. This is a mobile role with lots of travel, so you’ll have use of a van. The role is practical, hands-on and requires a decent level of physical fitness. There will be frequent overnight stays, of which costs will be contributed.

What You Need to Have

You must be within a reasonable commutable distance of Harrogate Stonefall Cemetery to be considered for the role.

What we offer

How to apply

Apply via our Career Portal

As this is an active role, we will be interviewing as we go along, and the role will close when we have an offer accepted by a preferred candidate.

We believe creating a diverse environment enriches our organisation and strengthens our mission, therefore, we welcome applications from everybody. Join our inclusive environment where every individual is valued.


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Technical Manager (Horticulture) Indian Sub-Continent

Location: Delhi, India
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Rs 44,900 to Rs 58,600 per month
Hours: Full Time, 44 hours per week

About this role and you

As a global organisation, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) operates in over 150 countries and territories, and 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.

Everyone who works for us, or with us, shares our Values, which are formed around our concept of CARE (Commitment, Ambition, Respect and Excellence). We are proud and committed to ensuring we bring this to life every day, for ourselves, each other and those who lost their lives.

We're seeking a dynamic individual to join us in ensuring the smooth implementation of our Area Business Plan and effective operational management of all CWGC sites. We have an amazing opportunity for a Technical Manager (Horticulture) role within our team in India!

You will need to demonstrate

What we offer

To be successful within this position you will be a proficient communicator skilful at supporting a wide variety of stakeholders. You will be an excellent motivator, capable of mentoring and encouraging your team to achieve their highest potential. If you're passionate about horticulture and possess these skills, we'd love to hear from you!

How to apply

Apply via our Career Portal

We believe creating a diverse environment enriches our organisation and strengthens our mission, therefore, we welcome applications from everybody. Join our inclusive environment where every individual is valued.


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Finance Assistant

Location: Delhi, India
Contract Type: Permanent
Basic Pay: 19,900 to 23,100 per month, depending upon skills and experience
Hours: Full Time, 44 hours per week

Are you an excellent Finance Assistant interested in working for a not for profit Organisation with over 100 years of history?

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission honours and cares for the service members of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars, ensuring they will never be forgotten.

Everyone who works with us shares our values, which are formed around our concept of CARE (Commitment, Ambition, Respect and Excellence). We are committed to ensuring we bring this to life every day for everyone and are confident we can do the same for you.

About this role and you

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Finance Assistant to join our Africa and Asia team. This is a pivotal role that impacts upon the objectives of both India Sub-Continent, Africa and Asia Area and the Commission as a whole.

To be successful within this position you will have significant purchase ledger experience and an understanding of the end-to-end accounts payable function. You will be the first point of contact for all suppliers as well as dealing directly with queries from both operational and Head Office based staff.

You will be diligent and methodical and bring with you a proactive and flexible approach, able to work independently but also a great team player.

You will need to demonstrate

What we offer

To be successful within this position you will be a proficient communicator skilful at supporting a wide variety of stakeholders. You will be an excellent motivator, capable of mentoring and encouraging your team to achieve their highest potential. If you're passionate about figure work and possess these skills, we'd love to hear from you!

How to apply

Apply via our Career Portal

We believe creating a diverse environment enriches our organisation and strengthens our mission, therefore, we welcome applications from everybody. Join our inclusive environment where every individual is valued.


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Gardener

Location: Digboi, Assam, India
Contract Type: Permanent
Basic Pay: Rs.18000 to Rs.23500, depending upon skills and experience
Hours: Full Time, 44 hours per week

Who we are

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission honours and cares for the service members of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars, ensuring they will never be forgotten.

Everyone who works with us shares our values, which are formed around our concept of CARE (Commitment, Ambition, Respect and Excellence). We are committed to ensuring we bring this to life every day for everyone and are confident we can do the same for you.

We are incredibly excited to be hiring for Gardener role to support the Head Gardener and our team in Digboi.

About this role

You will be able 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 modules.

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. You will also be responsible for the maintenance of mechanical equipment including, but not limited to, general servicing, cleaning oil/filter change and minor repairs.

You will be able to demonstrate

What we offer

If you're passionate about horticulture and possess these skills, we'd love to hear from you!

How to apply

Apply via our Career Portal

As this is an active role, we will be interviewing as we go along, and the role will close when we have an offer accepted by a preferred candidate.

We believe creating a diverse environment enriches our organisation and strengthens our mission, therefore, we welcome applications from everybody. Join our inclusive environment where every individual is valued.


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Gardener

Location: Kohima, Nagaland, India
Contract Type: Permanent
Basic Pay: Rs.18000 to Rs.23500, depending upon skills and experience
Hours: Full Time, 44 hours per week

Who we are

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission honours and cares for the service members of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars, ensuring they will never be forgotten.

Everyone who works with us shares our values, which are formed around our concept of CARE (Commitment, Ambition, Respect and Excellence). We are committed to ensuring we bring this to life every day for everyone and are confident we can do the same for you.

We are incredibly excited to be hiring for Gardener role to support the Head Gardener and our team in Kohima.

About this role

You will be able 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 modules.

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. You will also be responsible for the maintenance of mechanical equipment including, but not limited to, general servicing, cleaning oil/filter change and minor repairs.

You will be able to demonstrate

What we offer

If you're passionate about horticulture and possess these skills, we'd love to hear from you!

How to apply

Apply via our Career Portal

As this is an active role, we will be interviewing as we go along, and the role will close when we have an offer accepted by a preferred candidate.

We believe creating a diverse environment enriches our organisation and strengthens our mission, therefore, we welcome applications from everybody. Join our inclusive environment where every individual is valued.


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Eyes On, Hands On Coordinator (South East 2)

Location: Remote/Mobile – Working from home as well as visiting areas, operating within the South East. Areas covered - Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Surrey.
You will need a full UK driving licence and use of your own car, for which mileage will be paid.
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Starting at £33,458 per annum, pro rata, depending upon skills and experience. Plus, an allowance of £1,260 per annum, pro rata.
Hours: Part-time, 15 hours per week (some evening and weekend work may be required)

What you’ll be doing

The ‘Eyes On, Hands On’ (EOHO) project enables those with an interest in our work to act as our eyes in their local area. Volunteers feedback the condition of war graves so our resources are directed efficiently.

In this role you’ll develop opportunities, using volunteers to further the care provided by our operational staff.

You’ll liaise with the local regional manager and your volunteers, building and maintaining partnerships with a wide range of volunteer organisations and associations, ensuring regular engagement. 

You will also build upon already established relationships with external cemetery groups where opportunities exist.

As the volunteer coordinator, you’ll manage volunteer applications, engage with passionate volunteers, and conduct engaging online training sessions.

What you need to have

What we offer

Who we are

In the echo of history's whispers, there exists an organisation that transcends time - The Commonwealth War Graves Commission, where heroes stories are etched into the very soil they defended. 

Share this hallowed ground with us, where you will contribute to maintaining our high standards and work in an environment that is supportive and collaborative, with colleagues you’ll value and enjoy working with.

How to apply

Apply via our Career Portal

As this is an active role, we will be interviewing as we go along, and the role will close when we have an offer accepted by a preferred candidate.

We believe creating a diverse environment enriches our organisation and strengthens our mission, therefore, we welcome applications from everybody. Join our inclusive environment where every individual is valued.


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Regional Manager (East)

Location: East Region of UK (Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Suffolk.)
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Starting from £48,000 per annum, depending upon skills and experience
Hours: Full Time, 37 hours per week, Mon – Fri

What you’ll be doing

As a Regional Manager, you will oversee a team of gardeners and skilled maintenance craftsperson's, ensuring every site shines. You'll produce and deliver regional plans, optimising resource deployment so that we stay within budget while achieving outstanding results.

Engaging with local authorities, contractors, volunteers, and stakeholders will be part of your routine, fostering strong and productive relationships that support our mission.

The role also involves analysing and refining processes to boost efficiency and effectiveness, making a real impact on how we operate. Ensuring safe working practices across all operations is essential, keeping our team secure and our standards high. 

Beyond the day-to-day operations, you'll collaborate with Regional Public Engagement Coordinators to promote the CWGC’s mission through local events, media interactions, and volunteer networks.

What you need to have

What we offer

Who we are

In the echo of history's whispers, there exists an organisation that transcends time - The Commonwealth War Graves Commission, where heroes stories are etched into the very soil they defended. 

Share this hallowed ground with us, where you will contribute to maintaining our high standards and work in an environment that is supportive and collaborative, with colleagues you’ll value and enjoy working with.

How to apply

Apply via our Career Portal

As this is an active role, we will be interviewing as we go along, and the role will close when we have an offer accepted by a preferred candidate.

We believe creating a diverse environment enriches our organisation and strengthens our mission, therefore, we welcome applications from everybody. Join our inclusive environment where every individual is valued.


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Horticultural Manager

Location: Maidenhead, with a minimum of 2 days a week in the office
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary:  Circa £55,000 per annum, depending upon experience
Hours: Full Time, 37 hours per week

About this role

This role involves managing all aspects of horticulture within Africa, Asia and the Middle East. You will champion Conservation, Sustainability, Biodiversity and Irrigation, to ensure and implement efficient use of resources. Liaising with stakeholders and Regional Managers, you will establish and achieve horticultural standards to maintain quality assurance across all our cemeteries.

In this role you will travel, occasionally at short notice, to support our teams in country as and when needed and issues arise.

As the Area Horticultural Manager, you will guide on cemetery design concepts and advise on the impact of any major structural projects. You will also contribute to the recruitment and training of staff.

Key tasks include Tree Risk Management, Machinery Fleet Management, Managing and developing the Area’s sustainability initiatives and reporting on the impact of climate change. Plus you’ll manage all horticultural chemical usage in line with corporate reduction targets. The role also encompasses supporting the Health and Safety Coordinator to ensure compliance with the Commissions global Health and Safety Policies.

What you need to have

What we offer

If you are passionate about horticulture, estates management and possess the skills to drive quality and efficiency, we encourage you to apply.

Who we are

In the echo of history's whispers, there exists an organisation that transcends time - The Commonwealth War Graves Commission, where heroes stories are etched into the very soil they defended. 

Share this hallowed ground with us, where you will contribute to maintaining our high standards and work in an environment that is supportive and collaborative, with colleagues you’ll value and enjoy working with.

How to apply

Apply via our Career Portal

As this is an active role, we will be interviewing as we go along, and the role will close when we have an offer accepted by a preferred candidate.

We believe creating a diverse environment enriches our organisation and strengthens our mission, therefore, we welcome applications from everybody. Join our inclusive environment where every individual is valued.


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