Green Park


Green Park
England, London
06 Aug 2018
20 Aug 2018
Executive Management, Strategy
Contract Type
Voluntary / Trustee

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The CWGC is a Royal Charter body, funded by six Commonwealth nations (UK, Canada, India, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa), to care for the war dead of the two World Wars. Headquartered in the UK, it has 1,400 staff, and sites in over 150 countries and territories, and an operating budget of around £70m. The Commission operates under a Royal Charter dating to 1917, and has a strong cultural heritage and a global reach. Whether they are tending the moving battlefield cemeteries and memorials to the missing of the Western Front, or the far flung Second World War sites in Myanmar, Singapore or North Africa, the CWGC's staff ensure the greatest care is taken.

The CWGC is looking for Commissioners to join its board. The primary need is for individuals who are engaged and interested in the mission of the CWGC, and who would make a strong contribution to its governance. Beyond this requirement we are prioritising candidates with the following skills and backgrounds:

  • Expert knowledge of history, and/or of engaging the public with history
  • Media and journalism
  • New media, marketing, reputation management and PR

And other desirable backgrounds are:

  • Knowledge of conservation, architecture and horticulture
  • Finance, law and the management of comparable third sector organisations

The 1.7 million men and women whose final resting places are in the care of the Commission came from over 100 countries. They are all commemorated equally, irrespective of race, creed, nationality or rank. The ethos of equality of commemoration runs fiercely through the spirit of the organisation, and it diversity reflects the number of places in which it operates. The Commission is keen that this round of recruitment should increase the diversity of the board.

If you want to know more about the role or selection process, please contact our employment agency advisors, Green Park on or 020 3145 3430, and ask for Joanna Moriarty or Jon Morrison.

Closing date noon on Monday 20th August 2018.

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