Director of Commonwealth Relations and Global Strategy

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Maidenhead Head Office with some hybrid working flexibility
up to £110,000

The CWGC is a highly respected, prestigious, global organisation that 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.


As an organisation of significant stature, responsibility and heritage, we have exceptional relationships across the Commonwealth. We are now seeking to build further on those relationships, reviewing how and who we work with, where we can extend our reach to increase and improve our world-wide presence and how we can improve still further on building longstanding, mutually beneficial links in all the 153 countries and territories we work in.

We are looking for an energetic, highly skilled individual with a real understanding and passion for what we do now, and a vision for what we can also do in the future. With the skills and composure of a diplomat, the instincts and planning skills of a military commander, the empathy to engage with people at all levels anywhere, and a commercial mindset to rival any business leader, you will be an exceptional leader bringing with you a collaborative and engaging approach, innovative thinking, and can-do attitude, to join our ambitious and very enthused global team. This is a critical role at a pivotal and transformative point in our history.

As an organisation with 1,400 staff worldwide, we speak many languages, possess different talents, and come from a wide variety of backgrounds. We are an organisation that cares about our people; we recognise and celebrate our diversity and our individual contributions and work always to ensure we help everyone, in every role across the Commission feel valued, appreciated, connected and included.

But above all, we are all dedicated to one purpose – to preserving in perpetuity, the memory and telling the stories of the men and women from the two World Wars, who sacrificed their lives, so that we might live the lives we do today. 


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.