Operations Manager, Mediterranean Area, Based in Cyprus


Operations Manager, Mediterranean Area, Based in Cyprus



Location: Larnaca

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours of Work: Full-time (37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday)

Salary: Up to €67,000 per annum dependent upon skills and experience

Travel: Extensive travel within the Mediterranean Area


About the organisation:

As a global organisation, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) operates in over 150 countries and territories tending and conserving the cemeteries and memorials of men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the First and Second World Wars.


With a workforce of over 220 staff, the Mediterranean Area (MA) has responsibility for the cemeteries and memorials in 33 countries around the Mediterranean basin from Northern Italy to Sudan and from temperate to arid zone desert climates.


About the role:

The Operations Manager, MA is responsible for ensuring the Area’s operational policies, processes, procedures and deliver corporate maintenance standards by the most effective and efficient means. This includes the prioritisation, planning, co-ordination and execution of Area Horticulture and Works programmes, securing value for money in operational budgets via the appropriate targeting and allocation of resources towards Area and Corporate aims and objectives. Delivery of conservation and irrigation strategies are key challenges of the role. Also ensuring that the operational staff meet the highest standards in terms of Health and Safety.


Responsible for ensuring and continually improving the performance and efficiency of Area operations and support services through the procurement, provision and analysis of management information and operational data, benchmarking, key performance indicators and other effective methods and strategies. The full job description can be found on our website.


What we can offer you:

23 days annual leave (increased up to 30 days with length of service)

Paid public holidays, plus a paid office closure between Christmas and New Year

Provident Fund up to 11% Employer Contribution

Training and Development

Professional subscriptions where relevant


About you:

A university degree in technical/management/administration

Relevant experience working in a Management position minimum 5 years

Practical experience of project, change and performance management

Thorough knowledge of organisational policies, horticultural and works standards and practices

Experience of working in different cultures, with an understanding of cultural and political sensitivities

Operational experience at Project Management level

Full and clean driving licence

Microsoft Office including Outlook

Must have the right to live and work in the EU and travel within MA


How to apply:

Please visit our website www.cwgc.org/about-us/careers and select the Operations Manager, Cyprus position and see the instructions on how to apply. You will then need to click and complete the application form. Kindly send the completed application form, together with your CV and cover letter to: ma.careers@cwgc.org


Closing date: 16th October 2020


Only shortlisted candidates 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. Appointment will be subject to background checks.





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