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Fundraising Manager / £44,493 - £52,279

Date:  01-Aug-2022
Company:  DWR Cymru Cyfyngedig Welsh Water Plc
City:  Cardiff

Cardiff, Wales, GB, CF3 0LT

Job Requisition Number                              3429                                                                              
Work Type Permanent
Job Function Human Resources & Comms
Salary Range £44,493.00 -£52,279.00 


Closing Date 

South East Hub

23:59 28/08/2022


Who we are

Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water keep 3 million people healthy each day with safe, reliable water, and take away wastewater to clean, before returning it safely to our beautiful rivers and seas.


To be able to deliver high quality, essential services which help to protect the health of our customers, colleagues and our environment, we need the right people to deliver on our vision.  This is achieved by living our core values and demonstrating the core behaviours that underpin them.  The security of our people, assets and information is key to us, so we are looking for people who understand and comply with the company’s required security objectives.


We know that the most successful teams are the most diverse teams. Equality, diversity and inclusion provide the very foundation to our culture at Welsh Water. We want every individual to feel confident, proud and able to bring their whole selves to work. 


To ensure an improved representation in our workforce, applications are particularly welcome from minority groups including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people, Females, LGBT+, Non-binary and people with disabilities. Together we continue to build a workplace that not only celebrates the diverse voices of our colleagues but also represents each customer we serve.


In essence, ours is a company based on trust, openness, respect, commitment and honesty. A company that our colleagues are proud to work for.

What you’ll be responsible for


We are on a mission to develop our visitor attractions as hubs for health and wellbeing. To help us realise our ambitions we have created an exciting new fundraising manager role. You will join our Visitor Attractions Department with responsibility for securing external funding to enable the delivery of a portfolio of complex, high profile, major capital development schemes. You should have proven success at building relationships and working collaboratively with both internal & external stakeholders; a track record in securing external funding and successfully managing the delivery of funding commitments.  You must be able to communicate in a constructive, knowledgeable, and helpful way, projecting a positive and professional image of Welsh Water at all times. 


  • Leading the development of the fundraising strategy for Welsh Water’s visitor attraction and partnership sites to maximise income with a focus on statutory and lottery bodies such as Welsh Government, Visit Wales, National Lottery & Community Funds
  • Implementing and monitoring the fundraising strategy to ensure that agreed income targets and benefits are delivered in line with organisational priorities 
  • The development of compelling grant applications, bid documentation and investment cases.  Experience using the UK Treasury Five Case Model is highly desirable
  • Managing all fundraising activity across Welsh Water visitor attraction’s and partnership sites working closely with Attraction Managers and operational teams, internal and external stakeholders 
  • Monitoring projects to ensure the successful delivery of funding commitments; and all grant administration, including financial management and developing claim documentation 
  • Managing relationships with funders, including taking responsibility for narrative and reporting, and coordinating all stakeholder contact
  • Building & maintaining a strong network of contacts and relationships, & a significant public profile to create partnership opportunities with public bodies, national sports governing bodies, specialist interest organisations and groups (environment, sports, education, healthcare etc) 
  • Horizon scanning and keeping up to date with sector developments to identify new funding opportunities that align with strategy and developing a strong pipeline of opportunities
  • Attending Team meetings and producing regular reports detailing progress against fundraising milestones and targets. To provide or support the preparation of any papers, presentations or other materials required for Project, Departmental, Executive Team or Board meetings or similar 
  • Working collaboratively with internal teams, providing advice upon all fundraising matters, encouraging participation and creative thinking to identify and develop new funding opportunities 
  • Ensuring as a business we are compliant through training and development, legislation and that we meet our social and corporate responsibilities & companywide procedures 

Who you’ll work with




•    Head of Visitor Attraction Strategy
•    Head of Visitor Attraction Operations
•    Attraction Managers and operational colleagues
•    Marketing and Communications teams
•    Finance
•    Ecology & Biodiversity Advisor
•    Legal



•    Welsh Government, Visit Wales, NRW
•    National Lottery & Media
•    Local Authorities, Town and Community Councils
•    Growth Deal
•    Tourism sector
•    Specialist interest organisations and groups
•    National Sports Governing bodies
•    Education & Healthcare sector
•    Contractors and consultants

About you




  • Degree in a relevant subject 
  • Chartered Institute of Fundraising Diploma or equivalent
  • Better Business Cases Practitioner (desirable)




  • Demonstrable experience of securing income from a range of statutory & Lottery sources, including six figure grants (essential).  Success at the seven figure+ grant level (desirable) 
  • Experience of delivering on £1m+ capital fundraising campaign targets in the not-for-profit sector (desirable)
  • Experience in developing investment cases using the UK Treasury Five Case Model.  (desirable)
  • Experience of simultaneously managing multiple grant application and bid development processes and associated reporting requirements
  • Experience of being the lead grant holder working in consortia to develop partnerships bids
  • Experience of leading relationships with external funders, in particular government departments and lottery bodies
  • Experience of working with teams to develop proposals in line with organizational priorities, including developing robust project monitoring and evaluation plans
  • Experience of grant administration, compiling narrative and financial reports for statutory funders 
  • Demonstrable experience in managing multiple stakeholders with the ability to influence and engage with people at all levels


Knowledge & Skills


  • Strong customer focus
  • Excellent literacy and numeracy 
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills
  • Project management skills
  • Budget setting and financial reporting skills
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills 
  • Proposal and report-writing skills
  • Exceptional influencing skills
  • The ability to manage your own workload and prioritise multiple tasks, work under pressure and within tight deadlines
  • Proficient IT skills – MS Word, Outlook, Teams, Project, PowerPoint, Excel
  • Ability to communicate effectively in Welsh (desirable) 

Good to know


Hybrid working 


Interviews to be held 31st August 2022 at Llandegfedd Lake Visitor Centre


2 years Fixed Term Post


As well as a market competitive salary, 33 days  annual leave (pro rata, including public holidays), we offer a range of employee benefits and rewards including:


  • Variable pay schemes (your salary will always stay the same, but depending on the performance of the company you could receive a yearly bonus)
  • Enhanced employer pension contributions – Up to 11% employer contributions
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • Progression opportunities, including the ability to apply for funded training and coaching and mentoring programmes
  • Reduction on gym memberships and high street shopping
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car-leasing scheme
  • Health Cash Back scheme
  • An employee assistance programme for employees and their immediate family

Whilst also working for a not-for profit company that truly cares about earning the trust of customers everyday, and about looking after our beautiful environment.






Dŵr Cymru Cyf, a limited company registered in Wales No. 2366777. Registered office: Linea, Fortran Road, St. Mellons, Cardiff CF3 0LT

© Dŵr Cymru Cyf 2019.

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