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Partnerships Co-Ordinator (Land Management/Agriculture), South Wales & Home Working

Date: 17-Jun-2021

Location: Cardiff, GB, SA62 3ET

Company: dwrcymrucy

Job Requisition Number                              763                                                                              
Work Type Permanent
Job Function Operational
Salary Range £27,252.00 - £32,828 
Location South Wales (Flexible) & Home Working


Who are we


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.

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 do


As a credible member of the Drinking Water Catchment Team you will: 

•    Represent Dŵr Cymru by working with all stakeholders whose activities can affect water quality within catchments used for drinking water abstraction. 
•    Establish and maintain sustainable local partnership working groups in key catchments to enable the delivery of Dŵr Cymru’s Catchment Management Programme WaterSource 
•    Gather data and intelligence to maintain and identify emerging risks in Dŵr Cymru’s Catchment Drinking Water Safety Plans (DWSPs), deliver our obligations under the National Environment Programme (NEP) and develop future WaterSource projects to enable the company to achieve a sustainable balance between risk, costs, levels of compliance and services for our customers.


Specifically you will:
•    Identify stakeholders within Dŵr Cymru’s drinking water catchments. Stakeholders include land managers and owners, our regulators, communities, customers and colleagues.  
•    Develop sustainable partnership working groups with stakeholders where required. 
•    Develop, own and manage specific WaterSource projects within your area; promoting best practice by organising education and awareness sessions and signposting to key literature, and promoting innovation. 
•    Plan expenditures for the projects with the Catchment Delivery Manager to deliver the programme within an agreed budget. 
•    Facilitate post project reviews and ensure lessons learnt from projects are shared and processes refined accordingly.
•    Represent Dŵr Cymru at regional and national events to share best practice and identify potential opportunities for future collaborative working
•    Identify external opportunities for collaborative project funding and support 
•    Provide intelligence to the Catchment Spatial Risk Analysts to facilitate the maintenance and keep live Dŵr Cymru’s DWSPs.
•    Provide local knowledge in event of incidents to support the Catchment Risk Coordinators in the management of incidents. 
•    Work with the team where required to identify locations for sampling/ monitoring as part of the NEP investigations data collection and support the collection of data as appropriate.
•    Undertake routine catchment inspections as directed by the Catchment Risk Coordinators 
•    Ensure all activities undertaken comply with Dŵr Cymru’s Health, Safety & Wellbeing policies and local team procedures to ensure a safe working environment is maintained. 

About you


  • Hold current driving licence 
  • Ability to travel across region as job requires
  • A history of working in the environmental or agricultural sector with a proven track record of successfully working with: environmental interest groups / the agricultural sector / environmental regulators
  • A good level of knowledge and understanding of diffuse pollution sources and pathways, agri-environment schemes, water resource protection and the water industry
  • Able to demonstrate good communication skills with stakeholder management experience
  • Able to manage projects with a strong focus on problem resolution, multi-tasking and has the tenacity and determination to see through a job to its full conclusion
  • Have the ability to work collaboratively in a multi team environment
  • Have the ability to develop positive working relationships and to be seen as a highly credible representative of the business



  • Holds, or willing to work towards achieving, PRINCE 2 Practitioner status
  • Hold, or be willing to working towards, Corporate Membership of a Professional body (e.g. CIWEM, IW) at Registered (e.g. RSci, REnv) or Chartered status (e.g. CSci, CEnv)


Good to know


This is a permanent role


This is a permanent contract.


As well as a market competitive salary and 25 days annual leave (pro rata), we offer a range of employee benefits including:

  • Variable annual pay schemes (bonus)
  • Salary up to £32,828 (Band 05)
  • Enhanced employer pension contributions
  • Reduction on gym memberships and high street shopping
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car-leasing scheme
  • Health CashBack scheme
  • An employee assistance programme for employees and their immediate family

And many, many more...

Closing date


23:59 on 15 June 2021


Please note, if you are an external candidate, your online values assessment link must also be completed by the deadline shown on the advert or your application will not be considered.





Dŵr Cymru Cyf, a limited company registered in Wales No. 2366777. Registered office: Pentwyn Road, Nelson, Treharris, Mid Glamorgan CF46 6LY.

© Dŵr Cymru Cyf 2019.

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