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Catchment Partnership Co-ordinator x 2 (North and South)

Water Services Science


Salary: £25,005 - £29,531

Locations: Dinas (North) / Bolton Hill WTW (South)


Who we are

When you think about it, water is the most basic human need. So what we do at Welsh Water is incredibly important – we give three million customers safe, clean water, take away their dirty water and help to protect our beautiful environment. It’s an awesome responsibility, and we have to earn our customers’ trust every single day. Being the only not-for-profit company in the utilities sector is certainly a good start. Every single penny we make goes back into looking after their water and environment, rather than going to the pockets of shareholders.


What we do

Getting fresh, clean water to our customers’ taps is our most important job and it involves a lot of different people, doing a lot of different roles, pulling together to create one big team – our water department.

The Catchment Team plays a crucial role in ensuring that the quality of water entering our treatment works is of a good consistent quality.  The Catchment Team is part of the Water Services Science Team that looks after water quality from the source to the customers’ tap. 


What you’ll do

Key elements of this role will be to establish and maintain local partnership working groups in your catchment area to enable delivery of our Catchment Management Programme WaterSource. You will gather data and intelligence to maintain and identify emerging risks in the our Drinking Water Safety Plans (DWSPs), deliver our obligations under the National Environment Programme (NEP) and develop future WaterSource projects to enable us to achieve a sustainable balance between risks, costs, levels of compliance an services for our customers.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to work with stakeholders to ensure our catchments are resilient for now and for future generations


What we offer

We know that if our employees are happy, our customers are happy. That’s why we offer a great benefits package. As one of the biggest companies in Wales, our reward and benefits package includes:


Generous Pension Plan

25 days annual leave plus public holidays

Water Bill Save Scheme

Colleague Reward Scheme (Bonus)

Childcare Voucher Scheme

Cycle to Work scheme




If you wish to be considered for this role, please send your CV to, by midday on Thursday 24th August.

The Declaration Form, available at, should also be completed and submitted.


Reports to:

Catchment Delivery Manager




What you’ll be responsible for

  1. Identify stakeholders within Dŵr Cymru’s drinking water catchments. Stakeholders include land managers and owners, our regulators, communities, customers and colleagues. 

  2. Develop sustainable partnership working groups where required.

  3. 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.

  4. Plan expenditures for the projects with the Catchment Delivery Manager to deliver the programme within an agreed budget.

  5. Facilitate post project reviews and ensure lessons learnt from projects are shared and processes refined accordingly.

  6. Represent Dŵr Cymru at regional and national events to share best practice and identify potential opportunities for future collaborative working

  7. Identify external opportunities for collaborative project funding and support

  8. Provide intelligence to the Catchment Spatial Risk Analysts to facilitate the maintenance and keep live Dŵr Cymru’s DWSPs.

  9. Provide local knowledge in event of incidents to support the Catchment Risk Coordinators in the management of incidents.

  10. Work with the Catchment NEP Coordinators to identify locations for sampling/ monitoring as part of the NEP investigations data collection and support the collection of data as appropriate.

  11. Undertake routine catchment inspections as directed by the Catchment Risk Coordinators

  12. 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.


Who you’ll be working with


  • Water Services
  • Estates
  • Water Resources
  • Environment Team
  • Central Asset Strategy



·        Land owners/ users

·        Farming Organisations/ Unions

·        NRW

·        Local communities

·        Third sector

·        Local authorities

·        National Parks

·        Academic Research Institutions

·        Other leading companies within the water sector


About you


Knowledge, Skills and Experience



Qualified to a minimum of degree level in a relevant scientific subject, or significant history of working successfully in a similar field.



A history of working in the environmental sector with a proven track record of successfully working with the environmental interest groups, the agricultural sector and 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.



Hold, or be working towards, Corporate Membership of a Professional body (e.g. CIWEM, IW) at Registered (e.g. RSci, REnvTech) or Chartered status (e.g. CSci, CEnv).



Able to demonstrate good communication skills



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 current driving licence



Ability to travel across region as job requires




Dwr Cymru Welsh Water is an Equal Opportunities Employer


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