Where we come from

Trac Cymru provides inspiration, training and support to individuals and projects to ensure the preservation of Welsh cultural heritage. We give folk artists the confidence, support and backing to unleash their extraordinary talents onto the world. Our mission is to develop Welsh performing folk arts as a living tradition to be shared and enjoyed by audiences and performers at all levels, both in Wales and throughout the world.

What we need

We’re looking for an enthusiastic person with business development skills to play a vital role in building the organisation to match its ambition. More than just a fundraiser, this brand new role has targets to reach new income streams as well as to deliver on well-being goals. Working mostly online from home, and with regular mentoring sessions with our Fundraising Consultant, you’ll follow and develop our Fundraising Strategy to approach charitable trusts and foundations for core and project funding, explore sponsorship and supporter options and develop commercial activities. We have lots of ideas; we need your skills, time and expertise to enable us to make them happen.

The post is full time, starting as soon as possible. Guaranteed for a year, the intention is that the funds you secure will guarantee your salary for the following year and beyond.

The salary will be £26,000 pa.

Trac Cymru is an equal opportunities employer. We aim at all times to recruit the person who is most suited to the job and welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.

The post includes 25 days paid annual leave plus public holidays, access to a company pension and an allowance towards the cost of your home office.

The post is funded by the Third Sector Resilience Fund for Wales Phase 3 Scheme, administered by WCVA.

What you’ll be doing

Supported by senior management and mentored by our fundraising consultant, you will

  • Develop our fundraising strategy in line with the organisation’s business plan
  • Strengthen and increase our portfolio of funders
  • Develop diverse income streams, including grant making trusts, corporate sponsorship, commercial activities and individual giving
  • Contribute to the organisation’s Business Planning process
  • Conduct research and market analysis on funding and partnership opportunities
  • Develop appropriate fundraising tools including proposals and presentations, cases for support and impact reports
  • Maintain accurate reporting of all funding opportunities and donations
  • Use data, insight and extensive knowledge to inform decisions and deliver against objectives
  • Work closely with the Management Team in all areas of work as needed, including Development, Evaluation, Marketing and Finance.
  • Be responsible for reports and statistical returns to funders, Management Team & Board as required
  • Manage your own day-to-day administration, including diary and data management, liaising with key personnel, and conducting meetings by Skype or Zoom as needed.
  • Keep abreast of funding developments and share knowledge with the wider team.
  • Take part in training and mentoring and attend any networking events, including potential out-of-hours events, to represent Trac Cymru when required.

Does this sound like you?

You are someone who:

  • has business development or fundraising experience, preferably in the arts or charity sectors.
  • wants to be part of something important that you truly believe in
  • is excited by the idea of working within a small, dynamic organisation where you can make a real difference
  • is detail oriented and reliable
  • is persistent. If at first you don’t succeed you work at it until you do, and learn whatever you need to make it happen. You have an ability to figure things out and get things done.
  • manages your own time well. We are a small team and initiative is welcomed but we also believe in boundaries and welcome your ability to manage yours.
  • is a self-starter, proactive with entrepreneurial attitude
  • has strong research and data analysis skills

Required experience and qualifications

  • Experience of, or qualifications in, business development and/or fundraising
  • Experience of financial management and budgeting
  • Excellent standard of English
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to work flexibly from home
  • Have access to your own transport and a clean, current driving licence
  • Familiar with modern office packages, GDrive and MS Office
  • Have the right to work in the UK

Bonus experience

  • The ability to speak Welsh would be an advantage but is not essential
  • You have an active interest in Welsh folk culture and the contribution arts and creativity make to well-being and quality of life

How to apply

If this sounds like the opportunity you’ve been looking for, send a CV and cover letter to Danny KilBride, our Director, cyfarwyddydd@trac-cymru.org telling us why you’re the perfect person for the role.

Applicants who are successful on application will be notified by email to schedule an interview.

Applications close at 5pm on 13 December 2021; interviews will be online on 15 December and the post will start on 5 January. We look forward to hearing from you.

For an informal chat about this role contact Danny KilBride, our Director at the email address above.