Commissioning & Grants Manager

Hours – 37.5 per week

Location –  flexible – once Covid-19 restrictions lift, the applicant must be prepared to attend our Cardiff office at least 2 days a week. Full time office working can be facilitated in our Cardiff office

Salary – £30,000 – £32,000 per annum

Holiday – 25 days

Responsible to – Rachal Minchinton, Deputy Director, Richard Newton Consulting


Key Roles


  • To account manage nominated clients as determined by the Director / Deputy Director
  • To lead on nominated large statutory and grant funding applications including drafting responses, proof reading applications, developing budgets, compiling supporting and qualifying information and obtaining sign off with clients.
  • To support business development activities, including working with clients and funders to broker commissioning relationships and alerting clients to potential funding opportunities
  • To work with the Director / Deputy Director and clients on feasibility studies and business plans to inform future funding bids
  • To assist the Director / Deputy Director in the preparation of applications, reports, options appraisals and business plans on behalf of clients
  • To contribute to Consultancy management information systems including databases, funding pipelines
  • To maintain successful records – including monthly billing information for clients
  • To be a first point of enquiry to clients for the business and act as an ambassador for all services provided by the consultancy
  • Other reasonable requests made by the Director / Deputy Director


Key Skills, Experience and Competencies required


  • A track record of successful bid writing
  • An understanding of UK grant funding and commissioning environments
  • Experience in using key tendering portals including e-tenderwales, ECLAIMS, etc.
  • Research skills
  • Excellent communication skills including verbal skills and report / bid writing
  • Budget development
  • The ability to maintain key relationships with clients that deliver sustained business
  • The ability to manage multiple projects at one time
  • Effective time management
  • Attention to detail
  • Good IT skills including use of full Microsoft Office suite
  • Excellent record keeping
  • A knowledge of government policies and processes
  • Experience of working with, or for, the not-for-profit sector
  • Knowledge of the charity sector and the arts sector in Wales
  • A team player but prepared to take on individual responsibilities
  • A commercial focus
  • Prepared to work at times outside of regular office hours or at locations away from the office



  • An understanding of the post 16 training environment
  • The ability to speak Welsh
  • Access to a car