Current Opportunities

Role: Managing Director

Kidney Wales is a leading and progressive UK charity. Our strategic aim is to support patients and families and to promote excellence in renal research.

We campaign for better provision for patients, with our most recent success being the implementation of the law on organ donation in Wales. The Campaign to increase organ donation began in 2007 and the new law came into force on 1st December 2015, with global attention.

Having recently realigned our mission and objectives for the coming years, we are now seeking an inspirational Managing Director to build on our strong foundations, drive our strategy and accelerate progress towards our vision. Reporting to the Board of Trustees, you will lead with intelligence, inspire action and be the driving force of our exciting future.


Duties and responsibilities include
• Overall day to day accountability for the smooth and efficient running of the organisation.
• Be the driving force of the vision and strategy, motivating and inspiring the team to deliver excellence.
• Lead and engage the team, providing strong direction, decision making and thought leadership to ensure maximum potential is being achieved.
• Ensure governance structure within Kidney Wales that facilitates continuous improvements and ensures compliance and resilience.
• Manage the financial health of the charity, with overall accountability for income revenue streams and expenditure.
• Be the face of Kidney Wales to our partners, our supporters and the media, to promote the strategic aims and increase brand awareness, across the whole of Wales.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required
• Senior leadership experience in public or not for profit sector, managing multiple business areas and reporting to board level.
• Demonstrable track record of managing change and building organizational resilience.
• Knowledge and first hand experience of inspirational leadership techniques that drive innovation and autonomy within the team and promote trust and transparency.
• Experience of working with charities and within the third sector, in a commercial or volunteer capacity.
• Decisive decision-making skills that are analytical, commercial and ethical.
• Clear exposure to budget management and strategic income generation.
• Thorough understanding of key challenges facing the third sector, with notable experience of delivering progressive strategies.
• Strong public speaking, networking and ambassadorial skills, with ability and presence to promote Kidney Wales within the charity’s community and networks.
• Essential personal qualities – strong ‘completer-finisher’, conscientious, efficient; energetic, determined and passionate about the work of charities.
• Sympathetic to the values and ambitions of Kidney Wales.
• Knowledge or experience of kidney disease is desirable, although not essential.

To be considered for this role, please send your CV and covering letter to , together with a covering letter and details of your salary expectations.

Closing date Wednesday 28th August 2019


Research Role

We are delighted to be working on a collaborative project between Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff University and the clinicians within the Wales Kidney Research Unit.

The project is recruiting a PhD student to investigate why certain kidney transplant patients are more susceptible to severe disease caused by a virus called Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV). The project aims to identify means to improve antiviral immunity in these individuals and to establish a method for recognising the virus early in the clinic. It is hoped that the results from the study will enable clinicians to effectively manage HCMV infection in this patient group with the aim of ultimately minimising patient suffering and reduce length of patient stay in hospital.

For more information and to apply click HERE.


Volunteer Roles

Volunteers are the heart and soul of Kidney Wales Foundation

We have committess throughout Wales that would like very much for you to be a part. Our volunteers include: retirees, students, homemakers, accountants, photographers. They keep Kidney Wales Foundation on the cutting edge of developments, supporting patients and community needs.

If you are looking for bite-sized, occasional volunteering opportunities, we have events such as the Cardiff 10K Race, Walk for Life, Invncbl, gourmet evenings and football matches.

By giving a little time to help kidney patients and their families you can:

  • Make a difference to a kidney patient’s life.
  • Improve your contacts and circle of friends.
  • Use your life experiences to help people in your community.
  • Gain valuable employment experience, that you can use to get a job.
  • Develop your interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Improve your CV.

To apply you need to contact us directly for our volunteering form or you can send us your CV together with a covering letter and we will get in touch with you.

Email: or call us on (029) 2034 3940.