Regional Development and Programs

Exciting opportunity for an Assistant Grants Advisor to join a sector-leading team & support valuable social + economic growth programs, helping regional NSW communities, businesses & industries to prosper!

  • Location: applications open to all NSW locations
  • 2-year fixed term contract
  • Salary starting at $85,488 plus Super and leave entitlements
  • Dynamic team culture with rewarding work, exciting career pathways, development opportunities and flexibility.

We encourage applicants from all backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees, and people with disability. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity and delivery of high-quality services. We provide dignified access to reasonable adjustments both during the recruitment process and in the workplace. If you require reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process, please call or text the contact for this role.

About our team

Regional Development and Programs ensure representation of regional NSW perspectives in decision making and play a crucial community-facing leadership role to support improved outcomes in economic development and community wellbeing for regional NSW.

Grant Management, Evaluation and Reporting oversees all grant payments, project monitoring, evaluation and corporate reporting for the programs delivered by the broader Regional Programs team. Sophisticated systems in contracting, compliance, evaluation and risk management ensure projects and programs are delivered efficiently to benefit regional communities. Since 2019, the team has delivered more than 900 projects across regional NSW.

About the role

In the role of the Assistant Grants Advisor, you will undertake a range of various grant, administration and financial analysis tasks in accordance with policies, strategies and standards to deliver effective and targeted grants funding.

In addition, key responsibilities will be:

  • Undertake a broad range of grant, administration and financial duties (including reconciliation of project and financial data) that support the efficient and compliant management of regional and community grants administered by the Regional NSW team.
  • Contribute to a range of projects, programs, and other initiatives to support regional and community development activities.
  • Compile, analyse, interpret and report on data and other information to inform performance monitoring, project and program design, implementation, evaluation and strategy.
  • Undertake research activities, source and collate information, providing advice and contributing to the preparation of reports, presentations, briefings, and other correspondence for senior management.

About you

You will have very strong financial and administration skills with a preference for experience in grants. High level attention to detail, and an ability to work within tight project timelines are key skills. You will have an aptitude for managing data and financial information effectively, including experience in records management systems.  You have an ability to coordinate high volumes of work with a focus on quality and timely reports with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

You will have solid communication skills both written and verbal as well as the ability to manage complex information. You will have the ability to work in a busy environment with competing priorities and projects whilst providing quality customer service to a range of stakeholders. Relevant professional experience and knowledge of SmartyGrants or similar grant systems would be preferable.

How to apply

If this role sounds ideal to you, please submit an updated CV (maximum 4 pages) and cover letter (maximum two pages) outlining your relevant experience and capabilities.

Applications close: 11.55pm on Tuesday 31 May 2022.

For further information, please click here to review the role description or contact Melinda Farrar – Manager, Regional Grants on 02 9737 4835 or email melinda.farrar@regional.nsw.gov.au

Who is the Department of Regional NSW? Why work for us?

The Department of Regional NSW was formed in 2020 as a central agency for regional issues and is focused on creating a liveable, inclusive and sustainable New South Wales with thriving natural environments/regions and strong economic prosperity. Our Department is responsible for building resilient regional economies and communities, strengthening primary industries, managing the use of regional land, overseeing the state’s mineral and mining resources and ensuring government investment in regional NSW is fair and delivers positive outcomes for local communities and businesses.

Additional Information

A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same standard that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months. The successful applicant in this role may be required to undergo a police check, health assessment and other assessments as required.

All Department of Regional NSW employees are required to show evidence of:

  • being fully vaccinated with a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine and; or
  • having an approved medical contraindication.

You will be required to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status or approved COVID19 Vaccination medical exemption at the time of your application submission.