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Assistant Grants Advisor

Assistant Grants Advisor

  • 502476
  • Accounting and Financial
  • Administration and Clerical
  • Community
  • Projects

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

  • Newly created positions – Ongoing and temporary opportunities
  • Location – Negotiable across all NSW locations with flexible work from home options available. Preference will be given to Regional locations.
  • Attractive salary $87,493 to $96,540 + Super & leave entitlements
  • Rewarding work in a dynamic team culture with exciting career pathways, development opportunities and true flexibility.


Diversity and inclusion are core values of the Department of Regional NSW. We encourage applications from people with a range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. This includes differences in culture, gender, sexual orientation, language and disability status or other attributes. The Department of Regional NSW is a workplace where everyone is able to contribute and participate to their full potential, and we are proud to have a team that reflects the richness and complexity of the regional NSW communities we serve.


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. The 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.

About our team

Our Regional Programs and Regional Recovery branches ensure sector excellence and leadership in the design, delivery and evaluation of programs to support social and economic outcomes for regional NSW, and enabling people, businesses and communities to recover from disasters including flood, bushfire, COVID-19 and drought. The Regional Recovery branch includes the Office for Regional Youth and provides support to the Minister for Regional Youth and coordinates critical Regional Youth Task Force activities.

We play a crucial leadership and community-facing role that supports improved outcomes in economic development and community wellbeing for regional NSW. Our programs and staff are focused on growing regional economies, communities and youth and improving quality of life for regional communities.

Grant Management & Finance oversees all grant payments and project monitoring for the programs delivered by the broader Regional Programs team. Sophisticated systems in contracting, compliance, and risk management ensure projects and programs are delivered efficiently to benefit regional communities. Since 2019, the team has delivered more than 1,500 projects across regional NSW. 

More detailed information about our teams can be found on the Regional NSW website can be found by clicking here.


The opportunity

Due to a significant period of growth and expansion within the Regional Programs and Regional Recovery branches, the Department of Regional NSW have a number of exciting opportunities available for experienced and knowledgeable Assistant Grants Advisors to begin their exciting journey with us.

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.


What We Can Offer You

  • Meaningful and rewarding work through assisting communities of regional NSW to recover after disasters
  • A substantially better work life balance in NSW Government (work from home options, flex leave, generous leave entitlements)
  • Fixed location of your choice (preferably in Regional NSW) – you won’t be required to move around a lot.


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 cover letter (maximum two pages) and CV ((maximum 4 pages) outlining your relevant experience and capabilities

Applications close: 11:59pm Tuesday 31 January 2023

For further information, please review the role description or contact Sonja Hammond on sonja.hammond@regional.nsw.gov.au.

A recruitment 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.


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