Department of Regional NSW
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Grants Advisor

Grants Advisor

  • 497078
  • Community
  • Governance
  • Projects
  • Property and Assets
  • Regulatory and Compliance
  • Temporary 2 years, full time role
  • Applications open across NSW
  • Salary starting at $99,431pa plus Super

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.

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 us

Regional Programs delivers a range of initiatives to promote economic growth, recovery and enhance community wellbeing across 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 Grants Advisor, you will facilitate and coordinate the grants contracting and progress payment process. You will work with the team in the development and implementation of policies, strategies and standards for management, governance, and administration to enable effective evaluation and assessment of grants to positively impact Regional NSW development.

Working as the new Grants Advisor, you will:

  • Provide a customer facing advisory service, providing information and guidance to grant recipients, contributing to the efficient and compliant management of regional NSW-focused grants.
  • Provide information or report on grant-funded projects s; providing recommendations and advice with regard to grant project performance.
  • Co-ordinate and contribute to grant policies, projects and activities that support the economic development of businesses and industries in NSW.
  • Implement, assess and review processes and contribute to the continual improvement and efficiencies of systems that support a transparent, effective and efficient grants process.
  • Draft Departmental correspondence, Ministerial briefing notes, to ensure the provision of quality and timely information.

About you

This might be the role for you if you have:

  • Grants management or relevant professional experience (essential)
  • Knowledge of SmartyGrants or similar grant management systems (desirable)
  • Sound understanding or ability to quickly learn government processes and legislation (highly regarded)
  • Experience in records management systems
  • Exceptional financial and administration skills and ability to manage complex data and financial information effectively
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent time management and ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities, high volumes of work and tight project timelines
  • Strong written/verbal communication and stakeholder management skills.

How to apply

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

Applications close: 30 January 2022 at 11.55pm.

For further information, please click here to review the role description or contact Melinda Farrar – Manager, Regional Grants on 02 9737 4835 or email

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 be fully vaccinated of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine by 30 January 2022 and; or
  • an approved medical contraindication.

You will be required to show proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status or apply for a medical exemption prior to securing a role.

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