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Grants Advisor

Grants Advisor

  • 502477
  • Accounting and Financial
  • Administration and Clerical
  • Community
  • Projects

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Be a key part of regional NSW development as a Grants Advisor and positively contribute to the growth of communities & economic infrastructure.

  • 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 $99,431pa to $110,064 + 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 Grants Advisors to begin their exciting journey with us.

In the role of Grants Advisor, you will facilitate and coordinate stakeholder engagement, variations, monitoring and compliance activities on a number of different grant programs. 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.

Your day will consist of but not be limited to:

  • Providing customer-facing advice, information and guidance to grant recipients, contributing to the efficient and compliant management of regional NSW-focused grants.
  • Undertake analysis of grant payment claims and contract change requests, and make recommendation to senior officers for approval
  • Draft funding agreements and negotiate terms of agreements with grantees
  • Co-ordinate and contribute to grant policies, projects and activities that support the economic development of businesses and industries in NSW.
  • Draft Departmental correspondence and Ministerial briefing notes.


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

We are seeking a proactive and results driven team player, who can maintain effective stakeholder relationships, problem solve, manage multiple competing priorities and meet deadlines in a challenging, fast-paced and highly rewarding government department.

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
  • Ability to manage complex data and financial information effectively with a high level of attention to detail, in a high volume environment

If you have the capability to achieve success in this role and are passionate about creating a more prosperous Regional NSW, we would love to hear from you!

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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