Department of Regional NSW
Picture of a golden sunlit landscape in Queanbeyan area. Gumtrees in foreground, blue sky and river in background.

Grants Advisor

Grants Advisor

  • 498667
  • Accounting and Financial
  • Community
  • Projects
  • Newly created position in expanding team - temporary 2 years, full time opportunity!
  • Location – all locations within NSW will be considered
  • Salary starting at $99,431pa + 10% Super + Leave Entitlements (plus flex leave!)
  • Rewarding work in a dynamic team culture with exciting career pathways, development opportunities and true 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.

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

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.

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 Grants Advisor, you will facilitate and coordinate stakeholder engagement, variations, monitoring and reporting 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.

Working as the new Grants Advisor, you will:

  • Provide customer-facing advice, information and guidance to grant recipients, contributing to the efficient and compliant management of regional NSW-focused grants.
  • Report on grant-funded projects, 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.
  • Draft Departmental correspondence and Ministerial briefing notes.

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

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: 1 June 2022 at 11.55pm.

For further information, please review the role description or contact Sonja Hammond – Manager, Performance on0499 699 306 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 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.


Apply here

Refer someone to this job

Not You?

You will now be directed to the apply page to complete your application.

Recommended for you

Manager Animal Traceability & Biosecurity Programs

499243 Orange NSW Australia Orange DPI Biosecurity & Food Safety Agriculture, Animal Care, Environmental, Natural and Physical Science, Pest and Weed Control, Planning, Policy, Projects, Regulatory and Compliance, Science and Technology, Specialist Manager
DPI Animal Biosecurity and Food Safety team are looking for full time, ongoing, Manager Animal Traceability & Biosecurity Programs to deliver their animal traceability and biosecurity programs, policy and projects. The position is located in Oran...

Administrative Assistant

499275 Menangle NSW Australia Menangle DPI Infrastructure Investment & Bus Exl Administration and Clerical
The Elizabeth Macarthur Agricultural Institute (EMAI) has two dynamic administrative assistant roles to recruit into. We are looking for skilled individuals who are computer literate, self-starters. These positions are based in Menangle (or other ...

Executive Officer to the Executive Director/Chief Data Officer

499428 All of NSW. Regional NSW NSW Australia All of NSW. Regional NSW Data & Performance Administration and Clerical
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Executive Officer to support the Executive Director Data & Performance, who is also Chief Data Officer for the Regional NSW cluster.

Projects and Programs Officer (Riverbank Rehabilitation Program)

499348 Regional NSW NSW Australia Regional NSW Regional Operations Conservation, Environmental Science, Estuary, Marine and Coastal Management, Projects
Provide high level project coordination and support for the newly created Riverbank Rehabilitation Project - supporting long-term rehabilitation & futureproofing of flood damaged riverbanks in Regional NSW. Full time until 30 June 2023. Location n...

Apply Now

Refer someone to this job

Not You?

You will now be directed to the apply page to complete your application.