Department of Regional NSW
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Manager Regional Grants

Manager Regional Grants

  • 499579
  • Accounting and Financial
  • Governance
  • Regulatory and Compliance
  • Newly created position in expanding team - temporary 2 years, full time opportunity
  • Applications open to all NSW locations - statewide!
  • Annual salary starting from $ 131,094pa + 10% Superannuation + leave entitlements (including flex leave!)
  • Clerk Grade 11/12
  • Join a vibrant team culture with rewarding work, 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 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.

About the team

Regional Development and Programs are the NSW Government’s eyes and ears on the ground for regional development and infrastructure delivery, providing multi-agency coordination, program and grant funding, community planning and coordination, and emergency response delivery.  

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 funded more than 3,500 projects across regional NSW.

About the role

The Manager Regional Grants will establish and manage a highly effective grants administration team. They will be responsible for negotiation and execution of contracts, making progress payments and monitoring the delivery of a large number of projects across a broad suite of programs focused on developing social and economic infrastructure across regional NSW.

Some exciting accountabilities of this position include:

  • Lead a dynamic, collaborative team in the administration of community and economic grants
  • Develop best practice risk frameworks, procedures, systems, and governance to ensure the transparent administration of regional grants funding to applicants
  • Prepare and monitor budgets of the grants programs they oversee
  • Ensure auditing activities are consistent with best practice
  • Build and maintain working partnerships with key government and non-government stakeholders
  • Make a true impact on regional NSW communities through grants funding!

As a senior member of the team, you will have the opportunity to support and shape the DRNSW grant function and propose initiatives that ensure we continue to add value across the Department. 

This role reports to the Director, Grant Management, Evaluation & Reporting.

About You

To be successful in this role you will be a highly motivated and experienced grants professional with a strong ability to lead, negotiate and provide effective solutions. It is essential that you have exceptional communication and stakeholder engagement skills with the ability to effectively monitor your own and your team’s workload to ensure competing priorities are balanced and delivered within tight timeframes. A strong understanding of grants management processes will be highly regarded. 

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

Applying for the Role

To apply, please attach a copy of your CV and a cover letter that tells us about your relevant skills and experience.

Closing Date – Sunday 10 July 2022 at 11.55pm

For further information about this opportunity please view the role description or contact Kylie Chesterton, Manager - Reporting, Data & Finance on 0459 948 146 or via 

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.

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