Department of Regional NSW
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Senior Grants Advisor

Senior Grants Advisor

  • 496308
  • Accounting and Financial
  • Community
  • Governance
  • Policy
  • Regulatory and Compliance
  • Temporary 2 years, full time role
  • Location – applications open to Regional NSW
  • Annual salary starting from $113,343pa + Super
  • Make an impact on the lives of people in Regional NSW in a collaborative working environment

  • 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 the role

    In the role of Senior Grants Officer, you will work as part of a team to manage and coordinate the administration of grants associated with programs and projects which deliver financial and economic support to Regional NSW communities. The role will involve financial and performance analysis and reporting to ensure the grants are delivering the outcomes intended.


    In addition, some of the key responsibilities will be:

    • Manage and administer regional and community grants programs, ensuring compliance with program guidelines and governance standards
    • Provide specialist financial and performance reporting on grant programs and the associated management of risk associated
    • Contribute to the development and implementation of appropriate governance and risk frameworks, performance measures, reporting standards and assessment tools, and systems to track, monitor and report on identified project milestones and deliverables to ensure effective governance of new projects from inception to completion.

    About you

    You will have experience in financial and performance reporting in relation to government funded programs, with an ability to provide advice, briefings and reports on the effectiveness of the grant programs. You will have a strong eye for detail, the ability to solve problems effectively and collaboratively, and work with stakeholders across government and in regional communities to support the effective functioning of these grant programs.


    To be successful in this role, you will demonstrate:

    • Experience managing and administering financial and performance reporting
    • Demonstrated experience leading and managing governance and risk processes
    • Knowledge of government programs, decision processes and probity requirements
    • Exceptional communication and relationship building skills
    • Appropriate tertiary qualifications or equivalent, relevant professional experience and training

    Applying for the Role

    To apply, please attach a copy of your CV and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) that tells us about your relevant skills and experience.


    Application Closing Date – Thursday 28 October 2021 11:55pm


    For further information about this opportunity please contact Sonja Hammond on 0499 699 306 or via or click here to view the role description.


    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.


    Please note that NSW Government expects all NSW government sector employees who can be safely vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine to do so.

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