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Team Leader Grants

Team Leader Grants

  • 502478
  • Accounting and Financial
  • Administration and Clerical
  • Community
  • Projects

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Rewarding opportunity for an experienced Grants professional to join a sector-leading team and support valuable social and economic growth programs, helping regional NSW communities, businesses & industries to prosper.

  • Newly created positions – Ongoing and fixed term opportunities available
  • Location – Negotiable across all NSW locations with flexible work from home options available. Preference will be given to Regional locations.
  • Attractive salary $113,343 to $124,901 + 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, project monitoring and contract compliance 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 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 Team Leaders to begin their exciting journey with us.

In the role of Team Leader, Grants, you will manage and coordinate the administration of a large suite of grant programs including the contracting and payments or compliance and delivery, which deliver financial and economic support to Regional NSW communities. As a senior member of the team, you will play a key role in the development and implementation of policies, processes and strategies to facilitate efficient and compliant management of grant programs. You will act as an escalation point for junior staff in resolving issues and provide day to day supervision of outputs.

Working as the Team Leader, Grants, you will:

  • Manage and administer regional and community grants programs, ensuring compliance with program guidelines and governance standards
  • Provide specialist advice on administering grant programs including financial and performance reporting and advise on potential risks
  • Develop and lead the implementation of appropriate risk frameworks, performance measures, reporting standards, policies and assessment tools/systems for grant programs 
  • Maintain effective working relationships and collaboration with key internal and external stakeholders
  • Prepare informed and accurate reporting, Ministerial briefings and correspondence
  • Undertake financial analysis and liaise with the Department’s legal team to inform decisions on project payments and contract changes


About you

You have strong experience in managing and administering government funded grant programs, with an ability to provide advice, briefings and analysis on the effectiveness of the grant programs using an informed, innovative and solution-focused approach.

You have exceptional attention to detail with the ability to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment, solve problems efficiently and collaboratively and work with a range of government, industry and community stakeholders to support the successful functioning of grant programs and wider branch outcomes.

To be successful in this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Experience managing and administering grant programs
  • Experience leading and managing governance and risk processes
  • Knowledge of government programs, decision processes and probity requirements
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, including the ability to manage complex data and financial information effectively
  • Excellent time management including the 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
  • An understanding of financial management processes and an ability to deliver financial analyses
  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications or equivalent, relevant professional experience and training.

Knowledge of SmartyGrants or similar grant management systems is desirable.

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: 11:55pm Tuesday 31 January 2023

For further information, please review the role description or contact kate.moodley@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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