Grants and Tender Specialist


Employment Type

Full Time, 3 year fixed term contract

Applications Close

Tuesday, 31 May 2022


Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, or Adelaide

About the Opportunity

The Grants and Tender Specialist is responsible for managing and delivering grant applications and acquittals to a high standard. The role is required to increase the success rate and the number of grants the organisation applies for to enable it to move ahead with its strategic aims.

They achieve this by building long term relationships with our team, partners and funding bodies. The grants specialist is also responsible for prospecting, identifying and writing submissions for funding in order to build and strengthen fundraising sources and maximise income for the organisation’s important work.

This role will proactively implement the ERCS national and state grant and tender strategy to maximise income by crafting compelling and impact-focused grants, tenders and proposals, coordinating the acquitting of funds, assisting in the management of projects and building relationships with key stakeholders, including grant and other funders.

The core functions of the role are to seek out and secure new national and state-based grants, tenders and other revenue streams through government, private and community funding bodies. To be successful in this role, you will have strong written and verbal capabilities including high-level grammar and spelling, intrinsically enjoy articulating professional and compelling business cases and be able to synthesise important information succinctly. Experience in writing policy, briefing papers and submissions is also a requirement.

The successful candidate will bring with them a demonstrated record of success and be a hands-on passionate grants, tender and proposal writer determined to make an impact.

Essential Selection Criteria

Qualifications and Experience

  • Relevant tertiary qualification and/or equivalent experience

  • Excellent track record in identifying funding opportunities, organising information, writing and submitting state and national grant and tender applications and acquitting grants

  • Demonstrated ability to craft compelling and effective propositions, policy, briefing papers and submissions

  • 3-5 years’ work experience in grant and tender writing in the community services sector. Child and Youth and/or not-for-profit organisations preferred.

  • Versed in the required grant/tender response elements including impact, outcomes and program logics and possess a thorough working knowledge of program budgeting

  • Have existing relationships with relevant grant and funding bodies

  • Are an active organiser with drive to see projects to their completion.

  • Proficiency in research and problem solving

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications, record keeping, research and administration

  • Demonstrated organisational and time management skills with proven ability to consistently plan workload, prioritise tasks, meet deadlines and adapt to changing circumstances

  • Positive results in partnership management and networks with relevant internal and external stakeholders

  • Positive results in developing and sustaining partnerships and collaborations to leverage expertise – internally and externally

  • Ability to work successfully with a spirit-based, values-driven organisation

  • An appreciation of and commitment to Mission within the context of the Edmund Rice charism within the Edmund Rice tradition

  • Capacity to work with organisations and people across different contexts and cultures

  • Compliance with statutory and ERCS requirements in respect to Child Safety and legal standing

In return, the successful candidate will be rewarded with a competitive remuneration package and the opportunity to work with and have input into our growing and developing organisation.

  • Flexible work arrangements

  • Competitive remuneration with salary packaging

  • Friendly, engaging work environment

  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development

How to Apply:

All applications are via our website and must include a cover letter with responses to the key selection criteria (no more than two pages) and your curriculum vitae. 

ERCS is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and has zero tolerance to any form of abuse. 

ERCS is an equal employment opportunity employer. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, from people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and from people with a disability. 

All successful candidates will be required to maintain a valid working with children check and National Police check and will be required to be fully vaccinated.