Project Manager Grants and Tenders


Employment Type

Full Time - 3 year contract

Applications Close

Monday, 11 July 2022


Flexible location (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide)

About the Opportunity

The Project Manager (Grants and Tenders) is responsible for managing and delivering grant applications and acquittals to a high standard. The role is required to increase the success rate and number of grants the organisation applies for, to enable it to move ahead with its strategic aims. 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, management of projects and building relationships with key stakeholders, including grant and other funders.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Managing grant applications, including preparing, writing and submitting proposals to strict deadlines

  • Researching and preparing submissions, including costings, with a clear emphasis on how the proposal meets the objectives of the funder

  • Ensuring timely submission of grant applications, application amendments, and acquittals in accordance with the funder guidelines

  • Performing functions of financial administration and reporting to including, drafting budgets for tenders and grant applications, working with the finance team to jointly administer grant funds and identifying potential funding opportunities which align with our programs and causes

This position is full time on an initial 3 year fixed term contract

About You

This role would suit someone who is experienced in writing policy, briefing papers and submissions who is wanting to step up and manage the process from implementation to completion. You will be an organised self-manager who thrives on building relationships and increasing stakeholder engagement to promote increased recognition of the organisation and the impact our programs have on the community.

You will also have:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification and/or equivalent experience

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

  • A 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

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

  • Existing relationships with relevant grant and funding bodies


  • Flexible work arrangements including work from home

  • Flexible location (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide)

  • Salary packaging

Application Information

All applications are via our website  and must include a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role and your curriculum vitae.

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

Applications Close: Monday 11 July