Grant & Bid Development Officer

Torres Strait Island Regional Council Full Time Permanent 18/11/2020

Are you someone who thrives on getting things done?

Do you thrive on working with internal and external stakeholders to solve complex business problems?

Do you want to make a genuine, tangible difference to our community?

This is an exciting opportunity to step into a newly created role and join Torres Strait Island Regional Council as our Grant & Bid Development Officer on a Full- time 3 year fixed contract.

We back people who bring their A-game, think differently and ask questions because they're curious. Here you can carve out a career path that plays to your talents, and reap the rewards!

Welcome to Torres Strait Island Regional Council, a team who achieves together to service 15 ‘outer' island communities. We know our employees work hard to deliver the support that is needed for our communities to thrive. Which is why when you join us, you will be looked after, on offer is ongoing career development, 6 weeks of annual leave, extra superannuation and lots more!

About you

You're an experienced Grant and Bid Development Officer - and you have the employment history to match. You're mature and driven by delivering successful outcomes. You're a big-picture person who thrives when working towards lofty goals; needless to say, you're not easily overwhelmed. You have experience in commercial sales and more importantly experience within funding acquisitions, and you're looking to up the ante and demonstrate a bit more creativity and strategy.

About the opportunity

Without funding, there is no way that our organisation would be able to continue to deliver the essential services we provide to members of our community. Which is why a talented, passionate Grant and Bid Development Officer is so essential to our work. Your polished technical writing skills will be put to use as you take the lead in presenting high quality funding proposals.

In this newly created and fundamental role, you'll draw upon your previous knowledge of funding acquisition, research and business development to achieve the follow three strategic objectives:

  • Development of a centralised grant management model and workflow tools
  • Establish donor relationship management and reporting best practice
  • Establishment of a 3-5-year forecast, aligned to Council's strategic objectives and demonstrating funding diversification opportunities

What do you need?

Along with prior experience in a similar role, you'll find that your sales expertise paired with your ability to create rapport with both internal and external stakeholders will stand you in good stead for this role. Your knowledge of industry policies and procedures will prove instrumental - as, of course, will your knowledge of us, and what we do: you'll need to be able to ‘sell' us to prospective donors, after all!

This is an opportunity that will provide you the chance to bring both your passion and expertise together to create a truly defining career. Your time is now, join the team and take this newly created space and make it into something of your own!

In exchange for your hard work, though, you will be rewarded. That competitive salary will be yours, along with enviable options for salary packaging and much more.

For more information about the role, click to download PD or contact the People & Wellbeing Team on 07 4034 5731.

Interested applicants are required to submit a cover letter and identify how your knowledge, skills, experience, personal attributes and qualifications are most relevant to the position, along with an updated resume.

  To apply for this job go to: & enter ref code: 5283971. Applications close 30 November 2020