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Grants Manager, APS Level 6, Business Grants Hub

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Employment type: Non-Ongoing - Specified Term, Ongoing, Temporary
Location: Adelaide
Categories: APS Level 6

The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources is responsible for the delivery of Commonwealth Grant and Incentive Programs across Government. The delivery of these programs is undertaken as part of the Business Grants Hub – a whole-of-government initiative that is streamlining Commonwealth grants administration.

The Business Grants Hub delivers a whole-of-government shared services initiative that contribute to streamlining Commonwealth grants administration. The Branch is responsible for establishment and management of grants in partnership with other Commonwealth departments and work closely with external agencies and internal policy partners to ensure successful delivery of outcomes across government, as well as driving improvements in program delivery and operations.

Our ideal candidate 

The Business Grants Hub are seeking an experienced Grants Manager with:

  • experience in government grant program design, delivery, and/or management
  • the ability to exercise initiative and judgement, while remaining flexible and managing complex competing priorities in a high volume, fast paced environment
  • high level stakeholder engagement and relationship management skills
  • well-developed research and analysis skills and the ability to reach evidence based conclusions
  • high-level communication ability with excellent negotiation and problem solving skills
  • demonstrated experience with IT systems and work that requires following set procedures
  • the ability to work autonomously in a team, delegate workload priorities and maintain team cohesion.

What you will do

The Grants Manager will assist in the delivery and management of public-facing government programs, in cooperation with multiple groups of internal and external stakeholders.

Specific duties may include:

  • program delivery, including assessing eligibility and/or merit of complex applications for program support in accordance with relevant legislation and guidelines, and justifying recommendations with appropriate evidence
  • negotiating and managing complex contracts with businesses and other organisations
  • managing and processing reports and associated grant payments
  • managing and supervising staff, setting tasks and managing priorities 
  • communicating with and managing a variety of stakeholders including business, industry groups, government departments, Minister’s offices, and non-government organisations
  • maintaining, developing and effectively using grants management, data management, reporting and customer relationship management tools
  • developing program management guidance and training material
  • providing Committee Secretariat support for various Committee arrangements as required.


To be eligible for employment in the APS and the department, applicants must be Australian Citizens.

Security Clearance

These positions require a Baseline security clearance. The successful applicants will be required to obtain and maintain a clearance at this level.


The position will be available in Adelaide.

A relevant tertiary qualification is desirable, but not essential.

The purpose of this process is to fill one APS Level 6 role within the Business Grants Hub. Candidates rated as suitable (but not immediately selected) will be placed in a merit pool and may considered for similar future employment with the department.

How to apply  

Your application must not contain any classified or sensitive information. This includes in your application responses, resume and any other documents. Applications containing classified information may not be considered by the selection panel. 

You are required to complete your application online. Aligning your responses with the above job description, provide a one page pitch (750 word maximum) explaining how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to this role and why you are the best candidate for the position.

 You are also required to provide your current CV with your application. (CVs must be in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format). 

Contact information 

For more information regarding this opportunity, please contact Kelly Turner on

 Learn more about the department

The department’s Enterprise Agreement and policies provide for a flexible working environment to assist staff balance their work and home life. Staff and managers work together to balance the operating needs of the work unit with the needs of the individual. Options may include part time working arrangements, working from home or other arrangements as agreed by all parties.

The department is committed to a workplace culture that is respectful, inclusive, and diverse, where all employees have a sense of belonging and can bring their authentic whole selves to work every day. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, mature age, people with disability, culturally and linguistically diverse people and people of the LGBTIQA+ community, including transgender, gender diverse, and intersex people. Please contact our Inclusion and Capability team at for a confidential discussion if you identify from any of these diverse backgrounds and would like to discuss this in more detail.

Please contact or (02) 6276 1235 if you require assistance with your application. Alternatively please refer to our Applying for a position information.

Select the links on the left-hand side of the page for more useful information about a career with the department.

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