Capacity Building and Grants Officer

Job Reference No:


Reference No: CC919

Cumberland Council

Applications Closing: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 23:30

Cumberland Council is seeking applicants with a ‘can do’ attitude with demonstrated experience in community development alongside a proactive focus on quality customer service. The ability to work both independently and as part of a team is essential.

This position is required to participate in a team approach to supporting the community sector in the Cumberland Local Government Area (LGA). It will utilise high level community development skills to work with local community organisations, residents, stakeholders and Council staff to implement key programs and projects.

The Capacity Building and Grants Officer is responsible for:

  • Combining research analysis to identify community needs together with the co-ordination, administration and management of annual financial assistance programs including Council’s Community Grants Program and the Clubs for Cumberland ClubGRANTS Scheme.
  • Undertaking capacity building initiatives with the local community sector. This position will be required to support existing organisations and groups whilst also encouraging and supporting the establishment of new programs and activities that meet community needs.

Council is committed to providing an accessible, safe and inclusive workplace for all. If you require additional support or any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, please let us know during the application process.  

Category: Community Development
Field: Community
Employment basis: Full-time
Job Location: Western Sydney
About us

Cumberland Council is a Child Safe organisation which offers a range of employment in both indoor and outdoor work across a variety of professions and trades and supports the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity, Work Health and Safety, cultural diversity and professional development of staff. Cumberland Council provides extensive services to its residents with the Cumberland Local Government Area being located some 18km west of the Sydney CBD and having an estimated resident population of 219,312.

Council’s long-term Community Strategic Plan focuses on a commitment to social and cultural cohesion, the local economy, our natural and built environments and local leadership. As a member of our organisation, you will have an opportunity to drive community outcomes, programs and services and be part of a Council focused on being innovative, inspiring and delivering change

Position details

The ideal candidate will have a community development background, strong project management skills, experience administering community grants programs and experience using the SmartyGrants grants administration system.

Other Information:

Conditions of Employment: This is a permanent full-time position based on 35 hours per week, with flexible working hours available. This position will be located at the Merrylands Office and travel to other Council facilities will be required. Attendance at meetings and engagement activities after operating hours will be required.

Salary: Employment is under the Local Government (State) Award. This position is placed at Grade 10 of Cumberland Council's Salary Structure with a salary range of $1,386.72 to $1,594.72 per week plus superannuation. Commencement salary will depend upon qualifications, experience and competencies.

Position Description: Download position description
Contact details
Contact Name: Adama Kamara
Contact Phone: 8757 9802
How to apply


To submit your application for this position, please click on the link below and proceed to the application screen.  On the following page you'll be asked to attach your resume and any relevant qualifications (if required) to complete your application. Make sure you have these attachments ready before you apply as your application cannot be submitted until completed. You must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this job.


Date posted: 07 August 2019

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