Capacity Building and Grants Officer

Job Reference No:


Reference No: CC1008

Cumberland Council

Applications Closing: Monday, November 11, 2019 - 23:30

About the Opportunity

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.

Join Cumberland Council’s Community and Place Team as a Capacity Building and Grants Officer. In this position you will work with the Cumberland community and organisations to build social capital, build relationships and generate links across diverse populations and projects.

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The Capacity Building and Grants Officer is responsible for:

  • Utilising research analysis to identify community needs.
  • 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.

The ideal candidate will have a community development background, strong project management skills, experience administering community grants programs.

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.  

For more information refer to the position description here.

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 in Grade 10 of 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.

Enquiries: Telephone Melissa Burgess on 8757 9852 for further information.

Position Number:  SP-LC-33

Closing Date: 11:30pm, Monday 11 November 2019

Category: Business Development, Community Development
Field: Advocacy, Information & Campaigns, Community
Employment basis: Full-time
Salary Range: $80,000-$90,000
Job Location: Western Sydney
About us

About the Organisation

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
Position Description: Download position description
Contact details
Contact Name: Melissa Burgess
Contact Phone: 8757 9852
How to apply


To submit your application for this position, please use the  link below to complete the questionnaire.  On the following page you'll be asked to attach your resume, cover letter 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: 28 October 2019

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