Funds & Grants Manager

Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) is a city and state-shaping project that will transform Victoria’s public transport system, connecting our suburbs and creating opportunities in great places. The 90-kilometre Loop will link every major rail line from the Frankston line to the Werribee line, via Melbourne Airport, better connecting Victorians to jobs, retail, education, health services and each other. Beyond the rail infrastructure and cross-suburb travel connections, over time SRL will reshape Melbourne from a city centred around a single CBD to a ‘city of centres’ – attracting more businesses and people to the broader station areas and creating more jobs in Melbourne’s middle suburbs closer to where people live. Local initiatives will include new and improved open and public space, tree planting, more walking and cycling paths, retail and hospitality areas and plazas.
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Department: Suburban Rail Loop Authority
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Community Services
Classification: VPSG6
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/41952
Closing Date: 12-Feb-2023
Salary Range: $127,467 - $170,579
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: SRLA Position Description Fund and Grants Manager 20230119 (004).docx (Word, 87KB)
Job Specification

SRLA Position Description Fund and Grants Manager 20230119 (004).docx (Word, 87KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Andrew McLellan

Position Details

About the opportunity:

The Fund and Grants Manager will lead and manage the delivery, operation, governance, administration and monitoring of grants and funding programs, ensuring equitable, open and transparent processes and alignment to Suburban Rail Loop (SRL) priorities. Reporting to the Director, Policy and Strategy, the Fund and Grants Manager will manage a team to establish, deliver and implement grants and funding programs, including the SRL Community Projects Fund. The Fund and Grants Manager will be responsible for briefing Suburban Rail Loop Authority's (SRLA) Executive Leadership Team and grant applicants, as well as overseeing program performance, reporting, and project management.

To be successful in the role you will have recent experience in implementing and managing a variety of grants programs, as well as highly developed communication and stakeholder engagement skills. Ideally, you will have knowledge of Victorian Government financial management, briefing, reporting and correspondence procedures.


Key Accountability:

  • Grant Delivery: Lead the delivery of specific grant programs and projects. Manage the SRLA grants delivery and administration function.
  • Stakeholder engagement: Build partnerships with key stakeholders to support the effective delivery of grants programs, including liaising with local government, community organisations and other potential grant applicants.
  • Record keeping and reporting: Develop and maintain overarching policy and procedure framework for grants management and administration, business processes and systems to support transparent performance.
  • Project management: Review and define performance and progress requirements against objectives and manage project risks and issues, ensuring project objectives are met.


Why join us?

  • An emphasis on work / life balance
  • High-performing team environment
  • Equal opportunity employer
  • Personal & Professional development opportunities
  • Committed to safety & wellbeing
  • Training & development opportunities

How to apply

Please include a Cover Letter and Resume. We want to know why you want to work for Suburban Rail Loop Authority, why you are interested in the role, and, taking into account the Key Selection Criteria as a whole, how your skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications are applicable to the role.


Applications close 11:59 pm – Sunday, 12 February 2023

Please note, appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.


Employees at SRLA are required comply with all directions and/or policies introduced by SRLA in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic (as determined by SRLA, taking into account applicable Commonwealth or State government legislation, directions or policy as in force from time to time) including but not limited to directions or requirements regarding being vaccinated. 

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