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Organisation : Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

Location : NSW Regional, VIC Regional (Bendigo)

Work type : Full-time, Contract/Temporary

Sector : Foundations, Trusts & Philanthropy

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 4 Nov, 2021

About the role

Do you have outstanding administration skills, a keen eye for detail and thrive in enabling community-led change, deliver to the highest standard from the grassroots to Board level, and get how remote, rural, and regional communities work?

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) has a vacancy in our delivery team and is seeking a ready-to-hit-the-ground-running Grants Officer with exceptional skills in administration, grants program management and evaluation, and relationship and stakeholder management. If this sounds like you and you’d like to align your skills and experience with good purpose in a talented team and organisation committed to the vitality of remote, rural, and regional Australian communities, then this role with FRRR might be for you.

The responsibilities for this support officer role are primarily to provide general administration and grant assessment support to the Future Drought Fund program. The role will also provide ad-hoc support to other areas of the organisation delivering disaster recovery and resilience programs as directed by the Disaster Resilience and Recovery Lead.


The key duties include:

  • Provide high quality support to the Future Drought Fund Program Manager in the day-to-day administration of grants, including due diligence, validation, grant assessments, preparation of Committee materials, grantee correspondence, and monitoring of grants across varying FRRR funding
  • Coordinate and process grant administration throughout the program cycle with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail, including grant finance paperwork, grant/project reports and acquittals, correspondence with grant recipients, and general data maintenance of the grants management database and
  • Responding effectively and appropriately to grant seeker
  • Contribute to research and content for donor reports as


Proactively work as part of the team, contributing to continuous improvement, practice development, and role-modelling organisation values.

This role is located in Bendigo but applications from further afield will be considered. Flexible work arrangements exist. FRRR is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people with diverse cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities.

Applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria listed in the Position Description, providing examples of relevant work experience and/or skills alignment. Any application that does not address the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered. Applications with a covering letter, CV and key selection criteria will be accepted until 4.00pm 4th November 2021.

A position description can be downloaded from

Interviews will be held week commencing 9th November 2021.

Enquiries can be made to using the subject line: Grants Officer enquiry

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)

FRRR is a national charitable foundation focussed on increasing equity of opportunity in remote, rural, and regional Australia. It adopts a partnership and leverage model of philanthropy which harnesses the collective resources of philanthropy, business, and governments to support rural communities to be vibrant, adaptive, and sustainable. Established in 2000, FRRR has distributed more than $115m to over 11,000 projects across Australia to date.

Our strategy is focussed on improving outcomes in the areas of PEOPLE, PLACE, & DISASTER RESILIENCE AND CLIMATE SOLUTIONS. FRRR believes that targeted philanthropic investment and collaboration in these areas will build more vibrant, sustainable, and adaptive remote, rural, and regional communities - and a more equitable and prosperous Australia as a whole.

FRRR’s principles of engagement are guided by an understanding that rural, regional, and remote (RRR) communities are in a constant cycle of development and adjustment. As such we support community-led approaches that enable them to:

·       Seed & Strengthen by enabling RRR communities to support and resource core social and physical infrastructure.

·       Adapt & Evolve by building adaptive capacity across communities and enhancing their ability to cope and adjust to disruption; and/or

·       Innovate & Renew by supporting communities to test, scale and embed game-changing initiatives. To achieve this, we:

·       Grant & Develop to provide remote, rural, and regional communities with access to grants and capacity building resources and support to address inequity and create opportunities.

·       Leverage & Broker to harness FRRR's tax status, knowledge, and networks to support innovation, self-generation, and unlock more giving to address remote, rural, and regional community needs; and

·       Connect Insights & Learning for policymakers, communities, and funders to connect them with ideas, knowledge and lived experience to influence more targeted and relevant support for rural, regional, and remote communities.

Our core values centre around collaboration and constant improvement. We have created a dynamic, flexible, and supportive work environment. FRRR is an Equal Opportunity employer.

FRRR is committed to protecting the health, safety, and wellbeing of all employees. To achieve this FRRR strives to ensure that employees are not required or permitted to undertake work for which they are not suited, and we take appropriate measures to allow work to be done in a manner that will not put any person at risk to their health and safety. As such, new incumbents to this role will be required to complete a Pre-existing Injury Declaration relating to the job requirements.

How to apply

Position Description : FRRR_PD_FDF_GrantsOfficer_Oct_21

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Future Drought Fund Grants Officer via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Grants_and_Philanthropy
Sector: #Foundations_Trusts_and_Philanthropy

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