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Community Grants Delivery and Attraction Lead

Organisation : Melton City Council

Location : Melbourne (Melton)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Advocacy, Community Services

Sector : Community Development, Community Engagement, Community Support Services

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : Salary Range $108,020 per annum (Salary Negotiable) + 10% Super + RDO

Application closing date : 21 Jan, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Melton City Council

About Melton City Council

The City of Melton is a place where everyone belongs. Our community is vibrant and diverse and one of the fastest developing in Australia. Our organisation strives to provide our community with state of the art, excellent amenity, health and wellbeing and to support our community to be a lifelong learning city. We invest in innovation and our people’s professional and personal development. We offer generous leave and flexibility that best suits your lifestyle and a collaborative and inclusive culture. You’ll be able to work close to home and have new cafes and shops opening every day amongst the heritage buildings and open green spaces of one of Melbourne’s fastest growing municipalities.

Culture and Values

Our vision for our community is to be: “a thriving community where everyone belongs” and that means there’s a place here for you too. Our organisational values represent us as an established growth Council and the values are reflected in everything we do; our decision-making, our actions and our service provision to the community. Council has a diverse and vibrant organisation and we’d love to have you join us to help shape a city for the future.

We are Vibrant MELTON. Our values are:

  • Motivate
  • Empower
  • Lead
  • Trust
  • Open
  • Nurture 


There are a number of great reasons why our people love working at Melton City Council: 

  • 19 Day Month
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Extensive Career Development & Leadership Programs
  • 16 weeks Paid Parental Leave
  • 3 weeks Paid Secondary Carer Leave
  • Family Room available including Breastfeeding Facilities (Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace accredited)
  • Wellbeing initiatives
  • Social Club Activities
  • Subsidised Uniforms

To read more about our benefits visit


About the role

The Opportunity

Help build an inclusive, empowered and proud community by effectively designing and managing the grants team’s implementation of Council’s grants and awards programs for increased social impact. Build relationships with key stakeholders and strategically leverage further investment in the municipality for community strengthening purposes.  

Reporting to the Coordinator Community Capacity, this role is pivotal to the organisation and the life of the Melton community.

Key Responsibilities

  • Review, manage implementation, and evaluate Council’s community awards and grants program and related streams, with a focus on business improvements and social impact measurement.
  • Oversee excellence in governance and administrative accuracy and efficacy in all programs including through the management of program streams, panels, and supervised staff.
  • Lead, manage and develop the Community Grants team, its people and resources, through strategies which provide a positive and productive work environment.
  • Support management and leadership across Council to identify and attract government funding for community strengthening and support purposes.
  • Provide advice on the design and governance of grant and funding streams.
  • Develop and maintain effective liaison and networks with community groups, government agencies and other relevant stakeholders in the context of identified needs, community capacity building and community strengthening.
  • Oversee communications and media planning to promote community programs and opportunities to diverse audiences.

About you

  • Tertiary qualification relevant to the role, such as Social Sciences, Community Development and/or Community Service Management.
  • Highly developed conceptual, oral and written communications skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of people from a range of cultures, backgrounds and experiences.
  • Experience in managing a small team and contributing in a positive way to staff development.
  • Experience in stakeholder management, including building and maintaining effective relationships with community groups and the not for profit sector.
  • Ability to maintain high level accuracy whilst working under pressure, with demonstrated experience developing, reviewing and implementing policy and procedures, and accurate reporting to a range of audiences.
  • Relevant skills and experience coordinating and administering a community grants program in a government/community sector setting, demonstrating high standards of probity, integrity, confidentiality and accountability in the management of public programs and funding.

How to apply

If you require further information about the position, please contact Dayane Mardesich, Coordinator Community Capacity on 0417 819 538

Applications must include a Resume and address the Key Selection Criteria outlining your suitability to the role .

We encourage you use the STAR approach when writing your responses to the selection criteria.

Situation (Task) – provide a brief outline of the situation or task?

Action – what did you do in response to the situation or task?

Result – what was the result of your action?


Key Selection Criteria outline the most important knowledge, skills, behaviours and experience needed to perform the role.  The criteria may include technical knowledge and experience, as well as interpersonal skills, and tend to be specific to the role’s specialisation and industry.

To address the Key Selection Criteria you will need to write short statements explaining how you meet the criteria, or how you demonstrate the capability. We encourage you to keep your responses concise. 

Applications submitted via email, after the closing date and/or that do not address the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered.

All successful applicants will need to undertake pre-employment requirements, dependent on the position.

All employees of the council must comply with any COVID-19 Public Health Orders applicable to Local Government employees and Council’s COVID-19 vaccination policy which require employees to provide documentary evidence of their vaccination status before attending the workplace.

To view Position Description and to apply, visit:

Applications close 5.00pm Friday 21 January 2022


To be eligible for employment at Melton City Council you must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident of Australia or be legally entitled to work in Australia.

At Melton City Council we care for our people, we’re committed to the professional growth of our employees and support balance and flexibility. If you want to work with talented, passionate people and build a thriving and vibrant community, we encourage you to apply. We strongly encourage job applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, LGBTIQ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. 

Melton City Council is committed to being a Child Safe organisation.



Please quote in application: Community Grants Delivery and Attraction Lead via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Advocacy, #Community_Services
Sector: #Community_Development, #Community_Engagement, #Community_Support_Services

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