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Grants Officer – flexible location & WFH

Organisation : Red Nose

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Fundraising

Sector : Children, Community Engagement, Community Support Services, Education & Training, Families, Health – General, Mental Health, Women

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 3 Jun, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Red Nose

We are a national charity working to save little lives and support people impacted by the death of a baby or child. Since our ‘back to sleep’ program was first introduced in 1988, we’ve helped reduce SIDS in Australia by 85% - saving over 11,000 babies' lives and counting.

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Grants Officer to join the Red Nose team!

  • Use your fundraising expertise in grants, trusts and foundations, to drive our growth
  • Work for a high-profile national organisation
  • Be part of an ambitious, collaborative and supportive team
  • Enjoy flexible working options and work from anywhere within Australia
  • Competitive salary, plus salary packaging and 17.5% leave loading
  • Part-time role (3 or 4 days per week)

About the role

Reporting to the Director of Fundraising, Marketing & Communications, the Grants Officer will lead the development and implementation of the trusts and foundations strategy. This is a varied and interesting role, with lots of opportunity for growth. A typical day could include:

  • Identifying, developing and nurturing relationships with trusts and foundations and other funding bodies
  • Working with the team to understand funding needs and priorities to create strong applications for funding and reports/acquittals
  • Developing impactful cases for support and create inspiring and engaging proposals and applications to secure funding
  • Delving deep into prospect research identify new opportunities for support

We are looking for:

  • At least 3 years’ experience in fundraising in a similar role
  • Experience of grant writing, including preparing applications for submission and preparation of subsequent reports and acquittals
  • Proven ability to secure income through the development of cases for support and compelling proposals
  • Experience completing prospect research to identify philanthropic funding opportunities and networks
  • Experience in cultivating relationships with Trusts and Foundations and other grant makers
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain relationships with diverse range of stakeholders
  • Exceptional writing skills, particularly in grant applications, fund proposals, commercial tenders or similar
  • A relevant tertiary qualification
  • Ability to use a customer relationship management system

We would love you to have:

  • A passion for storytelling and the ability to create compelling proposals
  • Excellent attention to detail, organisation and project management skills
  • A results-driven approach
  • The ability to think creatively and to contribute new ideas

We can offer you:

  • Competitive salary, plus salary packaging and 17.5% leave loading
  • Flexible working, with hybrid/work from home options
  • Mentoring, training and support
  • A fantastic team, who love working together to achieve amazing things!

How to apply

Position Description : PD_Grants Officer_ May 22

Applications close at 5pm, Friday 3rd June 2022.

For more information visit, or contact Rachel Bailey on 03 9034 1283.

Apply today!

Please apply by clicking ‘APPLY NOW’ and uploading your Resume and a short cover letter. 


Please quote in application: Grants Officer – flexible location & WFH via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Fundraising
Sector: #Children, #Community_Engagement, #Community_Support_Services, #Education_and_Training, #Families, #Health_–_General, #Mental_Health, #Women


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