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Grants and Tender Development Lead

Brotherhood of St Laurence

We’re looking for a professional Grants and Tender Development Lead with relevant experience who wants to join our 2,000+ team of staff and volunteers to make a difference on a 12 month maximum term full-time basis, working 38 hours per week based in Fitzroy.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) has a clear vision – an Australia free of poverty. For almost 90 years, we have worked with policy makers and the community for systemic change that will prevent and alleviate poverty in Australia.

We are passionate about the work we do.

We strive to create change that lasts for a more compassionate and just society - 
a society in which we can all fully participate in social, civic and economic life with the dignity and respect we all deserve. 


The Grants and Tender Development Lead is responsible for identifying and making recommendations on business development opportunities aligned to BSL’s strategic objectives and Community Programs’ strategic focus areas through strong coordination and collaboration.

Internal stakeholder interaction will be extensive. The role will support the Senior Manager, Operations in the coordination and facilitation of the internal Go / No Go process and ensure the relevant internal stakeholder contributions and sign-off’s are attained.

This role will have primary responsibility for developing, writing and editing of the grants and tender submission in consultation in with key stakeholders.

The role is a core part of the Community Programs’ operations team, working within a matrix structure with other Community Program Heads and Senior Managers to achieve grants and tender development outcomes.

Grants and Tender Development

  • Work both independently and in collaboration to provide an integrated approach to identifying business development and growth opportunities.
  • Analyse available data to provide insights about existing and potential business development opportunities to aid decision making processes.

Service Development and Funding Cycle Management

  • Participate in and contribute to departmental service development workshops to build CP knowledge bank of service models under consideration and development Approved: Jan 2022 : Director Community Programs.
  • Working with relevant teams to ensure service development is informed by community feedback, program trends and best practice.

Advocacy and Research

  • Keep abreast of media, research reports, policies and primary resources regarding all matters related to the addressing poverty alleviation in Australia.
  • Draft policy submissions advocacy papers, inquiry and correspondence to influence the external environment with opinion leaders and decision makers. 

Stakeholder Relationships

  • Foster, build and maintain collaborative, positive and sustainable relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Salary will be in the range of $100,750.11 to $104,959.39 per annum, based on skills and experience plus superannuation.


Passion for supporting the mission of BSL, and delivering excellence in your role, are just the start.

To be considered for the role and be successful in it, we’re looking for someone who has the following key skills and experiences:

  • A relevant degree or successful relevant experience proactively contributing to a dynamic, fast paced team and providing high level support to a program, project or initiative.
  • Significant experience in administering a funding and/or grants scheme and/or demonstrated experience in research management and governance in a similar organisation.
  • Strong communication skills appropriate for a diverse cohort; the ability to clearly convey information and ideas in written and verbal form; and establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships with internal and external stakeholders; ability to professionally handle sensitive and confidential information.
  • Highly developed organisational skills to meet deadlines and attention to detail; ability to prioritise a diverse workload; deal with ambiguity and adapt to changing circumstances and new responsibilities.
  • Highly-developed administration, computer skills and competency in Microsoft Program.


  • Extensive salary packaging options to reduce amount of tax you pay.
  • Career development opportunities.
  • Leave loading of 17.5%
  • Flexible working arrangements.
  • Employee Assistance Program.


BSL employees enjoy a range of flexible work options and other attractive benefits. Recognising that there is no ‘one size fits all’ pattern of work–life balance, the organisation endeavours to provide options to suit the needs of all staff.

If this looks like a role that’s right for you, APPLY NOW or contact Glenn Fernandez on 0401701292 for a confidential discussion.

To view the Position Description to address the Key Selection Criteria, please click here.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence adheres to Government mandates in relation to COVID-19.

We are an EEO and understand the importance of diversity and inclusion. We recognise that everyone has the right to an equitable, safe and productive environment and to be treated with dignity and respect.  We welcome applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, disability or sexual orientation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment checks including criminal history and working with children. Recruitment decisions are based on the key inherent needs and requirements of each role, and candidates are selected based on their unique strengths and characteristics.  Applicants must have proof of working rights in Australia.

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