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Tender Writer - Heidelberg

Mind Australia
  • Outstanding opportunity to join a dynamic Research & Advocacy team supporting a specialist mental health service provider
  • Fixed term 3 year role | Full time or Part time 4 days/week
  • Salary Range: $80,000 – 90,000
  • Work from Home or Heidelberg Location

Mind Australia is one of the country’s leading community-managed specialist mental health service providers with a range of residential, mobile outreach, centre based and online services. We have been supporting people living with the day-to-day impacts of mental illness, as well as their families, friends and carers for over 40 years.

We provide practical and motivational support that helps people to develop the skills they need to move on, thrive and improve the quality of their lives. It’s an approach to mental health and wellbeing that looks at the whole person in the context of their daily life. Mind is committed to diversity and social inclusion.

About the role

The Research, Advocacy & Policy Development Business Unit is a new function within Mind and has a national focus, it provides strategic and operational leadership for investment in research, evaluation and policy advocacy program. In line with a growth strategy, Research & Advocacy is responsible for developing and delivering on a five-year plan for advocacy and social change.

We are seeking a self-motivated, high performing Tender Writer for 3 year fixed term, full time or part time (4 days per week) opportunity based at our Heidelberg office with the flexibility of working from home. You will project manage and write major tenders to increase organisational sustainability as well as be responsible for producing competitive bids and identifying future pipeline opportunities to extend our service profile.

Key responsibilities

  • Provide expert advice and lead bid management and processes to optimise shared decision making, risk management and due diligence.
  • Lead end to end preparation of tender submissions including co-ordination, project management, quality assurance and writing.
  • Ensure project reporting is consistent and includes risk management, budget allocation, resourcing, and delivery methods.
  • Ensure rapid response to planned and opportunistic business development activities.
  • Assist with sector analysis, identifying service gaps and development of new programs and opportunities for growth with Senior Leadership.

What you’ll bring

  • Tertiary degree qualifications in Business, Communications, Journalism, Marketing or other related field as designated by Mind.
  • Proven experience in business development and track record in securing Government, philanthropic and other sources of funding.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with ability to engage and negotiate across a wide stakeholder group.
  • Understanding of the Community Services, Healthcare and Not for Profit sectors.
  • Highly developed organisational and time management skills and capability to use initiative and creativity.


  • Attractive Not For Profit Salary Packaging benefits.
  • Flexible work arrangements - opportunity to work from home.
  • Monthly Rostered Day Off (Full time employees).
  • Learning, development and career opportunities.


To obtain a position description and apply online visit Jobs@Mind by clicking Apply Now - reference number 14412. Online applications must be submitted by the close date.

We welcome applications from Indigenous Australians, people with a lived experience of mental ill health and recovery, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The successful applicant is required to complete comprehensive reference and background checking prior to employment, including a Working with Children Check and NDIS Worker Screening Check.

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