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Lead Writer - Funding Submissions and Strategy - The Front Project

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  • Join a creative social enterprise achieving better educational outcomes
  • Immediate fixed term contract (6-months), possibility of extension
  • Unique opportunity to lead a major funding submission

The Organisation

The Front Project works collaboratively to improve early education access, experiences and outcomes for children across Australia. They believe improving the quality of our early childhood education system will give all children the opportunity to thrive, regardless of the challenges they face. Beyond this, it will help build a smarter and more successful Australia.

Benefits & Culture

  • Newly created role – unique opportunity
  • Immediate fixed term contract (6-months), potential for extension
  • Work with a creative, collegiate and impact driven team committed to the early childhood sector
  • Work from home and Melbourne CBD Location

The Role

Reporting to the Communications Manager in this newly scoped role, you will lead a major funding proposal for The Front Project’s 3-5 year strategic plan. To do this, you will be responsible for two key deliverables:

  1. ensuring the timely delivery of a high quality submission to one of the largest philanthropic bodies in Australia
  2. communicating a new strategic plan that is being co-developed with external input and will be finalised during the contract period.

Key aspects of the role include:

  • Working with the strategy consultancy to design & implement the process behind the plan
  • Coordinating, writing and compiling strategy papers for the team and Board members
  • Designing and facilitating team engagement initiatives
  • Project managing the funding renewal process, collaborating with the funding body
  • Maintaining due diligence and providing regular project reporting
  • Ensuring high quality submissions are prepared collaboratively to meet deadlines

Skills Required

You have a track record in effective research, writing and communications in the preparation of submissions for tenders, bids and/or grants, ideally for the not-for-profit or government sector. Your outstanding communication skills (written and verbal) will ensure you can effectively manage a diverse range of stakeholders and submit high quality proposals.

Importantly, you can demonstrate:

  • Excellent technical writing, editing and formatting skills
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically
  • Proven success to lead, negotiate and successfully deliver on complex projects
  • Experience delivering quality strategy papers for the Board and funding bodies
  • A consistent focus on quality and detail
  • Ideally you will show a genuine interest and understanding towards the Early Childhood Education sector

If you are passionate about utilising your strong writing skills to drive better outcomes for children, then apply now by submitting your resume and cover letter addressing the skills required. Alternatively, please call Natalie Brooker on (03) 8080 8977.

Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

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