First listed on: 06 January 2022

Community Grants Officer


City of Stonnington is a child safe and equal opportunity employer committed to an equitable, diverse and socially inclusive work environment and a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. We actively encourage applicants from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, people living with disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to explore the opportunity of a career at the City of Stonnington. If you have any support or access requirements, or would like to speak to someone about employment or an alternative processes, please contact Council’s Talent Acquisition team on 8290 1333.

We are building a safe and inclusive culture where our people are empowered to deliver their best work.  Embracing innovation and change, we continually deliver richer and higher quality services to a vibrant, diverse and iconic municipality. We are passionate and energetic, working as one team to build a healthy, prosperous and sustainable community. Progress is important to us, and we and make it a priority to invest in our people’s wellbeing, growth and development.

Please view the below documents for this position:

Job Description

As a Community Grants Officer you will drive the Annual Community Grants Program including its ongoing review to ensure continuous improvement and relevance. 

General tasks will include the administration of the program, accurate records management, monitoring grant applications and approvals and working with internal council stakeholders with their approach to grants. Additionally, a large focus for this position will be working with external community groups to engage, educate and ensure the ongoing sustainability of the groups. This will include holding briefing sessions, events and the development of information and promotional materials. 

This position is permanent full time with a salary of $73,745 to $84,735 per annum + 10% superannuation and a monthly accrued day off arrangement. This position is a hybrid arrangement of working from home and working from the historic Malvern Town Hall, with flexibility for the pattern. Consideration may be given to part time arrangements of 30 or more hours per week. 

Desired Skills and Experience

To succeed in this position you will need:

  • Experience providing advice on grant programs 
  • Strong written communication skills, particularly in report writing 
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to built meaningful relationships
  • Well-developed time management skills

Work for Stonnington today. Work that matters. People who make a difference.  


For enquiries relating to the role, please contact Liz Daley on 0455 954 020.

For enquiries relating to the system and the application process, please contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team on 8290 1333. 

Submitting your application 

Please use your cover letter to demonstrate to us that you have what is needed to ‘thrive’ (as noted in the Success Profile) and to tell us more about you and why you want to want to work for us. 

To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

In line with the Chief Health Officers COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Direction, all persons engaged at City of Stonnington, regardless of their role, will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Successful candidates will be required to provide acceptable evidence of their vaccination status.

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