Grants Officer

Mar 11

About the Role:

The Grants Officer plays a crucial role in administering and reporting on funding for government initiatives and projects. They are also responsible for assisting with grant opportunities, developing proposals, and ensuring compliance with grant requirements. They partner with various departments and collaborate with key stakeholders to assess funding needs and project allocations.

The Grants Officer must possess strong communication and analytical skills, be able to get into the detail, and have a deep understanding of government regulations and funding mechanisms.

Reporting to the Financial Controller with a Business Partner line to the GM Lifesaving.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

• Take the lead to administer, account for and report on all State and Federal grants across the organisation.

• Monitor compliance with Grant agreements including acquittal vs budgets.

• Provide finance business partnering capability between operations and corporate services.

• Collaborate with internal stakeholders to identify funding priorities and align grant acquittals with organizational objectives.

• Manage the audit relationship around acquittal.

• Monitor grant agreements and ensure compliance with funding requirements and reporting deadlines.

• Preparation and presentation of grant budgets and forecasts.

• Maintain accurate records of grant activities, expenditures, and outcomes by way of detailed financial records and reconciliation to grant budgets and the general ledger.

• Provide guidance and support to staff involved in grant-funded projects, to ensure effective utilization of total grant funds in line with desired objectives.

• Cultivate relationships with current funding agencies, partners, and other stakeholders.

• Stay informed about changes in grant regulations, policies, and procedures.

• Prepare and present reports on grant activities and outcomes to management and external stakeholders.


• Bachelor’s degree in finance or related field.

• Intermediate to advanced excel skills.

• Experience working with government grants essential.

• Strong inter-personal, writing, editing, and communication skills.

• Excellent analytical abilities.

• Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.

• Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines effectively.

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and potentially grant management software.

• Knowledge of government regulations and compliance requirements related to grants.

• Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.

• Commitment to maintaining confidentiality and integrity in handling sensitive information.

Benefits at SLSQ:

  • Access to salary packaging.
  • Paid parental leave.
  • Work from home opportunities.

About SLSQ:

Surf Life Saving Queensland employs over 550 people throughout Queensland. SLSQ is an efficient and vibrant organisation servicing 35,000 members. It was formally established in 1930 and is the governing body for surf lifesaving in Queensland, comprising 57 affiliated surf lifesaving clubs in six regional branches. The organisation also includes supporters’ clubs and a range of programs that involve more than 462,000 participants. SLSQ is directly affiliated with Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) and the International Life Saving Federation (ILF). Surf Life Saving Queensland is built on a fundamental principle: to save lives. Our organisation encompasses several diverse arms – lifesaving services, community education, membership services, surf sports, fundraising and commercial training.


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