Senior Manager Strategic Initiatives (Grants)

Wednesday, 13 Sep 2023

Permanent – Full Time, Level 7 $128,077 – $136,891 PSCSAA 2022

Other Conditions

Australian Citizens or Permanent Residents only

Substantive Equality Statement

Lotterywest and Healthway are an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and encourage applications from a diverse field, including Indigenous Australians, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, youth, and people with a disability which is supported by our Strategic Workforce Plan. If you’re an applicant with a disability please click the attachment below to read about requesting adjustments.

The Organisation

At Lotterywest we’re backed by a unique community of people, supported by meticulous research, cutting-edge technology and an evolved internal culture, all so that we can create the kind of change you want to see. Being the only State Government owned and operated Lottery in Australia, all available profits are returned to the community through community and statutory grants, allowing us to make WA better for everyone. Join us!

What we Offer

By joining the team at Lotterywest, you’ll experience the satisfaction that comes with being part of an organisation that is helping make a positive impact in the community and turns dreams into reality.We believe in flexibility, work-life balance and support, so you can be the best at what you do.

You will have access to several employee benefits including:

  • Free Parking Onsite
  • A flexible work environment with the ability to purchase leave and negotiate flexible working hours.
  • A commitment to employee professional growth
  • A friendly working environment with a variety of wellness and social activities on offer.
  • Lotterywest’s Head Office is located in the heart of Subiaco, with excellentaccess to public transport, a range of public parking options and end-of-trip facilities for staff choosing to cycle, run or walk to work.

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About the role

Reporting to the Director Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships, this role provides a unique opportunity to strengthen Lotterywest’s pro-active granting approach.

This includes managing Lotterywest’s Developing Solutions grant program which distributes around $25m in strategic grants per annum. The Developing Solutions program targets systemic change in specific impact focus areas. At present this includes Bridging the Digital Divide, Ecosystem Protection and Species Conservation and Truth Telling. While you don’t have to be an expert in these areas, we’re looking for someone with a sound understanding of related issues and the kind of inquisitive mindset to unpack complex systems, community need or unique opportunities to affect change

This will require you to work across sectors to identify opportunities to support not-for-profits to pilot new approaches, scale up existing projects, and broker new relationships and collaborations. It will also require the application of best practice grant-making approaches including a strong understanding of effective impact design and evaluation, due diligence and risk management.  

The role is also responsible for supporting the Director Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships in the delivery of other strategic, longer-term or major grant-making initiatives aligned to Lotterywest’s Community Investment Framework.  To thrive, you will be someone that is skilled in balancing strategy and pragmatism,  who has a sound knowledge of the unique contexts of Western Australia’s metropolitan, regional and remote communities, and is comfortable working with diverse stakeholders to help ‘connect the dots’ and facilitate outcomes. 

An awareness of the interests and wellbeing of Aboriginal people and demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal communities/organisations is important for this role. Please note that this role involves some regional travel, after hours work and representation at functions and events. 

Selection Criteria

  1. Demonstrated high-level experience in the management of complex projects/programs.
  2. High level interpersonal and communication skills with demonstrated ability to build relationships and liaise effectively across all levels with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders
  3. Specialised knowledge and experience in community development, grant-making, and business cases.
  4. Knowledge and experience in Aboriginal stakeholder engagement and community development.
  5. Demonstrated ability to lead individuals and/or teams to build their capabilities in project delivery
  6. High level conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills

Possession or progress towards, tertiary degree qualification in Community Development or past professional experience in Community Development or similar profession.

Want to know more?

For full details of the role and what we are looking for you are encouraged to read the attached job description. Please refer to the job pack for instructions on how to apply.

Suitable applicants may be considered for future similar employment opportunities during the next twelve (12) months at Lotterywest.

For Further Job Related Information

Enquiries about the role can be directed to Angela Vurens van Es, Director Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships on (08) 9488 6106 or 0414 124 611. 

Join Lotterywest

Applicants are required to apply online and need to submit the following documents in Word or PDF format only:

  1. A current resume/CV
  2. A cover letter of no more than three (3) pages addressing all the selection criteria

To submit your application, please click on the Apply for the job button.

Our People and Culture team are happy to help if you need assistance on (08) 9488 6228.

Unfortunately, we can’t accept late applications so please allow yourself enough time to complete your application before the due date and time