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Disaster Resilience and Recovery Grant Support Officer

June 03rd, 2021

Position Description

Do you have outstanding administration and community engagement skills and thrive in enabling community-led change, working in multi-sector partnerships, deliver to the highest standard from the grassroots to Board level, and get how remote, rural, and regional communities work?

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) is expanding our delivery team and is seeking a ready-to-hit-the-ground-running Grant Support Officer with exceptional skills in project management, grants program management and evaluation, and relationship and stakeholder management. If this sounds like you and you’d like to align your skills and experience with good purpose in a talented team and organisation committed to the vitality of remote, rural, and regional Australian communities, then this role with FRRR might be for you.

The responsibilities for this support officer role are primarily to provide general administration and specialist grant assessment support to the Strengthening Communities Program (SRC) team for bushfire recovery focussed grants and the 2009 Victorian Bushfire Appeal programs (GR&W/GR&W Kinglake). The role will also provide ad-hoc support to other areas of the organisation delivering disaster recovery and resilience programs such as Giving Sub Funds, drought recovery and resilience programs, and the Disaster Resilient: Future Ready program, as directed by the Disaster Resilience & Recovery Lead.

The Disaster Resilience Support Officer role will proactively support best practice grant making approaches and ensure FRRR’s knowledge and experience within disaster recovery is fully capitalised across the organisation and for the benefit of rural and regional communities around Australia affected by natural disasters.

The key duties include:

  • Proactively respond to and provide project development support to grant applicants;
  • Coordinate grantee correspondence;
  • Conduct due diligence and grant research, coordinate cross-program grant transfers as required, and support the preparation of grant committee papers;
  • Prepare data for donor reporting, program evaluations, and development of grant case studies;
  • Provide surge grant assessment support for other disaster recovery and resilience programs including drought recovery resilience programs and Giving Sub Funds;
  • Assist with planning and delivery of community outreach and engagement activities in bushfire affected communities;
  • Conduct program administration including filing, database/grants system records maintenance, preparation of funding agreements and project monitoring as and when required ;
  • Play a proactive role supporting the Disaster Resilience and Recovery
  • Lead in the ongoing evolution and refresh of FRRR’s Disaster Recovery Framework 
  • Proactively work as part of the team, contributing to continuous. improvement, practice development, and role-modelling organisation values.


This role is located in Bendigo but applications from further afield will be considered. FRRR is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people with diverse cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities.

How to apply 

Applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria listed in the Position Description, providing examples of relevant work experience and/or skills alignment. Any application that does not address the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered. Applications with a covering letter, CV and key selection criteria will be accepted until 2pm 17 June 2021.

A position description can be downloaded here.
Interviews will be held week commencing 21st June 2021.
Enquiries can be made to info@frrr.org.au using the subject line: Grant Support Officer enquiry

Applications close 2pm 17 June 2021.

Bendigo or remote negotiable

Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal