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Children's Hospital Foundation

Senior Research and Grants Officer

Grants – South Brisbane, Queensland
Department Grants
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

The Children’s Hospital Foundation works wonders for sick kids at the Queensland Children’s Hospital and all over Queensland and northern New South Wales. Through the generosity of our donors and key partners, we invest in world-class research, innovative clinical care and deliver patient and entertainment services for sick kids and their families in a healing environment. 

An opportunity has arisen to ensure our children, and future generations, receive the world-class treatment, care and support they deserve. We are seeking a Senior Research and Grants Officer to join our dedicated and passionate team, on a full time, or 0.8 FTE part-time capacity (4 days per week).

This is a fantastic opportunity for you to make your mark and do something special. 

 What will you be doing?

Reporting to the Senior Manager – Research and Grants, you will provide support to the overall delivery of the Foundation’s grants program and managing the Foundation’s portfolio of existing grants.  This includes managing competitive grant rounds, maintaining appropriate documentation and records, liaison with key stakeholders, advertising and communications, and providing effective and timely reporting.

 Who are you?

This is a great opportunity for an individual with demonstrated experience in a research and / or grants administration role.

To be successful in this role, you will also possess the following:

  • Appropriate undergraduate qualifications or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education/training;
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise with relevant internal and external stakeholders and build constructive and effective relationships, preferably with researchers and/or clinicians;
  • Demonstrated experience maintaining accurate records including data entry, extraction, analysis, monitoring and compliance;
  • Ability to work autonomously and exercise significant initiative and judgement, while working within a complex organisational environment;
  • Experience or ability to quickly acquire relevant business and systems knowledge, ensuring systems and files are updated and maintained accurately;
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail;
  • Experience in contract negotiation and execution;
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to handle the administration of projects within tight timeframes and perform under pressure;
  • Experience in coordinating competitive research grant rounds OR demonstrated experience in coordinating applications to competitive research grant rounds is desirable.

What we offer….

In return, you will work in a passionate and motivated organisation where you can see the difference you make to people’s lives. We believe in developing and investing in staff and providing work/life balance. You can also increase your take home salary through generous salary packaging benefits.

This is a full time position, that will be based at South Brisbane; however we would be happy to offer this position on a 4 day per week basis for the right candidate.

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please ensure your application includes:

  • a cover letter addressing the above selection criteria
  • a current resume.

A copy of the position description, and link to submit an application can be found on our website at

Applications must only be submitted through our website (not Seek).

Please note shortlisting and interviews may take place prior to the closing date of Monday 17 December 2018. Therefore if you are interested in the role, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. 

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