Manager, Grants Development, Research and Innovation Division

Penrith, Australia
03 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Western Sydney University is a modern, forward-thinking, research-led university, located at the heart of Australia’s fastest growing and economically significant Western Sydney region. 

The Manager, Grants Development is a key contributor to the University’s Office of Research Engagement Development and Innovation (REDI), developing our researchers and REDI staff to deliver growing success in the competitive research grant space. The role is responsible for reviewing and preparing collaborative research proposals and agreements, providing detailed advice on contract research and proposals for research, and ensuring these are compliant with the specifications of the relevant funding body prior to submission. 

Reporting to the Associate Director, REDI and supported by a dedicated, high-performing team, you will provide strategic advice, reporting and assistance to internal and external stakeholders regarding competitive research funding proposals, grants and bids. This includes significant and effective interaction with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (research and innovation), REDI Executive, researchers, funding bodies, Schools, Institutes and staff across the University. 

For the successful candidate, this is an exciting opportunity to shape your career and the research and grant portfolio at the University. You will be joining a working environment that encourages creativity, innovation, collegiality, autonomy and a strong commitment to continuing professional development. The successful candidate will possess excellent communication, negotiation, consultation and problem solving abilities, including demonstrated experience developing and managing high performing teams, fostering a high level of team morale to produce positive results. The candidate should demonstrate strong project management skills, with the ability to respond to changing priorities and tight deadlines in high volume environments. 

The position is based at Werrington South campus of the University, however will include regular travel to other campuses and interstate travel from time to time. 

Remuneration Package: Higher Education Worker Level 9 $131,822 to $140,774 p.a. (comprising Salary $111,391 to $118,956 p.a., plus Superannuation, plus Leave Loading) 

Position Enquiries: Melanie Farmer, Associate Director, REDI, 0418 545 200 or email

Closing Date: 23 July 2018

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