First listed on: 07 February 2024

Manager Grant Programs - Sport


Drive our grants and funding programs, enabling us to make a stronger NSW in this integral role for the Office of Sport!  

We are seeking a Manager Grant Programs - Sport to join our team on a temporary (12 months), full-time basis. The role will be based at Sydney Olympic Park with hybrid work options.

We offer a competitive salary to the right candidate with salary range starting from $139,787 up to $161,663 per annum plus 11% superannuation and 17.5% leave loading. 

Working with us
The Office of Sport is the lead NSW Government agency for sport and active recreation.

With a vision of sport and active recreation creating healthier people, connecting communities and making a stronger NSW, we provide the people of NSW with the leadership, policies, programs, funding and infrastructure necessary to maximise the social, health and economic benefits realised through this valued sector.

Our work is spread across NSW, with ten Sport and Recreation Centres, five Olympic Sport Venues and offices throughout the state.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
The Office of Sport is committed to building a workplace that values and supports diversity and inclusion. We actively promote the employment of women, people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTQIA+ and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

The Office encourages applications from people with disability and will provide reasonable adjustments in our recruitment process and in the workplace. If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please call or email the contact person listed, and also advise us of your preferred method of communication.

The Office of Sport is committed to keeping children safe. It is the responsibility of all staff, regardless of role, to act to keep children safe from harm.

About the role
The role manages the administration, governance, monitoring and evaluation of grants and funding programs for annually recurring sport grants programs including any event legacy grants. The role coordinates delivery across Office of Sport business areas to ensure the timely and effective delivery of programs in accordance with NSW Government priorities and Office of Sport annual priorities.

For more information view the role description.

About you
Our ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:

  • Demonstrated experience in grant and program management with high level understanding of grants structures and processes within the public sector.
  • Proven competency and drive, showcasing ability to develop and maintain guidelines and frameworks for grants management and administration in compliance with relevant legislation, Government directions and policies.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects, timelines, and stakeholders effectively to achieve program outcomes.
  • Extensive managerial background in leading a multi-disciplinary team through a range of complex initiatives to achieve program deliverables.
  • Well-developed research and analysis abilities that contribute to consistent, informed decision making and accurate recommendations.

If this sounds like you and you’re looking for a rewarding new opportunity, we would love to hear from you.

Essential Requirements

  • Satisfactory Criminal Record check result.

The Office of Sport is a great place to work, we offer:

  • A family friendly and flexible working environment
  • A competitive salary
  • Generous leave entitlements including recreation, sick/carer’s, family and community services, and flex leave
  • Access to salary packaging, Fitness Passport and the Employee Assistance Program
  • Skills and leadership development training programs
  • Free onsite parking
  • Convenient location, easy access to public transport and to shops

How to apply

To apply for this role, you need click ‘Apply Online’ to submit your application, Job Reference No. 0000AGIA

When applying you need to:

  • Provide your responses to the two pre-screening questions (maximum of 2 pages)
  • Attach a cover letter to your online application (maximum 1 page)
  • Provide a resume that details your current and previous experiences (maximum of 4 pages)

Further information about “Applying for a role in the NSW Public Service” is available on I work for NSW.

Pre-screening questions

  1. Describe an instance where cross departmental co-operation became challenging when dealing with an internal stakeholder. How did you manage the situation and what was the outcome?
  2. Discuss an initiative which you had to lead, coordinating several people to achieve the goal. What steps did you take to close the initiative and how did you coordinate the group? What were the results? 


  • For further information about the role please contact John Egan on 0401 147 712 or view the role description.
  • The successful applicant will be subject to a National Criminal Records Check.
  • No offer of employment will be made until all relevant clearances are finalised.

Applications Close: Wednesday 21st February 2024 at 11:59pm (AEDT)

Thank you for your interest in this role. We look forward to receiving your application.

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