Grant Developer (HEO 8)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 30 Nov 2021

  • Based in Research and Innovation Services at the Mawson Lakes campus
  • Full-time, continuing position
  • Commencement Salary: $101,110 per annum (plus 17% super)

About the Role

The Grant Developer plays a key role in building strategic relationships with the University community to identify, promote and support the development of quality grant applications to capitalise on competitive research funding opportunities for UniSA.

With responsibility for the allocation of resources to ensure the provision of strategic and proactive advice and service to researchers you will have a hands-on approach in supporting researchers in grant development. You will ensure research grant applications fulfil the requirements of funding schemes, are of a high quality, competitive, and meet key deadlines.

About UniSA

The University of South Australia is Australia’s University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

Core Responsibilities

  • Provide respected and accessible strategic advice, mentoring and guidance to researchers across UniSA
  • Collaborate to identify research grant and funding opportunities for researchers that will support their career aspirations
  • Manage and support the development of grant and funding submissions and steward project applications and awards through to the research contracting stage
  • Manage and implement strategies for equitable grant development support to applicants for research funding schemes
  • Provide exceptional customer service through engagement with researchers and stakeholders, including valued partners to facilitate a productive and collaborative approach to research grant development

Essential Skills and Experience
  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline and significant experience in grant development, writing and editing
  • Experience in planning, developing and writing/editing external research funding applications and proposals or technical materials of a research nature
  • Experience in and knowledge of current developments in the Australian research landscape, research policy and practice, national and internal funding schemes and an ability to translate these into building research income and impact
  • Capability to build and manage productive networks with Government agencies, diverse industry sectors, research organisations and not for profit sectors
  • Ability to listen and assess the needs of clients, and experience in providing constructive feedback, advice and recommendations to a diverse range of stakeholders in a research context


Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Access to great personal development opportunities
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17%
  • A range of salary packaging options, including vehicle leasing, laptops and car parking fees
  • Corporate health insurance
  • A variety of leave arrangements


As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.

How to Apply

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA . The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

Please address your cover letter to Sarah Doyle, Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at using job reference number 3611.

Applications close: 11.30pm Tuesday 30 November 2021

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.

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Applications must be lodged online, please note UniSA does not accept applications via email.

UniSA is committed to developing a diverse workforce and a constructive enterprising culture in which everyone can thrive.

For further support, contact Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or email and you will receive a response within one working day.

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