Grants and Policy Officer (Casual)

Closing Date: 2 December 2022


Tiwi Islands Regional Council

The Tiwi Islands are located 80km north of Darwin in the beautiful Arafura Sea. There are two islands, Bathurst and Melville with a total land mass of 8320sq km. The islands are home to the Tiwi people, who have a strong affiliation with their land, a distinctive culture and language. There are school and medical facilities on the islands, with regular plane, passenger ferry and barge services operation to Darwin.


The Grants & Policy Officer provides a high level of administrative support to ensure effective contract and policy management across the Tiwi Islands Regional Council. The role reports to the Manager Grants & Policy and forms part of the Finance directorate. This position works collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders on a range of program areas.


Read and understand existing funding agreements identifying key dates and deadlines;
Present data and information in real terms that are easy to understand;
Work within a records management system to effectively manage funding agreements and variations;
Contribute to performance and financial reports;
Prepare letters to funding bodies;
Support business units across the organisation to meet reporting requirements and contractual obligations;
Respond to enquiries from staff and funding bodies regarding new and existing grants;
Prepare applications for new sources of funding;
Understand and be able to advise others on all TIRC policies in a cross-cultural organisation.
Perform edits and make changes to policy documents and templates; and
Contribute as a member of the regional council team and promote a safe and harmonious work environment; and
Other duties as directed by the Manager Grants & Policy.



Demonstrated experience to read, understand and explain contracts and policy documents.
High level attention to detail.
Effective written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
Proven time management skills including ability to meet competing deadlines, and ability to work independently when required.
Significant stakeholder engagement. Experience engaging with representatives from local, state or federal government departments will be viewed favourably.
Strong knowledge and experience in the MS suite of products particularly MS Word and Excel.

An awareness of issues affecting people in remote areas.
Related tertiary qualifications (for example Bachelor of Business) or significant experience in a relevant field.
Drivers licence.
Local Government experience.

Your application will be required to include the following:

Statement addressing the selection criteria (located above) 

Applications close Friday 2 December 2022.

Please submit your applications to