POSITION: Grants Officer

Katrina Hughes, 18th October 2019
  • Community minded industry
  • Dynamc and dedicated team
  • Great location in Alexandria - short walk from Redfern Station
  • Permanent part-time - flexible working hours


About the Role

Do you want to help hundreds of communities by supporting radio stations who do great work? Do you listen to community radio? Perhaps you’ve worked with your local community radio station before? Then the CBAA is looking for you!

If you are looking for that uniquely special workplace to call home in which you can support and grow a grants process, then look no further. We are seeking an experienced Grants Officer who is ready to take the next step in their career and help us further develop our program. 

About You

We need someone who:

  • Is an exceptional communicator with a high-level of interpersonal skill
  • Can thrive in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment, where your work style can be highly adaptable and flexible
  • Showcases strong attention to detail and high-level organisational skills

You need to:

  • Demonstrate extensive confidence in verbal communication and writing skills
  • Nurture strong professional relationships
  • Be familiar with a similar role - demonstrable experience in proposal (grant/tender) writing and coordination is key to succeeding in this position

We are very flexible in our approach to the parameters in regards to hours and working environment, so happy for you to come with suggestions on how best you can flourish in this role.

About the Role

The role requires providing support to the Senior Manager, Business Development and leadership team in the development and management of grant proposals. It includes preparing proposals for new funding opportunities, as well as sourcing new funding opportunities through building partnerships and alliances. The role requires monitoring reporting deadlines and liaising with department managers to ensure timely submission of applications and report.

If this sounds like the perfect role for you please APPLY NOW

Alternatively, call Kristina and Louise on 02 9093 4925 for more information.

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Community media requires a different approach to convergence than that which is commonly associated with the professional creative industries. In the community sphere, convergence is led by members and encouraged through open, participative processes. The ‘open source organisation’ is proposed here as a useful way of thinking through the challenges of convergence and the limitations of Australia’s existing communications policy framework.


The internet provides a means for non-professional media-makers to produce and publish their own video and audio content, as community television and radio have done for several decades. While the web seems to exemplify the principles of media access and diversity championed by the community media sector, it also raises challenges for broadcast community media participants and their online equivalents, not least being the co-opting of the term ‘community media’ by large commercial interests. A symposium held in Melbourne by Open Spectrum Australia (‘Quality/Control’, State Library of Victoria, Oct 2008) brought together people with a wide range of community media experience to discuss this and other issues, particularly the possibilities for greater cooperation between broadcast and online community media participants.

This paper draws on participant contributions at the symposium to explore the relationship between broadcast and online community media. Despite shared values, we identify different, and possibly incompatible, cultures within the two groups. We argue that this disjoint stems from two different systems of control or validation (licensing and networks), as well as producer-centered accounts of community media that are out of sync with the contemporary media environment. Instead, we propose that theory and practice begin to address issues of consumption in relation to community media, including identification, navigation and the notion of ethical choice.