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The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network, ACCAN, a not-for-profit organisation, maintains an accessible work environment and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, persons with disabilities and people from culturally, linguistically and religiously diverse backgrounds.

ACCAN is Australia’s peak body representing the interests of all consumers in communications issues. ACCAN is an important and independent consumer voice promoting the accessibility, quality of service, affordability and availability of communications services for all Australian consumers with particular concern for vulnerable consumers whose needs are underrepresented.

  • High profile consumer body
  • Communications industry
  • Diverse, interesting role working in vibrant NGO
  • Supportive work environment
  • Sydney CBD location with easy access to public transport

Grants and Research Officer

The Grants and Research Officer is responsible for the following day-to-day activities:

  • Primary point of contact and a supportive resource for grant applicants and research partners

  • Processing grant applications and liaising with applicants

  • Assisting with pre- and post-award administration, including use of SmartyGrants software to monitor and record project progress

  • Monitoring & supporting project partners to ensure they meet activity, budget and reporting milestones in a timely manner

  • Assisting with the publication of ACCAN Grant and Research outputs and promotion, including editing, proofing, and drafting of copy for ACCAN’s website and other publications, ensuring they are inclusive and accessible

  • Assisting with building the profile of ACCAN research in the community

  • Curating ACCAN’s research bibliography, stock of printed resources and ISBN.


To be successful in this role you should have the following:

  • A degree or equivalent in a related area

  • Demonstrated Project Management skills

  • Demonstrated high-level research skills, including understanding of methodology and research ethics

  • Oral and written communication skills of a high order, able to assess complex information for quality and outcomes

  • Ability to liaise effectively with a range of people, including consumer/community organisations and academic institutions

  • Ability to work in a self-directed role with limited supervision

  • Ability to work as part of a team and in a consultative framework

  • Advanced proficiency in information and communication technology

  • A commitment to the effective representation of the interests of consumers


Benefits & Remuneration

The position is for 22.5 hours per week and flexible arrangements will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Salary is negotiable depending on your experience and qualifications.

Closing Date: Monday 29 April 2019

ACCAN is an EEO employer: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, persons with disabilities and people from culturally, linguistically and religiously diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

If you would like to apply for this position, please email your CV and covering letter identifying the position, and addressing the selection criteria to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5pm, Monday 29th April 2019.

Tel: 02-9288-4000 Fax: 02-9288-4019 or contact us via the NRS.

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