GMO Casual Employment Opportunities

Grants Management Office

Casual Project Officers - **Now Open** - Applications close Monday 14 January 2019  

Exciting opportunities exists in the Grants Management Office at UNSW for Casual Project Officers to work during the major grant application rounds to the Australian Research Council (ARC) and National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).The Grants Management Office processes more than 1000 research grant applications to the ARC and NHMRC over a 3 month period at the commencement of each year, in order to assist the Grants Management Office we employ up to 15 Casual Projects Officers to assist.

Project Officers will join the Grants Management Teams to review research grant applications for compliance with the funding body rules and instructions; provide accurate and timely feedback to researches; and ensure that grants are compliant and submitted on time.The successful applicants will have excellent skills in oral and written communication, problem solving, customer service and administration.

Project Officers will be required to work 4 weeks, starting Tuesday 29 January 2019 to Thursday 28 February 2019, with the possibility for extension.

You must be able to commit to at least 5 days per week for the entire period. The hours are usually 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, however, flexibility will be required for extra work in the evenings and weekend work in the two weeks leading up to the submission deadline. Compulsory paid training will be provided as part of the role.The roles are office-based at the UNSW Kensington campus.

It is expected applicants will be notified of the outcome after the Wednesday 16 January 2019 and Interview will take place the week of the 18th and 21st January 2019.

Instructions on on how to apply;

  1. Complete all parts the application form;
  2. Provide your Resume (2 pages maximum)
  3. Provide a two page response addressing the selection criteria. Applicants should systemically address the selection criteria demonstrating their experience and suitability for the role.If an application does not systematically address the selection criteria it may not be considered.
  4. Combine your application documents (Application Form, Selection Criteria & Resume) into (1) single PDF document

Email your application document to Courtney Gunn (, using the subject Line: "Casual Project Officer Application 2019’  Monday 14 January 2019.

Need more information?

After you have reviewed the position description and application form, if you have any questions about casual role or how to submit your application please email Courtney Gunn -