GMO Casual Recruitment

Grants Management Office

Please read the information and the 'Submitting your Application' instructions on this page carefully before applying. Applications which do not follow the process correctly or are incomplete will not be considered.

Please note, applications close, Thursday 7 December 2017. This timeframe is strictly adhered to.

About the Role

An exciting opportunity 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.

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 approximately 4 weeks. The roles will have a staggered start and be allocated to one of two blocks of time:

  • Monday 22nd of January to Wednesday 21st of February 2018 (for ARC Discovery Projects)
  • Thursday 15th of February to Wednesday 14th of March 2018 (For NHMRC Project Grants)

Project Officers will be recruited for one of these time periods, not both. You must be able to commit to at least 5 days per week for the entire period you are allocated. 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 and will take place during the respective ARC or NHMRC time period outlined above.The roles are office-based at the UNSW Kensington campus. 

Submitting your Application

Step 1: Review the Position Description

Step 2: Complete all parts of your application;

  1. Cover Letter, addressing the all six selection criteria listed in the Position Description (2 pages maximum)
  2. Your Resume (2 pages maximum) including a minimum of two Referees
  3. The Application Form

Step 3: Submit your application as one (1) single PDF document, with the Application Cover Letter, Resume and Application Form ordered as listed in Step 2.

Step 4: Email your application documents to Courtney Gunn (, Project Officer at the Grants Management Office, Using the Subject  Line: "Casual Project Officer Application 2018",

Please note, applications close at Thursday 7 December 2017.

Need more information?

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

Applications will be assessed after applications close on the 29th of November, after they are assessed you will be notified of the outcome the following week.