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Grant Researcher & Writer - Volunteer



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About the Role

Plastic Oceans Australasia is a Non-Governmental Organisation working to stem the tide on single-use plastic pollution. We work across Australia, New Zealand and neighbouring islands to educate and empower people to reduce their plastic consumption. We work across three pillars; education, business sustainability and science. We are proud of our collaborative, empowering and flexible workplace culture.

The Plastic Oceans Australasia (POA) head office is based in Melbourne, though the grant researcher and writer position is online/work from home.


  • Work from home remotely from any state in Australia

  • Assist in researching and identifying grant opportunities to support programs and activities for POA in line with POA priorities

  • Develop and refine organisational procedures for the grants process, including the identification of key steps/components of successful grant applications

  • Build relationships and network with local and State government and non-government organisations and businesses to source and acquit grant funding for POA



We’re looking for someone with:

  • Professional experience in grant writing and management or similar role (3-5 years)

  • Demonstrated research and analysis skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to use MS Word, Excel and Outlook

  • Knowledge of local and State Governments and ability to work effectively with community groups and other stakeholders

  • Current (or willing to obtain) National Police Check

About the Company

Our mission is to change the world's attitude to plastic within a generation and we do so through our comprehensive program for organisations. Single-use plastic is wreaking havoc on our planet and now more than ever we feel it is imperative to empower people to change the way they view and use plastic, whist inspiring others to do the same.

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