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Communications Officer – Healthy Lifestyles (PREV.162)

Organisation : Cancer Council Victoria

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time, Contract/Temporary

Profession : Community Services, Healthcare & Medical, Marketing, Media & Communications

Sector : Community Engagement, Health – General

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : up to $60,285 pa plus super

Application closing date : 18 Apr, 2021

About the role

  • An exciting opportunity to support media and communications for innovative prevention programs
  • Be a part of Australia’s most trusted cancer ‘Not for Profit’ organisation
  • Full time, fixed term until December 2021 – St Kilda Road, Melbourne

About your opportunity

We are seeking a passionate, driven communications officer to join the Healthy Lifestyles team within the Prevention Division. Reporting to the Healthy Lifestyles Media and Communications Adviser your role is to:

  • Provide broad communications support including drafting media releases, newsletter content, blog posts, social media copy and video scripts.
  • Identify promotional opportunities and help draft media releases for LiveLighter®, Rethink Sugary Drink, the OPC and alcohol programs working closely with the Healthy Lifestyles Media and Communications Adviser.
  • Write up case studies and projects and in some cases interview case study subjects or their families.
  • Assist with the organisation of communications events including media launches, presentations, exhibitions and events.
  • Coordinate communication to stakeholders including developing stakeholder toolkits and e-newsletter content.

All about you

We are looking for someone with:

  • Strong written communication skills including the ability to write for different audiences including blog posts and web copy as well as more formal reports.
  • Experience developing social media calendars and engaging social media content.
  • Ability to schedule and prioritise tasks and work to deadlines as well as negotiate competing priorities.
  • Degree qualifications in communications or a related area.
  • Computer literacy, including experience in PowerPoint, Excel, Word.

What we can offer you

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Cancer Council Victoria

About your environment

Since our establishment in 1936, Cancer Council Victoria has developed an international reputation for our innovative work in cancer research, prevention and support. As an independent, not-for-profit organisation, we play a leading role in reducing the impact of all cancers on all people.

The Prevention Division aims to prevent cancer for all Victorians. This is done through community interventions, mass media, advocacy, training and providing policy advice based on the best available evidence. This involves action to affect individual behaviours and the broader physical and legislative environment to reduce cancer risk. We prioritise health inequalities, especially in relation to Aboriginal people, and in culturally diverse and socio-economically disadvantaged communities.

This is achieved through the delivery of public health programs relating to tobacco control (Quit Victoria), obesity prevention (LiveLighter, Obesity Policy Coalition, Rethink Sugary Drink), sun protection (SunSmart), cancer screening (bowel, breast and cervical), immunisation, (HPV, hepatitis B) alcohol and organisational change (Achievement Program).  

How to apply

To apply for this opportunity visit to download a Position Description and forward your Resume and Cover Letter to Ensure that your cover letter addresses the Key Selection Criteria detailed within the Position Description. For more information contact Natalie Kaplan on or 03 9514 6434

Cancer Council will only make contact with applicants that are shortlisted for interview. We are also unable to respond to recruitment agency enquiries.

All offers of employment will be made subject to satisfactory completion of employment checks including evidence of right to work in Australia, a National Police Check.

Applications close Sunday 18 April 2021

Cancer Council Victoria is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Cancer Council Victoria is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace, all applicants will be considered for employment regardless of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability status. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Cancer Council Victoria has a strong commitment to the safety, wellbeing and protection of children and youth. We therefore have robust screening procedures for people who are expected to have contact with children in their roles. This will include criminal record check, Working with Children Check and referee checks.

Please quote in application: Communications Officer – Healthy Lifestyles (PREV.162) via Pro Bono Australia.


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