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Organisation : Cancer Council SA

Location : Adelaide

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Other

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 18 Jun, 2021

About the role

  • High profile and impactful CE role in Adelaide
  • Partner with a supportive, high profile and ambitious Board
  • Enhance organisation brand, reputation and partnerships

Cancer Council SA is the state’s leading cancer non-government organisation dedicated to reducing the impact of cancer for all South Australians. It achieves this by undertaking and funding high quality cancer research, raising awareness in the community about the lifestyles factors which contribute to cancer and by supporting people affected by cancer. 

The organisation has four strategic objectives:

  • Support – supporting people with cancer, their families, carers and friends
  • Prevention – improving wellbeing and preventing cancer
  • Research – building SA cancer research capacity in SA
  • Building Capacity – ensuring we have the financial, human resource, and technological capacity to deliver on our vision.

Reporting to and working closely with a supportive, high profile, and ambitious and strategic Board, your role as the CE will be extremely dynamic and impactful. You will truly establish and embed yourself within Adelaide, South Australia and within Cancer Council Australia as a contemporary executive leader in the sector, raising brand and reputation and forging collaborative and mutually beneficial relationships and partnerships with diverse stakeholder groups. Concurrently, you will drive the development and delivery of the strategic plan, operational plan and organisational policy while providing visionary and inclusive leadership to the organisation, empowering and enabling a values-driven, motivated and high performance culture.

To be considered as the next CE for Cancer Council SA, you are an entrepreneurial, innovative and future focused executive leader who has experience leading complex organisations and who has a passion and alignment to Cancer Council SA’s four strategic objectives.

As the face of the organisation you will bring highly developed interpersonal and engagement skills with the ability to advocate for people affected by Cancer and to quickly form credible and respectful relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, including but not limited to, all tiers of government, regulatory bodies and the community as well as with your board and your staff. You are recognised for your strategic, results orientated approach and you hold formidable financial and governance skills with the ability to work successfully with complex funding models and changing funding priorities.

This is an exciting opportunity for a values driven executive leader to take the helm with a fresh approach to find the best outcomes for the South Australian community.

For a copy of the role profile, please follow this link:

To apply, please click the ‘apply now’ button and upload your CV (note a covering letter is not required). For a confidential discussion, please contact Melanie Pecanek on 0408 898 734 or Jarrod McLauchlan on 0407 808 517 at Davidson Executive who are managing this recruitment process on behalf of Cancer Council SA.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Cancer Council SA

How to apply


Please quote in application: Chief Executive – Cancer Council SA via Pro Bono Australia.



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