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Director – McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer (McCabe.61)

Organisation : Cancer Council Victoria

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Profession : CEO & Senior Management, Legal

Sector : Health – General

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 25 Jul, 2021

About the role

    • Lead a one of a kind Centre for law and cancer
    • Work with diverse, talented and committed stakeholders, as part of a highly respected not for profit organisation
    • Full time, three-year fixed term position – St Kilda Road, Melbourne

Collaborate and be supported by highly skilled and talented colleagues in Australia and abroad, using law as an effective tool to prevent cancer, empower people and save lives

About your opportunity

We are seeking a public health leader to join the McCabe Centre. Reporting to the Head of Strategy and Support your role is to:

  • Connect people with the Centre’s vision and mission to foster highly successful partnerships
  • Build capacity of a highly talented team and grow the Centre’s influence
  • Explore new initiatives, collaborative partnerships, and future investment partners

We are looking for someone with:

  • Bachelor or Doctor of Laws or equivalent, with substantial post qualification experience
  • Highly developed networking and relationship management skills and track record of securing new partnerships that lead to funding opportunties
  • Strong experience in program and strategic public health policy
  • Visionary thinker experienced in business development and change management

What we can offer you

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Cancer Council Victoria

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.

Established in 2012, the McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer (the Centre) is a joint initiative of Cancer Council Victoria, the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and Cancer Council Australia. The Centre’s mission is to promote the effective use of law for the prevention and control of cancer and other non-communicable diseases, and is a World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Law and Non-Communicable Diseases and the designated WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Knowledge Hub on legal challenges to the Convention’s implementation.

The Centre sits within the Strategy and Support Division of Cancer Council Victoria.

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 Danielle Spence on (03) 9514 6343 or

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, and a National Police Check.

Applications close Sunday 25 July 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: Director - McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer (McCabe.61) via Pro Bono Australia.


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