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Organisation : Cancer Council Victoria

Location : Melbourne (East Melbourne)

Work type : Part-time

Sector : Other

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $69,090 - $76,464 p.a. + super + NFP benefits.

Application closing date : 20 Feb, 2024

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Cancer Council Victoria

Every year, more than 35,500 Victorians will be diagnosed with cancer, and 11,000 will die from cancer. The number of cases will increase as our population grows and ages. Survival will also improve as we get better at  early detection and  treatment of cancer.

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.

About the role

  • Be a part of Australia’s most trusted cancer ‘Not for Profit’ organisation.
  • An opportunity to make a real difference supporting children to stay healthy now and into the future.
  • Flexible, supportive environment
  • Part time (0.6 FTE), twelve-month contract
  • Hybrid working environment combining working from home and our new office located at 200 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne.

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, Food for Health Alliance, Rethink Sugary Drink, Obesity Evidence Hub), alcohol control, sun protection (SunSmart, World Health Organisation Collaborative Centre for UV), cancer screening (bowel, breast and cervical), immunisation, (HPV, hepatitis B) alcohol and organisational change (Achievement Program, Vic Kids Eat Well).

About your opportunity

We are seeking an Advocacy and Policy Coordinator to join the Prevention Division. Reporting to the Executive Manager, Food for Health Alliance your role is to contribute to Food for Health Alliance by:

  • Supporting the development and delivery of Food for Health Alliance’s advocacy campaigns, Brands off our Kids and Kids are Sweet enough.
  • Contributing to research and policy development around obesity prevention and nutritious diets.
  • Co-ordinating and supporting working groups on key food policy and obesity prevention issues.
  • Assisting with the preparation of campaign and policy materials for communications on our key advocacy issues.

All about you

We are looking for someone with:

  • Tertiary degree in a related discipline such as dietetics, nutrition, health promotion, public health, public policy
  • Demonstrated experience in public health policy, advocacy or a related context.
  • Ability to critically analyse research and other data to inform/update policy positions
  • Strong organisational and stakeholder management skills, with the ability to work autonomously and proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to clearly and concisely communicate complex information.

What we can offer you

  • A flexible and supportive workplace, with excellent work-life balance and opportunities for career progression and development
  • The opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of children and all Victorians to prevent chronic disease, including cancer
  • A base salary within range $69,090 – $76,464 p.a. (dependant on experience, pro rata for part time) plus 11% superannuation
  • Salary packaging benefits of $15,900 plus meals/entertainment $2,650 p.a. https://www.accesspay.com.au/employee/what-is-salary-packaging/
  • A range of wellness initiatives such as an employee assistance programs, flu vaccination, mental and general well-being support, and discounted health insurance.
  • Novated car leasing
  • Salary sacrifice
  • 5% leave loading
  • Flexible working arrangements including working from home options to support excellent work-life balance
  • Cultural leave of up to 5 days paid
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave and up to 12 months unpaid leave
  • A comprehensive employee assistance program
  • A range of personal and professional development initiatives such as study support, in-house, external, and on-line learning options as well as the opportunity to apply for scholarships
  • The opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of those affected by cancer

Why You'll love working here

Equal Opportunity Employer

Work from home

Equal Opportunity Employer

Employee discount

How to apply

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