Cancer Council Victoria

Every year, more than 30,500 Victorians will be diagnosed with cancer, and nearly 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.

Our people work and volunteer at Cancer Council Victoria to contribute to an organisation that makes a real difference in people’s lives and is valued by the community we serve. In return we are proud to foster a culture that supports individuals to reach their full potential, in an environment that reflects our values of Excellence, Integrity and Compassion

Cancer Council Victoria Melbourne VIC, Australia
Part Time
Partner with key stakeholders to drive powerful cancer prevention messaging Stretch yourself to deliver complex and challenging advocacy campaigns Part time (0.53 FTE) fixed term position for 12 months – St Kilda Road, Melbourne     About your environment Cancer Council Victoria (Cancer Council) is an independent charity that has been leading the fight against cancer since 1936. The Prevention Division aims to prevent cancer for all Victorians 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).   About your opportunity We are seeking a highly motivated Media and Communications Adviser to join the Prevention Division’s Media and Communications team. Reporting to the Media and Communications Adviser - Healthy Lifestyles, your role is to: Plan and deliver successful media strategies for Alcohol Policy programs including planning, implementation and evaluation Identify and respond strategically to proactive and reactive media opportunities around topical issues for both Cancer Council Victoria’s Alcohol Policy team and the Alcohol Policy Coalition. Collaborate with spokespeople and diverse stakeholders across the areas of health, policy, government and research to draw attention to generate PR opportunities to draw attention to this important issue. Utilise your strategic communication skills to provide advice to senior staff to ensure activities are effectively implemented. All about you We are looking for someone with: A tertiary degree in communications, public relations or another relevant discipline and substantial experience in planning and implementing media plans and stories. Proven ability to develop and implement communication plans that address proactive and reactive media opportunities. Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present information simply and clearly to a range of audiences. Developed understanding of health and/or government policy would be an advantage What we can offer you This part time (0.53 FTE) fixed term position for 12 months provides a salary within range $68,616 - $77,148 pa ($36,400 - $40,900 pro rata) plus superannuation, annual leave loading and the benefits of not-for-profit salary packaging and a meal entertainment card. We also offer a flexible and friendly work environment, social and wellbeing activities and a location close to public transport. To apply and for more info Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples are encouraged to apply. Culturally and linguistically diverse applicants are encouraged to apply.   To apply for this opportunity visit  to download a Position Description. Forward your full application (including your resume and a cover letter detailing how you meet the requirements of the role including examples of media and communications activities you have delivered)  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 18 November 2018   This is a re-advertised position. Previous applicants will be considered and need not reapply.