Community Engagement Lead (PREV.71)

Tuesday 5 January, 2021


  • Lead community engagement and improve the health of disadvantaged communities
  • Be a part of Australia’s most trusted cancer ‘Not for Profit’ organisation that saves the lives of many Victorians
  • Full time or part time (0.8 FTE), fixed term position until June 2022 – St Kilda Road, 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 reduce the risk of cancer in the Victorian population through social marketing, advocacy, professional education and providing advice based on the best available evidence. This involves action to affect individual behaviours and the broader physical and legislative environment to support health and wellbeing.

With the aim to achieve equitable outcomes for all Victorians, the Screening, Early Detection and Immunisation (SEDI) program works in partnership with stakeholders to deliver community-based programs, innovative media and communications activities and engages with the primary care and workforce sector to deliver training and education to support participation in cancer screening, early detection (with a particular focus on viral hepatitis-related liver cancer) and HPV immunisation.

About your opportunity

We are seeking a Community Engagement Lead to join the Prevention Division. Reporting to the Manager, Community Engagement your role is to:

  • Identify opportunities to reach priority population groups through innovative and culturally relevant community-based programs.
  • Coordinate the development, implementation and evaluation of community programs for priority population groups relating to cancer screening, early detection and HPV immunisation.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with relevant community peak bodies, government departments and other stakeholders at local and state levels.
  • Prepare and/or contribute to written reports and articles, including reports to funding bodies and key stakeholders; progress reports; evaluation reports and newsletters, and publications.
  • Line management responsibilities; providing direction, support and performance monitoring.

All about you

We are looking for someone with:

  • A tertiary degree in health promotion, community development or a related field.
  • Extensive experience in managing people and projects, implementation and evaluation in community engagement, health promotion or related fields.
  • Experience working in women’s health and/or with priority population groups, such as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples, culturally diverse groups, people with a disability, LGBTIQ or communities affected by social and economic disadvantage.

What we can offer you

To apply and for more info

To apply for this opportunity, 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 Rana Ebrahimi on  

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 and a Working with Children Check.

Applications close Thursday 21 January 2021

Interview Date: Week of 1 February 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.