Program Advisor, Priority Communities (PREV.163)

Monday 17 December, 2018


  • Provide advice and expertise to Primary Health Networks to enhance cancer screening participation in the community
  • Work with a leading not-for-profit to improve health outcomes for priority population groups
  • Part time (0.6) fixed term position until 31 December 2020 – 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 training and providing advice based on the best available evidence.

Achieving equitable outcomes for all Victorians is a priority for Cancer Council. The Screening, Early Detection and Immunisation (SEDI) Program aims to mobilise community participation in cancer screening and immunisation by;

  • developing, implementing and evaluating bowel screening campaigns; and
  • encouraging participation in evidence-based screening and HPV immunisation programs, including among Aboriginal and culturally diverse communities.

We do this by working in partnership with stakeholders to deliver community-based programs, implementing innovative media and communications activities and engaging with the workforce sector to support participation in cancer screening, early detection and immunisation.

About your opportunity

We are seeking an experienced and proactive Program Advisor to join the SEDI team. Reporting to the Manager, Priority Communities, your role is to:

  • Assist Primary Health Networks (PHNs) to implement programs that will increase cancer screening participation in Aboriginal and culturally diverse communities
  • Provide tailored advice and expertise to PHNs on how to engage effectively with priority communities.
  • Build capacity of key stakeholders through facilitating training on community engagement and cancer screening.
  • Create and maintain best-practice resources and case studies for the Cancer Screening Resource Hub website.

All about you

We are looking for someone with:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or at least five years’ experience in health promotion, public health or community development.
  • A proactive approach in developing and maintaining stakeholder relationships (particularly with PHNs), with the ability to provide trusted advice and guidance where required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to deliver engaging training sessions and resources for key stakeholders that align with best-practice community engagement strategies
  • Substantial knowledge and/or experience in community engagement or health promotion

What we can offer you

This part-time (0.6 FTE) fixed term position to 31 December 2020 provides a full time equivalent salary within range $70,593 to $79,370 pa ($42,356 - $47,622 pro rata for part-time) 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, download a Position Description and forward your full application (cover letter and resume) to For more information, please email

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

Applications close 13 January 2019