Program Support Officer, Achievement Program (PREV.191)

Tuesday 8 June, 2021


  • Support the delivery of the Achievement Program in Victoria
  • Work with a diverse team enhancing health promoting environments in early childhood services, schools and workplaces
  • Be part of Australia’s most trusted cancer ‘Not for Profit’ organisation
  • 1 x Full time or 2 x Part time (job share), fixed term position for 8 months – 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 policy advice based on the best available evidence. This involves action to affect individual behaviours as well as to influence the broader physical and legislative environment. 

The Prevention Division includes a broad range of cancer prevention and screening programs including the Achievement Program which aims to support workplaces, schools and early childhood services to enhance their health promoting environments. It does this through assisting organisations to achieve set quality standards and by providing a fully integrated quality framework for prevention.  The Achievement Program sets quality benchmarks for health promotion action, as well as providing consistency across Victoria as part of the broader community effort to improve health and wellbeing.

About your opportunity

We are seeking a Program Support Officer to join the Achievement Program team, within the Prevention Division. Reporting to the Achievement Program Coordinator, your role is to:

  • Provide high-quality support to early childhood services and schools to engage with and progress through the Achievement Program. This includes supporting health, education and industry professionals working directly with these settings.
  • Provide expert advice to members regarding progression through the Achievement Program health priority area benchmarks, through high quality, proactive and responsive phone and email assistance.
  • Work with Achievement Program Coordinators to implement activities to build the capacity of health promoters and members. 

All about you

We are looking for someone with:

  • Tertiary qualifications in public health, health promotion, social sciences or a related discipline or demonstrated relevant experience.
  • Sound relationship and communication skills (written and verbal) particularly promoting health promotion practice to an education audience.
  • Proficiency in organising work priorities to be able to meet deadlines and deal with a variety of tasks concurrently.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

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 Claire Rennie at or 03 9514 6457.

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 Tuesday 22 June 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.