Project Officer (PREV.168)

Thursday 20 December, 2018
  • Engage with the primary care sector, in particular Victorian nurse cervical screening providers
  • Support a suite of professional development activities and coordinate relevant health care initiatives
  • Part time (days flexible) fixed term position – St Kilda Road, Melbourne

About your environment

Achieving equitable outcomes for all Victorians is a priority for Cancer Council. Located within the Prevention Division, the Screening, Early Detection and Immunisation Program aims to mobilise community participation in cancer screening and immunisation by:

  • Developing, implementing and evaluating cancer screening, immunisation and early detection 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 health professionals, particularly within the primary care sector to support participation in cancer screening, early detection and immunisation for community groups who do not screen regularly.

About your opportunity

We are seeking a highly organised Project Officer to join the Cancer Screening, Early Detection and Immunisation Program. Reporting to the Workforce Coordinator, your role is to:

  • Manage the administration of the nurse cervical screening certification process, including database management and liaison with providers;
  • Coordinate the professional development program for primary health care professionals including event planning, implementation and evaluation;
  • Develop and maintain effective stakeholder relationships across the primary care sector;
  • Coordinate and provide administration support for other relevant primary care initiatives, including the development of resources and materials.

All about you

We are looking for someone who has the capacity to operate independently and make their mark on the program of professional development, communication and support activities for Victorian nurses and general practitioners. Ideally, we are seeking an individual with:

  • A positive, well-organised and flexible approach
  • The ability to problem-solve and operate independently
  • Excellent communication skills, including confidence in engaging with health professionals
  • Tertiary qualifications in public health, social sciences or a related discipline
  • Sound experience in a project support and/or event coordination role

What we can offer you

This part-time (30 hours per week across 4 or 5 days) fixed term position to 31 December 2019 provides a salary within range $60,000 - $66,000 pa (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 the Key Selection Criteria and forward your full application (cover letter, resume and completed Key Selection Criteria document) to For more information contact Clare O’Reilly on (03) 9514 6320. Please note that initial interviews will be conducted on Wednesday 16 January 2019.

Cancer Council aims for our workforce to reflect and appreciate the diversity of all employees and volunteers within the organisation and the Victorian community we serve.

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 and a National Police Check. Victorian Driver’s License and willingness to drive also required.

Applications close Sunday 13 January 2019.