Engagement Manager (CSU.19)
- Join a dynamic, supportive team and lead a small team to amplify the voices of those affected by cancer.
- An opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of people impacted by cancer
- Flexible, supportive environment
- 1.0 EFT, two-year fixed term position – 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 Strategy and Support Division places people at the centre of everything we do. We work directly with clinicians, researchers, policymakers and people affected by cancer to reduce inequities and improve outcomes for all Victorians, now and into the future.
Our division includes Cancer Information and Support Services, Research Governance and Optimal Care, Cancer Strategy, the McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer, Marketing and Communications and Business Management.
The Engagement Team is responsible for overseeing the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Division’s community engagement strategy. This includes establishing collaborative relationships, systems and process to enable Cancer Council to be a leader in best practice engagement with community representatives: people affected by cancer who volunteer their experience to make a difference for others. The team includes the Manager and the Engagement Lead who coordinates our Community Advisory Network of over 170 community members.
About your opportunity
We are seeking an Engagement Manager to join the management team of the Cancer Strategy Unit. Reporting to the Head of Cancer Strategy, your role is to:
- Provide leadership, direction and support to the Engagement Lead, colleagues, and stakeholders as they work to increase and embed the voice of lived experience in our work.
- Lead the implementation, evaluation, and extension of our engagement strategy.
- Oversee the development of new activities that will build the capacity and capability of community representatives and Division staff to meaningfully partner and collaborate.
- Liaise with external stakeholders, including community advisory networks at other organisations, potential funding body representatives and project collaborators.
All about you
We are looking for someone with transferable skills including:
- A tertiary degree in a relevant field.
- Substantial communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to develop and maintain strategic relationships with a diversity of stakeholders.
- Proven ability to show initiative, and think strategically, creatively and innovatively in developing proposals and strategies.
- Demonstrated experience leading and managing staff and/or volunteers.
What we can offer you
- A flexible and supportive workplace, with excellent work-life balance and opportunities for career progression and development
- The opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of those affected by cancer
- A base salary within range $ 91,393 - $ 108,147 pa plus superannuation and not-for-profit salary packaging program (up to $18,550 of your salary tax-free) https://www.accesspay.com.au/employee/what-is-salary-packaging/
- A range of wellness initiatives such as an employee assistance programs, flu vaccination, mental and general well-being support, and discounted health insurance.
To apply and for more info
To apply for this opportunity, visit http://www.cancervic.org.au/about/careers/job-opportunities to download the Position Description and upload your Resume and Cover Letter. Ensure that your cover letter addresses how your skills relate to those outlined in this ad. Interested applicants invited to find out more by contacting Amanda Piper on (03) 9514 6299 or Amanda.Piper@cancervic.org.au.
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 (as required).
Applications close 5 February 2023
Cancer Council Victoria is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to attracting and retaining employees who reflect the rich diversity of our community. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.