Manager, Communities and Places (QUIT.86)

Job No: CCV229
Location: Melbourne

  • Drive strategic program direction for the iconic Quit brand
  • Reduce tobacco use in key Victorian communities and priority populations
  • Build and strengthen strategic relationships with stakeholders and communities
  • Full time (negotiable), fixed term position until December 2023
  • Hybrid working environment combining working from home and in the office located on St. Kilda Road, Melbourne – relocation to brand new CBD offices from August 2023

About your environment

Cancer Council Victoria has been leading efforts against cancer since 1936 through world leading research, prevention, support and advocacy programs. The Prevention Division aims to reduce the risk of cancer in the Victorian population through social marketing, advocacy, professional education and providing policy 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. 

Quit Victoria is a part of the Prevention Division. Quit Victoria’s mission is to end the tobacco toll by discouraging young people from becoming addicted to nicotine and supporting all people to become tobacco-free through the collaborative design and implementation of evidence-based policies and programs.

About your opportunity

We are seeking a skilled Program Manager to join the Quit team in the Prevention Division at Cancer Council Victoria.

Reporting to the Director of Quit Victoria, the Manager, Communities and Places will:

  • Drive the strategic direction of a program of work focused on reducing tobacco use in key communities and priority populations.
  • Manage multiple projects, develop comprehensive planning frameworks and prioritise resources to meet program outcomes and key timelines.
  • Contribute to proactively identifying opportunities to extend the program’s reach and cultivate opportunities for greater engagement across the community sector. 
  • Use your excellent stakeholder relationship skills to engage with communities and key stakeholders to influence and negotiate initiatives supporting smoking cessation.
  • Lead a team of direct reports, creating tactical and operational work plans to ensure successful delivery of programs.
  • Manage budgets and evaluate programs, including reporting to stakeholders. 

All about you

We are looking for someone with:

  • Relevant qualification in a public health, health promotion or related discipline
  • Substantial relevant experience in developing, implementing and evaluating health related programs in a state-wide setting.
  • Proven experience in developing and implementing project and operational plans, including the ability to have oversight of large multi-faceted projects concurrently.
  • Demonstrated experience engaging with priority population groups, such as the Victorian Aboriginal community, culturally diverse groups or communities affected by social and economic disadvantage.
  • Proven experience working in a leadership role, involving team management and development; strategic planning; contract management; and budget management.

What we can offer you

  • A base salary within range $91,393 to $108,147 pa commensurate on experience (pro-rata for part time - negotiable) plus superannuation and access to a generous not-for-profit salary packaging program (up to $18,550 of your salary tax-free)
  • The opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of those affected by cancer
  • A flexible and supportive workplace, with excellent work-life balance and opportunities for career progression and development

To apply and for more info

To apply for this opportunity, download a Position Description and upload your Resume and Cover Letter. Ensure that your cover letter addresses the Key Selection Criteria detailed within the Position Description. For more information contact Matthew Scanlon on (03) (03) 9514 6383 or

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 22 March 2023

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 inclusive of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability status. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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About Cancer Council Victoria

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.

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