Policy Manager (CSU.18)

Job No: CCV258
Location: Melbourne

  • $113,029 - $132,959 total package p.a.
  • Lead our policy and advocacy team focused on cancer treatment and care
  • Full-time, permanent position 
  • 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 Strategy and Support Division places people at the centre of everything we do. We work directly with clinicians, researchers, policymakers and people impacted by cancer to reduce inequities and improve outcomes for all Victorians, now and into the future.

The Policy Team is part of the Cancer Strategy Unit in the Division. The purpose of the Policy Team is to facilitate policy reform to improve equity in cancer outcomes. This small and dynamic team will collaborate with and be supported by various teams within the Division to maximise its impact.

About your opportunity

We are seeking a skilled Policy Manager to join the management team of the Cancer Strategy Unit.

Reporting to the Head of Cancer Strategy, the Policy Manager will:

  • Drive strategic policy analysis and provide insights and recommendations regarding cancer treatment and care. 
  • Lead the implementation of policy projects that inform our activities. 
  • Lead one direct report and collaborate with internal teams to ensure successful delivery of strategic and operational plans. 
  • Establish and contribute to alliances, partnerships or collaborations to support our policy and advocacy activities.

All about you

The role requires an individual with commitment to supporting policy reform, high tolerance for ambiguity, strong analytical skills, a proactive and collaborative approach, self-motivation, and the ability to lead and influence.

We are looking for someone with:

  • Proven experience in a leadership role, involving strategic planning and team management including experience in empowering staff to foster collaborative relationships while delivering operational priorities.
  • Strong conceptual, analytical, research, policy and evaluation skills, with demonstrated ability to translate research and data to deliver evidence-based policy change and service delivery outcomes.
  • Highly developed oral communication and writing skills, with demonstrated experience writing research reports, policy analysis and submissions.
  • Proven capacity to introduce and embed new ideas and approaches, together with a strong ability to adapt to change.
  • A relevant tertiary degree and work experience in a health or social policy setting.

What we can offer you

  • Base salary of $91,393 to $108,147 p.a. (dependant on experience, pro rata for part time) plus 10.5% superannuation
  • Salary packaging benefits of $15,900 plus meals/entertainment $2,650 p.a. https://www.accesspay.com.au/employee/what-is-salary-packaging/
  • Novated car leasing
  • Salary sacrifice
  • 17.5% leave loading
  • Flexible working arrangements including working from home options to support excellent work-life balance
  • Cultural leave of up to 5 days paid
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave and up to 12 months unpaid leave
  • A comprehensive employee assistance program
  • A range of wellness initiatives such as flu vaccination, mental and general well-being support, and discounted health insurance
  • A range of personal and professional development initiatives such as study support, in-house, external, and on-line learning options as well as the opportunity to apply for scholarships
  • The opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of those affected by cancer

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 how your experience relates to the skills listed above. 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 30 May 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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