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Head of Government and External Relations

Cancer Council Australia

Cancer Council Australia is seeking an experienced and connected Head of Government and External Relations to join our national Cancer Control Policy team.

You will:

  • Establish and build constructive relationships with key contacts within the government, opposition, cross benches, advisors and with other policy thought leaders 
  • Identify opportunities to influence governments to make policy, legislative and/or funding decisions that will improve cancer control in Australia and the region 
  • Create opportunities to promote Cancer Council’s perspectives and build consensus relating to cancer control policy with key stakeholders on matters of mutual interest

We are looking for someone with:

  • Sound knowledge of Australian policy environments including a strong understanding of political imperatives and governmental processes. 
  • Experience and a history of successful engagement in political advocacy, ideally at a federal level.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, collaboration and negotiation skills with demonstrated success in engaging diverse stakeholders 

This role is based in Canberra.

The selection criteria and full position description are available below.

No recruiters please.

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