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Office Manager

Cancer Council Victoria
  • Lead the Prevention Division’s administration team
  • Contribute to reducing the significant burden of cancer in our community
  • Provide operational support to world-leading high profile public health programs
  • Full time, ongoing position in a flexible and supportive environment
  • 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 Prevention Division aims to prevent cancer for all Victorians. This is done through community interventions, mass media, advocacy, training 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 reduce cancer risk. We prioritise health inequalities, especially in relation to Aboriginal people, and in culturally diverse and socio-economically disadvantaged communities.

Our activity includes the delivery of public health programs relating to tobacco control (Quit Victoria), obesity prevention (LiveLighter, Obesity Policy Coalition, Rethink Sugary Drink), sun protection (SunSmart, World Health Organisation Collaborative Centre for UV), cancer screening (bowel, breast and cervical), immunisation, (HPV, hepatitis B) alcohol and organisational change (Achievement Program and Vic Kids Eat Well).  

About your opportunity

We are seeking an Office Manager to join the Prevention Division. Reporting to the Head, Prevention Division, your role is to:

  • Provide administrative and operational support to the Prevention Division ensuring operational, financial, personnel and other administrative requirements are met.
  • Supervise two administrative staff and volunteers to support operational requirements
  • Provide executive support to the Head, Prevention Division and the senior leadership team

All about you

We are looking for someone with:

  • Relevant tertiary degree and/or demonstrated experience in supporting executive and senior leadership teams, in a complex and challenging environment
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully delivering a full range of high-level administrative support to senior staff within a team environment
  • Strong experience in developing and managing information and office systems with a proven ability to improve administrative processes
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to facilitate highly effective working relationships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to co-ordinate workflow, anticipate needs, determine priorities; balance competing demands and meeting deadlines within a fast-paced environment

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 $75,486 - $84,872 pa plus superannuation and not-for-profit salary packaging program (up to $18,550 of your salary tax-free) see here.
  • 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, 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 Craig Sinclair on (03) 9514 6499 or craig.sinclair@cancervic.org.au, using the subject line: Office Manager enquiry via EthicalJobs.

A position description is also attached.

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).

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 regardless 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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