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Program Lead, Tobacco Control Policy - Flexible location

Cancer Council NSW

About Cancer Council NSW

Cancer Council NSW (CCNSW) is a community funded and focused not for profit. We are the largest cancer charity in NSW and our point of difference is that we work across every area of every cancer, from research right through to support.

CCNSW is an inclusive place to volunteer and work. We embrace diversity, celebrate our differences, and inspire each person to be their authentic self at work. As we strive to represent the communities we serve, we welcome and actively encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other diverse groups.

About the team

Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease in Australia and there are vast differences in smoking rates among different groups in our community.

The Tobacco Control Unit works to reduce disparities in smoking prevalence between disadvantaged populations and the general population; reduce exposure to second-hand smoke; and control the supply of tobacco products, other nicotine delivery devices and any products that influence smoking.

About the role

This is a permanent full time role, that has the flexibility to work from home and at our Woolloomooloo office or based at another CCNSW regional office.

  • Develop and maintain an up-to-date and expert knowledge of tobacco control issues.
  • Identify evidence gaps and scope new strategic tobacco control program and policy initiatives.
  • Develop and implement methodologies and reporting frameworks to review and evaluate the program of work and track against targets to support decision making
  • Hold and develop high level stakeholder relationships, build partnerships with key state agencies and NGOs and represent CCNSW on matters of cancer control policy.
  • Effectively communicate complex research and data across cancer control to diverse audiences with tailored and, where appropriate, localised reports, briefs and presentations.
  • Work in collaboration with colleagues in the Cancer Research Division on coordinated and strategic approaches to translate research and evidence into program and policy change.
  • Horizon scan emerging issues in tobacco control through monitoring peer-reviewed and grey literature, trends in the external cancer control environment and through stakeholder networks.
  • Research and provide advice/briefings - both written and verbal - to Cancer Council management and other key stakeholders on the meaning and implications of legislation, regulations and litigation, and proposed and introduced legislative and regulatory developments in the area of tobacco control.
  • Draft persuasive submissions and position statements about a range of tobacco-related legal, regulatory and policy issues for government, law enforcement agencies and regulators and for use by other key stakeholders.
  • In conjunction with Cancer Council NSW's Policy and Advocacy Unit and Tobacco Control Unit manager, lead the development, implementation and evaluation of tobacco control advocacy campaigns by reviewing and summarising existing legal and scientific evidence, generating new evidence, contributing to campaign activities and conducting evaluations of state and local tobacco-related legal, regulatory and policy interventions as related to smoking cessation.
  • Prepare submissions to secure funding for Cancer Council NSW's tobacco control initiatives.
  • Provide leadership and support to project officers to build their project management, research and communication skills.

About You

  • Tertiary qualifications in public health, legal or policy discipline or 5+ years related experience.
  • Demonstrated understanding of tobacco control issues and health promotion principles.
  • Advanced project management skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in research and/or program development, including specification of objectives, and delivery or implementation strategies including evaluation of processes, impacts and outcomes of public health interventions or policies.
  • Excellent critical appraisal skills, including the ability to interpret and translate evidence and data sets into program and policy advice.
  • Well-developed quantitative and qualitative research skills, including report writing and statistical analysis.
  • Proven ability to communicate complex scientific and/or legal issues in simple form to technical and non-technical audiences, and to deliver effective verbal presentations.
  • High level computer competency, particularly with word processing, spreadsheets and databases.

About the Benefits

  • Work for purpose and know that your work fosters an engaged, diverse and culturally aware organisation.
  • Access to flexible work arrangements including a balanced approach to WFH and office.
  • Generous salary packaging options that can increase your take home pay by paying certain expenses using pre-tax dollars up to $15,900 a year.
  • Additional performance-based leave available.
  • Discounts available for everyday expenses such as private health, retail and fitness.
  • Recognised for Voice Project's 2021 "Best Workplace" Award.

If you require any adjustments to submit your application, please get in touch with us at careers@nswcc.org.au, using the subject line: Program Lead, Tobacco Control Policy enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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