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Specialist, Tobacco Control - Aboriginal Communities - 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

This role sits within the Tobacco Control Unit of the Cancer Prevention and Advocacy division which 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

The key purpose of this role is to take a strategic Aboriginal focus in developing, implementing and evaluating projects to support tobacco control programs, policy and environmental changes, advocacy campaigns, and public information campaigns to reduce smoking prevalence and prevent exposure to secondhand smoke.

It is a full-time maximum term contract for 18 months which can be based at our Woolloomooloo office or at another CCNSW regional office. There is also flexibility for the role to be part-time.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work alongside the Manager, Tobacco Control Unit and will be assigned a mentor to support their work and tenure at Cancer Council.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Take lead responsibility for scoping new strategic initiatives for Aboriginal communities in Tobacco Control programs, including conducting literature reviews and other formative desk research.
  • Develop and engage strategic stakeholders in new initiatives.
  • Collaborate with the Lead, Tobacco Cessation to advise on the implementation and evaluation of Tackling Tobacco in Aboriginal Communities program.
  • Scope, develop and implement research, policy and/or communication projects to strengthen the evidence-base for tobacco control programs and to support tobacco control advocacy campaigns.
  • Research and assist in providing 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 for Aboriginal communities.
  • Contribute to drafting reports and publishable journal articles relating to tobacco control programs and policy research.
  • Contribute to drafting 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.
  • Coordinate cross-organisational project teams to ensure actions are planned and executed in a timely manner.
  • In conjunction with Cancer Council NSW's Policy and Advocacy Unit, support 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.
  • In conjunction with the Evaluation Unit, assist the development of evaluation plans to assess the impact and effectiveness of Cancer Council NSW's tobacco control initiatives for the Aboriginal Community.
  • Contribute to submissions to secure funding for Cancer Council NSW's tobacco control initiatives for priority populations.
  • Plan and manage project budgets as appropriate.

About You

Cancer Council considers that being Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under s 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW). The successful applicant will be required to provide written confirmation of Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander identity via a statutory declaration.

The successful candidate will also:

  • Demonstrate a level of knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and societies appropriate to the position.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Indigenous Australian people, including the requirement for genuine consultation and negotiation.
  • Tertiary qualifications in public health/ related discipline or demonstrated work experience in public health, health promotion and/or community organisations.
  • Demonstrate ability in strategic planning.
  • Possess an ability to critically appraise, interpret and translate evidence into practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence and engage internal and external stakeholders to achieve project goals.
  • Understand monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills, particularly in writing program reports and funding submissions and delivering presentations.
  • High level computer competency, particularly with word processing and spreadsheets.

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: Specialist, Tobacco Control - Aboriginal Communities - Flexible Location enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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