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Community Programs Coordinator - Erina

Employer: Cancer Council NSW
Work Type/s: Part Time
Classification/s: Health Promotion, Volunteer Management, Project Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional NSW

Job posted on: 11 January, 2019.
Applications close: 28 January, 2019. (Expired)

  • Central Coast based - 4 days per week
  • Bring our passion for health, covering prevention and advocacy, supported by your tertiary qualifications in the field, to this varied role covering Prevention, Advocacy AND Information & Support!
  • After 10 years in the role, a recent retirement has now created this rare permanent part time opportunity!

Cancer Council NSW is an independent, community funded not for profit with a purpose. What’s our point of difference? We look at all aspects of cancer from research right through to support.

Joining our Community Engagement Program Delivery (CEPD) team who are responsible for on-the-ground engagement and program delivery across the state, you will be responsible for the management/implementation of key community based programs across the region. This includes the delivery of cancer prevention programs, advocacy programs, practical support programs and cancer information & support programs.

After 10 years in the role, a recent retirement has now created this rare permanent part time opportunity!


Based in our Erina office, this role has a focus on internal and external relationships and partnerships; management of volunteers; and community engagement principles and practices.

Pivotal relationships will include engagement with local MPs to ensure appropriate advocacy; growing the inclusion of prevention programs e.g. Improve Your Long Game; and relationships with our volunteers and hospital relations to ensure information and support is provided to cancer patients and carers.

What else?

Reporting to the Community Engagement Manager, your key responsibilities, underpinned by exceptional relationship management across all areas, will be:

  • Community program coordination, including planning, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of programs and projects
  • Volunteer management (approx 20 highly engaged volunteers)
  • Facilitating the implementation of cancer prevention, information, support and advocacy programs, ensuring demonstrative support.
  • Identification of gaps in service provision for people affected by cancer and assessing organisational and local capacity to address the need for new or additional programs and/or support services
  • Create ongoing opportunities for volunteers to participate in the development, prioritisation and delivery of CCNSW programs

Who are we looking for?

As a lateral thinker, with ideally tertiary qualifications in health or a related field, and a belief you could make a valuable contribution, what will set you up for success in this role is:

  • Demonstrated success in the engagement and development of strong and effective relationships with health and community care professionals, and government and non-government organisation’s,
  • Success in the development of the public profile of a community based organisation/program
  • Experience engaging local communities/organisations to support a cause related issue
  • Understanding of the practical support and emotional needs of cancer patients, their families and friends

The ability to travel extensively and work flexible hours (including weekends and evenings) throughout the region is required and a current Class C drivers licence is essential. Access to a fleet vehicle is available.

Please note, if successful for the role, you will be required to complete a successful Working With Children Check.

How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.