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Manager - Peer Support and Volunteering

Employer: Cancer Council Queensland
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Volunteer Management, Community Development, Health Care & Allied Health, Health Promotion
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Brisbane & Gold Coast

Job posted on: 12 August, 2019.
Applications close: 26 August, 2019.

Our Mission

Reducing the burden of cancer. Cancer Council Queensland (CCQ) raises funds that are dedicated to improving quality of life for people living with cancer, research, patient care, prevention and early detection. We are dynamic, outcome-focused and responsive to community needs, committed to voluntarism and the pursuit of excellence in all activities. All employees and volunteers from CCQ, through their work, are actively involved in cancer control.

About the Role

The Manager, Peer Support and Volunteering is responsible for leading the state-wide coordination, development and management of peer support programs, support groups, and Cancer Support and Information group volunteer training programs.

This role works closely with the General Manager, Cancer Support and Information to develop and implement Peer Support and Volunteering operational plans to meet Cancer Support and information Strategic Initiatives and Business plans.

This role is a permanent full-time position (37.5 hours per week) based in Brisbane.

About you

To be successful, you must have a tertiary qualification in health, health promotion, education or community development. You must have experience working with volunteers and an ability to recruit, manage and coordinate volunteers. Experience with program management including process documentation and evaluation or planning, provision and evaluation of education and training programs is highly regarded.

Your Leadership Contribution

CCQ has a Leadership Capability Framework which outlines the necessary capabilities of leaders for the four different leadership levels: Executive (CEO and General Managers), Senior Managers, Managers, and Frontline Managers (Team Leaders and Senior Coordinators).

The capabilities fall under three core capability groups: Vision and Strategy, Driving Outcomes, Attributes and Behaviours.

The framework also provides an overview of leadership through Leadership Balance, Focus for Success and Decision Horizons for each leadership level.

In line with CCQ’s Leadership capabilities, as a Manager, you will deliver our Vision and Strategy by embracing agility, Drive Outcomes through demonstrating accountability and your attributes and behaviours will foster belonging through collaboration.


Cancer Council Queensland is a growing community-based organisation offering employees flexible work arrangements, salary packaging opportunities, and a supportive team environment where healthy lifestyle balance is encouraged.

Cancer Council Queensland is a smoke free workplace.

The successful applicant will be required to provide a current National Police Certificate.

How to apply for this job

Click here to apply. Applications including current resume and cover letter are required by 5pm, Monday 26 August 2019 and should be addressed to:

General Manager, Cancer Support and Information
Cancer Council Queensland

For your application to be considered, it is recommended that the following documentation is attached with your application:

  • Cover letter – Your cover letter should clearly indicate the position you are applying for and give a brief summary of your motivations for applying and your relevant skills and experience.
  • Current Resume – Your resume should include your contact details, work experience, educational background and professional development.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their application as early as possible as Cancer Council Queensland reserves the right to reduce the application period and/or remove the job advertisement early should a suitable applicant be found.