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Senior Project Officer


Employer: CanTeen Australia
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Health Promotion, Policy & Research, Project Management, Youth
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Sydney

Job posted on: 07 February, 2019.
Applications close: 24 February, 2019.

About CanTeen

We get it. Just when life should be full of possibilities, cancer crashes into a young person’s world and shatters everything.

We help young people cope with cancer in their family. Through CanTeen, they learn to explore and deal with their feelings about cancer, connect with other young people in the same boat and if they’ve been diagnosed themselves, we provide specialist, youth-specific treatment teams.

By feeling understood and supported, young people develop resilience and can rebuild the foundations that crumbled beneath them when cancer turned their life upside down.

No matter which role you are in, working for CanTeen is how you can be the difference.

Life at CanTeen

CanTeen is one of the most highly regarded not for profits in Australia (8th in fact) with one of the most recognisable brands across the country (who doesn’t know about the bandanna!). CanTeen is also a finalist in the 2018 Australian HR Awards – Employer of Choice (Public Sector & NFP) Category!

Working for CanTeen is an inspiring, rewarding and purposeful experience that really enables you to be at your best. CanTeen has a passion for all things people, and as well as a range of benefits including 5 weeks of annual leave, additional 3 days of gifted leave over Christmas, dog friendly organisation, flexible working, tax-effective salary packaging scheme, mobile phones and an in-house leadership program, we are continually working on ways to make CanTeen an even better place to work. We have a culture we are proud of, and want to find more people who share our commitment, enthusiasm and passion!

Through our regular staff engagement surveys, we know that CanTeen is fortunate to have one of the most passionate and committed workforces in Australia!

Job Summary:

CanTeen has entered into Funding Agreements with the Commonwealth Government from 2017 - 2020 to manage five dedicated hospital-based Youth Cancer Services (YCS) for adolescents and young adults (AYA) with cancer, conduct national priority projects focussed on improving AYA cancer care, and improve access to clinical trials for young cancer patients. Youth Cancer Services teams are based in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth and provide multidisciplinary care to young people diagnosed with cancer nationally.

The Senior Project Officer is responsible for providing support to the Youth Cancer Services and Clinical Trials Manager in overseeing the delivery of Youth Cancer Services and Clinical Trials initiatives. They will be responsible for coordinating multiple YCS national priority projects in partnership with YCS team members and other CanTeen and external stakeholders. As a primary point of contact for stakeholders across the Youth Cancer Services network, the Senior Project Officer will work with these stakeholders to ensure key contractual milestones are achieved. They will also be responsible for monitoring the Youth Cancer Services and Clinical Trials Initiative finances and ensuring all programs adhere to budget.

Is This You?

If you are self-motivated, enjoy a challenge and meet the following criteria, we look forward to hearing from you!

  • A tertiary qualification in Business, Health or Social Sciences.
  • Experience gained within either Government or Commercial sector.
  • Experience monitoring multiple concurrent project budgets.
  • Highly developed writing skills.
  • Advocacy and policy experience, including the ability to pro-actively identify emerging opportunities to influence relevant policy, draft submissions and responses to enquiries and other consultation opportunities.
  • Demonstrated experience establishing and maintaining relationships both internally and externally.
  • Strong organisational/project planning and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated tact, integrity and diplomacy with a professional presence and manner.
  • Computer literacy, including in the financial management software.
How to apply for this job

Interested? Apply now!

Applications for this role will close on the 24th February 2019.

Please email written applications with a covering letter addressing the selection criteria and CV by close date to careers@canteen.org.au, using the subject line: Senior Project Officer application via EthicalJobs, or apply via our website at www.canteen.org.au/about-us/careers/.

For more information on the role, please contact Adam Walczak on 02 9007 0232.

Supporting materials  Information Pack - Senior Project Officer.pdf