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Research and Policy Manager - Tobacco in Australia - Facts and Issues

Cancer Council Victoria
  • Make a significant contribution to tobacco control efforts in Australia
  • Be a part of Australia’s most trusted cancer ‘Not for Profit’ organisation
  • Full time, fixed term position to April 2021 (Parental Leave cover) – St Kilda Road, Melbourne
  • (QUIT.95)

About your environment

Since our establishment in 1936, Cancer Council Victoria has developed an international reputation for our innovative work in cancer research, prevention and support. As an independent, not-for-profit organisation, we play a leading role in reducing the impact of all cancers on all people.

The Prevention Division aims to reduce the risk of cancer in the Victorian population through social marketing, advocacy, professional education and providing advice based on the best available evidence. This involves action to affect individual behaviours and the broader physical and legislative environment to support health and wellbeing. Our programs include: SunSmart, PapScreen Victoria, Quit Victoria, LiveLighter, Achievement Program, bowel cancer screening, the Obesity Policy Coalition, community education, primary health sector engagement and alcohol policy.

The Prevention Division receives funding to review, update and promote the comprehensive on-line resource Tobacco in Australia: Facts and Issues; a publication which, now in its 30th year, aims to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of tobacco control efforts in Australia. By sourcing, analysing and synthesising the latest evidence to provide accurate, evidence-based and timely information, the resource can assist all those working in public health as well as journalists, lawyers, academics and students, to more quickly and easily produce the high quality text needed to explain the case for tobacco control and justify particular legislation, policies or programs.

About your opportunity

We are seeking a Research and Policy Manager to join the Tobacco in Australia: Facts and Issues team within the Prevention division. Reporting to the Senior Editor your role is to:

  • Identify the policy issues currently in review or being advocated at the national level and in each Australian state and territory
  • Continuously review academic publications and news items relevant to tobacco control both in Australia and internationally, as well as conduct analysis of national survey data, in order to inform content updates and policy options
  • Review and update the publication to ensure that it remains up to date; as well as develop new material in line with emerging priority areas
  • Promote the Facts and Issues resource to current and potential new users and report to funders

All about you

We are looking for someone with:

  • Post-graduate degree (with at least Masters) in psychology, health/ behavioural science or a related discipline
  • Substantial professional work experience in a research environment that may have included developing or contributing to evidence-based resources and/or policy analysis and review at a national or state level
  • Exceptional ability to write clearly and quickly, with existing or capacity to quickly acquire sophisticated understanding of tobacco control research and policy
  • High-level verbal communication and relationship management skills including the ability to interact confidently and with authority with highly qualified academics and senior staff in Government departments

What we can offer you

  • Full-time, fixed term position; end date April 2021
  • A base salary within range $84,489 – $100,035 pa plus superannuation and access to a generous not-for-profit salary packaging program (up to $18,550 of your salary tax-free) https://www.accesspay.com.au/employee/what-is-salary-packaging/
  • The opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of those affected by cancer
  • A flexible and supportive workplace, with excellent work-life balance and opportunities for career progression and development

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