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Prevention and Early Detection Education Specialist

Cancer Council Queensland

About Us

For over 60 years, Cancer Council Queensland’s pioneering work has helped save thousands of lives and has improved the quality of life for people living with cancer. Our mission is to lead Queenslanders in a partnership against cancer.

Cancer Council Queensland raises funds that are dedicated to improving the quality of life for people living with cancer through research to support prevention and early detection.

We are dynamic, outcome-focused, responsive to community needs, and committed to voluntarism and the pursuit of excellence.

Cancer Council Queensland employees and volunteers lead Queenslanders in a partnership against cancer by employing high-performing employees who live our values of being responsible, inclusive, equitable, and collaborative.

Working at Cancer Council Queensland

Our greatest asset is our diverse team of talented, savvy people. Our awesome employees and volunteers tell us that Cancer Council Queensland is a meaningful, rewarding and fun place to work.

We provide a positive and supportive working environment where you will be a valued team member, and we love to recognise and reward our team of superstars with employee benefits such as extra paid days off.

About the role

As the Prevention and Early Detection Education Specialist, you will be responsible for the development and delivery of evidence-based education and training programs to engage the community to reduce cancer risk and improve early detection for all Queenslanders.

This role is a Permanent, Full-time (37.5 hours per week).

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have qualifications in education, training or a related field, or relevant experience. You will have proven experience in the development, delivery and evaluation of education and training curriculum and programs. Experience working in public health or disease prevention will be highly regarded. You will be a self starter who is able to work with minimal supervision and can deliver on education projects.

Qualifications, Experience, Knowledge and Skills

Essential Skills:

  • Qualifications in education, training or a related field; or
  • Experience in education, training and curriculum development is essential, ensuring training addresses diverse learning styles.
  • Experience in, or an understanding of, project management principles.
  • Experience in delivery of training and education programs.
  • Experience in evaluation of training and education programs to ensure the programs provide learning outcomes for the participants.
  • Experience in development and delivery of adult education and training programs.
  • Demonstrated experience in responding to multiple and diverse stakeholder needs while ensuring the needs of projects are met.
  • High level of leadership and coordination skills across concurrent projects or programs.
  • Experience building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical and evaluation skills with a focus on continuous improvement.

Desirable Skills:

  • Degree or experience working in Public Health education.
  • Current Queensland driver’s licence is desirable.
  • An understanding of the impact that the diagnosis and treatment of cancer have on individuals, their partners and families.
  • Strong work ethic and resilience.
  • Ability to use sound judgment and manage workloads within tight deadlines.

Your Leadership Contribution

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

As a leader at CCQ, you will be expected to demonstrate behaviours under three core capability groups: Vision and Strategy, Driving Outcomes and Attributes and Behaviours.


  • Flexible work arrangements (Flexible Work Hours and Work from Home options).
  • ATO-Approved Salary Packaging up to the value of $18,549 per Fringe Benefit Tax year
  • Recognition and Rewards Program
  • Two paid Wellbeing days for 2024
  • One paid ‘Thank you’ day at the end of the year
  • Professional Development Allowance
  • Corporate social events (such as bring your dog to work day)
  • Team events, employee connectivity and Healthy Workplace Activities
  • Cancer Council Retail shop discount

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How to apply

Click "Apply Now". Applications, including a current resume and cover letter, are required and should be addressed to:

People and Culture Team, Cancer Council Queensland

For your application to be considered, please ensure 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.

In line with our value of being inclusive, applications are strongly encouraged from Indigenous Australians, people from a range of cultural and linguistic backgrounds, people with a disability and LGBTIQA+ individuals.

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

Please be advised, Cancer Council Queensland will need to collect personal information from candidates during recruitment and onboarding processes. Therefore, in submitting an application for this role, you are acknowledging that you have read, understood and agree to the terms and conditions in our Privacy Collection Statement.

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