- Job posted on: 19th Feb 2021
- Applications close:
As an alliance of 10 organisations, the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) has a unique opportunity to enable sustainable systems change through careful, collaborative action focused on challenges difficult for individual organisations to address. Supported by new funding from the Victorian Government, over the next 3.5 years the alliance will continue its ground-breaking work developing and implementing innovative programs aimed to improve outcomes for patients with cancer.
The position of Manager, Health Equity is a new role, funded to build on the work the VCCC has successfully embarked on in identifying and addressing barriers for underserved groups. This role will manage a new program of work with the primary objective of increasing attention on addressing inequities in the cancer health sector.
The broad aims of the program, within the framework of the VCCC Strategic Program Plan, forming the basis for the work to be undertaken over the next 3.5 years include:
This is a full-time opportunity through to mid-2024.
Working in partnership with a Cancer Health Equity Steering Group and Chair, the Manager, Health Equity will develop and implement initiatives to address issues contributing to inequities in cancer outcomes, including:
As the Manager, Health Equity, you will work as an integral member of the VCCC Collective Impact team and play a key role in shaping and driving the plan for enabling equity program objectives. You will bring sensitivity, passion and knowhow developed through your significant experience gained working in the health equity sector. You will be resourceful and well networked, with outstanding influencing and communications skills. You will be comfortable and well-practiced in engaging with existing and new audiences, supporting and guiding collaborative groups and be comfortable with the hands-on organisation this requires, working with a small not for profit team.
You will be an adaptable and resourceful individual and pride yourself on your ability to connect the dots and bring people together to achieve results. You will be patient, comfortable with ambiguity and able to develop and further a program of work with a spirit of consensus and inclusion.
You will have:
The vision for the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) is to save lives through the integration of consumer-engaged cancer research, education and patient care.
Founded in the holistic principles of the internationally-recognised Comprehensive Cancer Centre model, the VCCC alliance brings together 10 of Victoria’s leading research, academic, and clinical institutions to achieve what can only be done through state-wide collaboration. Together we will improve outcomes in cancer in metropolitan, regional and rural Victoria, and forge new approaches to cancer research, education, and patient care for all.
The VCCC’s multi-site, multi-disciplinary model brings together the complementary strengths of Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne Health (including The Royal Melbourne Hospital), the University of Melbourne, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, The Royal Women’s Hospital, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Western Health, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (including St Vincent's Institute), Austin Health (including the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute and Austin Lifesciences) and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.
VCCC is made up of a tight-knit team of staff who form the backbone working to facilitate the power of collective impact across the VCCC alliance and beyond.
The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment, free from all forms of unlawful discrimination, harassment, bullying, vilification and victimisation.
For a confidential conversation regarding the role, please contact Kate Silburn, Head of Quality & Strategic Initiatives on 0408 565 042.
Secondment: With the ongoing objective of enhancing relationships with our alliance partners, this position may be able to be arranged as a secondment within a VCCC member organisation. Employees within the VCCC alliance are encouraged to contact Caroline Bando, Business Partner, People & Culture on 0407 042 369 to discuss the possibility of a suitable arrangement.
A copy of the position description is attached to this ad and is also available on the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre website along with further information about the organisation: www.viccompcancerctr.org/opportunities/