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Consumer Director Position

Cancer Council Australia Board

Cancer Council Australia (CCA) is seeking a consumer director to join its Board of Directors commencing in 2017. The position is for a period of 3-years with the potential for one further term of three years. The successful applicant will:

  • Be a consumer who has been directly affected by cancer as a patient, survivor, carer or family member (required);
  • Have not been a Director of a State or Territory Cancer Council (required);
  • Demonstrate role understanding through a record of involvement as a consumer at a state or national level (required);
  • Exhibit the capacity to reach and influence within the consumer sector as evidenced by involvement with a consumer organisation related to cancer (preferred);
  • Have the capacity to reach a constituency with poorer outcomes from cancer (preferred);

Interested applicants should submit an expression of interest in the Consumer Director position using a standard template (below) which can also be obtained from CCA or by request on 02 8063 4111.

About Cancer Council

As Australia’s leading national non-government cancer control organisation, Cancer Council Australia advises the Australian Government and other bodies on practices and policies to help prevent, detect and treat cancer. CCA also advocates for the rights of people affected by cancer for best treatment and supportive care. Cancer Council is the only cancer charity working across the cancer control spectrum from prevention and early diagnosis, through treatment and support and research and across all communities and all cancers. ( and our annual review). As a Company Limited by Guarantee Directors of Cancer Council Australia are required to adhere to the Australian Charity and Not-for-Profit Commission expectations of duties of responsible officers. Board Directors of CCA are not remunerated but expenses associated with board meetings are covered.

Board Directors of CCA are; an independent chair, The Honorable Nicola Roxon; 11 board members nominated from state and territory Cancer Councils; a consumer director; and, a director nominated by the Clinical Oncological Society of Australia. The board is supported by an Honorary Company Secretary, Ms Susan Bennett.

Download the complete application form here

Key Dates
Expressions of interest Due Date: November 11th 2016
Shortlisting Completed: November 30th 2016
Shortlisted Candidates will be interviewed TBA
First board meeting: February 21st 2017

Project Manager, Clinical Guidelines Network

Sydney based; Full-time, 12 month contract

The Project Manager, Clinical Guidelines Network works within the Clinical Guidelines Network team under the direction of the Head, Clinical Guidelines Network to manage multiple clinical practice guideline projects in an online environment. The ideal candidate will have high-level project management, liaison and editing skills and a high level understanding of evidence-based medicine and clinical practice guideline development.

As Project Manager, Clinical Guidelines Network your key responsibilities will be:

  • Project-managing the development and maintenance of numerous cancer-based clinical practice guidelines
  • Engage and liaise with multidisciplinary working parties, consisting of expert advisors and consumers, and external stakeholders in regards to our clinical practice guidelines
  • Managing the content and editorial process of guideline projects in an online environment
  • Facilitate the ongoing content updating and review process of completed guidelines.

This position is open to Australian citizens and residents with permission to work full-time in Australia.

The selection criteria and position description are available here.

Details on how to apply at

Applications close COB Sunday, 30 October 2016 at 10pm AEST.

For further information contact Jutta von Dincklage on 02 8063 4116.

No recruiters please

This page was last updated on: Monday, October 24, 2016