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We are seeking a health promotion person to represent and promote Cancer Council WA and our cancer prevention strategies in the Wheatbelt region.

Who we are

At Cancer Council Western Australia we believe that every day is an opportunity to create a cancer free future. We work with our community to reduce the incidence and impact of cancer, every minute, every hour, every day. We do this through advocacy, research, prevention programs, and providing people affected by cancer with support.

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As the Regional Education Officer based in Northam, you will initiate and promote cancer prevention and early detection strategies for the Wheatbelt region.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • To promote and provide information on cancer prevention and early detection strategies in the community
  • Coordinate professional and public education events on cancer in your region
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with the local media, allied health, local governments and community organisations in your region
  • Be the media spokesperson for Cancer Council WA in the Wheatbelt region
  • Identify resources and partnerships to support our relevant projects and initiatives
  • Provide monthly reporting on activities carried out over your region
  • In conjunction with the People and Culture Team, recruit and coordinate volunteers in the region
  • Attend and participate in Regional Education Officers meetings as required

Who are you?

To be successful in this role you will have the following key attributes:

  • Tertiary qualification in the health area (eg. health promotion, education, nursing etc.) or 2+ years’ experience in a community development role
  • Knowledge of regional health services and issues
  • Knowledge of cancer control issues is desirable
  • Experience working with the media is desirable
  • Highly developed interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills including public speaking and report writing
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Suite
  • Current Police Clearance
  • Current C class driver’s licence
  • Ability to manage volunteers is desirable
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the values of Cancer Council WA
  • Have a positive approach to the workplace

This position is full time and ongoing, requests for part-time between 0.6FTE and 1.0FTE may be considered. This position entails travel within the Wheatbelt region. Applicants within the local and surrounding regions, including Perth Metro, are encouraged to apply.

In this role you will enjoy:

  • Working amongst leaders in cancer prevention
  • A collaborative and supportive team culture
  • Benefits of not-for-profit salary packaging and a meal entertainment card.

How to apply for this role

To apply for this opportunity, please include your resume and a cover letter clearly outlining how your skills and experience match the key attributes of the role.

Applications close 5pm Friday 27 August 2021 and should be addressed to:

Regional Education Manager, Cancer Council Western Australia

Applicants are encouraged to submit their application via Seek, or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as early as possible as Cancer Council Western Australia reserves the right to reduce the application period and/or remove the job advertisement early should a suitable applicant be found.

With a Reflection RAP, and a commitment to “closing the gap” we encourage Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander candidates to apply. Please state on your application if you identify as being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

Please note: We do not accept applications submitted by agencies.

Please note: You will be required to provide proof of ability to work permanently in Australia. Working holiday visas will not be considered.

Cancer Council WA is a not for profit, equal opportunity employer and operates a smoke free working environment.

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