First listed on: 10 September 2018

Manager, Victorian Cancer Biobank (VCB.01)

  • Provide leadership, vision and strategic stakeholder engagement
  • Opportunity to shape the next phase of the program
  • Full time fixed term position – St Kilda Road, Melbourne

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.

As part of the Victorian Cancer Registry, the Victorian Cancer Biobank (VCB) is a not-for-profit consortium, funded by the Victorian Government through the Victorian Cancer Agency. The purpose is to provide high quality, ethically obtained biospecimens to support research that will lead to improvements in cancer diagnosis and treatment. VCB strategy and direction is supported by a Strategic Advisory Group.

About your opportunity

We are seeking an engaging leader to lead the Victorian Cancer Biobank team through the new strategic plan. Reporting to the Director, Victorian Cancer Registry, your role is to:

  • Develop and maintain strategic partnerships at a state and national level to collaborate and advise on issues relating to biobanking, ensure outcomes meet stakeholder needs, and to promote the services of the Victorian Cancer Biobank;
  • Develop business plans and provide leadership to the team to ensure successful delivery of strategic and operational priorities;
  • Ensure efficiency of operations to ensure ongoing sustainability for the program including in priority areas of funding, accreditation, technology and risk.

All about you

We are looking for someone with:

  • Demonstrated experience in successfully managing a program with multiple stakeholders.
  • Excellent influencing and relationship management skills including the ability to develop and maintain strong collaborative partnerships.
  • Understanding of current bio banking policies, key stakeholders and relevant organisations at a state and national level.
  • Demonstrated ability to continuously improve service delivery.

What we can offer you

This full-time fixed term position to 30 June 2021 provides a salary within range $89,000 - $101,000 pa plus superannuation, annual leave loading and the benefits of not-for-profit salary packaging and a meal entertainment card. We also offer a flexible and friendly work environment, social and wellbeing activities and a location close to public transport.

To apply and for more info

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples are encouraged to apply.

Culturally and linguistically diverse applicants are encouraged to apply.

To apply for this opportunity visit to download a Position Description and the Key Selection Criteria and forward your full application (cover letter, resume and completed Key Selection Criteria document) to For more information contact Catherine Shang on (03) 9514 6195.

Cancer Council will only make contact with applicants that are shortlisted for interview. We are also unable to respond to recruitment agency enquiries.

All offers of employment will be made subject to satisfactory completion of employment checks including evidence of right to work in Australia, and a National Police Check.

Applications close 1 October 2018

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