• Job
  • VCCC Alliance
23 Apr 2022

Communications Coordinator

Flexible part time, 3 days per week

  • Grow your career – use and develop skills across a wide range of communications activities
  • Loads of variety, integral role in a supportive and friendly team
    Contribute to a purpose-driven organisation
  • Solid market salary boosted by NFP salary packaging and tax-free meals/accommodation card

Flexible working from home and Parkville Office working options

Maximum term part time contract to 30 June 2024 

Despite having some of the best cancer outcomes in the world, cancer remains one of the leading causes of death and disease burden in Victoria. The VCCC Alliance is a joint venture of academic, research and clinical member institutions working together to change that. 

Our 10 members include Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, WEHI, The Royal Children’s Hospital and Western Health.

Through our alliance these institutions are collaborating to improve the cancer system and accelerate the translation of scientific evidence into better outcomes for all people affected by cancer across Victoria.

About the opportunity 

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a change-making, collective impact organisation and apply your communications skills in a dynamic, purpose-driven environment.

Further your communications career and/or enjoy the flexibility of working part-time while undertaking satisfying and rewarding work. The role may also suit those completing post-graduate studies in communications or marketing. Flexible work arrangements with spread of days/hours will be negotiated with the successful applicant.  

This is a role in which you will combine creativity and problem-solving abilities with pragmatic organisational skills. You will bring your can-do attitude to writing and presentation projects while efficiently managing administrative responsibilities to support the smooth-running of communications activity. This is a terrific opportunity to be an integral member of a friendly and highly-regarded team, working with experienced communication specialists who produce high quality work. 

As Communications Coordinator, you will have the opportunity continue learning as you grow your capabilities in this varied and interesting role. You will collaborate with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders providing you with a range of interesting and valuable experience within the health sector. 

Key Responsibilities 

The key responsibilities for this varied role include: 

  • Production of weekly e-newsletters for internal and external audiences
  • Development of a range of communications material for varied purposes including presentations, website content and newsletter items
  • Social media coordination including content creation
  • Managing the CRM database
  • Coordinating the photo and video library, logos and brand assets
  • Coordinating production and stocks of merchandise
  • Provision of secretariat support for Victorian COVID-19 Cancer Network

About You  

You will be a positive, proactive and adaptable individual who likes using your initiative, contributing to a professional team, and collaborating with others. 

You will have: 

  • Excellent interpersonal, organisation and communication skills
  • Experience writing content for corporate communications purposes
  • Digital communications experience (website and social media)
  • CRM maintenance and integration skill combined with general administrative experience 
  • Project management experience beneficial and previous experience in health medical sector an advantage
  • Exceptional attention to detail 
  • Ability to prioritise and communicate priorities
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including PowerPoint and Excel
  • Competency in social media content, with proficiency in graphics and video editing using tools such as Canva and Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Undergraduate degree in communications or related field.

What’s on offer

  • Flexible work arrangements, a hybrid model with laptop and ergonomic reimbursements for your home set up
  • Family friendly workplace with flexible hours available along with 48/52 options
  • 15 days personal / carer’s leave
  • Personal development plan and opportunities for stretch and learning both on the job and via structured course
  • Solid market salary boosted by NFP salary packaging and tax-free meals/accommodation card
  • Supportive team environment and inclusive culture with clear vision and inspiring strategic direction

Equity & Inclusion

The VCCC Alliance 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.


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 Alliance partner organisation. Employees within the VCCC Alliance are encouraged to contact Christine Morton Head of People & Culture via  christine.morton@unimelb.edu.au or 0411 955 215 to explore the possibility of a suitable arrangement.


Applicants must have permanent residency to be considered. As VCCC Alliance is located within a hospital, triple vaccination is required prior to commencement, unless exempt.

For applications to be considered please forward your CV and a covering letter outlining the key reasons for your interest in the role addressing the key selection criteria in the position description.

Please lodge your application via Seek, no later than Wednesday 11 May 2022. The closing date may be brought forward if applications meeting the key selection criteria are received in advance of this date. 

Contact for enquiries 

For further information regarding the role, please contact Avalee Weir, Head of Communications and Community: avalee.weir@unimelb.edu.au

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