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08 Dec 2021

Deputy Chair - Cancer Consumer Advisory Committee - Regional member sought

We are seeking a highly motivated cancer consumer from regional Victoria with experience in contributing to the setting of strategic direction, collaborating with multidisciplinary stakeholders and capacity to be part of a dynamic committee. 

This role will assist in providing strategic direction for the Cancer Consumer Advisory Committee and the consumer engagement strategy it governs as directed by the Chair. This role is to support the Chair in developing a skilled Consumer Network to integrate the expertise of a lived experience in program design and delivery. In addition, the role is to build collaboration and support effective consumer engagement in regional initiatives to help improve cancer outcomes.

About the opportunity

The Cancer Consumer Advisory Committee (CCAC) was established in August 2015 and provides advice to the VCCC Alliance Board, Executive Director, and the staff team on consumer engagement across all dimensions of the work of the VCCC Alliance. Foundations have been established with substantial achievements including, but not exclusive to, the production of an online toolkit of resources, implementation of consumer remuneration procedures, a highly popular annual consumer engagement forum and evidence of consumer advocacy at state, national and international level. The Committee aims for continual development of consumer engagement capability and effectiveness.

The Deputy Chair as a member of the VCCC Alliance Cancer Consumer Advisory Committee will:

  • be part of a dynamic committee developing consumer-led research, education and training priorities and initiatives for effective consumer engagement;
  • identify and build capacity to engage with underserved groups;
  • facilitate avenues for ensuring a regional perspective is included in the VCCC Alliance consumer engagement strategy;
  • foster networking, information sharing and collaboration across the VCCC Alliance member organisations and partners throughout Victoria.

We are seeking a motivated cancer consumer* from regional Victoria with:

  • Demonstrated collaborative consumer leadership in the health sector
  • Experience and knowledge in best practice consumer engagement and implementation
  • Understanding of the practicality of engagement with regional communities, including equity considerations that may be specific to healthcare in Victoria

* Cancer consumers are patients, families, carers, and other support people. It includes in a broad sense anyone affected by cancer.

The time commitment is associated with monthly CCAC meetings (formal and informal), participation in the quarterly Consumer Network meetings and varying other Strategic Program Plan (SPP) requirements. 

Remuneration will be offered to Committee members in accordance with the VCCC Alliance Accounting and Financial Management Policy and related procedures. 

How to apply

Download a copy of the CCAC Deputy Chair Call for Expression of Interest.

To express your interest in this role, please send your consumer CV and a covering letter outlining the key reasons for your interest in the role and specifically address the key selection criteria to Dr Joanne Britto, Manager Consumer Involvement, joanne.britto@unimelb.edu.au no later than 5pm,  Monday 17 January 2022.

Please note: this is a regional Victoria designated position, classified under Section 12 Special Measures of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic). This role is only available to cancer consumers based in regional Victoria.

For further information, please contact Sophy Athan, Chair, VCCC Alliance Cancer Consumer Advisory Committee, euroforcemusic@bigpond.com

What happens next?

Applications will be considered with suitable applicants contacted and invited to meet and learn more about the opportunity.