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  • VCCC Alliance
07 Apr 2021

Regional Projects Manager

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) alliance is changing the way we tackle cancer in Victoria. Supported by new funding from the Victorian Government, over the next 3½ years the alliance will continue its groundbreaking work, developing and implementing innovative, system-changing programs aimed at improving outcomes for patients with cancer.

We are excited to be offering a project management role for an exceptional person possessing clinical trials/research experience, preferably in the emerging area of teletrials.

  • Seeking project manager with clinical trials/research experience, preferably with teletrials experience 
  • Project manage multiple innovative regionally focussed projects in partnership with broad stakeholder base 
  • Drive positive health outcomes for regional Victorians

About the role

The Regional Projects Manager is a member of the VCCC Research portfolio, also working closely and collaboratively with the Education and Collective Impact teams. The role reports to the Manager, Regional Programs & Partnerships who is responsible for the overall development, implementation and evaluation of the VCCC's Regional Program of Work which aims to fast track innovations in regions, particularly those with the poorest cancer outcomes. 

The purpose of the Regional Projects Manager role is to project manage multiple projects within the Regional Oncology program. Working closely with regional stakeholders, key priorities for this role include managing projects related to:

  • Improving access to clinical trials and increasing clinical trial participation in the regions via a successful teletrials model
  • Improving equitable access to innovative care in the regions
  • Improving outcomes for less common cancers
  • Coordinating regional data efforts and assisting in the management of genomics and/geriatric oncology projects.

This role will provide guidance and be supported by several regionally-based Project Coordinator roles funded by this program and appointed within VCCC alliance members and affiliate partners. 

This is a full-time, maximum-term position, funded to 30 June 2024. Opportunities beyond this period will be dependent on funding and business requirements.

Key responsibilities

The key components of this varied role include; regional oncology project development, stakeholder management and relationship development (across Government, Regional Cancer Centres, Clinical Trial Units, Clinical Trial Unit Managers at participating sites, research offices, and major collaborative entities), program management, business development and education development, delivery of agreed milestones, reporting, evaluation of outcomes and communications. 

About you

You will have a breadth and depth of experience in research/clinical trials across clinical trials operations, including experience with governance and regulatory requirements. You will have a strong interest in improving regional oncology outcomes and be highly experienced in project management across varied projects simultaneously. 

As a proactive and resourceful person, you will enjoy navigating challenges and identifying opportunities to drive positive change and efficiency. You will be a lateral thinker with the capacity for critical analysis who has a track record of developing innovative solutions with partner stakeholders and experts. You will thrive on the challenge of prioritising to successfully deliver on multiple projects with conflicting timeframes in a collaborative, matrix structure. 

Calm under pressure, you will possess outstanding verbal and written communication, pride yourself on your relationship-building skills, and will have the proven ability to engage with and partner across a broad range of stakeholders.

You will have:

  • A tertiary and postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline such as science, research, project management, health service management or clinical care
  • Clinical trials experience, including an understanding of regulatory requirements
  • Proven project management experience that includes experience in complex stakeholder management, quality planning and execution, risk management, budgeting, reporting, and scheduling
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating stakeholder meetings and events and communications management  

Highly desirable: 

  • Understanding of healthcare system and cancer/ care treatment pathways
  • Teletrials experience and strong understanding of the needs and challenges of delivering healthcare in regional or rural Victoria 
  • Experience in program management evaluation and evaluative report writing skills 
About the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre

The vision for the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) is to save lives through the integration of consumer-engaged cancer research, education and patient care.

Founded in the holistic principles of the internationally-recognised Comprehensive Cancer Centre model, the VCCC alliance brings together 10 of Victoria’s leading research, academic, and clinical institutions to achieve what can only be done through state-wide collaboration. Together we will improve outcomes in cancer in metropolitan, regional and rural Victoria, and forge new approaches to cancer research, education, and patient care for all.

The VCCC’s multi-site, multidisciplinary model brings together the complementary strengths of Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne Health (including The Royal Melbourne Hospital), the University of Melbourne, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, The Royal Women’s Hospital, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Western Health, St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (including St Vincent's Institute), Austin Health (including the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute and Austin Lifesciences) and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.

VCCC is made up of a tight-knit team of staff who form the backbone working to facilitate the power of collective impact across the VCCC alliance and beyond. 

Team Values

Better Together – we connect and support to empower sustainable change
Integrity – we are respectful of the cancer community and accountable for our contribution
Bold – we cultivate ideas and dare to innovate
Patient-centred – we place patients with cancer at the centre of all we do
For All – we champion equity of cancer care for every Victorian

Equity & Inclusion

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre 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. 

Contact for Enquiries

For a confidential conversation regarding the role, please contact Christine Packer, Manager Regional Programs and Partnerships on 0439 556 525.


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 partner organisation. Employees within the VCCC alliance are encouraged to contact Caroline Bando, Business Partner, People & Culture on 0407 042 369 (Tues, Thurs & Fridays) to discuss the possibility of a suitable arrangement.

To Apply

Download a copy of the position description

Applications should consist of your CV and a covering letter outlining the key reasons for your interest in the role specifically addressing the key selection criteria in the position description.

Please also indicate your preference for full-time or number of part-time days when you submit your application. Note: Applicants must have permanent residency status to be considered.

Please lodge your application via Seek no later than 5.00pm, Wednesday 28 April 2021. The closing date may be brought forward if applications meeting the key selection criteria are received in advance of this date.