Why choose a career with us?
Our staff are our biggest assets and our best advocates. You represent our organisation and enable us to make a difference and do our work.
In return we are proud to foster a culture that supports individuals to reach their full potential, in an environment that reflects our values of evidence, integrity, care, equity, collaboration and boldness.
If you are passionate about contributing to a cancer free future, we would love to hear from you.
What we offer – employee benefits package
Being a not-for-profit organisation allows us to offer our employees access to some amazing tax savings through salary packaging. This helps you reduce your taxable income and increase your take home pay through offsetting general expenses, venue hire, meals and entertainment.
We want to ensure that all our employees have the skills and knowledge they need in their current role, while also identifying areas for development to take on future opportunities. We are very committed to internal development opportunities and growing our people. Study Leave may also be available to assist with your work-related continued education.
Employee Assistance Program
As part of our commitment to our staff’s wellbeing, Cancer Council WA has an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that is available to all staff.
The aim of EAP is to provide preventive and proactive interventions for the early detection, identification and/or resolution of both work and personal problems that may adversely affect performance and wellbeing.
Cancer support leave – to provide support for employees impacted by cancer, either through their own diagnosis and treatment or in the provision of primary care to an immediate family member.
Family and domestic violence leave – available should you find yourself in situation where you need to deal with the impact of family violence.
Cancer Council retail discount
All Cancer Council WA staff are entitled to a 20% discount at our Cancer Council WA retail shop, with a range of SunSmart products and merchandise to keep staff and their families protected.
End of trip facilities
Supporting staff who wish to ride to work or fit some exercise into their working day is important. Most of our offices have shower facilities available and secure on-site bicycle storage.
Cancer Council WA is committed to providing a safe environment for staff, this includes in protection from the known harm from UV. All Cancer Council WA locations are stocked with sunscreen and all employees are provided their own bucket hat to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays when heading out of the office.
Volunteering towards our cause
All employees are encouraged to volunteer by taking time out of their normal roles to support Cancer Council WA fundraising activities. It is a wonderful opportunity for employees to represent Cancer Council and feel connected to our vital work within the community.
Firstly, we’d like to thank you for taking the time to consider working with Cancer Council WA! We recommend you begin your journey by understanding our values, what we do and why we do it.
If you are passionate about being part of working towards a cancer free future, please view our current vacancies, which can be found above or by visiting our external Careers Page.
Preparing your application
To prepare for submitting your application, you will need to have:
- a current copy of your CV
- a covering letter summarising your reasons for applying.
Both documents should be saved either in Word or PDF format so they can be uploaded when you complete your application online.
Applying for a role
All current vacancies are advertised through our website and via SEEK. Please double check your personal details and contact information are up-to-date and that your latest CV and cover letter are submitted.
If you are experiencing other issues when applying, please contact the People and Culture team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancer Council WA is an inclusive place to volunteer and work. We embrace diversity, celebrate our differences and inspire each person to be their authentic self at work. As such, if you require any adjustments to submit your application, please get in touch with us at email@example.com.
Please note if you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, you may contact us through the National Relay Service or simply let us know the number you want us to call.
When will I hear back about my application?
The time between each stage of our recruitment and selection process varies depending on the number of applicants. We appreciate your patience during this time.
Due to the large number of applications we receive, we don’t always have the ability to speak to all candidates. Please know that we work hard on getting back to you in a timely manner, via phone or email.
We may contact you to over the phone initially to discuss your application in further detail. If you are then shortlisted, you will be invited to an interview. If you have not been shortlisted, you will receive an e-mail notification at the end of our recruitment process to advise that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
We would encourage you to monitor your ‘junk’ emails during this time in case our emails are caught by your spam filter, as you may miss an important update regarding your application.
Attending an interview
If you are invited to attend an interview, the People and Culture team at Cancer Council WA will be in touch with you over the phone to arrange a suitable time and date. Typically interviews take place face-to-face in one of our offices, however sometimes they may be conducted via video-conference where necessary.
As with each step of the recruitment process, if you have any accessibility requirements or require adjustments to perform to your full potential, we are happy to accommodate where possible.
Reference checks will take place prior to a formal offer of employment being made. When requested, you will be required to provide contact information for two professional referees, preferably a current or recent former employer/ manager. We will not contact your referees without your prior permission.
National Police Check
Depending on the nature of the position you have applied for; you may be required to undertake a National Police Check as part of the recruitment process. You will be notified if this is applicable to the role you have applied for.
Working with Children Check
Depending on the nature of the position you have applied for, you may be required to undertake a Working with Children check as part of the recruitment process. Checks will be conducted in accordance with current legislation and you will be provided with further information in relation to this where applicable.
All applicants must have the existing right to live and work in Australia. Cancer Council WA cannot accept applicants from overseas without valid working rights, unless expressly specified. Working holiday visas will not be considered.
Privacy and confidentiality
Confidentiality will be maintained throughout the recruitment process and information held will be in accordance with our Privacy Collection Statement.
Information for recruitment agencies
Cancer Council WA does not accept unsolicited resumes from third parties. Cancer Council WA will not recognise an entitlement to an introduction or placement fee unless the Agency has been briefed by the People and Culture team on a specific position for which we have requested candidates.