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Working at Cancer Council SA

Every day our team comes together to to deliver vital prevention and support services, inclusive fundraising campaigns and ground-breaking research within the South Australian community. It is both a privilege and truly rewarding to be part of a dedicated team of highly skilled individuals.

Our team of staff, volunteers and Ambassadors work collaboratively to ensure we create a safe, professional, energetic and enjoyable environment in which to work and support our values of Can-Do, High Performing, Openness & Integrity and Stakeholder Driven.

We are an equal opportunity employer and our charity status allows us to provide many real benefits to our employees.

At Cancer Council SA, we recognise and value diversity and are committed to providing equal employment opportunities and work ethically in accordance with our Code of Conduct.  We comply with the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workforce Agency (EOWA) requirements and engage culturally and linguistically diverse and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to broaden our ability to impact within the community.

Benefits of working at Cancer Council SA

As a not-for-profit organisation, we are able to offer our employees tax reduction benefits to maximize your income. Employees have the ability to reduce their taxable income and increase their take home pay by up to 15%. Salary packaging gives you the ability to include a Meal and Entertainment Card (for tax-free dining out, holiday accommodation and venue hire), discounted health insurance, electronic device packaging, as well as Novated Motor Vehicle Leasing.

On top of the standard entitlements, Cancer Council SA offers you the ability to purchase additional leave, paid and unpaid parental leave, ceremonial leave and the ability to support our activities by volunteering in activities supporting our mission.

Cancer Council SA provides staff with opportunities to advance their knowledge and skills. This can be in the form of workshops, seminars, educational certificates or short courses. With regular “lunch and learn” sessions across the organisation and an online learning portal for you to use, there are plenty of opportunities to upskill yourself.

Cancer Council SA prides itself on keeping in line with our healthy lifestyle messaging. As such, we provide fresh fruits for consumption for all staff within our office. We also provide yearly flu vaccinations, “lunch and learn” sessions on healthy living as well as optional weekly lunch time yoga.

We are committed to work life balance and flexible work practices in order to achieve maximum satisfaction while working at Cancer Council SA. As long as your core role responsibilities are met and it does not affect Cancer Council SA’s business needs and requirements, you have the option to request a flexible working agreement and working from home options where possible.

We recognise that sometimes you may be overwhelmed with your day to day life, that is why Cancer Council SA provides a free Employee Assistance Program to all staff, volunteers and Ambassadors, including access to indigenous providers for our Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander employees. Using our independent psychologists within our EAP will allow you to confidentially discuss any issues you may be facing in in your personal or professional life.

Recruitment Process

If you have applied for a job with Cancer Council SA via our website or seek, you should expect an acknowledgement reply email from us. If you have not received the acknowledgment reply email from us within 24 hours, this means your application has not been received by our recruitment team.  Should you have questions or wish to speak with our People, Safety and Culture Team, please contact us at: or 08 8291 4111