How to apply

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How to apply

Please view the ‘Current Opportunities’ section of our website or SEEK to apply for a vacancy. It is recommended that the following documents are attached to your application:

  • Cover letter – Your cover letter should clearly indicate the position you are applying for and give a brief summary of your motivations for applying and your relevant skills and experience.
  • Resume – Your resume should include your contact details, work experience, educational background and professional development.
Rights to work in Australia

You must be an Australian Citizen, have permanent residency status or an appropriate working visa to apply for a position with Cancer Council Queensland. You will be required to provide a copy of your right to work in Australia if your applications are shortlisted to a formal interview.

Your application is confidential

The information you provide is only used for employment purposes. Your details will be treated confidentially in accordance with our privacy statement.

Equal opportunity employer

Cancer Council Queensland is an equal opportunity employer where differences are valued and respected.

All appointments to positions within Cancer Council Queensland are on the basis of the applicant’s merit in relation to the key skills as identified in the position description. We do not tolerate any form of unlawful discrimination within the recruitment and selection process.

Appointing applicants based on merit ensures the best person for the job is employed. It gives all applicants the right to be considered for a job on the basis of their abilities, qualifications, experience and standard of work performance.

Shortlisting applications

Once we receive your application we will send you an acknowledgement by email. Following the closing date, all applications will be reviewed. If your skills match the requirements of the job, you’ll be contacted in regards to the next steps of the selection process. The selection process at the short listing stage is merit based where an assessment is made against the selection criteria based on the information provided by the applicant in their CV and covering letter.

Phone screen

We will carefully read your full application and will contact you for a phone screen if you are shortlisted for the position. The purpose of the phone screen is to find out more about your motivations for applying and your fit with the role. It is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions in relation to the position or Cancer Council Queensland.

Formal interview

The next step of the recruitment process is a face to face interview. At the interview, we will go more into detail about your skills, motivation, experience and expectations. You will have a chance to ask any questions about the role and Cancer Council Queensland.

Second formal interview

After the formal interview you may be required to attend a second formal interview depending on the position.

Reference checks

Following the interview, we will conduct reference checks and in some cases, we will invite you in for a second interview to meet with another member of the team and view the working environment.

National Police Certificate

Some positions at Cancer Council Queensland require a National Police Certificate. This is completed at the final stage of the selection process.

Recruitment and selection time frames

The entire recruitment and selection process may take between two to eight weeks, depending on the role. Please contact us at any time during the recruitment and selection process if you would like to know the status of your application.


We will be in contact with you to let you know if your application has been unsuccessful once the selection process is complete.

How to find out more

If you have any questions in relation to any stage of the recruitment and selection process please email us at or call (07) 3634 5100.