Why work for us

Working for Cancer Council Queensland is about more than just receiving a salary. When you choose to accept a role with us, you are choosing to be a part of something bigger.

You may have a personal cancer connection yourself or want to help reduce the burden of cancer. Perhaps you are looking for work that is meaningful to you – a job where you wake up every morning, knowing you’re contributing to improving other people’s lives.

2020 Redkite Employer of Choice (public sector and NFP) Excellence Award

At Cancer Council Queensland, we will not only provide you with a positive and supportive working environment, but also one that aligns with your personal interests, ethics and purpose.

Keep reading to find out why we are the silver winners of the 2020 Redkite Employer of Choice (public sector and NFP) Excellence Award by the Australian HR Awards.


Join us to help change lives, and in return, your life may be transformed as well

Cancer diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and support have been transformed since 1961, and so have we. For 60 years, our pioneering work has helped save thousands of lives and improved quality of life for people living with cancer. But we can’t do this work without talented, savvy people with contemporary skills to help us reduce the burden of cancer for all Queenslanders.

We value you and help you grow

Cancer Council Queensland is a culturally diverse workplace that has a strong organisational culture and mission statement. Diversity is evident within our 200 employees and 1100 regular registered volunteers working across our 9 office sites and 5 Accommodation Lodges located between the Gold Coast and Cairns.

Day to day, we live our values of integrity, agility and a deep sense of belonging. From cancer research to cancer support, accounts to accommodation, fundraising to IT, our people find their work meaningful and rewarding.

We are quick thinking and agile

Cancer never rests, and for that reason, neither do we. Our work is pioneering, fast-paced and agile. To make a noticeable and positive impact within Queensland cancer communities, we rely on our team of employees and volunteers. We have willing people, a welcoming environment and a focus on delivering outcomes.

We evaluate and benchmark in a quest to continually improve
  • 80% of our workplace climate indicators are more favourable, when compared to benchmarks from other not-for-profit (charity) organisations.
  • In 2018, we were awarded Gold Status for wellbeing initiatives. In 2019, we were a finalist in Queensland’s Safe Work Awards for wellbeing.
  • In 2020, we won a National Excellence Award as a not-for-profit Employer of Choice.

By celebrating and fostering our individual strengths, we take on more challenging work. In turn, we lead more balanced, exciting and fulfilling lives. Join us to change lives and in return, your life may be transformed as well.

Additional Benefits





Salary packaging allows you to pay for selected expenses such as mortgage, rent, school tuition fees and private health insurance, before you’re taxed. You’re paid your agreed upon salary, but in addition you get to use tax-free dollars to pay for these types of expenses. In other words, you could pay less tax and end up with more spending money.






In order to support others, we must also take care of ourselves. Cancer Council Queensland strives to assist all employees in achieving a healthy work-life balance. We will encourage you to explore flexible working arrangements with your manager, should this type of arrangement be suitable to your role.






Our goal setting and performance review program is focussed on individual achievement and development. It aims to inspire you to consider how you would like to grow in your role or within the organisation.






Cancer prevention is a strong focus for Cancer Council Queensland, and this extends to our employees too. We will support you to reduce your cancer risk and optimise your health. You will receive a discount at our online retail store, have the chance to participate in our Healthy Workplace activities and gain access to health programs that promote physical activity.






Our EAP is a key support service offered to all employees, volunteers and immediate family members. It operates independently of Cancer Council Queensland and provides confidential, personal coaching, counselling and wellbeing support services.






After 24 months of service, eligible employees can access 12 weeks paid parental leave.

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Who you’ll be working with

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