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Help us make a real difference to improve the lives of people with breast cancer.

Why Work for Breast Cancer Trials?

Breast Cancer Trials is committed to exploring and finding better treatments for people affected by breast cancer through clinical trials research. We are a group of world-leading breast cancer researchers based in Australia and New Zealand, supported by a team of professional staff who manage our clinical trials and raise the money we need to do the work we do.

Our research has improved the treatment of breast cancer, led to changes in the way breast cancer is managed, and saved the lives of millions of people affected by breast cancer since our inception in 1978. Our goal is for breast cancer patients to live better, to live longer, and to never die from breast cancer.

Our values – We before Me, Curiosity, Empathy and Greatness – are not just words, they are the simple behaviours of how we work on a daily basis. And “For good and for great”, is the energy and driving force behind everything we do.

The work we do and the decisions we make serve the common good of all people who are affected with breast cancer, as we strive every day to make the world a better place.

Organisations don’t make things happen; people do. Are you one of these people?

What We Do

Our office is located in Newcastle, NSW. Our dedicated team of 50 staff work across the three main areas of our organisation:

  • Trials
  • Fundraising
  • Business Support

Trials (Research)

The Trials Department activate, monitor and close the clinical trials we participate in. All trials are carried out at participating hospitals and cancer treatment centres across Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. BCT does not have any direct patient contact, nor do we undertake any laboratory work.

Please see the Research section our website for more information.

Positions include: Clinical Trial Administrators, Clinical Research Associates, Clinical Trial Project Leaders and Clinical Trial Program Managers. Other positions cover Ethics and Regularly Affairs, Protocol Development and Quality Assurance (trials only).

Fundraising

Our national fundraising program is run from our Newcastle Office. There are many ways our supporters contribute to help us reach our research goals.

Please see the How You Can Help section of our website for more information.

Positions include: Supporter Care Officer, Appeals Coordinator, Supporter Engagement Officer, Fundraising Data Manager, Community Fundraising Manager, Community Fundraising Coordinator, Fundraising Digital Coordinator, and Individual Giving Manager.

Business Support

Business support provides finance, communications and human resources support to the organisation.

Benefits of Working for Breast Cancer Trials

By working at Breast Cancer Trials we can offer you:

  • A supportive work environment.
  • Exclusive benefits only accessible to employees within the charity sector (salary packaging) which reduces the amount of tax payable and increases your take home pay.
  • Generous conditions such as:
    • One accrued day off per month (full-time staff only)
    • Flexible start/finish times
    • Additional leave when the office is closed at Christmas (not part of your annual leave)
    • Paid Death & TPD, and salary continuance insurances
    • Paid parental leave (in addition to the Paid Parental Leave provided by the Federal Government).
    • Additional Carer’s Leave days – up to five days per employment anniversary
    • Employee Assistance Program

 

Current Vacancies

Thank you for interest in working at Breast Cancer Trials. Please see below for current vacant positions.

Supporter Engagement Coordinator

Make an impact raising funds for research to save and improve the lives of people affected by breast cancer. Build relationships with our supporters and communicate the impact of their gifts. National role | Office (Newcastle NSW), hybrid and/or remote arrangement.

  • The Organisation

    Breast Cancer Trials (BCT) is a group of world-leading breast cancer doctors and researchers based in Australia and New Zealand committed to the prevention, treatment and cure of breast cancer. Their research has made possible the breast cancer treatments available today, led to changes in the way breast cancer is managed and has saved millions of lives throughout the world.

    BCT conducts a breast cancer clinical trials research program which involves over 835 researchers in 109 medical institutions throughout Australia and New Zealand. A dedicated fundraising team work nationally to provide the long-term sustainable income required for the research program.

  • About the Role

    Reporting to the Individual Giving Manager, this role is responsible for strengthening and nurturing relationships with new and existing supporters across key fundraising programs, and growing income via engagement and retention strategies.  You will use your exceptional communication skills to build genuine relationships with our supporters and communicate the impact their donations can have in saving lives from breast cancer. This is a full time role, however part time hours will be considered for the right candidate. Key responsibilities include:

    • Work with the Individual Giving Manager to implement and monitor the strategy to identify, engage, retain and nurture relationships with new and existing supporters, in particular for the Mid/High Value and Monthly Giving Programs.
    • Proactively communicate across multiple channels, including by phone, to facilitate and encourage donations and loyalty, to acknowledge and thank, and to build connection to cause.
    • Plan, coordinate and fulfill communications including preparing data, monitoring response and conducting follow up.
  • About You

    You have a fundraising, loyalty or direct marketing background and have experience across digital and direct marketing channels.  You are a confident communicator with a warm, respectful and sensitive approach to building and nurturing stakeholder relationships. You are looking for the next step to progress your career and enjoy working collaboratively. You will also possess:

    • Experience in developing and implementing multi-channel tailored communication journeys to engage, retain, build loyalty and grow value.
    • Highly developed written communication skills, and exceptional verbal communication skills, with demonstrated experience in communicating by phone.
  • Why Work for Us

    • Salary Packaging – In addition to your salary you can package up to $15,900 annually pre tax and benefit from a $2,650 meals and entertainment card
    • Work/Life Balance – Flexible work arrangements + paid parental leave
    • Professional development – Training, development and career progression opportunities
    • Recognition and Reward – Length of service recognition and rewards + additional long service leave after 10 years + gifted leave between Christmas and New Year
    • Wellness – Income protection insurance + employee assistance program + additional carers leave

    At BCT, we value diversity. We are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace for all people. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders, people of all ages, identity and abilities.  We support vaccination as the best way to keep our communities and employees safe from COVID-19. Employees must maintain vaccination against COVID-19 in accordance with BCT’s vaccination policy.

  • Position Description & Application

    If you’re looking for the opportunity to progress your career and make an impact on the lives of those touched by breast cancer, please submit your cover letter addressing the Knowledge, Skills and Experience section of the Position Description, and your CV to positions@bctrials.org.au.

    Download Position Description: Supporter Engagement Coordinator

    Please note, we will be shortlisting applications as they are received.

Gifts in Wills Coordinator

Make an impact raising funds for research to save and improve the lives of people affected by breast cancer. Build and grow the best-practice Gifts in Wills Program. National role | Office (Newcastle NSW), hybrid and/or remote arrangement.

  • The Organisation

    Breast Cancer Trials (BCT) is a group of world-leading breast cancer doctors and researchers based in Australia and New Zealand committed to the prevention, treatment and cure of breast cancer. Their research has made possible the breast cancer treatments available today, led to changes in the way breast cancer is managed and has saved millions of lives throughout the world.

    BCT conducts a breast cancer clinical trials research program which involves over 835 researchers in 109 medical institutions throughout Australia and New Zealand. A dedicated fundraising team work nationally to provide the long-term sustainable income required for the research program.

  • About the Role

    Reporting to the Individual Giving Manager, this role is responsible for developing and implementing a best-practice Gifts in Wills Program to deliver long term future revenue for BCT.  You will use your exceptional communication skills to build genuine relationships and communicate the impact a legacy to BCT can have in saving lives from breast cancer. This is a full time role, however part time hours will be considered for the right candidate. Key responsibilities include:

    • Work with the Individual Giving Manager to develop the strategy, implementation plan and budget for the Gifts in Wills Program.
    • Grow the number and value of considerers, intenders and confirmed Gifts in Wills (GIW) and increase long-term revenue generation from GIW.
    • Maintain the commitment of GIW confirmed and prospective supporters by developing strong and enduring relationships through personalised communications.
    • Efficiently administer all legal aspects of the GIW Program.
  • About You

    You are an experienced relationship fundraiser and have worked in Gifts in Wills, or mid/high value or major gift programs.  You are a confident communicator with a warm, respectful and sensitive approach to building and nurturing supporter relationships. You enjoy working collaboratively to achieve department and organisation goals.  You will also possess:

    • Meticulous attention to detail and the ability to plan and manage competing priorities.
    • Proven ability to produce compelling written communications.
    • Understanding of data-driven fundraising and analysis and supporter centric methodologies.
  • Why Work for Us

    • Salary Packaging – In addition to your salary you can package up to $15,900 annually pre tax and benefit from a $2,650 meals and entertainment card
    • Work/Life Balance – Flexible work arrangements + paid parental leave
    • Professional development – Training, development and career progression opportunities
    • Recognition and Reward – Length of service recognition and rewards + additional long service leave after 10 years + gifted leave between Christmas and New Year
    • Wellness – Income protection insurance + employee assistance program + additional carers leave

    At BCT, we value diversity. We are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace for all people. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders, people of all ages, identity and abilities.  We support vaccination as the best way to keep our communities and employees safe from COVID-19. Employees must maintain vaccination against COVID-19 in accordance with BCT’s vaccination policy.

  • Position Description & Application

    If you’re looking for the opportunity to progress your career and make an impact on the lives of those touched by breast cancer, please submit your cover letter addressing the Knowledge, Skills and Experience section of the Position Description, and your CV to positions@bctrials.org.au.

    Download Position Description: Gifts in Wills Coordinator

    Please note, we will be shortlisting applications as they are received.

Application Process

Before applying for a position, you should read the Position Description for the vacancy.

To ensure your application is considered and reviewed by the panel, your application must include the following:

  1. A cover letter addressing the Knowledge, Skills and Experience (essential criteria) listed in the Position Description.
  2. A concise resume with all relevant employment details (including dates of employment) and experience. No more than five pages.
  3. Copies of relevant university transcripts or other relevant qualifications.

At BCT, we value diversity. We are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace for all people. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders, people of all ages, identity and abilities.  We support vaccination as the best way to keep our communities and employees safe from COVID-19. Employees must maintain vaccination against COVID-19 in accordance with BCT’s vaccination policy.

You must already have the right to work in Australia to apply for any positions with Breast Cancer Trials. Please provide evidence of this with your application if you are not naturally an Australian citizen. A Police Check is also a condition of employment with BCT.

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Contact

To enquire about positions available at Breast Cancer Trials or if you have a question about the application process, please send us an email.

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