Cancer Awareness Officer

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Closing Date: 31 January 2023
Full Time Paid
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Date Published: 10 January 2023


Cancer Awareness Officer

Reports to:

Cancer Prevention Manager

Contract type:

Fixed-term contract (12 months)


Full-time (35 hours per week), with evening and weekend work required




The Society operates a hybrid working model with a combination of remote and in-person (Dublin office) working Travel will be required within Ireland.

 €42,000 per annum


Who we are

At the Irish Cancer Society, we have a vision that by 2025, 3 out of 4 Irish cancer patients will survive their diagnosis and everyone affected by the disease will have access to world-class treatment, care and support.

We’re looking for a Cancer Awareness Officer to join our team. As Cancer Awareness Officer you will play a key part in helping to catch cancer early by delivering early detection and cancer awareness programmes.

If you are passionate about cancer awareness and early detection; compassionate and able to empower people without judgement; and want to be part of a growing team delivering real impact, this role is for you.

Join us to change the lives of people affected by cancer in Ireland.

What you’ll do

Catching cancer early is a key factor in increasing survival from cancer. COVID-19 has damaged progress in this area, and in the Irish Cancer Society we are committed to reversing this trend.

  • The Cancer Awareness officer will support the delivery of the Your Health Matters Early Detection Roadshow
  • The role will be responsible for the organisation of the operations and logistics of the Roadshow events.
  • The officer will work with the Cancer Awareness Coordinator to deliver new early detection and awareness programmes and events.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

Health promotion delivery

  • Deliver cancer awareness and early detection talks, workshops and programmes to employers, community groups and other audiences, and online and digital programmes.
  • Deliver effective training internally and externally.
  • Keep up to date on health promotion and heath behaviour trends and initiatives, and share your insights across the team.
  • Gather and analyse data and feedback to support the quality, performance and impact of our programmes,

Communications and content creation

  • Create copy and content to promote cancer awareness and early detection to the public across multiple channels.

Develop impactful content for training and programme delivery, including online and face-to-face.

Project delivery and event management

  • Work as part of the cancer awareness team, and with colleagues across the Society, to support the coordination and implementation of our early detection strategy, and awareness and prevention activities.
  • Work effectively across our early detection and cancer awareness projects, such as our Roadshow programme, public awareness campaigns, or corporate engagement initiatives.
  • Organise and run events for the cancer awareness team, and the wider Society, including engaging with external providers and internal teams, taking the lead on operational delivery.
  • Be a day-to-day contact point for volunteers and third party vendors supporting the Society’s cancer awareness activities.

Who you are

The right candidate for this role is:

Passionate about health promotion: you are passionate about catching cancer early and changing behaviour and systems to enable better health, and want to learn and grow your knowledge in this area. 

A people person: whether it’s meeting a member of the public at a Roadshow, working with colleagues and volunteers, or engaging with clinicians you understand what makes people tick, and create effective relationships.

A great communicator: you are able to communicate effectively across multiple channels (face-to-face, written, digital) and adopt your style to meet the audience where they are.

Technologically savvy: you’re comfortable using digital and technology tools across your work, and identifying new ways that technology can support early detection.

Organised and effective: you work effectively within a project team, working to deadlines and pulling together to achieve a goal. You are highly organised, and methodical in ensuring events, training or other initiatives are delivered to a high quality. 

Flexible and open to travel: engaging with the public means meeting them where they are, and when they need. You will spend time travelling within Ireland (e.g. to Roadshows, talks or workshops) including occasional overnight stays, and weekend/ evening work may be required.

Your qualifications and experience

  • You will hold a third level qualification in health promotion or in a related area (e.g. health sciences, nursing, teaching, nutrition, sports and exercise), or equivalent “on the job” experience.
  • You will typically have c. 2 years’ experience in health promotion. The Society measures experience based on the quality of the experience obtained, rather than in time passed and welcomes applicants at all stages of their career.
  • You will have experience in running effective events, and engaging across a range of stakeholders. 

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send curriculum vitae and cover letter to Amanda Walsh, Recruitment Administrator by email to 

The closing date for applications is 31 January 2023.

The Irish Cancer Society is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to building an inclusive environment for all employees. We know that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.


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