First listed on: 03 August 2021

Quit - General Practitioner Lead

  • Unique GP opportunity to join a national non-profit program
  • Build and share evidence on smoking and vaping cessation
  • Part time (0.6 – 0.8FTE), fixed term position for 2 years, Melbourne

About your environment

Since our establishment in 1936, Cancer Council Victoria has developed an international reputation for our innovative work in cancer research, prevention and support. As an independent, not-for-profit organisation, we play a leading role in reducing the impact of all cancers on all people.

The Quit Program is a nationally-recognised leader in research, advocacy, policy development and training related to smoking cessation.

Quit’s key areas of work include health system reform, tobacco control policy reform, community engagement (prioritising Aboriginal people, people with mental illness and socio-economically disadvantaged communities), media and communications, and the delivery of the Quitline.

About your opportunity

We are seeking a GP Lead to join a new national initiative of the Quit Program. Reporting to the Health System Reform Manager your role is to:

  • Develop and deliver or facilitate formal and informal learning opportunities to support GPs and other primary care professionals to deliver smoking and vaping cessation care
  • Establish and lead a small collaborative gathering data and practice insights on smoking and vaping cessation care
  • Provide advice to the Quit Director and the Quitline Quality Group, based on emerging literature and practice insights, to address nicotine addiction
  • Contribute to, and author, advocacy submissions to promote and support practice change in primary care.

All about you

We are seeking a proactive and collaborative team player, with proven ability to problem-solve and manage timelines.  

  • Must be currently registered (unconditional) as a medical practitioner with AHPRA
  • Must have vocational registration through Fellowship with either RACGP or ACRRM or equivalent
  • Must have current indemnity insurance
  • Experience in education, public health or related discipline is desirable.

What we can offer you

  • A base salary within range $140,000 - $170,000 pa (pro-rata for part time) plus superannuation and access to a generous not-for-profit salary packaging program (up to $18,550 of your salary tax-free)

  • The opportunity to make a positive impact on how primary care professionals can support their patients to cease smoking and vaping

A flexible and supportive workplace, with excellent work-life balance and opportunities for career progression and development

To apply and for more info

To apply for this opportunity visit to download a Position Description and forward your Resume and Cover Letter to Ensure that your cover letter addresses the Key Selection Criteria detailed within the Position Description. For more information contact Emma Dean on (03) 9514 6442 or

Cancer Council will only make contact with applicants that are shortlisted for interview. We are also unable to respond to recruitment agency enquiries.

 All offers of employment will be made subject to satisfactory completion of employment checks including evidence of right to work in Australia, a National Police Check and a Working with Children Check.


Applications close Wednesday 18 August 2021


Cancer Council Victoria is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Cancer Council Victoria is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace, all applicants will be considered for employment regardless of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability status. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.


Cancer Council Victoria has a strong commitment to the safety, wellbeing and protection of children and youth. We therefore have robust screening procedures for people who are expected to have contact with children in their roles. This will include criminal record check, Working with Children Check and referee checks.


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