Head of Patient Programs

Sydney, NSW |

Job Description:

The Youth Cancer Services (YCS) are specialised treatment and support services for young people with cancer, based in major hospitals throughout Australia. YCS provide medical, nursing and allied health professional services around Australia with a shared focus on improving outcomes for young people diagnosed with cancer.

As the Head of Patient Programs, you will have strategic oversight of the implementation of the Australian Youth Cancer Service (YCS) and responsibility for the Canteen’s Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) funded clinical trials initiative for adolescents and young adults with cancer.  You will oversee and influence project partners to successfully complete project outcomes as well as managing the financial performance of YCS program and Clinical Trials.


  • A tertiary qualification in health, business or other relevant field. Post-graduate qualification desirable.


  • At least 5 years’ experience gained within Health (Government or Commercial) ideally with a particular focus on supporting and monitoring major programs, services or projects essential
  • Experience in working with/reporting to a Board and/or working at senior levels in an organisation
  • Leadership and team management skills and experience essential
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Australian political system, Australian health and social policy, and factors influencing policy direction and reform
  • Sound financial and contract management experience
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and stakeholder management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high quality and persuasive written material such as briefing documents in a format to suit a wide variety of stakeholders and audiences
  • Interacts confidently and employs astute perception with strong listening and questioning skills
  • Develops and maintains strong professional boundaries

How to Apply:

Please send a copy of your CV and Cover Letter addressing the selection criteria to careers@canteen.org.au

Starting date: 
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Closing date: 
Sunday, February 7, 2021
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