Diversity and Inclusion

Cancer Council NSW is an inclusive place to volunteer and work.  We embrace diversity, celebrate our differences and inspire each person to be their authentic self at work.  As we strive to represent the communities serve, we welcome and actively encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse people,  people living with a disability, the LGBTQI community, people with neurological differences, mature age workers, as well as parents and carers returning to the workforce.  You are valued and respected at Cancer Council NSW.

The thing that gives me a sense of belonging at CCNSW is that I am valued for the skills I have and for the person I am, I don’t have to pretend to be anyone.

– Zeinah

How do we promote diversity and inclusion?


We welcome and actively encourage applications from diverse groups. As such, if you require any adjustments to submit your application for a vacancy, please get in touch with us at careers@nswcc.org.au and we’ll do our very best to accommodate you, whatever the circumstance.  You can read more about our application process here.

Celebrating our differences

Our workforce is diverse with employees represented from 31 countries, speaking 37 languages. We have over 60% females in our Executive Leadership Team, an even gender split on our Board, a large number of parents or employees with caring responsibilities among us.  We want our people to bring their authentic selves to work in an environment where everyone feels included and where work becomes a place that we can each belong.  We are always looking for reasons to celebrate our differences, whether it be NAIDOC week, Chinese New Year, Diwali, Mardi Gras, or our annual Family Fun Day – everyone is encouraged to participate.

An Daffodil designed using the red, yellow and black of the Aboriginal flag

Reconciliation Action Plan

Cancer Council NSW is committed to reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through creating a culturally safe and responsive organisation. We are an organisation where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people work and partner with us in co-designing our programs and services.  Our Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) provides a framework and practical actions for Cancer Council NSW, driving our contribution to reconciliation both internally and in the communities in which we operate.

Our programs and reach

Diversity and inclusion is embedded through the work we do. In fact, improving cancer outcomes for priority populations one of our strategic priorities. We therefore aim to partner and support individuals and communities experiencing a disproportionate burden of the disease and poorer cancer outcomes.  For example, we have tailored programs and information for specific communities such as