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Work with us

Our team is united in our passion for providing help and support for people impacted by Ovarian Cancer.  We are located in the historic Queen Victoria Women’s building.

The diversity  of the work I do means that no two days are like any other, and I can be focused on  our wonderful community.  I love listening and talking to them. Also I work with people I like and respect."

Kara Handley - Administration Coordinator

As an ovarian cancer survivor, I love being part of the OCA mission to ensure no woman with ovarian cancer walks alone.  There is nothing more important than standing with our women and the families that love them - to listen to them, speak up for them and support and guide them through the most difficult time in their lives.  It is a privilege to play my role as a Board member to support the team of OCA, who have dedicated their careers to support these brave, strong women."

Meghan Speers - Chair of OCA Finance, Audit & Risk Committee

It is a privilege to support women with ovarian cancer, to be able to make a difference and by working at OCA this allows me to be able to do that."

Di Kenneally - Ovarian Cancer Support Nurse 

For me being a volunteer is more than just being useful and doing good work. Like any job, if you do not think that you are valued and that you make a difference then you should stop. OCA is an organisation whose task is that “no woman with ovarian cancer should walk alone”. Ovarian cancer is lethal and there is a great need. Because of this the people who work at OCA are motivated and have a single purpose. Why would you not want to help?”

Bob House - Volunteer 

Job Opportunities

Ovarian Cancer - Governance Manager

  • Bring your governance and compliance experience to this service-oriented role
  • Work with a professional, passionate and purpose-driven team
  • Hybrid working arrangements and salary packaging options

A fabulous opportunity has arisen for an experienced governance and compliance professional to join our Business Services team at Ovarian Cancer Australia (OCA).   OCA is a growing and supportive Not for Profit organisation where we’re passionate about making a genuine difference.  Our people are central to our success, and we’re excited to be recruiting new talent to join our journey.

About the role:

Reporting to the Chief of Finance & Business Services, this position is full-time and provides an important service to the OCA team and Board.  The role is responsible for coordination of all matters relating to corporate governance, business insurance and policy compliance, and supports effective staff planning and communications.  Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Produce and despatch board and committee papers, including agendas, minutes and governance papers.
  • Facilitate processes related to board and committee meetings, effectively maintaining assurance and quality control, including follow up of action registers.
  • Provide secretariat and administrative support to the CEO, Board and Committees.
  • Maintain company records and ensure compliance for key business activities including leases and insurance.
  • Maintain up to date business registers including risk, policies, complaints and conflict of interest.
  • Provide executive support to the Chief of Finance & Business Services.
  • Manage, update, coordinate and distribute the OCA business calendar.
  • Co-ordinate OCA staff events including staff meetings and planning days.
  • Write and distribute staff communications including CEO updates, staff meeting notes and newsletters.
  • Drive integration of quality management principles at OCA to support continuous improvement.
  • Contribute to a culture of awareness, accountability and decision making through effective collaboration, working cross-functionally and forming strong relationships and partnerships.

This position is a full-time fixed term contract for a two-year period with the option to convert to ongoing employment.

About us:

Ovarian Cancer Australia is the leading national body for ovarian cancer in Australia.  Our vision is to save lives and ensure that no woman with ovarian cancer walks alone.  Our focus is to provide care and support for those  affected by ovarian cancer; and represent them by leading change.

Our people are encouraged to participate in planning and decision-making, and a supportive environment, continuous improvement and inclusivity form an important part of our culture.  We offer not-for-profit salary packaging and flexible working arrangements including a hybrid working model.

The successful candidate will have:

    • Demonstrated relevant corporate governance experience with a minimum of two years’ supporting a board in a committee secretary/governance capacity.
    • A proven track record of effective stakeholder management, including directors, executives and managers.
    • Strong attention to accuracy and detail with a logical and practical approach to tasks.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication.
    • Excellent organisational and administrative skills.
    • Proven issue identification and problem-solving capability.
    • Proven analytical and research skills.
    • A high level of IT literacy, proficient in Microsoft applications and SharePoint.
    • A qualification in a related discipline will be highly regarded.
    • A positive, collaborative and ‘can do’ approach with the initiative to work both in team and autonomously in a fast-paced environment.

Download a full Position Description

Telephone enquiries regarding the position can be directed to:

Shirley Getley – People & Culture Manager, on 0417 282 367

Applications must include: a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria; and a complete and current CV.  Please email applications to careers@ovariancancer.net.au

Only applicants with full and permanent working rights in Australia will be considered.

Closing date closing date extended to Tuesday 31 January 2023.

We will be shortlisting and interviewing as we receive applications and may appoint the right candidate ahead of the closing date, so if this sounds like your next career move, apply today!

Volunteering at OCA

As a national organisation, Ovarian Cancer Australia’s volunteers are vital to the growing ovarian cancer movement, helping us to increase our reach.

From the strategic leadership of our national board of directors, to our volunteers championing ovarian cancer awareness in their local communities, our volunteers are intrinsic to the success of our organisation.

Our volunteering vision statement

OCA believes that volunteers are vital to the achievement of our vision and mission. They bring energy and commitment to our organisation and demonstrate the power of community. 

At OCA we aim to create an environment in which volunteers:

  • Contribute in meaningful ways to the success and growth of our support, awareness, advocacy and research programs
  • Are empowered to raise awareness of ovarian cancer and the work of OCA in their communities
  • Bring unique skills, experience and insights
  • Have the opportunity to develop new skills and enhance their work experience
  • Are appropriately briefed, trained and supported in their work with us
  • Are valued as part of our team and our community
  • Are acknowledged and thanked for their contribution

Current volunteer opportunities

For any volunteer-related enquiries, please contact Kara through admin@ovariancancer.net.au or 1300 660 334.