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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

August 2018- Present, Volunteer

I worked as an intern at Ovarian Cancer Australia. OCA created a culture that allows people to add value and grow as an individual."

Mamata Patel

Nov 2019 – Jan 2020 Intern

Job Opportunities

Administration and Operations Officer (Re-advertised)

When the cause and workplace culture really matter – then this might be the administrative support role for you!

Ovarian Cancer Australia (OCA) is looking for an experienced Administration and Operations Officer who has that special can-do attitude, fantastic administrative skills and loves providing support to OCA staff and the community that accesses our services. In return you will feel the sense of satisfaction that you are an important part of a supportive team.

The Administration and Operations role delivers a range of services including general office administration, data entry and receipting, overseeing the warehouse function for despatching OCA merchandise, general reception duties and support to projects that are part of a busy hands on office.

About the position

The role is part-time, FTE 0.6 (45.6 hours per fortnight). With flexibility to work school hours or three days per week.

 Key responsibilities

  • First point of contact for incoming calls and visitors to the office.
  • Data entry and receipting the CRM, Salesforce
  • Act as point of contact for the warehouse and merchandise orders
  • Manage general office tasks such as postage and deliveries, banking, stationery, etc.

Support management and operational staff with day-to-day administrative activities.

  • Organise OCA meetings, including morning/afternoon teas etc

About you

To be successful in this role you will have a friendly and professional telephone manner, be able to engage and build rapport with OCA staff and community, see your administrative skills as your professional strength and juggle on a daily basis a number of competing priorities with no fuss.

You are a proactive person who enjoys working with people, in addition to having strong attention to detail, high level of accuracy and a-can-do attitude.  Your ability to see where you can add value to administrative support is key to your effectiveness.

A full position description can be downloaded here.

Applications including a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria and a complete and current resume should be emailed to careers@ovariancancer.net.au  

If you are determined to make a difference to people impacted by ovarian cancer, it’s time to take-action.

Applications close Sunday 3rd October 2021

Previous applicants need not apply. Please note only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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

There are no current in-office volunteer vacancies.

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