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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

Medical Administration Co-ordinator
  • Bring your outstanding organisation and administrative skills to this exciting new role
  • Provide efficient and timely activity coordination and administrative support to our dedicated team of professionals who are supporting and providing programs to people impacted by ovarian cancer.
  • Work from our unique CBD location

This is a new and unique opportunity to join our team of dedicated and purpose driven professionals. This position provides administrative support and activity co-ordination to the Ovarian Cancer Australia TEAL Support Program and the wider support team. We are a growing and supportive organisation, and we are passionate about making a genuine difference.

About the Position:

  • Provide administrative support to the OCA Teal Support Program:
    • Monitor telephone inquiries and messages
    • Liaise with Teal Support Program team, hospital and other health professionals
    • Receive referrals and monitor an inbound email address
    • Create Health records for new women and upload documents
    • Coordinate outgoing communication to GP and Specialists
  • Provide an administrative service to other OCA support team members as required
  • Manage the OCA support Customer Relationship Management system (Salesforce)
  • Manage and support the OCA research database (RedCap)
  • Coordinate meeting activities for Support Services and maintain an event calendar
  • Collect and disseminate relevant meeting notes
  • Work in collaboration with the OCA general administrative services as needed.
  • Work in collaboration with the organisation’s awareness, fundraising and research teams to support projects, campaigns and other Ovarian Cancer Australia activities.
  • 12 months fixed term contract, part-time (4 days per week)
  • Not for profit salary packaging benefits

About our organisation:

Ovarian Cancer Australia’s vision is to save lives and ensure no woman with ovarian cancer walks alone.  We provide care and support for those affected by ovarian cancer and represent them by leading change.  Our values are: We listen; We are inclusive; We are courageous; We act with integrity.

We have a supportive and inclusive culture, and we work to ensure that:

  • People with ovarian cancer have a strong voice
  • All people with ovarian cancer have access to best practice diagnosis, treatment, information, and support
  • A vibrant and growing national ovarian cancer research effort in Australia informs practice and translates into improved quality of life and survival.

About you:

  • Completion of medical reception training qualification or similar.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • At least three years' experience working with medical administration system or Customer Relations Management Systems (CRM) [Salesforce preferred].
  • Excellent communication skills working within the health care team.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated service-oriented approach to support and assist others.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills.
  • Positive, collaborative and ‘can do’ approach
  • Strong alignment with Ovarian Cancer Australia’s values.

Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in Australia.

Download Position Description   

Telephone enquiries regarding the position can be directed to:

Shirley Getley – People & Culture Manager on (03) 9289 9712 or

Cyril Dixon – Director of Operations, Support Services on 0418805900

Applications should be emailed to careers@ovariancancer.net.au and must include:

  • a covering letter addressing the key selection criteria; and 
  • a current and complete curriculum vitae or resume

APPLICATIONS CLOSE:  Friday 19 August 2022.

We will be shortlisting and interviewing as we receive applications and may appoint the right candidate ahead of the closing date, so please don’t delay in sending your application.

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.