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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

Our latest job opportunities will be posted as they become available as well as advertised through LinkedIn.  

Marketing & Partnerships Coordinator

Central Melbourne Location (remote working during COVID-19 Pandemic.)

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Are you determined to make a difference to women impacted by ovarian cancer?  Are you agile, strong and up for a challenge?  Well it’s time to take action. Ovarian cancer is one of the deadliest women’s cancers with a low 46% five year survival rate.  You can join Ovarian Cancer Australia’s dynamic and passionate team and help save lives and support women.  

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced Partnerships Coordinator to help support and build OCA's relationships with its incredible corporate partners including TerryWhite Chemmart, Hanes (Bonds, Jockey & Bras n Things) and Fernwood Fitness. You will also be responsible for managing OCA’s merchandise development, distribution and profitability.

This role is based in Melbourne CBD; however, we are all working from home for the remainder of the year. Reporting to the Sponsorships and Partnerships Manager, you will be an integral member of the marketing team.  The position is part-time with a level of flexibility around hours.  

The role is part time (45.6 hours per fortnight.)

Download the position description

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

Don't delay - apply today! We will be shortlisting and interviewing as we receive applications and may appoint the right candidate ahead of the closing date. 

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 18 October 2020

Ovarian Cancer Support Nurse

Central Melbourne Location (remote working during COVID-19 Pandemic.)

Are you determined to make a difference to women impacted by ovarian cancer?  Are you agile, strong and up for a challenge?  Well it’s time to take action. Ovarian cancer is one of the deadliest women’s cancers with a low 46% five year survival rate.  You can join Ovarian Cancer Australia’s dynamic and passionate team and help save lives and support women.

Ovarian Cancer Australia is on the lookout for our newest Ovarian Cancer Nurse.

In this role, you will work within a team responsible for the further development, coordination and implementation of Ovarian Cancer Australia’s (OCA) support programs for women with ovarian cancer and others affected (partners, family members, friends).

The role is part time (60.8 hours per fortnight.) We welcome applications from nurses with ward based experience. We provide comprehensive training.

Download the position description

Telephone queries regarding the role can be directed to Sue Hegarty – Director, Support Programs on 03 9289 9718. Applications including a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria and a complete and current CV should be emailed to Sue.Hegarty@ovariancancer.net.au

Don't delay - apply today! We will be shortlisting and interviewing as we receive applications and may appoint the right candidate ahead of the closing date.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE 1 November 2020.

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.


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