Our people work and volunteer at Cancer Council Victoria to contribute to an organisation that makes a real difference in people’s lives and is valued by the community we serve. In return we are proud to foster a culture that supports individuals to reach their full potential, in an environment that reflects our values of excellence, integrity and compassion.
Learn more about supporting our work through volunteering.
Working at Cancer Council Victoria means that you get access to a range of great benefits to help maximise your income, create a positive work life balance, and develop your skills and experience. Most importantly, we want you to be happy, healthy and productive while working with us.
As a not-for-profit organisation we are able to offer our employees access to some tax savings through salary packaging. There are a number of components to salary packaging that you can take advantage of to reduce your taxable income and increase your take home pay, including a Meal Entertainment Card and Novated Leasing.
In addition to regular leave entitlements such as annual and personal leave, employees are also able to access other Cancer Council Victoria specific leave such as time in lieu, purchased leave, paid and unpaid parental leave, cultural leave and cancer support leave.
We are seen by our people as an organisation that supports a healthy work-life balance. Of course there is no 'one size fits all' approach, so we encourage everyone to explore the flexible arrangements available to their role.
Sharing learning and experience
We want to ensure that our people have the skills and knowledge they need in their current role, while also identifying areas of development for future opportunities. Our regular performance reviews are focused on individual development.
We coordinate seminars, presentations, and host guest speakers to engage people with the work going on in our organisation and in the broader cancer research, prevention and support community. We also encourage our people to share their learning and experience with others internally, or externally at conferences and professional events.
Health promoting workplace
Preventing cancer is one of the most effective ways of beating cancer, so we offer a range of ways to support you to reduce your cancer risk and optimise your health. These include sunscreen on site, a 10% discount at our retail store (think sunglasses, hats and rash vests!), and access to programs to cut your cancer risk.
Peak health and wellbeing is encouraged via free flu vaccinations, weekly yoga and meditation classes onsite, and facilities that promote physical activity.
Our people have the benefit of working in a purpose designed building with open plan work spaces, kitchens on each floor, and a communal lunch room with views overlooking the bay. Our office provides our people with a great range of resources to undertake their work, including plenty of meeting rooms, private phone boxes, portable computer and telephone technology.
Our office has shower and locker facilities available and on-site bicycle storage, all of which promote riding to work or fitting exercise into our working days.
Our ground floor café provides amazing coffee and a wide range of delicious and healthy breakfast or lunch options.
Our location encourages everyone to get out and get active. We are located close to many popular places to eat and shop particularly Fitzroy Street and Chapel Street as well as places to run, relax or ride including the St Kilda beach, Albert Park Lake, Fawkner Park, and the Melbourne Aquatic Centre. We are a short walk to Prahran or Windsor station, with a tram stop at the front of the building and bus stops nearby.
Employee Assistance Program
The Employee Assistance Program is a key support service offered to Cancer Council Victoria employees, volunteers, and their immediate family members to help you manage the challenges, concerns, or issues that may be affecting you at work or home. The Employee Assistance Program operates independently of Cancer Council Victoria and provides confidential, personal coaching, counselling and wellbeing support services.
We ask all our employees to take time out of their usual roles and help us raise money to support our Mission. It is a wonderful opportunity to be the face of Cancer Council Victoria and meet our inspiring supporters, including those personally affected by cancer and many people that we have assisted in the work we do.