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Why work with us

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.

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I'm grateful and proud to be growing and learning alongside talented, inspiring people.

- Emily, Prevention


It's a privilege to be able to support and empower people to take control of their lives.

- Chelsey, Strategy & Support


I feel respected and valued for what I do.

-Bilkish, Corporate Services

Voice project

Best Workplace 2023

Cancer Council Victoria has been recognised by Voice Project with a 2023 Best Workplace Award.

Why work with us?

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.

  • Salary packaging

    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.

    To find out more, please visit our Salary Packaging provider, AccessPay.

  • Leave benefits

    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.

  • Work-life balance

    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.

  • Office facilities

    Our people have the benefit of working in a purpose designed building providing an open plan working environment over two floors with an adjoining staircase, with a large kitchen and three outdoor terrace area with city and park views.

    All workstations provide ergonomic seating, with sit to stand desks and dual monitors. The office also provides opportunities for staff to collaborate with multiple ‘touch down’ spaces, meeting rooms with hybrid technology, jump rooms for impromptu meetings.

    The building offers fantastic End of Trip facilities, including bike storage, showers and lockers, perfect for people wishing to cycle, walk or jog into the office or exercise in their lunch break.

  • Location

    Our location at 200 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne, is easily accessible by public transport, just a short walk or tram ride from Parliament Station with a tram stop at the front of the building.

    There are plenty of green spaces nearby such as Fitzroy, Treasury and Carlton Gardens, providing an opportunity for staff to get out and be active. There are many cafes nearby, and we are central to popular places to eat and shop such as Gertrude and Smith Street as well as being close to Melbourne’s theatres and central business district.

  • 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.

  • Gender Pay Gap: Our Commitment

    Cancer Council Victoria’s mission is to prevent cancer, empower people and save lives. We value Excellence in how we undertake our work, Integrity in personal and professional behaviour and Compassion and respect for others.

    We are committed to creating a fair and gender inclusive culture, which empowers our people and harnesses our diversity to develop and deliver better services and programs to the community.

    We welcome the introduction of public gender pay gap reporting and what Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) sets out to achieve. Gender equality is a human right and important contributor to better health outcomes for all people.

    The gender pay gap is an important inclusion metric for us and it is clear we have work to do. We are committed to closing this gap and will work to understand better the reasons and remove barriers to achieve the cultural change required. We look forward to future reporting which will reflect our work and progress.

Daffodil Day

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.

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