Cancer Prevention Officer

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and experienced Cancer Prevention Officer (CPO) to coordinate our work in raising awareness of BRCA gene mutations among public and healthcare professionals.
The CPO will create and implement a lively and successful programme of engagement to inform and educate about NHS entitlement to BRCA testing, implications of carrying a BRCA gene mutation and preventative measures that can be taken to reduce cancer risk after a positive result.

You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong project management skills. You should also have a keen knowledge of BRCA gene mutations, and be passionate about the implications in relation to cancer risk. Good knowledge of the NHS and communication channels within primary care, government health bodies and health professional organisations is also desirable.

The CPO will be highly informed about BRCA gene mutations and will share this knowledge with both members of the public and the Ovarian Cancer Action team. The role fits into the charity’s awareness strategy which is an important role in the organisation.  You will work closely with our communications team to help improve public awareness and promote BRCA testing. Click here for a full job description.

This is a Fixed-Term 1 Year Contract.

Salary: circa £30,000 dependent on experience.
To apply please email a CV and cover letter outlining why you should be considered for the role to

Application deadline: 12th August (however we may appoint before this date)


Fundraising Internship

We are looking for a Fundraising Intern to work on a project to ensure that our fundraising income records are up to date and recorded centrally on the charity’s database.

It will involve data entry work for a minimum of 3 days a week and will involve the intern using their initiative and investigating discrepancies when needed. The Intern will also work with the fundraising team on other projects as well as other departments for the maximum 2 days a week including digital communications, press, healthcare and operations, developing a full and all round understanding of the charity.

Full-time 2 month Internship. This is a voluntary role, with travel and lunch expenses provided. Click here for a full job description.

To apply please contact with a CV and covering letter.

Application deadline: Recruitment takes place quarterly, please get in touch to find out the next available start date.


Join our Internship Programme

As an intern with Ovarian Cancer Action, you will gain valuable experience within a rapidly growing team. You will be given projects to work on across numerous departments within the charity including Fundraising, Communications, Marketing, Finance and general office management. Our Internships provide you with the skills needed to kick start your career in the charity sector.

We ask that our Interns volunteer for a minimum of 3 days a week, during standard office hours, for a minimum of 12 weeks. You will be based in our London office, but will also have the opportunity to volunteer at events around London outside standard office hours such as fundraising or awareness raising events.

Our Internships are unpaid, however as an intern, you will benefit from:

  • travel expenses to and from your placement and for lunch to a maximum value
  • supervision, coaching and support throughout the internship
  • any appropriate training required
  • advice and support on writing your CV and application forms, as well as interview skills
  • increased confidence
  • access to our internal job vacancy list
  • a reference on satisfactory completion of the volunteer internship

Alexa Faraimo interned with Ovarian Cancer Action during 2015, she said: "Thank you so much for welcoming me into the team and for allowing me to take on responsibility of different tasks and trusting me to do them well. I have truly loved every moment of my Internship and could not be happier with my experience, both learning about working in non-profit and also gaining new friendships. This internship has helped me better understand what I want to do and what kind of people I want to work with."

Apply today

If you would like to apply for our Internship Programme, please email your CV and a few details about yourself to or call 020 7380 1730.