Ovarian Cancer Action is the UK’s ovarian cancer research charity. From funding scientists on the front line, to mobilising millions of people across the UK to take action – we’re driven by a vision of a world without ovarian cancer and a belief that we can create a better future.

We’re on the hunt for action men and women to join our team.

All positions are based at our head office in Camden, London, unless stated otherwise.

Current vacancies

Project Delivery Officer (Hereditary Cancer Risk) – Maternity Cover

Ovarian cancer is the UK's biggest gynaecological killer, with 7,300 women diagnosed each year.  Around 17% of cases of ovarian cancer are linked to BRCA 1/2 gene mutations which increase the risk of ovarian and other cancers. For those who know if they carry a BRCA gene mutation, their cancer can be prevented. We have developed a Hereditary Cancer Risk Calculator to inform and educate the public about genetic mutations and calculate their risk of carrying a mutation themselves. 

The Hereditary Cancer Risk Calculator was launched in June 2018, and we are looking for an individual to join our team to implement and further develop the project plan. This is a unique opportunity to drive one of Ovarian Cancer Action’s key organisational priorities, managing the project and its associated budget. 

The Project Development Officer will be highly informed about BRCA gene mutations, passionate about cancer prevention, and driven to share this knowledge with both the public and the OCA team to save lives. Cultural knowledge and experience of the high-risk communities would be desirable.  

Location: Flexible: Either based in our London office or remote, but must be willing to travel frequently to the office and events in London

Salary: £27,000 - £30,000 pro rata, depending on experience 

Deadline for applications: 5pm on 3rd August but may start interviewing candidates before this date

Job status: 12-month maternity cover.  Part-time 3 or 4 days a week (willing to discuss a full-time position for the right candidate).

Click here to download a full job description. To apply, email a copy of your CV and one-page cover letter to

If you’d like to informally chat about the role please email Marie-Claire to arrange a telephone call.

Data Admin Volunteers

The volunteers will provide administrative support to the Finance & Office Manager if and when required. The volunteer’s primary work will be database admin, so previous experience in this area is desirable.

Location: Camden, London

Salary: Voluntary – lunch and travel will be covered.

Deadline for applications: Ongoing

Duration: Negotiable

Click here to download a full job description and find out how to apply.

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