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