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Join the team at Target Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is a devastating disease. Most women are not diagnosed early enough and survival rates in the UK are among the worst in Europe. Funding for research into ovarian cancer is woefully inadequate; awareness of the disease, its risk factors and symptoms is critically low and new treatments are not being discovered quickly enough. So it’s hardly surprising that many women with ovarian cancer feel isolated and scared about what life has in store. But there is hope. Because there is Target Ovarian Cancer. 

Target Ovarian Cancer is the award-winning ovarian cancer charity that works across the whole of the UK. Started in 2009, we work to improve early diagnosis, to find new treatments, and to provide support to women with ovarian cancer. A truly rewarding place to work, our greatest strengths are our enthusiastic and committed team and the amazing women we work with and support.

We are currently recruiting for these jobs:

Database and Individual Giving Manager

Patient Support Adviser

Database and Individual Giving Manager

Target Ovarian Cancer is a dynamic and fast moving charity dedicated to achieving a long and good life for every woman with ovarian cancer. Our work is distinctive because we tackle the three biggest barriers to progress – late diagnosis, the lack of new treatments, and the isolation so often felt by women.  A truly rewarding place to work, our greatest strengths are our enthusiastic and committed team and the amazing women we work with and support.

This is an opportunity for an organised, driven and personable individual to manage and grow the Database and Individual Giving team to bring in significant income. Working with and supported by the Director of Fundraising, you will be responsible for growing income from activities such as Direct Mail and In Memory Fundraising.

With experience of working to fundraising targets and managing teams you will have excellent communication skills and be able to develop relationships with people at all levels.

This new role will be joining a small but growing team with big ambitions. With future plans to keep on growing, this is an opportunity to make a real mark and difference for women with ovarian cancer.

If you are interested please apply with your CV and a covering letter detailing why you are interested and how your skill set meets the requirements of the role.  Please email your application along with the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to Susan Booth at jobs@targetovariancancer.org.uk with the job title as the subject. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis so please apply early.  


Patient Support Adviser

Full time (37.5 hours per week), Part time or job share considered

Location - Islington, London.  Consideration will be given to home working

£33 - 38,000 (pro-rated for part time hours)

We are recruiting a new role - a Patient Support Adviser – to join the Supportive Services team. This is an opportunity for a nurse with strong knowledge of ovarian cancer to play a pivotal new role in establishing a health care professional led information service for an increasing number of women concerned about symptoms of ovarian cancer, and support to women who have received a diagnosis.  We pride ourselves on producing evidence based information and advice, and want to expand the team in order to meet demand.   

The right candidate will ideally have experience of working in a mainstream NHS environment, as part of an oncology team or specialist unit. They should have up-to-date knowledge of ovarian cancer treatment and can still be in practice or will be supported to actively pursue continued professional development.

We welcome a conversation with applicants about this role as we will consider full or part time applicants. We require the applicant to spend one day per week in the Target Ovarian Cancer office in Angel, Islington. For an information discussion, contact Katherine Pinder, Head of Supportive Services by email or on 020 7923 5475.

To apply, send your CV and a covering letter outlining how you meet the criteria for the role and how you’d foresee delivering the role (ie full time in the office, part time, working from home) to Katherine Pinder.

This is a new service and we look forward to hearing your ideas on the best way to establish and take it forward.

Closing date – Friday 24 June

Interviews w/c 4 July