Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

Marketing Officer - Work From Home

  • Make a positive difference in the lives of others!
  • Part-time, Fixed term – flexible working from home
  • Salary Level 4 – Social, Community, Home Care & Disability Services Industry Award
  • Generous charity salary packaging/tax benefits for employees
  • Supportive environment
  • Option to work as independent contractor or employee for the right applicant

Melanoma Patients Australia (MPA) is an independent, national charity that offers a network of support and information to people affected by melanoma. We are the largest melanoma cancer patient advocacy group in Australia with a vision that no-one with melanoma walks alone.

The Marketing Officer will be responsible for the coordination of the organisation’s marketing and fundraising campaigns and develop digital and social media initiatives with innovative strategies and engaging, relevant content.

This includes:

  • Support the implementation of the Marketing and Fundraising Campaigns
  • Order, distribute and control marketing materials and merchandise
  • Support the design of content development for printed and electronic resources
  • Produce and distribute e-newsletters and e-correspondence
  • Website updating and uploading content including setting up events and managing payments at events
  • Monitor website enquiries and help with maintenance of key data and the CRM system
  • Coordinate the calendar of events and create relevant content as needed with strong user empathy and understanding of user journeys
  • Write and develop compelling, innovative, and engaging digital content for use across MPA’s social media channels and campaigns, including written copy, videos, graphics, and photos
  • Monitor and respond to social media messages, member enquiries, comments, and requests
  • Work closely with key stakeholders, including patients, to create and develop relevant articles of interest and promote these on MPA’s social media pages
  • Provide analytical reports on social media and marketing activity

Selection Criteria:

  • Marketing / Social Media professional with tertiary qualifications in a relevant field with at least 2 years social media experience (preferred)
  • Demonstrated experience in a range of social media platforms is essential.
  • Experience in a charity preferred
  • A confident communicator with exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Ability to liaise and work well in teams with key staff, volunteers and consumers
  • Experience in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritise, work efficiently and effectively, with excellent time management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to use initiative and solve problems
  • Supportive and empathetic approach, together with patience and ability to listen to consumers is essential.

This is an outstanding opportunity to further your career, develop your skills in a nationally recognised charity and make a difference to people’s lives.

How to Apply

Apply today through SEEK with a resume and a cover letter about you meet the selection criteria above. This is a fixed term part-time role with option to work as an independent contractor or employee. Only successful applicants will be contacted. No recruitment agencies please. For further information and a position description please contact info@melanomapatientsaustralia.org.au.

Applications close midnight Sunday 24/7/22.

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MPA Consumer Advisory Group New Member Recruitment - Voluntary Position

The Organisation

MPA is the largest melanoma patient advocacy group in Australia and the only independent, national charity in Australia that offers a national network of support and information to patients, their families, carers, and friends, about melanoma prevention, diagnosis, management and treatment. Our vision is that no-one with melanoma walks alone.

The Role

MPA is seeking new voluntary members for the Consumer Advisory Group. Working with the CEO and senior management, you will provide a powerful voice for people affected by melanoma across Australia and help MPA determine key strategic priorities and an advocacy action plan.

Members provide advice and feedback to the MPA Board and help to advocate on a range of issues important to those affected by melanoma to enable MPA to influence policy changes that benefit the melanoma community.

Selection Criteria

As a well-established Consumer Advisory Group, we are specifically looking for a range of skills to help us deliver on an exciting strategic agenda for the next five years.  To be successful in the role, you need to meet the following selection criteria.


Members need to have the capacity to devote time and energy to the role of a voluntary Consumer Advisory Group member. This means attending quarterly meetings, preparing and reading documents in advance of meetings, contributing to discussions and completing any agreed tasks, within the skills and capacity of the member. On average, this requires input of around 7 hours each quarter.

Committee Experience

It is important that members have experience working on committees and representing the interests and perspectives of consumers.  It is preferred but not essential, that members have previous experience as a member of an advocacy group or consumer advisory panel relating to cancer or other health issue.


  • A demonstrated understanding of relevant consumer issues and opportunities – existing and emerging – relating to melanoma through personal experience
  • An understanding of how diversity and individual differences (eg melanoma stage, location, cultural, social, gender, age) can impact on the cancer experience and access to treatment, support and services
  • Knowledge about how to best reflect the interests and broad perspectives of other melanoma consumers (i.e. an appreciation of the needs of groups and not just the individual)
  • A demonstrated understanding of the impact consumer advocacy has on policy (impacting people affected by melanoma), and especially as it will relate to MPA. This is internal organisational policy and broader external policies.
  • An understanding of how a committee and charitable Board operates
  • An understanding of MPA’s values, vision and activities

Key Attributes

  • A proven ability to communicate effectively on behalf of consumers
  • An alignment and commitment to the organisation’s core values of Trust, Respect, Empathy and Excellence.
  • An ability to display initiative, enthusiasm and energy
  • An ability to problem-solve and resolve issues creatively and respectfully

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter explaining your suitability for the role addressing the criteria above with your CV to barbara@melanomapatients.org.au by midnight Sunday 14 August 2022.

If you have any questions, contact Barbara on 0413 842 284.


MPA would not be able to provide its support services without its volunteers.
The members of the MPA Board, the support group facilitators, the regional advocates, the people who help at conferences, fundraising events and awareness days and others willing to share their stories are all volunteers. They have all been impacted by melanoma in some way and want to give back and make a difference.

We have a place for you too, no skills or experience required, just a willingness to give your time and energy to help out so that MPA can continue to provide much needed support and information to the thousands of Australians affected by melanoma each year.

Join us by contacting the MPA Team on info@melanomapatients.org.au or by calling 1300 88 44 50.

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