Business Enterprises (BE) 8
If you’re interested in a career at an Australia Disability Enterprises (ADEs) or a social enterprise in the disability sector, the Business Enterprises (BE) job family is the right place for you! Read on to find out about the career options in this job family.
People in BE roles use professional business skills and experience to enable business enterprises to operate and grow effectively. Through this work people in BE roles support a range of sustainable employment opportunities for people with disability.
What is required at a BE 8?
As a BE 8, you’re a professional team member with the knowledge and skills to deliver a variety of multiple and/or complex business enterprise services under general professional direction. A key part of your role may include ensuring that the stores, equipment and resources are available to deliver services or products that meet specific customer needs.
Plus you’ll develop local plans and/or assist with planning and developing components of projects. It’s possible that you may lead a team of staff, allocating work, monitoring, training and coaching to achieve required outcomes and performance indicators.
Qualifications and experience
Even if you don’t have formal qualifications or training in disability, you’ll certainly have other skills, knowledge, capabilities and transferable qualifications and experience that will support you to have a successful and enjoyable career in the disability sector.
Each employer will specify qualification or equivalent experience requirements for particular roles in the Business Enterprises job family.
However, to be considered for a BE 8 role, you’ll generally need to have a relevant tertiary qualification and/or equivalent experience. You will demonstrate specific skills, knowledge and capabilities obtained through your experience in your given discipline. As there is always more to learn, you’ll also be expected to undertake regular professional development to increase your knowledge and skill set.
BE 8 roles are rewarding and challenging. Through your skills and experience, you’re able to make a positive difference to the lives of people with disability through meaningful employment opportunities.