Business Growth and Positioning (BGP) 10

If you’re interested in a career in marketing, communications, fundraising and/or business development in the disability sector, then Business Growth and Positioning (BGP) is the right place for you! Here you’ll find all you’ll need to know about the BGP 10 roles in this job family. 
People in the BGP job family use their professional skills and experience to assist disability service providers to grow and to communicate effectively. There is a diverse range of roles available in the BGP job family such as:
  • Business Development Managers
  • Fundraising Consultants
  • Marketing Consultants
  • Communications Specialists
  • Brand Managers
  • Marketing and Communications Advisers
As a BGP 10, you’re a senior professional with a comprehensive knowledge of undertaking complex, specialist, and advanced work in the discipline such as marketing, communications, fundraising and/or business development. You’ll work with other business areas within the organisation to provide professional support requiring effective coordination of complex issues, and you’ll coordinate campaigns and projects.
As a part of your role, you’ll undertake analysis and recommend options based on contemporary business practices. Due to your experience, you’ll be consulted by other professionals on complex matters and may manage a function in an organisation.
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 Growth and Positioning job family.  However, to be considered for a BGP 10 role, you generally have a relevant tertiary qualification plus significant and substantial experience in a specific discipline.
You might also have a post-graduate qualification in a related specialist area, and have good knowledge of the standards required through legislation and/or professional bodies. You will be expected to undertake regular professional development to further increase your knowledge and skill set.

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