Business Growth and Positioning (BGP) 8

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 8 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 8, you’re a professional team member undertaking routine non-complex professional work in areas such as marketing, communications, fundraising and/or business development. You’ll have a professional understanding of some specific areas of your chosen discipline.
As a part of your role, you’ll work on campaigns and projects, as well as on the straightforward components of planning, implementation and policy development. You’ll also work in collaboration with other business areas of the organisation. It’s important that you also have an understanding of relevant legislation, industry and business practice.
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 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.

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