Executive Management (EM) 12

Executive roles in the disability sector lead organisations that assist and support people with disability to achieve their goals and aspirations, and to live in the community as they choose.  The work can be challenging, yet rewarding. There is a diverse range of roles within EM 12 such as:
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Chief Operating Officers
  • General Managers
  • Executive Officers
  • Senior Managers
  • Executive Managers
As an EM 12, you are possibly a senior manager, managing substantial programs/ projects, leading one or more significant functions or an organisation-wide area of specialism. Alternatively you could be the CEO or senior manager of a smaller organisation.
To do your job effectively, you will call on your broad industry understanding and you will influence and engage with relevant stakeholders and supporters. It’s highly likely that you’ll lead a sizeable team of professional staff covering a diverse range of program areas. You will be initiating programs and projects and ensuring they are properly integrated and meet target delivery agreements. 
You may not have formal qualifications or training in disability, but you will have other skills, experience, capabilities and transferable qualifications that support you to have a successful and enjoyable career in the disability sector. 
At an EM 12 level, you’ll have a broad industry understanding and be able to relate organisational strategic issues within the context of complex operating environments. A post-graduate qualification and training in management may be required, in addition to demonstrating personal and professional credibility externally.
EM 12 roles are demanding and challenging, yet there is no doubt that through your leadership you’re ensuring that your organisation and its employees are making a difference to the lives of people with disability. 

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