Waverley Social Enterprise is a not-for-profit organisation that commenced operations in November 1984 with the aim of providing Supported Employment Opportunities for people with special needs, in particular intellectually disabled adults. Waverley Social Enterprise currently employ 330+ adults with special needs, 60+ full time and casual staff across 2 sites located in Notting Hill and Hallam.
Waverley Social Enterprise currently has six specialty divisions – Packaging, Assembly, Catering, Wood Work, Transport and Garden / Maintenance services. The Packaging & Assembly Division specialises in packaging, collating, labelling, mail-outs, shrink-wrapping and assembly work ranging from small component sub-assembly to complete product assembly. The Catering Division specialises in providing our customers with all their food and beverage catering needs at a competitive price, delivered to their doorstep. The Transport division provides a pickup and delivery service for our customers as well as we have delivery vans for our catering customers. The Garden / Maintenance Division have their ute vehicles attached with trailers providing mowing, gardening, litter patrol and bin cleaning services across the South East corridor of Melbourne.
Waverley Social Enterprise also provides accredited training to 40 students with special needs in partnership with Special Schools, as well as providing Work Experience Programs to approximately 100 students with special needs on a weekly basis across our combined 2 sites occupying 14,589m2 of land site (3.64 acres of land / factory space).
Waverley Social Enterprise has in place a Community Volunteering Program that provides over 45,000 hours of volunteering to our organisation on an annual basis across our 2 sites.
Waverley Social Enterprise head office is situated at our Notting Hill site, which houses all of our administration, as well as our packaging, assembly, small manufacturing department and catering services together with a dedicated packaging and food cool room.
Our Hallam business is currently operating with 120 employees plus staff and our aim is to eventually grow this business to employ 150 adults at Hallam. Also operating out of our Hallam site is our Central Garden and Maintenance Depot which provides employment opportunities to people with disabilities in gardening and maintenance servicing across the SE corridor of Melbourne to local councils, age care facilities, retirement villages, schools etc.
Waverley Social Enterprise is an Australian Standards Quality Accredited Company (ISO 9001:2015), HACCP and 5S Lean Manufacturing. Waverley Industries has strong business partnerships with over 550 existing customers. Many of these companies are well known household brands.