Ability Works is a renowned not for profit social enterprise that offers a welcoming and inclusive workplace for people from all walks of life, delivering inventive, commercially competitive solutions for our business customers.
PURPOSE THROUGH EMPLOYMENT
Become part of the team at Ability Works. As a social enterprise we pride ourselves on being an inclusive community that welcomes everyone and finds the right fit for individual personalities and skills.
Ability Works is a highly supportive environment designed to offer employment to anyone in the community experiencing barriers to employment. Join us today!
WE DELIVER DESIGN-LED SOLUTIONS
Ability Works is known for delivering inventive, design-led solutions for all kinds of manufacturing, packaging and records management needs. Our hands-on, bespoke approach is perfect for creating high quality outcomes on every project.
Social procurement is when organisations use their buying power to generate social value above and beyond the value of the goods, services or construction being procured. Social value refers to the benefits for all Victorians when the social and sustainable outcomes are achieved, through procurement activities.
The Victorian Government’s Social Procurement Framework is a policy that harnesses the government’s buying power to increase the value of goods, services, and construction by delivering social and sustainable outcomes that benefit all Victorians.
The Social Procurement Framework is a dual responsibility of the Department of Jobs Precincts and Regions (DJPR) and the Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF), and through this policy the Victorian Government is committed to supporting industry and suppliers to increase their awareness and understanding of the Social Procurement Framework.READY TO GET STARTED?
Ability Works can help give you that edge by providing compelling evidence of the social procurement value that your business generates by working with a certified social enterprise. This includes creating competitive advantages on government tenders, more staff engagement, building brand equity, transforming lives and reducing social inequity.
The Victorian Government’s Social Procurement Framework offers benefits for businesses that implement their own social procurement strategies. Partnering with Ability Works is a great way to realise these benefits. As social procurement experts, we can also help ensure your social procurement strategies operate smoothly.
At Ability Works, meeting our social mission of “purpose through employment” is as important as delivering great commercial value and results. We know our costs and quality are equal to and often better than the rest of the market. You’ll be surprised at how competitive we can be!
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“I love the friendly environment and the people I work with, as well as the innovative ways Ability Works can break down jobs into easily achievable tasks and continue to support their employees.”
"The people at Ability Works are kind, welcoming and I feel as though I have made a lot of friends. I like that there is the Employee Representative Council, alongside the staff, which makes me feel heard and supported.”