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February News

Wednesday, 8 Feb 2017

February News
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Word from the CEO 

We’re only two months into 2017 and we’ve been busy with lots of great employee achievements and new customers.

Three employees celebrated big anniversary milestones of working with the Flagstaff Group in January. Sally, Nathan, and Steven should all be very proud of themselves. Café Vizioné employee Ryota also had a great achievement of gaining open employment. Read all about these accomplishments below.

Our transition to Work program has also just welcomed the latest group of participants, and they have some exciting projects ahead of them. It was wonderful to get some positive feedback from one of the new students and is a great start to the program.

Our employees have been quite spoiled recently. The Print and Mail employees were treated to a pizza lunch by Australian Hearing, and the Nowra crew were provided with ice-creams from the 94.9 Power FM’s Summer Street Beast.

In preparation for the transition to the NDIS, Flagstaff is here to help our employees in their transition to the program to help make this as smooth as possible.

Roy Rogers – Flagstaff CEO


BuyAbility Campaign 

The BuyAbility campaign has arrived! BuyAbility is about bringing together Supported Employment Enterprises (SEE) to collectively promote social business procurement. BuyAbility aims to increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities and act as a tool enabling the measurement of the social and economic benefits of using businesses like Flagstaff for goods and services.

As a Supported Employment Enterprise employing over 280 people with disabilities, being a part of this BuyAbility network provides Flagstaff with the opportunity to promote the positive impact of supported employment. It is a key initiative to help establish organisations like Flagstaff as valued suppliers of high quality and socially responsible goods and services. 


Save Space and Help the Environment 

Do you have loads of boxes left over after Xmas taking up space just waiting to be recycled? As the Illawarra and Shoalhaven’s largest white paper and cardboard recycling service, Flagstaff Recycling has the solution! You can drop your cardboard off at our Recycling Plant at 262 Nolan Street Unanderra, NSW 2526 any time between Monday-Thursday 4:15-4:45pm, or Saturday 8:00-11:00am. 


Job Opportunities 

The Flagstaff Group is looking for enthusiastic people to join our team! We have a job opening for the Food Services Coordinator role which has coordination of production and service delivery at its core.  We also have position available for the Sales and Customer Service Coordinator position to join the marketing team.

Visit the job page on our website for more information about these opportunities

To apply, forward your application along with your resume to 


Cafe Vizione Specialising in Corporate Catering 

Looking for quality, fresh, delicious corporate catering delivered to your office? Flagstaff’s Café Vizioné specialises in catering for corporate events including special functions, meetings and training sessions. We can tailor a package to suit your budget and dietary requirements, providing a range of meals including gourmet wraps, sandwiches, finger food and antipasto options.

Café Vizioné empowers people with disabilities to gain experience in the hospitality industry and secure mainstream employment. Check out our catering menu on via website or contact us on (02) 4275 4301


New Transition To Work Cohort 

A new group of 21 eager students have started the Transition to Work program at The Flagstaff Group. The students will be working 3 days per week on a range of tasks and skills development, learning to plan and visualise goals, Work Health & Safety, and identifying hazards in the workplace.

New participant Ashley said “I am so happy I came to Flagstaff, and I feel like I’ve made the right decision”. Good luck to all the students, we’re looking forward to seeing everyone’s achievements!


Ryota Gains Open Employment 

Café Vizioné employee Ryota Schettino has gained open employment with Aster Group in their restaurant Table & Spoon. Ryota has previously completed work experience with the organisation and is excited to be returning for his new role. Ryota will be developing lots of new skills including customer service, food service and table clearing.

Ryota has been a valued employee of the Flagstaff Group for two years working in Café Vizioné and completing the Transition to Work program. Great work Ryota.


Australian Hearing Provides Pizza Lunch 

Flagstaff’s Print & Mail Division was recently treated to a delicious pizza lunch by Australian Hearing to say thanks for their outstanding customer service! Thank you Australian Hearing for your ongoing support and the yummy lunch!      


NDIS News 

Flagstaff continues to prepare for the NDIS and has resources to help you transition to the new system. Check out our informative FAQs document on our website here

You’ll be hearing more about NDIS as the transition date for the Illawarra gets closer. We have a dedicated Human Resources team to help our employees, their families and carers understand the changes and plan how to get the most out of the NDIS. Contact us at or call (02) 4272 0214 if you have any questions or would like to meet with a member of our team.