Community Employment Scheme

Since its inception under North West Roscommon CDP, our scheme has come a long way and blossomed dramatically since 2008, although we can’t deny that there haven’t been a few teething problems along the way. The success of our scheme can be attributed to several factors such as: The impartial democratic running of the scheme, the skills and experience that some of the participants bring to the scheme (these skills are transferred between the workers), the confidence that project beneficiaries place in the scheme to carry out their requests and most importantly; the dedicated commitment from the participants (past and present) to the work and training undertaken during their time on the scheme.

Over the years the scheme has developed dramatically. For example, running along-side the landscape design and development, we have brought in hands-on training in kitchen fitting, tiling, wood turning, woodcraft, and carpentry.

For the last few years we have been refurbishing sheltered housing units for the SVDP, this would include: preparation, painting, fitting new kitchens and tiling.

Community Employment Schemes (CES) are part-time training and development projects set up to:

  • To equip the long term unemployed with the training and upskilling required to enable them to find full-time employment.

  • Provide a valuable service to local community organisations.

Our scheme in Ballaghaderreen currently employs 21 participants, working with various organisations throughout the community, i.e. Ballaghaderreen GAA, Ballaghaderreen Handball Alley, Saint Vincent de Paul sheltered housing, Ballaghaderreen Tidy Towns and Ballaghaderreen Community Resource Centre.

Some of our projects include:

The Participants would be employed in positions such as:

  • Administrator positions such as an Accounts Administrator

  • Receptionist

  • Tourism/Research Worker

  • Caretaker

  • Environmental Worker

  • Mini-bus Driver

Facebook: CE Scheme-Ballaghaderreen