Community Employment Scheme

South Dublin County Partnership manages a number of Community Employment (CE) work placements on behalf of The Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection (DEASP).

The Community Employment (CE) Scheme helps people who are long-term unemployed and who are aged 21 years and over, to get back to work by offering part-time, supported work placements with host organisations within their local community. Participants on a Community Employment Scheme get access to training while gaining valuable work experience and developing new skills within a supported employment environment. Placements cover a wide range of skill sets from General Operatives/Caretakers to Administrative Assistants, Receptionists etc.

For further information on C.E. Schemes managed by SDC Partnership,  please contact the C.E. Scheme management team at 01 4508748 or Email: Liesel WhiteDeirdre Costello, Rita Gaizauskaite or Mal Murray


To check if you are eligible for the Community Employment Scheme please check with your local Intreo office or your Local Employment Service Office (LES/Obair). The eligibility criteria can be found here:


Jobs Initiative 

South Dublin County Partnership manages The Jobs Initiative programme on behalf of The Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection (DEASP). Job Initiative provides full-time, supported employment for individuals who have been unemployed for 5 years or more. Since November 2004, there has been no further recruitment onto the Scheme.

For further information on SDC Partnership’s Jobs Initiative, please contact Liesel WhiteMal Murray, Rita Gaizauskaite or Deirdre Costello.