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 White 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 White.