Ballyhoura Development offers a range of supports to help jobseekers find new or better jobs.

Online Employment Resources

Guides, hints and tips to help you in your job search. Browse resources.

Career Opportunities for Women

Remote supports, mentoring and guidance to help you to build your confidence and get work ready. Find out more.


Whether you're long term unemployed, underemployed or just fancy some help with trying to find out what other job opportunities might suit you, our Development Officers will probably be able to help you.  Get in touch by clicking below to fill out your details. You'll receive a response from one of our Development Officers.

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Services and supports we offer range from working with clients on a one-to-one basis to helping them to identify what their strengths are, to helping them to identify suitable training courses and upskilling opportunities, to helping clients to find suitable employment.

Supports provided include:

  • One-to-one advice and mentoring meetings;
  • Confidence-building and personal development courses;
  • Meetings over the phone, through video calls, and in person;
  • Group information and training sessions;
  • Supporting jobseekers to identify career progression routes and training or upskilling needs which would help them to progress;
  • Liaising with training providers to identify and facilitate training courses which respond to jobseekers' needs, and which they can attend, locally;
  • Engaging with employers to identify and arrange skills-based training in response to the needs of employers;
  • Supporting and referring jobseekers to available supports provided by other organisations.

Useful External Resources

Jobseekers Supports, a DEASP guide which gives a brief overview of the wide range of supports and schemes which Intreo provides to jobseekers.  Download jobseekers' guide

YESS (Youth Employment Support Scheme) is aimed at young jobseekers who are long-term unemployed or who face significant barriers to gaining employment, providing an opportunity to learn basic work and social skills in a supportive environment while on a work placement. Find out more on welfare.ie

The Irish National Organisation of the Unemployed (INOU) works at local and national level on issues affecting unemployed people.  Find out more about INOU here