Ballyhoura Development employs over 60 people on the Rural Social Scheme (RSS), which is an employment support scheme designed to support farmers and fisherpersons who are in receipt of long-term social welfare payments. RSS employees are employed for 19.5 hours per week to provide certain services of benefit to rural communities, which may include:
To be eligible to work on the Rural Social Scheme, you must be an active farmer or the spouse, daughter, son, brother or sister of an active farmer.
You must also:
At present, we are particularly interested in recruiting participants who have skills in the areas of:
Contact Eugene O'Donnell at [email protected] / 087-6558731 or John Scanlan at [email protected] / 087-6528105 for more information on the RSS.
Full details of the Scheme are available on the below link:
Rural Social Scheme
This Role Includes: Answering the phone, assisting community members who drop in, setting up for meetings, cleaning and tidying.
This Role Includes: Power washing, cutting grass and maintaining hedges for vulnerable clients.
This Role Includes: Caring for the animals on the farm, maintaining the crops, collecting and packing eggs, interacting and engaging with service users.
This Role Includes: Maintaining approach roads in the town, cutting grass, planting flowers and collecting rubbish.
This Role Includes: Tidying the shop, stacking shelves, pricing items, sorting through donations, working on the till, assisting customers.
Watch: How female participants of the Ballyhoura Development Rural Social Scheme benefited from working in administration and community-based roles of the scheme.