Rural Social Scheme
What type of work is carried out by people participating in the Scheme?
Maintaining and enhancing various walking routes (that is, waymarked ways, agreed walks) and bog roads
Energy conservation work for older people and those at risk of poverty
Village and countryside enhancement projects
Social care and care of older people
Community care for pre-school and after-school groups
Environmental maintenance work -maintenance and caretaking of community and sporting facilities
Projects relating to not-for-profit cultural and heritage centres
Community administration or clerical work
Any other appropriate community-based project
How many hours' work is involved and how long does the Scheme last?
You work 19.5 hours per week. These hours are based on a farmer friendly schedule. This is to ensure participation on the scheme does not affect your farming activities. If you get a place on the Scheme, you are offered a contract from your start date up to the following 31 March.
You may be considered for a further term following the initial contract, if you continue to meet all the criteria for the Scheme.
How to apply
ICMSA Head Office
John Feely House