Blanchardstown Area Partnership

TÚS WORK PLACEMENT PROGRAMME

About Tús

Tús is a Community Work Placement Initiative implemented by Blanchardstown Area Partnership in conjunction with the Department of Social Protection. The aims of Tús are to provide a 12 month work opportunity for persons in receipt of Jobseekers Allowance and to provide certain services of benefit to communities.

​​​The work placements will be with community and voluntary organisations. The organisations must provide good quality work opportunities that are of benefit to the community. Organisations seeking work placements should contact the Tús team in the Partnership. They will be requested to submit job descriptions detailing the work the participant(s) would be required to do and also the number of places requested. This needs to be returned together with a signed registration form.

​​​All work carried out via Tús must be of benefit to the community and may not displace or replace existing jobs. Tús participants will work a 19.5 hr week and all payroll and administration will be handled by the Tús Team. The rates of pay will include a €20 top up for those on the full rate of Jobseekers allowance. Participants who receive reduce rate will be brought up to the full amount.​

The types of eligible employment will include:

  • Energy conservation work in homes & community buildings
  • Social care of all age groups and people with disabilities
  • Caretaking, securing & supervising of community buildings
  • Renovation of community and sporting facilities
  • Work in support of cultural and heritage activities
  • Community admin and community event management
  • Coaching for sporting activities
  • Repair of equipment for developing countries
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Any organisation hoping to recruit a participant must work
in the community, voluntary or not for profit sector.

For participants to be eligible on the Tús Scheme, they must:​

Have been continuously unemployed for at least 12 months and 'signing on' on a full-time basis
 
Have been receiving a Jobseekers payment (Jobseekers Benefit or Allowance)
from the Department of Social Protection for at least 12 months
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Have not engaged with and be a registered client of Seetec/Jobpath

If you have any further questions about the Tús Scheme:​

Call us on 01 826 2342
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