Community Employment

Westgate Foundation has been operating a Community Employment Scheme since 1995. Community Employment (CE) is designed to help people who are long-term unemployed to get back to work by offering valuable part-time, temporary placements in jobs based within local communities. It gives people the opportunity to gain new experience, build confidence and enhance their skill-set whilst contributing to their community.

Westgate Foundation currently employs CE participants, all bringing a very positive contribution to the running of the organisation. The project is managed by the Community Employment Supervisor, Marguerite Hayes, and by the sponsorship management committee. Positions on the scheme include Healthcare Assistants, Catering Assistants, Drivers, Security Personnel, Maintenance & Gardening staff, Cleaning Operatives and Reception & Administration staff. All CE positions are for 19.5 hours per week and participants can take up other part-time work during their placement. 

This is a developmental opportunity, no experience is necessary. Accredited training will be provided to support your career. Adhere to all health and safety regulations and participate in mandatory training.

To participate on the Westgate Foundation Community Employment programme, you must register at your local INTREO Employment Services Office and meet certain Eligibility Criteria. Eligibility to participate in a CE Scheme is generally linked to those who are 21 years or over and in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment for 1 year or more or 18 years and over for certain disadvantaged groups. Your eligibility will have to be verified by the Department of Social Welfare.

 or can be dropped into our centre.

If you require any further information please contact Westgate’s CE Manager Marguerite Hayes on 021-4873648.

Community Employment is supported by the Department of Social Protection, which is funded by the Irish Government under the National Development Plan.