***** OLDC NEWS ARCHIVE ITEM........... PUBLISHED February 2017 *****

OLDC is now seeking participants for the Rural Social Scheme for a waiting list to fill vacancies as they arise.

To participate in the scheme you must be in receipt of Farm Assist OR if you are actively farming you may qualify for the scheme if you are also getting one of the following Social Welfare payments:

1. Jobseeker’s Allowance
2. Disability Allowance
3. One-Parent Family Payment
4. Widow’s, Widower’s or Surviving Civil Partner’s Contributory Pension
5. Widow’s, Widower’s or Surviving Civil Partner’s Non-Contributory Pension

The dependent spouse of a person qualified will also be eligible to participate in the scheme as an alternative.

Participants will work 19.5 hours per week and these hours will be based on a farmer schedule. We are currently seeking applicants for a waiting list to fill vacancies as they arise.

If you wish to find out more about the Rural Social Scheme or would like to apply, please do so by sending CV and cover letter to Donna Quinn, Offaly Local Development Company, Millennium House, Main Street, Tullamore, Co. Offaly Tel: 0579318700.

Closing Date: 16th March 2017

Click here for further information on the Rural Social Scheme.

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