Tús Supervisor Vacancy

Avondhu Blackwater Partnership Limited is taking applications for a Tús Supervisor.

Tús is a community work placement initiative that provides short-term quality and suitable working opportunities for people who are unemployed while at the same time carrying out a broad range of services of benefit to the community and in a variety of community settings.

The role involves managing a team of 20 Tús participants across a wide geographical area (North Cork area) in line with both organisational policy and the requirements of the Tús Scheme.

General Key Responsibilities: To animate and support communities in devising appropriate work placement plans;

  • To schedule, supervise, support and manage participants, in partnership with local community groups;
  • To schedule programmes of work and projects in partnership with local community groups;
  • To develop and maintain a good working relationship with each community liaison officer;
  • To maintain community project records;
  • To match participants to suitable work programmes;
  • To establish and maintain an effective system of communications with all scheme participants;
  • To ensure that appropriate administrative systems are in place and communicated to all relevant staff;
  • To recruit participants and to manage all associated administration, in conjunction with the C.E.O and Tús Supervisors;
  • To produce regular progress reports for the C.E.O;
  • To make recommendations on materials and to monitor and record material use for their scheme;
  • To operate within the materials budget allocated;
  • To organise with the C.E.O and Tús Supervisors the matching of participants to work programmes, based on their skills, knowledge and geographical location;
  • To ensure that all Tús work done complies with both organisational and statutory health and safety regulations and legislation.
  • Any other duties commensurate with the post.


Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible to apply for one of these positions, you must meet the following criteria:

Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria as follows:

  • In receipt of Jobseeker’s Payment from the Department of Social Protection for at least 12 months (including Jobseekers Benefit), and
  • In receipt of Jobseekers Allowance at time of application, and
  • Fully unemployed

Please check with your local social welfare office in advance of applying if you are unsure.

Person Specification:

  • Full clean driving license
  • Excellent Organisation skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including a proficiency in Microsoft office
  • Report writing skills

Please forward a full CV and letter of application to:  Ann-Marie Tierney, Avondhu Blackwater Partnership Ltd, The Showgrounds, Fermoy, Co. Cork – annmarie@avondhublackwater.com  or Vincent O Flynn, Avondhu Blackwater Partnership Ltd, The Showgrounds, Fermoy, Co. Cork – vincent@avondhublackwater.com   by 5.00pm, Tuesday the 26th of June 2012.


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