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June 2013. Galway City Partnership. The Tús Initiative in association with. Tús Galway City. Welcome. Schedule for this morning is as follows… Registration Tús Information Session Local Employment Service Network Questions and Answers Appointments. Tús Galway City. Introduction.

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Galway city partnership



Galway City Partnership

The Tús Initiative

in association with


Galway City


Schedule for this morning is as follows…

  • Registration

  • Tús Information Session

  • Local Employment Service Network

  • Questions and Answers

  • Appointments


Galway City



Galway City

  • About Galway City Partnership (GCP)

  • What is the Tús Initiative?

  • Community groups

  • Types of community work placements

  • Garda Vetting

  • LES Information

  • Next Steps

  • Questions & Answers

About galway city partnership
About Galway City Partnership?


Galway City

Mission Statement

‘To tackle disadvantage and social exclusion, with particular emphasis on those currently, or in danger of becoming long-term unemployed. To enhance their capacity to contribute fully to social and economic development.’

[For further information please visit]

What is the t s initiative
What is the Tús Initiative?


Galway City

  • Tús is an activation initiative for those who are unemployed and on the live register

  • The programme is designed to actively involve those who are long-term unemployed with community work

  • The goal is to help long-term unemployed to maintain and develop skills and abilities while benefiting local communities

Essential details
Essential Details


Galway City

  • Participants work 19 ½ hours per week.

  • Period is for 52 weeks.

  • Participant cannot re-participate on Tús for 3 years.

  • Participants will be entitled to 8% of total hours worked for annual leave - 10 ½ days in the 12 month period.

  • Payment is made directly to participant’s bank account.

  • Secondary benefits as per usual assessment.

Rates of payment
Rates of Payment


Galway City

  • Full personal rate of JA plus €20 = €208.00 per week

  • Plus increase for a qualified adult max €124.80

  • €29.80 in respect of each qualified child

  • You may receive half rate qualified child increase if a part-time parent

  • Full rate of €208 payable without any reduction for persons aged under 25

How will participants benefit from involvement with t s
How will participants benefit from involvement with Tús?


Galway City

  • Employment with GCP and participation in supporting the community

  • An opportunity to develop skills and interests

  • The possibility of improving employment prospects

  • Networking opportunities

  • A chance to engage in a potentially rewarding and enjoyable community experience

Community groups
Community Groups


Galway City

  • Community work is about empowering groups to work together to bring about change in their local communities to achieve social inclusion for all.

  • There are over 270 community groups listed in the Draft Community Database on the Community Work page at

  • GCP promotes and supports the building of a strong and healthy community culture in the city.

Work placement opportunities
Work Placement Opportunities


Galway City

  • Administration

  • Maintenance

  • Community Event Work

  • Driving

  • Information Technology

  • Roaming Teams

Further examples of work placements
Further Examples of Work Placements


Galway City

  • Promoting the Irish language

  • Sport related work

  • Youth work/Childcare

  • Personal assistant

  • The general development of valuable positions with community groups

    [Note: Some types of employment will require Garda Vetting]

Garda vetting
Garda Vetting

  • Garda Vetting is a means of protecting vulnerable members of our community

  • Galway City Partnership complies with Garda Vetting as a standard element ofthe Clearance process

  • Instructions on how to complete Garda Vetting Form attached to GV form included in information pack

  • Should you have any queries or concerns, a designated member of the Tús Team will talk to you in strict confidence


Galway City

Completing garda vetting form
Completing Garda Vetting Form

  • Use ballpoint penonly

  • Leave no blank spaces

  • If is doesn’t apply-enter N/A

  • List all address from birth to present

  • Start with the earliest and finish with current address

  • Include all foreign addresses

  • Important: do not leave any gap in years


Galway City

Completing garda vetting form1
Completing Garda Vetting Form

  • If you have a court conviction you must enter YES

  • Otherwise enter NO

  • Cannot remember precise details give a summary of the offence and outcome

  • Non Court offences and pending prosecution to be listed

  • Write Tús in the applied for position in Declaration

  • Sign and date the section Declaration of Applicant

  • Print name in block capitals underneath signature.

  • Place GV form in envelope – bring to your next appointment


Galway City

Court appearance
Court Appearance


Galway City

Incorrect example
Incorrect Example

Reason for failure: Two unaccounted years (gap in years) – 1990 to 1992

You must have no ‘gap’ in years from time of birth to the present


Galway City

Correct example
Correct Example

  • Places of residence clearly identified

  • No Gap in years

Local employment service network

Local Employment Service Network

Galway City Partnership

Our offices
Our Offices

Ballybane - Ballybane Community Resource Centre

Bohermore – 122 Bohermore, Galway

City Centre – Galway Peoples’ Resource Centre, St Clare’s Walk, Merchants Road, Galway

Westside – Westside Resource Centre, Seamus Quirke Road, Westside, Galway

Our aim
Our Aim

The aim of the service is to provide a free, confidential, information, guidance and support service to long term unemployed people who wish to return to work, education or training

Information officer
Information Officer

Introduction to the Service

CV Preparation and Interview Skills

Welfare to Work Schemes and Initiatives

Education/ Training opportunities

Job Vacancies

Referral Services


Help the Job-seeker with Career Planning

Explore and discuss options that would suit their personal circumstances

Identify appropriate Training / Educational opportunities that would help them to obtain work

Help with CV preparation and Interview Skills

Referral service

What should i do now
What should I do now?

  • Register with us today

  • Fill in the CV template or attach your CV to it

  • Give it back to Tús Team Leader at your next meeting

  • Make an appointment to see us when you are ready

Next steps
Next Steps


Galway City

  • Allocation of appointment times to return to GCP

  • Profile creation and preferred job type assessment

  • Community work placements will be offered subject to the matching of your skills, abilities and interests with community group needs

  • Your further engagement with GCP will be encouraged as will be the exploration of supports offered by other education and training providers


  • The Tús Team would like to thank each of you for coming along to our information day today.

  • We look forward to working with you…

  • Members of the Tús Team would be delighted to answer any questions you may have…


Galway City



Tús Contact Details (office hours)

Tony Buckley: [email protected]

Or mobile: 086-7707457

Sean Lynch: [email protected]

Or mobile: 086-7707430

John Mc Cullough: [email protected]

Or mobile: 086-8537434

Pamela Rahilly: [email protected]

Or mobile: 087-9939328

Charlie Currie: [email protected]

GCP Telephone: (091) 773466


Galway City