Tús is a national activation initiative for those who are unemployed and on the Live Register. The aim is to provide short-term quality and suitable working opportunities for people in community and voluntary organisations.
Tús provides opportunities to improve a person’s work readiness and ability to enter the workforce by enhancing motivation and confidence, offering opportunities to experience different work environments and providing employment related experience.
Community and Voluntary Organisations can develop and deliver services locally and benefit from the skills and experience of the Tús participants.
The Department of Social Protection (DSP) is responsible for the operation of Tús. It is managed at a local level by Local Development Companies. In Limerick city, it is managed by PAUL Partnership.
Participants work 19 ½ hours a week and the placement lasts 12 months. Placements are in community and voluntary organisations that provide a wide range of beneficial services to the community, including:
The above is by no means an exhaustive list but is designed to illustrate types of work opportunities which might be available.
While the majority of people referred for Tús are selected on a random basis by the Department, places can be filled by self-referral by using the self-referral form.
Completed forms should be returned to: Intreo, Department of Social Protection, Floor 2, Riverstone House, 24 – 27 Henry Street, Limerick.
For general queries, contact: Vita Rutkovska, PAUL Partnership, Unit 25, Tait Business Centre, Dominic St., Limerick. Tel: (0)61 419 388. Email: email@example.com
To be eligible to participate, organisations must be community, voluntary and not-for-profit in nature. Organisations applying for Tús participants must demonstrate their need for such support along with the ability to monitor the participants.
Initially, organisations may indicate area of work they would like to consider should participants with appropriate qualifications/experience become available. In this case you are required to complete the application by indicating a broad outline of the work to be considered and a job profile. Should you be considered for allocation of participants you will then be required to submit a more detailed work plan and job description for the specific role.
Organisations approved for inclusion in the Tús programme to which participants will be allocated will be required to sign a Service Level Agreement with PAUL Partnership.
Interested organisations are invited to fill out the Expression of Interest Form.
Completed forms should be returned to: Leona Collins, PAUL Partnership, Unit 25, Tait Business Centre, Dominic St., Limerick. Tel: (0)61 419 388 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org