We are looking to hire a qualified Enterprise Officer to join our team in Cahersiveen. Successful candidate will be employed on a fixed term contract. Applications need to be in by October 5th. Contract will begin in November 2020.
We’re hiring for the position of “MacGillycuddy Reeks Mountain Access Forum – Development Officer” based at our office at the Old Barracks in Beaufort Village. Applications need to be in by October 2nd.
Find out more about the project here:
We need to fill a role of RSS Scheme Supervisor for the Cahersiveen area. Deadline for applying is October 2nd.
Calling all involved in farming and fishing in Kenmare, Tuosist, Kilgarvan, Lauragh, Bonane, Sneem & Caherdaniel!
If you could do with earning a supplementary income, maybe the Rural Social Scheme (RSS) could be for you. It’s for low-income farmers and fisher-people who are unable to earn an adequate living from their farm holding/fishing. Participants are engaged for 19.5 hours a week in order to increase their weekly income and provide services of benefit to their rural communities.
We run these schemes across South Kerry (in co-operation with the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection) and with many farm incomes having reduced due to Covid-19 Pandemic, the RSS could be a way of gaining some lost income.
We have places to fill in the above districts so we’re actively seeking farmers who qualify to join our Rural Social Scheme Team; you must be in receipt of Farm Assist or Job Seekers Allowance and be actively farming in excess of one hectare.
- Guaranteed and increased weekly income.
- Reduced isolation through work alongside other farmers on local projects.
- Make weekly PRSI contributions towards old age pension.
- Opportunity to use different skills due to the variety of work available – indoors and outdoors.
Contact your local supervisor: (they’ll complete the paperwork needed for you to join).
Kenmare RSS Supervisors:
John McCrohan 087 6187629 or
Donal McCarthy 087 4199572
or SKDP’s RSS Manager:
Joseph McCrohan 087 2849165
We’re looking to recruit a Rural Recreation Officer to work on the management of trails in South Kerry. Please review the requirements in the advert and pass on to anyone who may be interested.
This project is one of 23 EIP-Agri-Environmental projects in Ireland and the Project Team has summarised their innovative work here, so you can find out about changes happening in this special area.
Artist Rochelle Lucey is the next South Kerry business featured in our series of spotlights.
Find out more about what she does by clicking through to the Spotlight page.
Members of the communities in the Waterville, Ballinskelligs and Dromid areas, as well as those who visit the area regularly are invited to complete the survey via the link below which is aimed at seeking their views on the points that need to be addressed as part of the development of the sustainability plan for the Waterville Catchment Area.
“Everyone interacts with the catchment in some way though they might not even realise it, be it through simply walking on the beaches/river banks to engaging in water sports” according to IRD Waterville’s Pat Everett. “We are really hoping that local people, as well as those who visit the area and enjoy the assets of the catchment give us their views to ensure we can incorporate them into the final plan” he added. We would also like all the individual farmers, business owners, anglers, environmentalists and anyone else with an interest in the area to fill in the survey Pat said. He encouraged local people to forward the survey link to any visitors they know who come to the area so as to get as broad an input as possible.
It is planned to follow up on the online survey with a programme of public meetings to give both feedback on the survey responses as well as to seek to identify the key elements for the future. Paul O’Raw said they would like to hold public events later in the year but if not then they have plans to engage in online meetings with members of the public.
To complete the survey please click here