The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) 2015-2017 is funded by the Irish Government and co-funded by the European Social Fund and includes a special allocation under the Youth Employment Initiative.

Galway City Partnership

Healthy Galway City, Galway City Partnership Initiative are recruiting:

On behalf of the Galway City Local Community Development Committee and Healthy Galway City, Galway City Partnership is seeking a number of people for roles in the Healthy Galway City initiative:

  • Healthy Galway City Co-ordinator – full-time
  • Towards a Tobacco Free Galway City Project Worker – part-time
  • Healthy Galway City Strategic Plan – consultant to undertake a needs analysis and develop a strategic plan

 

Background

Healthy Ireland, A Framework for Improved Health and Wellbeing 2013-2025 is the national framework for action to improve the health and wellbeing of Ireland over the coming generation.

Healthy Ireland has created a fund that was open to Local Community Development Committees. The primary aim of the fund is to support innovative, cross-sectoral, evidence-based projects and initiatives that support the implementation of key national policies in areas such as obesity, smoking, alcohol, physical activity and sexual health.

The Local Community Development Committee and Galway City Community Network, the Public Participation Network in Galway City, facilitated the development of a strategic approach to the Healthy Ireland application. The LCDC was successful in its application to the Healthy Ireland Fund. Healthy Galway City is based on the concept promoted by Healthy Ireland that aims to promote a comprehensive and whole system approach to planning for health and wellbeing. Healthy Galway City now wishes to recruit suitably qualified people for roles in the project.

1.       Healthy Galway City Co-ordinator

Healthy Galway City is looking for an energetic, dynamic person with knowledge in the area of health and wellbeing to co-ordinate its Healthy Galway City project until March 2018. The person will have a community work qualification and will have worked at a management/co-ordination level for at least three years.

Person Specification

The Healthy Galway City Co-ordinator will have a third level qualification in community work/community development or equivalent (relevance to be demonstrated) and at least 3 years’ experience working in a leadership role in the community, local development or health promotion sectors.

Duration

The initial contract will be until March 2018. Subject to funding and agreement, the contract may be extended.

The Employer

Galway City Partnership will host project and will be the employer of the Healthy Galway City Co-ordinator.

The job description and person specification is available here:  Healthy Galway City Co-ordinator Job Description

Please forward an application highlighting your qualifications, skills and experience that are relevant to the post as outlined by Friday December 15th at 12noon to Declan Brassil, CEO, Galway City Partnership. Short-listing will apply and interviews will take place on Tuesday December 19th .

Please use the subject line Healthy Galway City Co-ordinator in all correspondence.

2.       Towards a Tobacco Free Galway City – Project Worker

Healthy Galway City is looking for an energetic, dynamic person with knowledge in the area of health and wellbeing to implement the Towards a Tobacco Free Galway initiative until March 2018. The person will have a community work qualification at least three years’ experience of working in community work.

Person Specification

The Towards a Tobacco Free Galway City Project Worker will have a third level qualification in community work/community development or equivalent (relevance to be demonstrated) and at least 3 years’ experience working the community, local development or health promotion sectors. The Project Worker will report to the Galway Healthy City Co-ordinator.

Duration

This part-time contract will be until March 2018.

The Employer

Galway City Partnership will host project and will be the employer of the Towards a Tobacco Free Galway City Project Worker.

The job description and person specification is available here:  Tobacco Free Galway City Resource Worker Job Description

Please forward an application highlighting your qualifications, skills and experience that are relevant to the post as outlined by Friday December 15th at 12noon to Declan Brassil, CEO, Galway City Partnership. Short-listing will apply and interviews will take place on Tuesday December 19th .

Please use the subject line Towards a Tobacco Free Galway City Project Worker in all correspondence.

3.          Healthy Galway City Strategic Plan – Invitation to Tender

On behalf of Healthy Galway City, Galway City Partnership is seeking to engage a suitably qualified consultant to undertake a needs analysis and develop a strategic plan for Galway Healthy City. The process will build on the initial Healthy Galway City strategy to develop a longer-term strategy to ensure Galway is a city where everyone can enjoy physical and mental health and wellbeing to their full potential.

The process of developing the strategy will be based on a cross-sectoral, interagency, partnership approach that will encourage organisations and agencies to work in partnership to address health inequalities in Galway City. The process will be collaborative and will include a significant, robust consultation process to identify local priority needs and develop strategies to address them under the framework of Healthy Ireland and its sub-strategies. The successful applicant will be required to demonstrate a range of methodologies and consultation processes that will deliver on this objective.

The tender brief is available here:  Healthy Galway City Tender Brief

Closing Date for tenders

The deadline for the receipt of tender proposals is Friday December 15th at 12noon.Please use the subject line Healthy Galway City Needs Analysis & Strategic Plan in all correspondence.


Let’s Get Galway Growing

Let’s Get Galway Growing came runners up in 2017 IPB Pride of Place awards in Letterkenny last Saturday 02 December


Westside Christmas Market 2017


It is now unlawful to trial people without paying them:

It is now unlawful to trial people without paying them:
A recent Adjudication found this practice of trialling persons and only paying them if they are deemed suitable to be unlawful
As noted by the Adjudication Officer, all Employees are entitled to be paid for work they have completed.
Ref: Adjudication Reference: ADJ-00008970
Employee Awarded €166.50 for unpaid wages under the Payment of Wages Act.
Please see link below for full story:
http://www.employerresources.ie/er-news-nov-17-2.html?mc_cid=47166ae6fa&mc_eid=1df7de8786


World Community Development Conference 2018

A World Community Development Conference will be hosted at Maynooth University from June 24th to 27th 2018.

This conference will provide a unique opportunity for practitioners, participants, academics, policy makers, funders and other stakeholders to share perspectives on current contexts and challenges for community work.  The conference will encompass cutting edge inputs, papers, creative installations and poster presentations on rights-based community development, addressing and engaging locally, nationally and internationally with key current issues.  For full details click on the link below:

www.wcdc2018.ie.


Free Courses in Ballybane


Free Courses in Westside


Westside Community Garden Open Day


Start Your Own Business candidates-Mayor Visit


BRIDGE Building a Receptive, Integrated and Diverse Galway of Equals

The BRIDGE project seeks to promote the effective delivery of reception and integration supports (including advocacy and capacity building interventions) to asylum seekers and third country nationals living in Galway City and County.

The project is coordinated by Galway City Partnership and funded under the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) and supported by the Department of Justice and Equality and funding partners; Galway City Council, Galway Rural Development, HSE, Youth Work Ireland, Galway and the Sports Partnership.
It is envisaged that this work will be carried out in partnership with existing stakeholders including Croi Na Gaillmhe SVP, Galway Roscommon Education and Training Board, Ard Family Resource Centre, Galway Integration Consortium Threshold and Direct Provision Centre representatives.

Project Aims are to;
• Develop and maximize the capacity and potential of those in the asylum process, refugees and third country nationals to engage with mainstream organisations and communities through the provision of information resources, skills and confidence, and
• Deliver a capacity building programme to improve referral systems, information provision and supports within/between mainstream organisations to assist them to meet the needs of the target groups.

Project Outcomes include;
• Increased information supports, resources, personal development and coping skills for those in the asylum process.
• Enhanced capacity and empowerment to access information and advocacy, cultural orientation, language/IT skills, education/ training and employment for refugees and third country nationals.
• Enhanced capacity and empowerment to access social, recreational, community supports and intercultural dialogue for refugees, third country nationals (TCNs) and those in the asylum process
• Improved collaboration, skills and capacities of public sector organisations and mainstreaming of good practices to address the needs of respective target groups.

In accordance with AMIF guidelines the project has 3 overreaching areas of work;

Reception/Asylum Supports
Outreach support to residents of direct provision centres: Providing information, advocacy/self-advocacy training and support, language training through IT skills, health/wellbeing and psychological care.
Integration Actions introducing TCNs to Irish society:
Language skills and multi-media orientation programme.

Actions focused on vulnerable and socially-excluded persons:
Community outreach/advocacy support centres will address this need through information, advocacy support centres and community based capacity building programmes.
Actions that promote mutual understanding between the host community and TCNs:
Pilot intercultural support programme with and between migrants and the majority population.

Capacity Building
Actions strengthening the capacity of public and civil society in providing services in a culturally-appropriate manner:
Delivery of intercultural and diversity training programme to frontline staff in public sector agencies and facilitate the roll out of the HSE Intercultural Awareness in Health and Social Care Programme.

The project has 4 part-time staff.

STAFF
Suzanne McKane Project Co-ordinator: Mondays Westside Resource Centre 086 043 3376 [email protected]
Katya Okonkwo Information & Advocacy Officer Mondays GCP 086 602 0580 [email protected]
Sabrina Commins Integration Support Worker Mondays Tuesdays Thursdays Various locations City East
City West County 087 930 3468 [email protected]
Obert Makaza Direct Provision Support Worker Mondays Thursdays Fridays GCP, 086 0470120 [email protected]


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