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SECAD Noticeboard Week 2 October 2012

SECAD Noticeboard Week 2 October 2012

Sports Development Training Opportunities for Local Clubs and Communities

 Participants are being sought for a part-time (2 mornings a week), six week course which will run in Garryduff Sports Centre, Rochestown will begin on Thursday October 18th.

The purpose of the course is to introduce participants to the basics of developing sports and physical activity programmes and clubs within the community for different ages and levels of ability.

The course is targeted particularly at people who are unemployed or who have been out of work for some time and it will give them the skills necessary to get involved in sports development in their communities.

The course would be very beneficial for anyone who is already involved in a club or team, as it offers the skills, knowledge and qualification opportunities to benefit those in a coaching/mentoring role.

The course will take place every Tuesday and Thursday morning between 10am and 1pm.  The syllabus consists of modules including, Activity Leadership, Games For All, Code of Ethics in Children’s Sport, Adult Guidance Services, FAI, GAA and Basketball Coaching Modules and practical skills for group and event management and organisation.  Participants will also be given the opportunity to organise and co-facilitate a group activity session or event for their local community.Claire Hurley, Sports Development Officer with the Cork Sports Partnership said that, “this is the perfect opportunity for people who have an interest in sport and or coaching to gain extra knowledge, qualifications and experience in the area. If you are out of work, and looking to up skill in the area of sport and or physical activity, then this is the ideal opportunity to do so”.

For further information about the course and what’s involved please contact the Cork Sports Partnership on 021 4665081 or log on to www.corksports.ie and download an application form, alternatively you can email Claire Hurley churley@corksports.ie . The cost of the course is €25 and it will not affect any benefits or entitlements you may be on. The course is available to people 18 and over.


‘Care & Repair’ Official Launch

 South & East Cork Area Development (SECAD) and Age Action Ireland Officially Launch the Midleton Care & Repair Service

The official launch of the Midleton Care & Repair Service will be held at the offices of SECAD at the Midleton Enterprise Centre, Owenacurra Business Park, Knockgriffin, Midleton on Friday the 19th of October at 11.30am.

David Stanton TD will officially launch this fantastic service helping over 65’s and people with disabilities in the Midleton Area.

The ‘Care & Repair Programme’ is been supported by a dedicated Garda vetted team from within SECAD and incorporating Garda vetted workers from the Tús Initiative.

The Midleton Care and Repair service has a dedicated phone line 021-4621190 where all calls will be logged and then the dedicated Care & Repair team will call to assess the job.

The service is available to the over 65’s or any person with a physical disability.


Users of the service are asked to pay for materials and a small donation if they can afford to.

CEO of SECAD Mr Ryan Howard said “This will be a really important day for SECAD. In launching the ‘Midleton Care & Repair Service’ we will be providing essential supports into our Community in partnership with ‘Age Action Ireland’. A Key element of these services is the fact that we can deliver these services through our SECAD Tús programme”.

John O’Mahony from Age Action Ireland will also speak at the launch.


‘Care & Repair, enabling people to live independently in the Community in increased comfort and safety’

Media Contact for SECAD: Derek Kiely South & East Cork Area Development

Tel: 021-4613432: Mob: 089-4191901: Email:  dkiely@secad.ie


SECAD’s Rural Transport Programme


The SECAD Rural Transport Programme started in 2008 and continues to provide transport services to address unmet transport needs in South and East Cork area. SECAD are one of 35 groups delivering the programme in Ireland. The Rural Transport Programme is funded by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and managed by Pobal nationally.

SECAD are now piloting two new services in response to local demand. These new services operate between Clonmult  – Mogeely – Midleton each Saturday morning and Dungourney – Mogeely – Midleton – Carrigtwohill – Cork each Thursday evening

The services are open to everyone.  Locals, young people, older people, visitors…anyone who would like to get out and about but does not have the transport to do it. Booking on all of the services is essential.  If you have not used the services before you need to register with us by completing a Passenger Registration Form.  This can be got by calling the office and a form will be posted out to you.


 Online Job Vacancy Sites for Jobseekers from the SECAD website www.secad.ie

In this section you will find a list of job vacancy websites all of which are advertising current job vacancies in Cork and around the country.


Activelink is a very useful site for job seekers, particularly those who wish to work in the community and voluntary sector. New jobs are advertised every week in different parts of the country. There is also information on tenders, volunteering, events, fundraising, training, publications and funding in the community and voluntary sector.


Best Jobs Ireland

Wide variety of jobs in Ireland and some jobs worldwide.


Career Jet

This is a very comprehensive search engine which collates other job sites into one place. You can search for jobs in Ireland and worldwide by industry.



C103 keep a daily record of available positions throughout County Cork.



Daft, whom we normally associate with property, also have a comprehensive job search site>



This is an online recruitment agency. They have a wide variety of jobs advertised.


Jobs Market

This on-line recruitment agency linked to CPL Recruitment and is another source for jobs where you can post your CV. They use a social networking format for developing relationships and networking as part of the recruitment process.



This recruitment site is linked to the Irish Independent group of newspapers. Contains newspaper articles and supports for job-hunting. Also has audio and video tips and advice.


Recruit Ireland.com

This site has a wide range of jobs in different parts of the country.


Recruitment agencies Ireland.ie

This site has a list of recruitment agencies operating in Ireland.

It is always worth placing your CV’s with recruitment agencies as many employers now use agencies to assist with the recruitment.



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