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SICAP (2015-2017)

SICAP (2015-2017)


Welcome to the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) page.

What is SICAP?

The aim of SICAP is to reduce poverty and promote social inclusion and equality through local, regional and national engagement and collaboration. Its vision is to improve the life chances and opportunities of those who are marginalised in society, living in poverty or in unemployment through community development approaches, targeted supports and interagency collaboration, where the values of equality and inclusion are promoted and human rights are respected.

Programme Implementers, with the support of Local Community Development Committees (LCDCs), will target those who are the most disadvantaged and excluded in our society. LCDCs in conjunction with the contracted Programme Implementers are required to empower communities to work collaboratively with relevant stakeholders using a broad range of supports and interventions facilitated via the new programme funds.

The Programme has three goals:

1. To support and resource disadvantaged communities and marginalised target groups to engage with relevant local and national stakeholders in identifying and addressing social exclusion and equality issues;

2. To support individuals and marginalised target groups experiencing educational disadvantage so they can participate fully, engage with and progress through life-long learning opportunities through the use of community development approaches;

3. To engage with marginalised target groups/individuals and residents of disadvantaged communities who are unemployed but who do not fall within mainstream employment service provision, or who are referred to SICAP, to move them closer to the labour market and improve work readiness, and support them in accessing employment and self-employment and creating social enterprise opportunities.

 

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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.

 

Updated: 01/09/2015

Employment Opportunities Oct 5th 2016

Employment opportunities


5th October 2016           DSP
                           

The Department of Social Protection website carries information on available positions; full time, part time and work placement opportunities. On the 29th September they were 57 full time and part time positions, along with vacancies for employment programme such as Community Employment, Jobsbridge and TÚS advertised in Westmeath.

In the surrounding counties there were 297 fulltime, part time and employment programme vacancies advertised positions advertised.

For further information click http://www.jobsireland.ie/

If you would like help applying for positions, or assistance with a CV and application forms please contact Patricia McKenna, Employment Mediator on 044 93 48571, email tmckenna@westcd.ie   or Noel Breslin, Job Club Manager on 090 64 94555, email nbreslin@westcd.ie   or Seamus Kearns Employment Mediation in our Athlone branch email skearns@westcd.ie

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Request for Tender: To deliver Quality & Good Manufacturing Practice QQI 5 Minor Award 5N1959

Westmeath Community Development invites proposals from organisations & individuals to deliver Quality and Good Manufacturing Practice QQI 5 Minor Award 5N1959, under the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP). SICAP is a national programme which aims to promote social inclusion and equality through the delivery of local services and supports. At a national level, the Programme is administered by Pobal on behalf of the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government. In Limerick, funding for the Programme comes from the Westmeath Local Community Development Committee and Westmeath County Council.    

The tender is to deliver one course. A second course may be contracted to the successful tenderer subject to client demand, the tenderer fulfilling all the contract requirements and successful completion of the initial course.

The purpose of the course is to:

  • Equip our clients with the knowledge, skill and competence to carry out a range of manufacturing processes
  • Gain an understanding of the regulatory requirements of this sector
  • Perform tasks in line with quality standards and good manufacturing practice
  • Upon completion be more eligible and skilled in obtaining employment in this sector

The Tender proposal will detail:

  • Course Module Training Plan outlining
  • learning outcomes
  • course delivery methods
  • course assessment methods
  • evidence of QQI validation of module
  • learner evaluation and feedback methods
  • course materials and supporting documentation
  • proposed timeframe and timetable for course delivery
  • Knowledge and experience of delivering FETAC Accredited Courses
  • Knowledge and experience of Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device Sectors

The tender should include the following documentation:

  • Professional indemnity insurance
  • Tax Clearance Certificate (valid throughout duration of project)
  • Details of daily rates for people expected to be involved in the contract (costs should include travel and any subsistence costs anticipated)
  • Relevant experience and certificates of qualifications of trainers delivering the module
  • Details of any other organization to be used in this contract.

Other Relevant Information

The price quoted should be inclusive of travel and subsistence and all other course materials and associated costs and VAT. The module shall be delivered over a minimum of 6 days, full time commencing in November 2016. The successful tenderer will be required to report to a designated staff member on a weekly basis.

The tenderer will have knowledge and experience of:

  • Current Irish legislation for the manufacture and supply of drug and device products within Ireland
  • Current European Legislation for the manufacture and supply of drug and device products within the EU
  • Current US Code of Federal Regulation for the manufacture of drug and device products
  • Current ISO 14001 International Standard for Environmental Management Systems
  • Current ISO 13485 International Quality Standard for the Medical Device Sector

Award of Contract

The closing date for receipt of tenders is October 14th 2016.

A selection panel will be established to review the tenders received. 

It is anticipated that bidders will be notified of the outcome of this tender exercise during week commencing 17th October 2016.   The successful contractor will be expected to start work on or around 14th November 2016.

Westmeath Community Development shall be under no obligation to accept the lowest, or any tender, and tenderers shall submit offers on the basis of so doing at no cost to the company.

Tender value is the final value and cannot be adjusted.

Tendering individuals/organisations may be requested to attend an interview.


Tenders should be addressed to:

REF: Pharma 10/2016

Patricia McKenna,

Westmeath Community Development,

Enterprise, Technology and Innovation Centre,

Zone C - Clonmore Business Park,

Mullingar

Co Westmeath.

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Employment Opportunities Sept 29th 2016

Employment opportunities

   

29th September 2016               DSP              

The Department of Social Protection website carries information on available positions; full time, part time and work placement opportunities. On the 29th September they were 55 full time and part time positions, along with vacancies for employment programme such as Community Employment, Jobsbridge and TÚS advertised in Westmeath.

In the surrounding counties there were 405 fulltime, part time and employment programme vacancies advertised positions advertised.

For further information click http://www.jobsireland.ie/

If you would like help applying for positions, or assistance with a CV and application forms please contact Patricia McKenna, Employment Mediator on 044 93 48571, email tmckenna@westcd.ie   or Noel Breslin, Job Club Manager on 090 64 94555, email nbreslin@westcd.ie   or Seamus Kearns Employment Mediation in our Athlone branch email skearns@westcd.ie

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Employment Oppertunities Sept 21st 2016

Employment opportunities
   

21st September 2016                         DSP     

The Department of Social Protection website carries information on available positions; full time, part time and work placement opportunities. On the 21st September they were 69 full time and part time positions, along with vacancies for employment programme such as Community Employment, Jobsbridge and TÚS advertised in Westmeath.

In the surrounding counties there were 320 fulltime, part time and employment programme vacancies advertised positions advertised.

For further information click http://www.jobsireland.ie/

If you would like help applying for positions, or assistance with a CV and application forms please contact Patricia McKenna, Employment Mediator on 044 93 48571, email tmckenna@westcd.ie   or Noel Breslin, Job Club Manager on 090 64 94555, email nbreslin@westcd.ie   or Seamus Kearns Employment Mediation in our Athlone branch email skearns@westcd.ie

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