The EDI Centre is currently seeking a dynamic individual to fill the role of Catering Assistant on our Community Employment Programme.

Duties and Responsibilities:

As a Catering Assistant on our Community Employment Programme, your role will encompass various responsibilities, including but not limited to:

  • Preparing and cooking food for breakfast and lunch
  • Methodically serving food and managing customer orders
  • Conducting temperature control checks to ensure food safety
  • Assisting with baking breads, cakes, and other items
  • Collaborating on the development of daily and weekly menus
  • Operating a cash register to process payments
  • Participating in routine cleaning of kitchen & equipment
  • Ensuring strict adherence to health, safety, and hygiene
  • Monitoring and managing stock control
  • Active participation in all required training sessions

The Community Employment Programme (CE Scheme) is designed to provide valuable opportunities for individuals who have been long-term unemployed. It offers part-time and temporary placements within local communities to help participants re-enter the workforce.

Participants on CE have the flexibility to take up other part-time work during their placement.

To Apply

To apply for the Catering Assistant position, please submit your CV to either Nicola Mullervy or Marie McGurran at the following email addresses:

  • Nicola:
  • Marie:

For inquiries or further information, you can contact Nicola and Marie by phone at 043-3347515.

You can also send your CV by post to: CE Assistant Coordinator EDI Centre 11A2 Mastertech Business Park Athlone Road Longford N39 Y0F4.

If you’re in the area, you can drop off your CV in person at our reception area. Please make sure to mark your CV for the attention of the CE Assistant Coordinator.

More information:

The Community Employment Programme (also known as a “CE Scheme”) is designed to help people who are long-term unemployed get back to work by offering part-time and temporary placements in jobs based within local communities.

Participants on a CE Scheme can take up other part-time work during their placement and this will not affect their CE payment.

Benefits of participating on Community Employment
  • Access to, and financial support for, education & training
  • PRSI ‘A’ contribution paid (paid employment)
  • Progress to sustainable full-time employment / self-employment
  • Those on reduced DSP payments receive wages based on the full DSP rate while on CE
  • You may be eligible for the Community Employment Childcare (CEC) Programme
  • Medical Card retained while on CE
  • You will keep your entitlement to the extra benefits you were getting immediately before going onto CE, provided you continue to satisfy the conditions for these benefits
  • Financial support for education & training
  • You may be eligible for the National Childcare Scheme (NCS)

You can read more about Community Employment here

And a video by Intreo on Community Employment can be viewed here

You can view more of our Community Employment vacancies using the following links:

Community Employment vacancies ran by the EDI Centre in outside community venues include: