The Job Club provides practical training and advice in job seeking skills to unemployed people in various locations throughout central Donegal.

DLDC’s Job Club Leaders will advise you on local employment opportunities and assist you with completing job application forms, as well help familiarise you with the current recruitment methods used by employers and assist you to enhance your communication and confidence skills, along with supporting you to set realistic and achievable progression paths.

Under the guidance of the Job Club Leaders, you can benefit from training and support in developing your job seeking skills, as well as sharing your experiences with others, and availing of resources available to help you grow in confidence and find the job that suits you best.

  • Curriculum Vitae Preparation
  • Letter Writing
  • Interview Preparation and Techniques
  • Targeting and Sourcing Jobs (local, regional and national newspapers)
  • Basic Computer Skills and Use of the Internet
  • Develop Effective Communication Skills and Progression Paths
  • Talks from Support Agencies
  • Access to Computers, Typing, E-mail and Photocopying Facilities
  • Use of Telephone, Envelopes, Paper, Stamps and Stationery
  • Identify Your Individual Skills and Strengths
  • Confidence and Assertiveness Building
  • Job Search Techniques
  • Career Planning
  • Explore Training Opportunities

If you are interested in taking part in the Job Club, you must be in receipt of a Department of Social Protection payment – you will also need to contact your nearest Department of Social Protection office to be referred to the service.

The Job Club is free and confidential running over a four week period Monday to Friday 10.30am – 1.30pm. One to One support is also available by appointment.
Duration: Four weeks (10.30am – 1.30 daily)

2020 Location & Dates of Job Club Programme  

Location: Donegal Education Centre

Wed 15th - Fri 31st January

Wed 22nd July - Fri 7th August

Location: Donegal Volunteer Centre

Wed 5th - Fri 28th Feb

Wed 19th Aug - Fri 4th Sept

Wed 4th - Fri 20th Nov

Location: Finn Valley Family Resource Centre

Wed 11th - Fri 27th March

Wed 30th Sept - Fri 16th Oct

Location: Family Resource Centre

Wed 1st - Fri 24th April (Closed 10th - 17th April)

Location: Tirhugh Resource Centre

Wed 6th - Fri 22nd May

Wed 2nd - Tue 15th Dec

Location: Community Centre

Wed 27th May - Fri 12th June

Location: Family Resource Centre

Wed 24th June - Fri 10th July

Location: Niall Mor Com & Enterprise Centre

Wed 9th - Fri 25th Sept

An allowance of €20 per week is given for out of pocket expenses

Social Welfare Payments will NOT be affected.

Job Club Office: Tirhugh Resource Centre, The Mall, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal, F94 CY27.


 One to One Support Clinics are offered to those who need less intervention i.e. this service is designed for those that are closer to the labour market. The customer requires; Curriculum Vitae to be reviewed or amended by a Job Club Leader, guidance and support for attending job interviews – competency based interviews, advice on key employment skills, letters of application or job search online.

To access support at a One to One Clinic please contact your nearest Intreo office and speak to a Case Officer to be referred or telephone the Job Club on 07198 58959 for more information. A member of the Job Club team will discuss your needs and arrange a suitable date and time to meet with you. This service also operates on an outreach basis.

Eleanor Rooney
Job Club Leader

Lareina Toland
Job Club Administrator / Ass. Job Club Leader