RSS Recruitment


The Rural Social Scheme (RSS) is a community-based employment scheme designed to provide an income support to low-income farmers.

The scheme matches the skillset of participants with the needs of community voluntary groups. 

To qualify you need to be:

  • Actively farming one hectare of land.
  • Have an active herd or flock number.
  • Making a basic single farm payment application.
  • Be in receipt of a qualifying means tested Social Welfare payment such as Farm Assist, Jobseekers Allowance or Disability Allowance.
  • A Spouse/Partner, Daughter/Son, or Brother/Sister of an active farmer, who has a qualifying Social Welfare payment, may qualify for the scheme.


For more information 

Contact :

Niamh Murphy – RSS Co Ordinator

Phone : 0860418554

Email :