What is the Cross Border Partnership for Employment Services?

The CBPES was established to help make things easier for those who wish to commute daily or weekly across the border in order to work. It does this by attempting to overcome at least some of the obstacles which people face.

In particular it provides pathways to the information required by people moving across the border, for example, jobseekers that need information on employment and training opportunities on both sides of the border, on taxation and the social security systems.

The Partnership also aims to assist employers by providing them with access to a larger pool of labour i.e. jobseekers living on both sides of the border. Advice is available to employers on a range of cross-border recruitment issues.

What Region is covered by the Partnership?
The Partnership covers all of Northern Ireland and the border counties of Ireland (, Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Louth, Monaghan and Sligo).

Our Annual CBPES Events
  • Cross Border Tax Breakfast 18th May 2023 – 8.30am – 10.00am (for employers and employees)
  • Cross Border Employers Incentives Lunch 14th September 2023 – 12.30pm – 2.00pm

For more information on the Cross Border Partnership for Employment Services visit: Cross Border Partnership Employment Services (cbpes.com)

CBPES Partners

  • Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

    Business and government have a defining choice to make. If we want the UK to be the most dynamic, competitive and future-focused economy globally, now is the time to act. To seize the moment.

    The CBI has an ambitious vision for this economy. A healthier, more diverse, greener and innovation-rich economy. One we can all thrive in.

    For further information visit https://www.cbi.org.uk/

  • Department for Communities, Northern Ireland (DFC)

    – Employer Engagement Services
    – Employability and Support Programmes

    For further information contact DFCemployerservices@communities-ni.gov.uk or call 02890376183

  • Department of Social Protection, Ireland

    – Intreo Service – One Stop Shop for Jobseekers and Employers
    – Recruitment supports
    – Financial supports
    – Accessibility supports
    – Useful contacts and links

    For information on all schemes and services visit www.gov.ie/dsp

  • Irish Business and Employers Confederation

    Ibec purpose is to help build a better, sustainable future by influencing, supporting and delivering for business success.

    Ibec provides a wide range of professional services and management training to members on all aspects of human resource management, occupational health and safety, employee relations and employment law.

    For further information visit https://www.ibec.ie/

  • Irish Congress of Trade Unions

    Congress seeks to achieve a just society – one which recognises the rights of all workers and citizens to enjoy the prosperity and fulfilment which leads to a good quality of life.

    Congress Mission
    Strive to achieve economic development, social cohesion and justice by upholding the values of solidarity, fairness and equality.

    For further information visit https://ictu.ie/ of contact contact@ictu.ie

  • Unite the Union

    Unite is dedicated to serving the best interests of its members, protecting workers rights and equality and diversity in the workplace by negotiating with employers and government.

    For further information visit https://www.unitetheunion.org/

CBPES Advisors

Provide an Information, Advice and Placement Service for jobseekers and employers interested in cross-border working or recruitment; To identify obstacles to cross-border labour mobility; To act as a resource for staff within their own organisations on cross-border labour mobility issues; To market the Cross-Border Partnership Employment Services within their organisations and in their network.

All Advisors

Anna Doherty

Londonderry Chamber of Commerce
16 Bishop Street
BT48 6PW

Email: anna@londonderrychamber.co.uk
Call: 0044 (0)2871 262379

Aisling Cartmill

Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre
45-47 Donegall Street

Email: aisling.cartmill@burc.org
Call: 0044 (0)2890 961111

Brenda Mc Geeney

Dundalk Chamber of Commerce
Unit 4, Partnerships Court
Park Street, Dundalk
Co. Louth

Email: brenda@dundalk.ie
Call: 00 353 (0)42 9336343

Declan Martin

Department or Social Protection
Dungloe Intreo Centre
Public Service Centre
Gweedore Road Dungloe

Email: Dec.martin@welfare.ie
Call: 00353 74 9559113

James Carr

Department of Social Protection
St Alphonsus Road
Co Louth

Email: james.carr@welfare.ie
Call: 00353 87 6075417

Barbara Gibson

Department for Communities
2nd Floor Castle Court
Royal Avenue
Belfast, BT1 1DF

Email: barbara.gibson@communities-ni.gov.uk
Call: 028090909333

Londonderry Chamber