Literacy Quality Specialists

We are recruiting a panel of Literacy Quality Specialists to support the high quality delivery of our after school literacy programmes; Doodle Den, Doodle Families and the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.  This panel is being established to enable CDI to draw on a range of professionals with relevant experience and expertise, across a number of locations in Ireland.

For further details about the role please click here.

Please e-mail your CV and completed Application Form, available here, to Tara Scott at

The deadline for applications is 5pm on  Monday the 27th August 2018.

Programme Support Intern

We are seeking a talented graduate who is interested in gaining experience in the non-profit sector.  For further details please click here.

Tender: Evaluation of our Doodle Families Programme

CDI invites submissions for an independent outcomes evaluation of a family literacy programme aimed at offering children and parents a space to engage with literacy in a fun way. Doodle Families is targeted at early literacy intervention that provides literacy support for children in First Class who would benefit from support with their literacy development.

For further details please click here.

Applicants should provide the following information to the address below by 5pm, Monday 27th August 2018:-

  • Comprehensive CV, of the Principal Evaluator(s) which includes reference to the criteria named above;
  • Proposed methodology;
  • Total Costs (including daily rates) and detail of any other costs / expenses;
  • Anticipated number of days to complete the work;
  • Two recent professional referees; and
  • Proposed timelines.

Applicants will be notified if they have been shortlisted by Friday 31st August 2018 and interviews will take place on Friday 7th September 2018.

Tender: Research on Homelessness Experiences and Responses in South Dublin

CDI in partnership with The South Dublin Children and Young People’s Services Committee (CYPSC) seek to commission a researcher to explore the needs and priorities of children, young people and parents who are experiencing homelessness, and to develop appropriate responses. For further details please click here.

Tender: Consultation and Service Design for Pre-Release Supports for Prisoners and their Families

CDI, in partnership with IPS and Tusla, aims to embed a child and family-focused approach to pre-release and resettlement by developing interagency capacity and a specific protocol for a sustainable interagency response.  For further details please click here.

Tender: Research Youth Mental Health in Tallaght

This invitation to tender is to undertake research on unmet youth mental health needs in Tallaght.  For further details please click here.