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Why work at the Childhood Development Initiative?

At the Childhood Development Initiative, we believe in creating an inspiring and inclusive work environment that fosters growth, collaboration, and innovation. We’re always on the lookout for talented individuals who share our passion for improving outcomes for children, families, and communities.

How many people work at CDI?

We are a small organisation with a big vision.  We have approximately 26 staff, some of whom are office based at our offices in Fettercairn, Tallaght. Other team members work in the community.

Benefits of working at the Childhood Development Initiative

At CDI, our people are our most valuable asset. Join our dynamic team to have your skills recognised, your ideas valued, and your potential nurtured, achieving great things together!

We understand the significance of a fulfilling work environment, that promotes overall well-being and professional growth. We offer the following benefits:

  • Hybrid Working: Flexible working, balancing office and remote work, with employees spending 60% of their time remotely.
  • Pension Scheme: A competitive pension scheme for financial security.
  • Employee Assistance Programme: Support for holistic well-being, offering confidential counselling services, advice, and resources during challenging times.
  • Continued Professional Development: We’re dedicated to continuous learning and professional growth, investing in our employees’ development through CPD programmes.

To learn more about the values of the Childhood Development Initiative, visit our mission and vision pages

What is the culture like at the Childhood Development Initiative?

At the Childhood Development Initiative (CDI), our culture is friendly and vibrant, promoting collaboration, innovation, and continuous learning. Joining our team means being part of a passionate community that values personal growth, teamwork, and making a difference in the world. Prospective employees will find a fun, caring, and inclusive work environment.

As a Restorative organisation, all our team members are trained in Restorative Practices, committed to working with those values in mind.

By joining CDI, you become an integral part of a team dedicated to creating a positive global impact through innovative solutions. We prioritise a culture of excellence, offering growth opportunities, a collaborative environment, impactful work, and a commitment to work-life balance with flexible arrangements and well-being initiatives.

What kind of projects and interventions does CDI work on?

As we are a small organisation, we get to work on and influence lots of interesting projects. To get an idea of all of the different projects and programmes, visit our programmes pages.

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