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Invitation To Tender

The Open Doors Initiative are delighted to invite application of tender from external consultants to undertake the development and creation of an information guide for employers who are seeking to support and find information on inclusive recruitment and retention of candidates who have experience of the criminal justice system.
 
The tender process will close on Friday the 8th of December at 5pm
 
This guide will aim to dispel any myths in this area and grow employer’s confidence when it comes to recruiting from this talent pool. Some of the key topics to be explored as part of this would be garda vetting, internal policy guidance, case studies, accessing regulatory and legal requirements as well as the principles of disclosure, understanding criminal justice processes and international standards. 
 
The toolkit will utilise “Working with a Conviction” research, which is being carried out by Maynooth University and in partnership with IPRT and IHREC. As well as a review of relevant national and international standards and best practice in this area. 
 
The successful tender will be expected to produce a well-structured toolkit which offers practical advice and recommendations to employers by April 2024, with a view to launch in May 2024. The toolkit should be a minimum of 25 pages.
 
For more information, including requirements and context, please download our full invitation to tender here.
 
We are grateful to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission for supporting this vital piece of work as part of the Human Rights and Equality Grants Scheme 2023-2024.

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