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In 2007 a renegade unit was formed; they escaped from regular every day jobs and set up base across the south west of England. Ten years on, wanted by Government Departments, national funding bodies, the public sector, schools and corporate clients, they survive today as innovators, pioneers and social entrepreneurs.

If you have a calling, if no other employer feels right, and if you have what we’re looking for, maybe you should join the RIO team…

As you might have guessed, at RIO we do business differently; we’re not your usual bunch of weary co-workers dutifully shuffling paperwork and clockwatching till 5pm. We’re an energetic, passionate and creative team; our hands are always getting dirty delivering real change for people and communities, and our collective fingers are in a broad range of pies – from education, regeneration and transforming public services, to supporting new business start-ups and even baking bread.

We deliver strategic contracts, we run our own projects and we use our skills and knowledge to help other folk do the same. The work is broad and varied, so you’ll never get bored!

We firmly believe in using our powers for good and addressing social problems; finding solutions that are co-designed and co-produced by the people we work with.

If this sounds like a bit of you then explore any job opportunities below (if we have any you’ll find them here) or, if we’re not advertising any vacancies right now, feel free to get in touch via email or call us on 08458 621288 to see when we’re next recruiting.

Current opportunities to work with us:

Enterprise Assistant

At RIO (Real Ideas Organisation) we are passionate about solving social problems and work with individuals, organisations and sectors to harness the power of social enterprise to deliver real and lasting social change.

We are currently looking to recruit an Enterprise Assistant to assist RIO in promoting RIO’s enterprises by helping to provide a consistent first class standard of service to all customers and visitors. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing excellent customer service across all of our enterprises, as well as supporting the Enterprise Coordinators in managing bookings and events, ensuring the smooth running of all events.

They will also work with the Enterprise Coordinators to update and promote our visitor offer, including the publicising of all events and services.

The successful post-holder will need to have strong interpersonal and customer service skills, with a commitment to customer care. They will also need excellent computer skills around MS packages and a familiarisation of social media, as well as experience in working in the hospitality or events sector.

To apply, please download a full application pack and email this to by the closing deadline of 5th May at 5pm.

Location: Plymouth

Contract: Permanent

Working pattern: 40 hours per week over 7 days

Salary: £16,000 p.a.

Closing deadline: Friday 5th May, 5pm

Interview: 10th May 2017

Download the Job Description here.



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