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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 info@realideas.org or call us on 08458 621288 to see when we’re next recruiting.

Current opportunities to work with us

Invitation to Tender – Market Hall Enabling Works

Tenders are invited to carry out construction enabling works in advance of the main construction contract on The Market Hall, Devonport. Works package includes:

  1. Specialist stonework repairs to external north elevation of existing Market Hall
  2. Specialist stonework repairs & opening up of archways to historic wall section
  3. Removal of lead paint to internal metalwork
  4. Removal of internal wall paint
  5. Strip out of obsolete electrics
  6. Removal of internal concrete steps

Work must be completed in 8 weeks commencing Sept 2018.

Please email Lenna.Bithell@realideas.org for the Tender Pack

Applications open on Friday 17th August.
The closing deadline for applications is 5.00pm on Sunday 2nd September.

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Talent Match Cornwall Service Commission Brief: Mid Cornwall ‘Breakfast Club’

Weekly ‘Breakfast Clubs’ are delivered in St Austell as part of the Talent Match Cornwall programme which supports long-term unemployed 18-24-year olds into work. Breakfast Clubs play a vital role because they are one of the very few places where young people who may feel marginalized can come together and find a ‘young positive’ community that supports them to develop their confidence, networks, capacity and willingness to connect with development opportunities that enable them to move towards employment, volunteering and training. They run for approximately 2 hours once per week from RIO St Austell base at present.

There is demand from members for Breakfast Club to continue beyond the end of Talent Match in December 2018. This commission is an invitation for an organisation to work alongside Talent Match Members and RIO staff working on Talent Match to hold and develop breakfast club delivery, achieve key outputs and, explore the sustainability of breakfast club provision  beyond the end of Talent Match.

Breakfast Club – Service Commisioning Brief

Tender Response Form

Timescales:
Tender submitted by 5pm 17th September 2018
Award of tender 27th September 2018
Delivery October 2018 – October 2019

Tender value:
Maximum £10,000 inclusive of VAT.

To Submit a Tender response please use the relevant form and return via email with supporting documents to Louise.Gallie@realideas.org

Please direct any queries regarding this opportunity to Kate.Reed@realideas.org via email.

Talent Match Cornwall Service Commission Brief: ‘Jobhack’

Jobhack is a set of intensive workshops that will support members to get into employment via intensive job searches/application activities. These activities will be carried out in a group and numbers of applications, job searches, employer contacts and enquiries will be listed and attendees can also get support with other employability skills that will allow them to search, apply and gain employment such as CV and interview skills.

The atmosphere of the session needs to be alive and collaborative with regular updates and applications and attendees can be searching a range of different job sites, Facebook pages together, making phone calls in order to find leads to job applications. These will be then written down and be added to a pop-up jobs board created by the group.

This commission will involve delivery of the Jobhack Employment Programme, consisting of 4 intensive job search/application workshops supporting Talent Match East members into employment. The hook with these workshops is the intensity and competitive element of the workshops.

Service Commissioning Brief – Jobhack

Tender Response Form

Timescales:
Tender submitted by 17th September 2018
Award of tender 27th September 2018
Delivery September- December 2018 

Tender value:
Maximum £8,000 inclusive of VAT

To Submit a Tender response please use the relevant form and return via email with supporting documents to Louise.Gallie@realideas.org

Please direct any queries regarding this opportunity to Kate.Reed@realideas.org via email.