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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

Freelance magazine editor/copywriter/content developer

We are looking to work with a journalist/communicator/editor/digital content creator (or an agency/team/collective of people providing those services) who can develop and hold the editorial policy of a community magazine and digital platform, upskill community contributors/journalists and work with young people on our programmes to coordinate the creation of content in a range of forms.

The specific responsibilities will include:

  • Acting as Editor in Chief of media platforms (a quarterly magazine and a website), working with content provided by local people/partners/organisations/young people/community journalists to ensure consistency and quality of content across all forms
  • Working with a graphic designer to develop the format and final layout of digital and in-print media products
  • Working with the RIO team, community contributors, and local partners to dig up/uncover stories, perspectives, history, culture that are of interest and representative

RIO is seeking a provider for this work via an open tender process. The full Invitation to Tender can be found here: LAMB Invitation to tender final

The deadline for submitting proposals is Midday on Monday, 23 October 2017.

Junior Baker

Working as part of a small team, the Junior Baker will be responsible for producing and delivering artisan bread and baked products from our award-winning retail and wholesale bakery within the historic location of Devonport Guildhall, as well as assisting in the production of our onsite catering offer to both corporate clients and visitors.

For more information, download the full job description below. To apply, send a CV and a completed equal opportunities form to

Job DescriptionJunior Baker Job Description

Salary: From £16,000 p.a.
: Column Bakehouse, Devonport Guildhall
Hours: 45 per week

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