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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

Talent Match Coach 

We are looking to recruit a Talent Match Coach to join our team, supporting the Big Lottery funded Talent Match Programme. Talent Match seeks to support long term unemployed young people between the ages of 18-24, through removing barriers to employment and creating opportunities for them. The Real Ideas Organisation (RIO) is the lead delivery partner for the Talent Match programme in Cornwall.

This is a full-time post, and the successful candidate will play a crucial role in supporting and enabling Talent Match members on their journey into education, training or employment. Key responsibilities include working with Talent Match apprentices and other colleagues across RIO to help young people realise and demonstrate their existing skills. They will also need to work closely with the Talent Match Communications team

Key skills and attributes include working effectively as part of a team, working to tight deadlines, and experience in working with vulnerable young people.

For a full insight into the role, please download the job description. To apply, please download an application form and equal opportunities form, below, and email

If you would like any more information, call the Real Ideas Organisation on 08458 621288.

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form

Talent Match Coach Job Description

35 hours per week

Fixed term until end December 2018

From £22,000 p.a.

Mid and East Cornwall

Closing deadline Monday 14th August, 5pm