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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 quote – Animation Services

Background

Talent Match is a project funded by the Big Lottery and run by Real Ideas Organisation. Over the past 5 years the project has aimed to help 18-24 year olds who are long term unemployed and living in Cornwall.

Real Ideas Organisation has run the project from its start in 2014, it is now coming to an end. We’d like to capture our learning from this project and share how RIO delivers projects similar to Talent Match Cornwall.

Animation

  • 1-2 minutes

Design

In line with Real Ideas Organisation branding we are looking for a short animation that highlights the learning gathered over the past 5 years whilst delivering Talent Match showcasing the approach RIO takes to working with young people.

Pricing

Please provide cost for design and production.

Selection criteria

Critical to our decision making in this process will be value for money, so cost will be the primary factor we will judge submissions on.

We will also take into consideration your prior experience delivering similar jobs for other clients, please include any samples or references of previous work where appropriate.

Whilst not a formal selection criteria, we warmly welcome submissions that offer added value, particularly any opportunities you can offer to young people to observe or experience any part of the creative process.

Timescales

  • Work to begin in Jan2019
  • Completion Feb 2019.

Responding to this Invitation to Quote

Should you wish to quote for this job, please send a brief proposal outlining your experience and suitability for the work, including any examples you feel relevant. Creative concepts are not required at this stage of the process.

Please send submissions Cat Edwards; cat.edwards@realideas.orgdeadline for submissions is Wednesday 12th December

Consultant (Learning Facilitator) – Maternity Cover

At RIO we’re passionate about solving social problems. From breathing new life into old buildings, to supporting young people to develop the skills to succeed in an ever-changing world, RIO innovates to deliver real and lasting social change.

By creating a change ecology – one where we influence policy, shape places, deliver strategic programmes and support and develop people – we can unlock potential and opportunities to create a fairer world; one that works for everyone, not just the privileged few.

Game Changer will transform the lives of young people living in challenging circumstances in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly today. It will support them to overcome the complex challenges they face; understand their individual aptitudes and interests; develop skills and experiences; build connectivity and networks; resulting in them moving into work or long term learning.

The Learning Facilitator is a key member of the Game Changer delivery team.  They play a crucial role in supporting and enabling young people aged 15-24 to experience real world issues through Challenge Based Learning, building confidence and breaking down barriers, real and imagined, between perceptions of work and real opportunities.

Key roles and responsibilities:

Delivering quality services and products and producing great outcomes individually and within project teams

  • To design and deliver innovative approaches for transformational change through Challenge Based Learning
  • To develop relationships and partnerships with individuals and organisations that are required to set up high quality challenge based learning
  • To work with individuals within CBL programmes to enable their personal and professional development
  • To fully participate in RIO’s practice development programme to ensure excellent delivery of CBL across the whole of the organisation

Driving change is hard, but it’s also hugely rewarding. At RIO you won’t find a bunch of weary co-workers dutifully shuffling paperwork and clockwatching till 5pm; we’re an energetic, passionate and creative team.  The work is broad, varied and challenging – only the fearless need apply.

So bring your A game and a hefty supply of determination, energy and passion. No guts, no glory.

To apply, send a completed application form and equal opportunities form to jobs@realideas.org

This position is being funded by the European Structural & Investment Funds

Application form: Application-Form

Equal Opportunities form:  Equal-Opportunities-Form

Job description: Job-Description

Location: Liskeard

Salary: From £25,750 p.a

Hours: 35hrs per week, Fixed term until November 2019

Deadline: 9 a.m. Wednesday 2nd January 2019

Interviews: Friday 18th January 2019

Ambitions Coach

At RIO we’re passionate about solving social problems. From breathing new life into old buildings, to supporting young people to develop the skills to succeed in an ever-changing world, RIO innovates to deliver real and lasting social change.

By creating a change ecology – one where we influence policy, shape places, deliver strategic programmes and support and develop people – we can unlock potential and opportunities to create a fairer world; one that works for everyone, not just the privileged few.

The Ambitions Coach is a key member of the Ambitions Cornwall delivery team.  They play a crucial role in supporting and enabling young people aged between 18-24 to identify and achieve their vocation.   They will be the key contact for those young people , guiding and supporting them of their journey of discovery, working with partners to address a range of complex issues including debt, housing and mental ill health

Key roles and responsibilities: 

Work with young people and other RIO staff to help and support young people to understand, articulate and demonstrate the main qualities, attributes and skills needed to enter and succeed in working life and independent living by:

  • providing information, guidance and support to young people
  • ensuring they have an up to date CV and digital portfolio of formal and informal achievements that demonstrate a range of employability skills
  • creating opportunities to learn what work life is like and what it takes to succeed in the workplace
  • develop and maintain links with industry experts
  • work with specialist organisations to ensure young people are able to overcome barriers
  • work with young people to create meaningful development plans and ensure that all required paperwork is
  • manage a caseload of young people and develop supportive and challenging relationships that enable young people to succeed
  • acting as a positive role model for young people
  • working effectively alongside other Job Coaches and Universal Credit advisors

Driving change is hard, but it’s also hugely rewarding. At RIO you won’t find a bunch of weary co-workers dutifully shuffling paperwork and clockwatching till 5pm; we’re an energetic, passionate and creative team.  The work is broad, varied and challenging – only the fearless need apply.

So bring your A game and a hefty supply of determination, energy and passion. No guts, no glory.

To apply, send a completed application form and equal opportunities form to jobs@realideas.org

Application form: Application-Form

Equal Opportunities form: Equal-Opportunities-Form

Job description: Job-Description

Location: Liskeard

Salary: From £25,750 p.a

Hours: 35 hrs per week, Fixed term until June 2020

Deadline: 9 a.m. Wednesday  2nd January 2019

Interviews: Friday 18th January 2019 in Liskeard

What it’s like to work for RIO…