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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 Trainee Coach

RIO is looking to recruit a new Talent Match Trainee Coach to join the team supporting the delivery of the Talent Match employability programme in Cornwall. Find out more about the programme by visiting their website.

Key responsibilities of the role include supporting our Talent Match members on their journey to fulfill their potential through identifying and helping to remove barriers to their employment. The ideal candidate would be able to engage with the members, developing their interests and capabilities. Excellent communication skills is a must, as is an understanding of the issues that some of the young people may face. They would also need to be in regular communication with the Talent Match Coaches and other RIO employees to support the smooth delivery of the programme.

The successful candidate will have experience in providing career guidance, some data entry experience and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Given the nature of the work and the programme, a passion for making a positive difference is also essential!

If you are interested in applying for this position, download a full application pack below and email or call the RIO team on 08458 621288.

Location: St Austell
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: From £14,000 p.a.
Closing deadline: Wednesday 28th June, 5pm
Interviews: Friday 7th July

Contract type: fixed term until December 2018

Application Form
Talent Match Trainee Coach (St Austell) JD

Junior Baker

RIO is looking for a new Junior Baker to join our wonderful team at Column Bakehouse!

The successful post-holder will be responsible for producing and delivering artisan bread and baked products from our award-winning retail and wholesale bakery, as well as assisting in the production of our onsite catering offer to both corporate clients and visitors.

For more information, see the job description below. To apply, send a completed application form and equal opportunities form to

Location: Column Bakehouse, Devonport Guildhall
Hours: 45 hours per week (shift work including night time working and weekends)
Salary: From £16,000 p.a.
Closing deadline: Friday 30th June, 12pm
Interviews: tbc

Application Form
Junior Baker Job Description