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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

Consultant (Learning Facilitator)

Fixed Term until 30th November 2019

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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 Consultant (Learning Facilitator) is a key member of the RIO Employability delivery team delivering sessions in a range of settings but particularly focused on schools and alternative education settings.  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.

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.

We’re working to create a fairer world, could you be part of the solution?

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

Location: Redruth/St Austell

Salary: From £25,000 p.a.

Hours: 35 per week (fixed term until 30th November 2019)

Closing date: 5pm Monday 2nd July 2018

Job Description: Consultant (Learning Facilitator) JD

Application form: Application-Form

Equal Opportunities form: Equal-Opportunities-Form

 

 

 

Invitation to tender

‘Jobhack’ East Cornwall

­­­­­­­Talent Match Cornwall Service Commission Brief: ‘Jobhack’

Summary

Delivery of 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.

For further details, please download the Jobhack Service Commission brief below.

To apply, send a completed tender response form to  louise.galllie@realideas.org

Location: East Cornwall

Closing date: 5pm Monday 2nd July 2018

Downloads: Service Commission Brief – Jobhack  and  Tender response form

 

Invitation to tender

‘Performing for the Workplace’ West Cornwall

­­­­­­­Talent Match Cornwall Service Commission Brief: ‘Performing for the Workplace’

Summary

To develop a programme to be delivered to 12 young people that is based around ‘Performing for the Workplace’. Based on the current needs of young people in the West of the county this project should develop young people’s understanding of confidence, self-esteem and self-belief how to apply in a range of situations; enable them to understand how they ‘perform’ different roles at different points and in different circumstances and enable them to move into volunteering, gain work placements or secure interviews for work or learning. This piece of work will build on creative activities and pathways operating in the West which are looking at making pathways into the creative industries. The programme should be based in creative performance activities but ensure that these are developed to raise transferable skills such as team work, confidence, communication and appeal to young people who may not have experienced performing arts or feel that this is for them.

For further details, please download the ‘Performing for the Workplace’ Service Commission brief below.

To apply, send a completed tender response form to  louise.galllie@realideas.org

Location: West Cornwall

Closing date: 5pm Monday 2nd July 2018

Downloads: Service Commission Brief – Performing for the Workplace and  Tender response form

 

Invitation to tender

Various Artists’ Commissions

A call for expressions of interest from artists of various disciplines

Talent Match Cornwall is a Big Lottery funded project delivered by the Real Ideas Organisation (RIO) which aims to help 18-24 year olds who are long term unemployed. The project has been running for 5 years and will be finishing in Dec 2018. We are looking for artists to contribute to the creation of artist content that will celebrate the achievements of the project to date and form part of the legacy plan for Talent Match.

Many young people will have been part of the Talent Match programme for months or even years and their journeys are a key part of the learning from the project. More information about the project can be found here: http://www.talentmatchcornwall.org/

We are looking for an artist to create a piece(s) of work to illuminate and advocate the experiences of members of the Talent Match Programme who have participated in a piece of thematic work. The thematic work the young people will have undertaken will create an audio archive that will be presented to the artist to inspire and inform the artwork.

The Thematic work we are undertaking asks Talent Match members to look at – and articulate – in what ways their identity may have changed during the time they have been involved with the project. It asks our members to reflect on their identity at the beginning of their Talent Match journey and then reflect on their identity today. The members are then asked what advice they would give their former selves if they could go back in time. These conversations between Talent Match member and their coach – describing their journey of change – is recorded as an audio file and collated as an audio archive. This archive will be exhibited alongside the artistic content.

We would like the successful artists to spend time listening to the audio archive (or reading the transcripts) in order to draw inspiration for the artwork. The work will be exhibited/shown as part of a celebration week for Talent Match in w/b 26th Nov. The audio archive will be available from 1st Jul and the work will need to be completed by Nov 15th 2018 Value £4000.

Interested artists should submit an email (1000 words max) expressing why they are interested in taking on this project along with a CV and links to at least three previous art works. Deadline for submissions is Fri 6th July 5pm. For further details or to submit an expression of interest, please contact Ed Hart at Real Ideas organisation: edward.hart@realideas.org

 

Call out for Artist workshops

We would also like to commission experienced artists to run workshops for members of the Talent Match programme who have some artistic flair but no experience of taking on commissions. Many Talent Match members have artistic talent but may be quite a long way from being able to use the creative process and their own art forms to take on such a large commission. We would like artists to work with the Talent Match members in groups across Cornwall to increase their skills and understanding of the creative process.

Talent Match staff will identify suitable candidates and support their attendance at the workshops and artists will be expected to lead the workshops and impart their skills in working through a creative process with the young people involved. We want to commission artists across a range of disciplines supporting members of the Talent Match programme to create content that is informed and inspired by the audio archive in the same way that the main commission is. These workshops will be run at some point between July and November with the work being exhibited during the Talent match Celebration week in November. £1000 per discipline for 6 x 3hr workshops.

We would like to commission workshops around

Song writing

Poetry

Animation

Comic book/visual art

Interested artists should submit a letter expressing why they are interested in taking on this project including any previous experience working with young people in this way along with a CV and links to at least three previous art works. Deadline for submissions is Fri 6th July 5pm. For further details or to submit an expression of interest, please contact Ed Hart at Real Ideas organisation: edward.hart@realideas.org