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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

Talent Match Trainee Coach

RIO is recruiting for a Talent Match Trainee Coach to work as part of our Talent Match delivery team in Cornwall. The role of the Trainee Coach is to support Talent Match members throughout their time on the programme. They will be a key contact for young people signing onto the programme, and will need to support the rest of the Talent Match Cornwall delivery team in preparing the young people for the working environment.

Key responsibilities will include being a regular point of contact for the Talent Match members, developing and maintaining links to partner organisations, supporting Talent Match Coaches to work with the young people around skills development, supporting the delivery of related events and engagement activities and undertaking further Talent Match recruitment.

The successful post holder will need to be able to work effectively in a team, and to tight deadlines. Given the nature of the programme, they will also need to be aware of issues of confidentiality and be sensitive to the nature of this. They should have experience of handling important data and a passion for social change!

Location: St Austell
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: From 14,000 p.a.
Closing deadline: Wednesday 24th May, 5pm
Interviews: Tuesday 30th May

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form

Junior Consultant (Skills Facilitator) 

RIO is recruiting for a Junior Consultant (Skills Facilitator) to support our Game Changer programme in Cornwall. The Game Changer programme aims to transform the lives of 1035 young people across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, supporting them to overcome the challenges that they may face in terms of employment and future learning, helping them to build the networks and skills that they need to progress today.

The Junior Consultant will play an important role within the Game Changer delivery team, introducing Challenge Based Learning to their development. Key responsibilities include working effectively as part of the programme team, developing project management and consultancy skills as required to provide ongoing project support. The successful post-holder will also have administrative responsibilities.
A flexible approach to work is required to the role, and the candidate will need to be able to adapt quickly, and have a sound understanding of social enterprise and schools, young people and education. They should have experience in managing customer relationships and a high level of communication skills, both written and spoken. They should also have a passion for social change!

Location: Cornwall
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: From 16,000 p.a.
Closing deadline: Tuesday 13th June, 5pm
Interviews: Monday 19th June

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form