Careers at RIO

We’re working to create a fairer world, could you be part of the solution? Only the fearless need apply.

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.

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 ’til 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.

The work is broad, varied and challenging – so bring your A game and a hefty supply of determination, energy and passion. No guts, no glory.

COVID-19 and recruitment

Please note: We are not currently recruiting given the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 and how it could potentially affect our business. Once recruitment starts up again, we shall post any job vacancies on here and will also announce them on our social media channels.
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How soon will I know if my application has been successful?

We aim to contact successfully-shortlisted candidates within 1 week of the closing date.

Where are interviews held?

Interviews are usually held at either our Plymouth or Liskeard office.

Plymouth office

Devonport Guildhall, Ker Street, Plymouth, PL1 4EL

Nearest railway stations: Devonport (15 minute walk) or Plymouth (40 minute walk)

Nearest bus stop: Cumberland Gardens

Parking: On-street parking is available in the surrounding area.  Please park with consideration for local residents.

Liskeard office

26 Fore Street, Liskeard, PL14 3JB

Nearest railway station: Liskeard  (20 minute walk)

Nearest bus stops: Liskeard Post Office or Lloyds Bank

Parking: Nearest car parks are Upper Sungirt (short stay), Lower Sungirt (long stay) or Westbourne (long stay) and each are approximately a 5 minute walk from the office.

What can I expect at an interview with RIO?

The exact type of interview will vary depending on the role you’re applying for.  We appreciate interviews can be stressful, so we try to make them more of a conversation and a chance for you to tell us about how your skills and experience make you the right person for the role.

Sometimes we may ask you to complete a task or a presentation, but we will let you know about this in advance.

What should I wear to my interview?

We have a relaxed dress code at RIO, so dress how you feel comfortable.

There aren't any vacancies advertised - can I send you my CV?

If we are not currently advertising, you are welcome to send your CV to With your permission, we will hold your CV on file for a maximum of 6 months and contact you should any suitable roles become available.

How is my data used and stored?

We take the collection and processing of personal data seriously and have updated our policies, systems and processes to comply with GDPR.  You can read our Privacy Notice here

Any other questions?

If you can’t find the answer to your question on this page, please contact or call 0330 223 4158