Could you be part of the Co-create team? ??


We’re looking for great people to join us! If you’re a skilled facilitator, knowledgeable about co-production, and enjoy working in a reflective and innovative environment; you could be just who we’re looking for.



Co-create is growing and we need some more brilliant people to help us support the organisations and teams we work with to make people-centred change. Our core team are in Sheffield and our freelance associates are all over the place – from Cornwall to Scotland. We’re looking for people who would be interested in freelance roles or short-term contracts (6 months to 1 year) to help us work with people and organisations who are either starting on their co-production journey or want some help to do it better than they have before.

We are based in Sheffield but work nationally. We work from home a lot, using Zoom and Microsoft Teams to connect with our clients and associates across the UK. Staff spend a day or so a week in our Sheffield City Centre office. Our working hours are flexible, but we do need you to have some availability during office hours to communicate with clients and Co-create staff. Our day rates depend on the exact role within a project (get in touch if you’d like to know more about our rates).


While providing a professional service, working hard and producing high quality outputs, we make space for the human side of things. Co-create associates often say that they enjoy the opportunity to be relaxed and honest with each other, and make space for humour as part of our work. We invite all staff and associates to contribute ideas, feelings and views to the way Co-create works



Day rate for our freelance roles varies from £200 – £300 per day depending on project role. Salary for short term contracts is £30k per year, pro rata for part time.

To apply


We need you to be potentially available for 3+ days a week (we understand that this will vary by week for freelancers). We are looking for the following skills, experience and behaviours:



  1. Good with people and brings out the best in those they work with.
  2. Can zoom out and see the big picture, then zoom in to see the details.
  3. Uses written and spoken language well (i.e. clearly).
  4. Takes responsibility for their own work and workload.
  5. Can use technology – including Zoom, MS Teams and Office – to a good level and is able to pick up other platforms as required.


  1. Facilitating groups of different sorts, including with people who have experienced life challenges and senior professionals.
  2. Working with co-production, co-design or similar approaches.
  3. Working knowledge of UK health care systems.


  1. Reflective and open to feedback.
  2. Ask for help when you need it.
  3. Reliable and dependable.

If you think this sounds like you, email Danny at with an answer to the question “why are you interested in this role” (maximum 200 words) by 24th March to find out how to apply.

We are open to people living anywhere, but we are keen to have more people where we’re based in South Yorkshire, so please make sure you let us know if this is you.

Co-create place a high value on diversity in our team. We welcome applications from people who are often underrepresented in consultancies; including (but not limited to) people who experience racism, people with disabilities or long-term health conditions, neurodiverse people and LGBTQ+ people. We would appreciate if applicants could complete our anonymous diversity monitoring form.


As most of our work currently takes place online, if you’re interested in working with us it’s really important that you are comfortable and confident facilitating remote sessions and have the technology available to support this – a suitable laptop or desktop with a fast processor and graphics card; a high speed, reliable internet connection and high quality microphone and camera.