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Hello!

The main purpose of this month's newsletter is to share with you the variety of employment opportunities we have coming up. You'll find details below. But before you skip ahead, there's a motto I've come across and want to share. Work hard, get smart, be kind. It came from a podcast about a school in Yorkshire (which I now can't find). The school was pretty forward thinking, preparing pupils for a future jobs market that's likely be far more automated than it is now and where empathy, lateral thinking and creativity will be key in gaining employment. At a similar time, I listened to a podcast about meritocracy and inequality, highlighting the emphasis that has been placed on knowledge and that the path to success relies heavily on the things we know - not necessatily the skills we have or the people we are. An analogy of the body was offered, where the dominant focus is on our brain, failing to incorporate our hands and our heart to reflect a whole person. In the jobs market, the brain could represent high-paid sectors like finance, law, medicine etc, the hands representing artisan skills, manufacturing, engineering and the heart being our carers, our teachers and social workers etc.

There's a bigger discussion to have about the value that we place on these sectors and the disproportionate pay they attract. But for now, as we start collating responses for our Social Impact Report; as we're busy writing a new business plan and excited to release details of these job opportunities, including the creation of a new Creative Team to deliver our Arts Council project this year, I'd like to reassure you that we are working hard. We've been working with academics and skilled practitioners, informed by local expertise, we've been reading reports, listening to podcasts and exploring ideas others are trying around the world. We have a long way to go, but I certainly feel we're getting smart. We've been supporting individuals, other organisations, and each other. We've been thinking about how the things we do and want to do can impact peoples lives, bring us together and empower us to make change and be kind.

I'm really excited about sharing these future plans. In the meantime, please have a look at the jobs and opportunities below and share them with people who might be interested.

We won't be opening the cafe garden on the 12th April but if you'd like to use it for something specific, then please get in touch. We hope to reopen the cafe from mid-May so will look forward to seeing you for coffee and cake from then.

Very best wishes

Fin
INTOBODMIN JOBS AND OPPORTUNITiES

intoBodmin Administrator

Start Date: April 2021
Hours: This is a flexible, part time role of 12 hours per week
Term: Fixed term for 12 months, with potential to extend
Salary: £20,0000 per annum pro rata
Deadline to apply: Friday 23rd April

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Cafe Assistant and Marketing & Events Assistant (Kickstart roles)

Start Date: May 2021
Details:  6 month job placements for young people (age 16-24), 25 hours a week paying National Minimum Wage, who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment.
Deadline to apply: Friday 30th April

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Creative Team for ENCHANTING ENCOUNTERS. A year of creative adventures with everyday Bodmin (Arts Council funded project)

2 x Practitioners/Artists/Connectors
1 x Apprentice


Start Date: June 2021
Details: 12 month opportunity funded by Arts Council England, to listen, learn and respond in creative ways to the many and diverse voices of our communities.
Salary: Practioners - £23,000 pro rata 28 hrs per week. Apprentice - £17,000 pro rata 28  hrs per week.
Deadline to apply: Two stage application process. Expression of intrest due by Monday 10th May

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All the Beautiful Things
You will remember our summer project with Blind Ditch, who sent out postcards, ran a Bodmin Quiz, art classes and conducted interviews. Well, the final thing they've made is ready to view and it's really beautiful! It is an interactive story about a hedgehog, who travels around Bodmin meeting all the beautiful people and seeing all the beautiful things. It's suitable for adults and children, so please play and enjoy!

Take me there!

Asda Green Tokens
The very supportive Community Champion at Bodmin Asda has put us up for the green token scheme this month. We're included alongside two other excellent community projects, our friends at St Petroc's Church and the wonderful Camelford Community Larder. We receive £200 for being put forward which we'll use to offer free space in The Old Library for people who want to try something new. So if you'd like to start a hobby group, a sewing club, offer massage or get some people together to write letters, and you want some free time to test it out, get it off the ground, or just complete the task, then drop us an email.

You can vote here: Asda Green Tokens

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