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30Nov
Job opportunity at Edventure: Project and Communications Manager
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Apply by 9am 31 Dec 2020.

Can you work with us to create a green & healthy future for Frome?

Edventure: Frome CIC, Frome Medical Practice and Frome Town Council are working in partnership on a 2-year project funded by the National Lottery and their dedicated Climate Action Fund to explore how we can create a climate and health win-win by working together as a community. We will be developing and supporting community-led, practical initiatives that give people the opportunity to increase their health & wellbeing and reduce their climate impact. 

Project and Communications Manager. Edventure: Frome

4-5 days/week

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The purpose of this role is to assure the successful delivery of this project, including managerial, budgetary and delivery responsibilities. The post holder will join the core delivery team for this project, alongside two other roles that the partnership is currently recruiting for (a Green Health & Green Community Connector based at Frome Medical Practice and a Researcher position based at Frome Town Council (click links to view the opportunities), and will also report to the cross-sector partnership board.

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17Nov
Kickstart Tutor & Programme Lead
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The Government’s new ‘Kickstart Scheme’ (set up in response to Covid-19) gives businesses 100% funding to provide paid job placements to young people. But, businesses need to offer 30+ placements to apply! So we’ve partnered with local organisations in the green / sustainable / community sector to access the scheme together. Between us, we’ve created placements across food production, retail, manufacturing, services, green building and sharing/repairing in & around Frome. Young people can apply via the Job Centre only and will also receive a training programme run by Edventure. More details here.

Kickstart Tutor & Programme Lead – Job Opportunity at Edventure

The purpose of this job is to lead the training & employability programme and support our partners. It also provides the opportunity to further develop our programmes beyond the Kickstart scheme, with a focus on the green and community sector.

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Apply by 9am Mon 7 Dec 2020.

Contributing to a greener, fairer, kinder world.

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13Nov
Edventure 15 Start Up students launch ding
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We are ding, a mobile community bike workshop for Frome set up by a team of students on Edventure’s 15th Start-Up Course. 

We are passionate about creating a confident cycling community and bringing hands-on bike repair workshops to Frome. One of ding’s goals is to make cycling more accessible, by empowering people through learning basic repairs for their bikes with the help and expertise from professionals around Frome. 

We have just received funding from the Postcode Lottery to run monthly pop-up bike repair days, starting Saturday 12th December from 9:00 – 15:00 in 3 locations: The Welsh Mill Hub, the bandstand at Victoria Park and the community hub at the Mount. If you have a bike that’s in need of some TLC, email us on [email protected] to book a 30-minute slot for mini bike servicing and repairs on Saturday 12th December to book a free space. Donations will be asked for, but there is no formal charge.

Maria, Head of Business planning and strategy at ding says “we are thrilled to be able to offer regular monthly pop up bike repair services in Frome. There’s been a surge in interest in cycling throughout the Covid pandemic and we want to play a part in getting people back on their bikes”.

We’re planning to launch ding digitally through our Instagram and Facebook with a big thunderclap moment and would love your help. 

Jake, Project Manager at ding says planning the launch event has been challenging, but I am excited that we have come up with the thunderclap event where we are going to create an online storm! I’m forming part of the transition team, where I will help set us up as a CIC (community interest company). It is also great that we have received £2,000 from the Postcode Lottery”. 

We’re making a short video which we will be posting on Friday the 13th of November. We would love to invite you to share it widely and don’t forget to follow us on Instagram and Facebook!

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