Kickstarter Vacancies


intoBodmin is looking to recruit young people through the Government's Kickstart scheme for 16-24 year olds.


We are looking for:

  • Cafe Assistant 


Start Date: May 2021

Hours: 25 hrs per week

Pay:  National Minimum Wage

We are offering the above role as 6 month job placement 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. 

You do need to be on Universal Credit so if you’re not, click here to find out if you’re eligible.

For more information about the UK Government’s Kickstart Scheme, click here.

To apply for these positions, please contact your Jobcentre Work Coach at your local Jobcentre who will refer you to the position. Please provide our postcode PL31 2JX to aid your Work Coach with locating the job.

If you have been deemed eligible by your Jobcentre Work Coach and referred to the position, you can apply by sending a CV and covering letter giving some details about why you'd like to work with intoBodmin, what you feel you could bring to the role and what the role could do to support your ambitions. Send this to:

Deadline to apply: Friday 30th April

Cafe Assistant

The Old Library cafe is run by the Cafe Lead and a small team of volunteer staff. We are looking to employ someone with a passion for catering and community engagement to become part of our team and assist the café lead with the general day to day operation of the front of house and kitchen duties. Good customer service skills and a positive, welcoming attitude is essential.

The cafe will open (when restrictions allow) 10:30am-2pm, 3 days a week, offering a simple menu, using quality locally sourced ingredients on a ‘Pay What You Decide’ basis. We are working towards extending both the menu and the opening hours. Currently we open Wed- Fri but would like to open over the weekend in the near future.

The Old Library Cafe, designed by Boaz Studio, was opened to the public in September 2019. intoBodmin CIC have now taken over the running of the café and have developed a short term trial to utilise the space and facilities while responding to the fact that individuals and households across Bodmin face financial and wellbeing hardship due to the current pandemic crisis. The café operates under the essential Covid guidelines.

Key Responsibilities

  • To assist in the daily running of the Café including serving customers, making hot drinks, food preparation, helping to maintain the cleanliness of the public space and the staff areas.

  • Work alongside the café lead and volunteers.

  • Undertake any training courses required for the role ie: barista training and

    food hygiene certificate.

  • Help to build and maintain our reputation as a welcoming café, appealing to a

    broad demographic.

  • Ensuring that the service and produce is of a consistent good standard.

Essential skills, experience and qualifications

  • Catering experience or with a genuine desire and enthusiasm to learn through experience working on the job.

  • Someone who can assist the cafe lead to prepare food and drinks with the view to working unsupervised in the future, possibly opening and closing of the cafe.

  • Passion for community engagement and a positive outlook.

  • Excellent customer service skills.

  • Ability to follow the Covid guidelines and help

  • out reassure our customers of their safety through correct procedures and practising safe customer service according to the current guidelines.

  • Attention to detail

  • Catering/ kitchen/ experience preferred but nit

  • essential

  • Knowledge and interest in food

  • Food hygiene certificate an advantage

  • Enjoy meeting and working with people at all

  • levels and from diverse walks of life.

Hours will be flexible. Mostly daytimes but with some weekend and evening working depending on planned events and activities.

Details of employability support

The participants will be provided with an Initial Assessment and ongoing learning journal, which will look at:
Initial Assessment Period Objectives Line manager and participant to discuss and complete learning and skills objectives

Learning & Development What support, training or development is needed for the scheme period?

In addition, the participants will receive timesheets and training from line managers in how to use them. They will receive a contract and induction training, which will set out the expectations for the role (including timekeeping and attendance) and will attend weekly staff meetings.

The support will be ongoing and provided by the Events and Cafe manager. There will be ongoing support based on the Initial Assessment - Needs will be reviewed and documented regularly during the scheme with the line managers or CEO. This will happen on a monthly basis.


Induction training will be 3-5 hours depending on any previous experience. The Initial Assessment will be an hour and the ongoing support will likely be about one hour per month.

The support will be provided by the CEO and line managers (Cafe and Events Manager)


Each participant will have their Initial Assessment and ongoing support needs documented in their folder, along with timesheets, certification of training (e.g. Food Hygiene) and induction checklists.

This will happen in the regular weekly staff meetings, monthly Check-ins and will be documented in their journal.