Could you do the Nicest Job in Britain?
Good Samaritans across the country could be in with the chance of getting paid to help tens of charities as the Nicest Job in Britain (NJIB) campaign re-launches for its second year.
The Job will see one lucky winner travel the country and help 40 charities over the course of a year; working both on the ground as a volunteer and in their head offices on charity campaigns.
The second year of the campaign kicks off with a global hunt to find the successor to 27-year-old kindness campaigner Luke Cameron from Cheltenham who was dubbed the “Nicest Man In Britain” by the Daily Mail. Luke was NJIB’s first ever National Philanthropy Manager and is now leading the search for his replacement.
The successful applicant will take up the role of National Philanthropy Manager for NicestJobs.com and will be paid a salary of £30,000. But the real benefit of the role is having the opportunity to travel the country to help 40 different charities; from animal rescue to children’s hospices.
In order to apply, participants should record a 60-second video showcasing why they’re the best person for the job, then visit http://www.nicestjobinbritain.co.uk/the-job/ to submit their application before 16th September 2016.
The 40 chosen charities who will benefit from the scheme are: RSPCA; St Joseph’s Hospice; Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity; Changing Faces; Children’s Liver Disease Foundation; Shooting Star Hospice; Creating Better Futures; Music In Hospitals; Meningitis Research Foundation; Mind; Helen Rollason Cancer Charity; Henshaws; The Churn Project; Rays of Sunshine; Sport 4 Life; The Brain Charity; CHICKS; Jubilee Sailing Trust; St Mark’s Hospital Foundation; Faith in Water; Teenage Cancer Trust; Samaritans; Toybox; Little Princess Trust; Julia House; Winston’s Wish; Theodora Children’s Charity; Friendship at Home; Step up to Serve; Maria Cristina Foundation; Vinspired; Off the Record Bristol; FPA – Sexual Health; Visyon; Daisy Chain Project; County Air Ambulance Appeal; PAFRAS; Glos Pride; Lauren Currie Twilight Foundation and Mary Stevens Hospice.
The primary sponsor of this year’s campaign is Givergy – an award-winning company which offers a range of cutting-edge technology platforms to help charities raise more at fundraising events and online. The company helped raise over £25 million for more than 1,200 incredible charitable causes in 2015 alone.
Last year’s winner, Luke Cameron, who completed his 45 charity visits in 2015 has now turned his attention to finding his successor for the Nicest Job in Britain. He says: “Being the National Philanthropy Manager changed my life – being able to visit and work with so many amazing charities across the space of the year was more than I could have ever imagined.”
Jon Douglas, Founder of Givergy, said: “We’re so proud to be sponsoring the Nicest Job in Britain and it’s been fantastic to work with Luke on this incredible project. We’re looking forward to watching the video entries from hopefuls across the world keen for the chance to take over his role – I’m sure there will be lots of inspiring applications.”
In 2015, Luke joined a different charity each week, from small local to large national and used his energy and skills to help and assist the charity in whatever capacity they required.
“The Nicest Job in Britain was incredible. I was able to travel the country and visit so many amazing charities but also meet some truly inspirational people too. What is so lovely now is that I get to continue this work and find my replacement this year!” Luke comments.
The Nicest Job in Britain blog has reached millions of people on social media in 128 countries worldwide. The blog has also attracted the attention of TV and international press, being featured on ITV in August and a double page spread in the Washington Post Magazine in November; showcasing not only the amazing work that charities do in the UK, but the selfless dedication of Luke Cameron.
On his journey in 2015 Luke visited to a wide range of charities such as; The British Heart Foundation, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Brain Tumor Research, Help For Heroes, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Parkinson’s UK and the Donkey Sanctuary. The 40 charities to he helped in this year’s programme are listed at http://www.nicestjobinbritain.co.uk/charities/.
Through the recent launch of NicestJobs.com and the re-launch of the Nicest Job in Britain, the team behind the programme expect to receive many engaging video applications from people all around the world.
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About the Nicest Job in Britain
The Nicest Job in Britain is a not-for-profit initiative that helps charities with digital & media communications and positive media exposure. The initiative aims to drive positive awareness and engagement for its charity partners as well as charitable brand engagement from corporate sponsors.
Twitter – @nicestjob
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/nicestjobinbritain/
NicestJobs.com is an employer brand showcase platforms that works in the charity sector. NicestJobs helps charities recruit staff and volunteers through the medium of video. The first of its kind, the platform helps charities to attract talent and showcases each charity through their innovative video showcase pages.
Twitter – @nicestjobs
Facebook – facebook.com/nicestjobs
Website – nicestjobs.com
Founded in 2009, Givergy is an award-winning company which offers a range of cutting-edge technology platforms to help charities raise more at fundraising events and online.
In 2015, Givergy has raised over £25 million for more than 1,200 incredible causes through an array of interactive fundraising products. With offices now in London, Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, New York, Hong Kong and Sydney Givergy helps charities around the world raise more for incredible global causes.
Givergy helps charities Raise More through three principle products:
Givergy.com is a simple, effective online fundraising platform which allows users to take part in flexible auctions and raffles or purchase ‘buy it now’ items. It gives people access to exclusive, high-profile, money-can’t-buy items and experiences that aren’t available anywhere else!
Givergy Managed is an innovative technology platform which revolutionises live fundraising events – from large gala dinners to informal art exhibitions or golf days – in order to help charities raise more for their incredible worldwide causes.
Givergy Mobile is a PC & mobile optimised platform which gives charities more flexibility to increase the chance of guests getting involved and ensures bidders are personally kept up to date with the progress of the auction. The mobile platform is optimised for mobile, tablet and PC web browsers.