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Nicest Job in Britain picks new national philanthropy manager

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Nicest Job in Britain picks new national philanthropy manager

The new holder of the Nicest Job in Britain has been announced, with Alice Biggar from Southampton winning the £30,000 a year position.

The role will see Biggar travel the country for 12 months to help 40 charities: one a week.

As well as making a 60-second video explaining why they wanted the job, applicants had to win votes in order to make the shortlist, with the final eight set a challenge before the interview of raising as much money and awareness for one of The Nicest Job’s 40 new charity partners as they could. Just over £13,000 was raised for the eight chosen charities in 10 days.

Biggar is the creator of the blog, Challenge Alice, which covered the challenges she set herself in 2015, including living on £1 a day for a month, and hitch-hiking through Europe for one month to raise money for charity. Her two-month campaign for the Nicest Job in Britain saw thousands of people including celebrities Steve Kitchen and Hugh Dennis support her efforts. As part of her finalist challenge she raised £1,600 for the RSPCA by crawling on her hands and knees through Bristol city centre for 5km.

 

Biggar takes over from Luke Cameron who held the post last year, helping a wide range of charities including: 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.

Cameron said:

“Having already done the Nicest Job in Britain – it’s humbling to be able to give another incredible individual the chance to do my old job, and help so many amazing people and causes.”

The programme is run by NicestJobs.com and its partner Givergy, and charities interested in participating in the programme in future can be nominated online at: www.nicestjobinbritain.co.uk/charities

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Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.

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