It's been a crazy two months - for all of us at NicestJobs, for our applicants, our finalists and our followers.
On Monday (3rd October) we had the finalists' interviews at the Kings Head Hotel in Cirencester.
The day was jam packed with interviews, discussions, press meetings and plenty of friendly banter.
Prior to the day, the eight finalists - Alice, Andy, Heather, Jenny, Maya, Nat, Olly & Sali - spent 11 days running their own fundraising campaigns for eight of the Nicest Job in Britain charities. And boy did they do a good job - from charity balls, to personal challenges, roaming the streets, crawling 5km and custard pies in the face. Thanks to the incredible efforts of the finalists, they collectively raised £13,159!
Joining us on the day to help interview the finalists was Lisa Vecchio from Givergy and Samantha Curtis from Marie Curie. Alongside Luke Cameron & Gary Blowers from NicestJobs.com, the four judges had a tough job on their hands. One-by-one the shortlisted candidates told us about their incredible fundraising campaigns, why they wanted The Nicest Job in Britain and answered each of the judges' questions.
As each of the applicants knew from the beginning, there could only we one successful applicant who would land The Nicest Job in Britain.
That applicant was Alice Biggar!
Alice will now leave her role at The AA and join the NicestJobs.com team as our National Philanthropy Manager, travelling the country and telling the story of 40 wonderful charities along the way.
It's fair to say that people were pleased with the announcement that Alice had landed the role, with plenty of love shown on Facebook, a very kind shout out by the President of The AA - Edmund King OBE. No doubt plenty of press coverage will follow for Alice as she starts her journey.
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Alice created some great and some crazy content throughout her application process - we're looking forward to what she has up her sleeve now that she has The Nicest Job in Britain!