The swift growth of the organisation’s sporting and corporate partnerships has led to an expansion in GiveToLocal’s workforce, with new roles for Service Representatives, Account Executives and Media and Communications Executives.
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, GiveToLocal has embraced the challenges of working from home in an effort to bolster the support available to communities across the UK.
To give an insight into the organisation’s recent developments, we spoke to a new recruit from each of the expanding departments.
One of the newest additions to GiveToLocal is football fanatic Maisie Cole.
And having seen the struggles community sports clubs face first-hand, Maisie is eager to help support clubs who need a helping hand.
“At first, I was a little bit worried about working from home,” explained Service Representative Maisie.
“But it’s actually been lovely - the time has absolutely flown by!
“It’s really exciting to be part of an organisation that is doing so much for grassroots sports.
“My role as a service representative is centred around getting the clubs that register with us live on our platform so they can start seeing the benefit of GiveToLocal as soon as possible.
“I love seeing the hype on social media around giveaways and having played football almost all of my life, I’ve seen first-hand the struggles of keeping a grassroots football club afloat.
“For me, something like GiveToLocal is tailor made to have a positive impact on these clubs.”
With a remit to approach and explain the drive behind GiveToLocal to businesses from a variety of different industries and sectors, Account Executive Melanie Bullock joins the team after three years of working in recruitment consultancy.
And Melanie believes that it was GiveToLocal’s commitment to supporting communities that drew her towards the organisation.
“What first attracted me to GiveToLocal was the way that it can help our communities and grassroots sports,” said Melanie.
“My nephew plays for the Newcastle Eagles and my family have always been involved in sport, so I know how important these clubs are to their local communities.
“Whilst I’ve just been working from home, it’s been a great experience working for GiveToLocal so far.
“Everyone’s been really friendly and there’s always someone on hand to help you out if you need any support.”
Media and Communications Executive Johnathan Ramsay is the latest of GiveToLocal’s summer signings.
And after joining the organisation at the start of August, the 24-year-old is already getting stuck into life in his new role.
“Having played a lot of different sports growing up, it’s exciting working towards helping community sports clubs to be more sustainable,” said Johnathan.
“These grassroots clubs don’t just help develop young people in a sporting sense. They help kids learn social skills and life skills in a lot of ways, they set them up for the challenges they’ll face in later in life.
“I’ve had a really enjoyable start to my time here at GiveToLocal. Obviously, we’ve just begun our new partnership with the Newcastle Eagles so it was great to be able to cover the launch event.
“It was great to go down to the Eagles Community Arena and be able to speak to the Eagles players about their grassroots sports memories.
“Seeing the brand new kits with the GiveToLocal branding on was also pretty surreal!”
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