As head of the organisation I take ultimate responsibility for the management and operation of all the projects undertaken by Gift My Car. I am in charge of personnel; I interview prospective staff and oversee the progress of each employee, assisting them with any problems they encounter during their employment. The brunt of my daily work involves attempting to secure charity, corporate and government cooperation for potential projects, allowing my employees to progress further with their endeavours. I also like to get directly involved with many of the projects, discussing ideas with staff and helping to move them forward. Working with such a bright and talented team ensures that each challenge we face can be met with skill, innovation and determination
Since I joined Gift My Car I have been involved in various roles. My main role here is to keep financial records and accounts. My day to day duties involves processing invoices, preparing cash flows and managing payments. In additon to this I also process employee times sheets and ensure all payments are correct and on time.
My role as a web developer involves the creation and maintenence of the Gift My Car website. With constant changes in the business, this is an exciting organisation to be a part of and often face new and challenging projects. This role has allowed me to work with members of Gift My Car as well as communicating with several other departments to meet requirements for the website. We often work to strict deadlines which provide us with exciting challenges.
My role at Gift My Car includes creating partnerships with several charities in order for us to expand our charity portfolio for customers. This involves researching the charity and highlighting how the donation will make a difference to the chosen charity. I have worked as part of the research team developing the Gift My Car concept.
As the Partnership and Development Officer I have co-developed Gift My Car as a fundraising model with the research team, looking for innovative ways to build on the concept to what it is today. A major part of my work has also involved building partnership support for Gift My Car through key partnership meetings, assisting charity partners with the marketing of the Gift My Car brand and attract steady stream of car donations for the brilliant causes we are supporting.
Initially, I progressively looked into the fundamentals of car recycling and how Gift My Car can adapt its organisational operations to fully implement a greener path to car scrapping. I helped create a comprehensive schedule that guided and tracked the team's progress in a campaign targeted at the youth in universities. In addition, I managed weekly meetings held with the Gift My Car team to help ensure everyone is reaching targets and updating the team on their progress. With the new social media tools, I created the foundation of our company image in Facebook and Twitter. Researching new ideas and marketing strategies to help communicate with mainstream consumers.