Working closely with Samantha Sparrow, who would eventually become the director of Task Squad, I designed a platform for the youth volunteering charity vInspired to extend their services into paid work placements for their 100,000 young volunteers. In 12 weeks our team of three (including a full stack developer) researched, prototyped, tested, named, designed and soft-launched the service.
Task Squad was shortlisted for the Google Global Impact Challenge Award in 2013 and awarded £100,000.
Task Squad went on to be a fully-fledged recruitment service for young people; coaching them in interview technique and CV writing.
Grant funded initially, Task Squad reached profitability within three years of launch subsequently becoming a revenue generating arm to the charity.