#MeetOsborne- Claire Giacobbe

Claire Giacobbe is a Community Investment Manager at Osborne Property Services – we talk to her more about her role:

Q: Please tell us a little about your background and how you came to work for Osborne?
My previous employer was a confectionery company and I worked there for the past eight years. In the last 18 months, I was the Internal Communications Specialist and also managed the volunteer programme.  My real passion is working in and around the local community, and so when I saw this role advertised it ticked a lot of boxes for me and was very appealing.

Q: What does your role involve?
The role is certainly very varied! I have to ensure that the community initiatives we are working on reflect our customers’ needs and aspirations. There is a key focus on increasing investment in neighbourhoods. I also work to deliver many community initiatives, as well as organising volunteering, and working with both the public and private sectors.

Q: What challenges do you face in your role?
Well I’ve only just started so I’m not too sure yet!! The challenges I could possibly face are changing mind-sets within the community. Getting people to volunteer for events can also be tricky!

Q: What’s the best thing about your job?
For me, it’s all about serving and supporting a community I grew up in.

Q: How do you like to spend your time when you’re not at work?
I enjoy spending time with my husband and two sons, I’m pretty active so like to go for runs and walking my dog, Hetty. I love socialising, listening to music and dancing. A passion of mine is buying new shoes!