Tempo Team Spotlight – Meet Roisin Donovan
Meet Roisin Donovan, one of our Partnerships Managers who has been part of our team for over 5 years.
What’s your role at Tempo?
I work with our established and potential recognition partners in London, South East and East of England.
What gets you leaping out of bed in the morning?
I love engaging with people, especially about Tempo Time Credits, so anything to do with this such as meeting a partner or going to an event.
What does a typical day look like?
It really varies! Some days I’ll spend it in meetings with partners, designing their offers, some days I’ll be looking at strategy or research, some days I’ll be travelling all over my patch or doing presentations. I’m also chair of the Tempo staff Wellbeing Group so I’m often involved with things like that too.
What are you most excited about within the business?
Spreading the word about how beneficial our Tempo Time Credits are to businesses to help with Covid recovery – It can make such a difference to businesses who get involved. Also, as things return to normality, the most fun bits of my job can start again too which is very motivating.
Within your role what are you most proud about?
I would probably say the number of partners I have brought into our network and the positive reactions that our volunteers have had after visiting them. One of my proudest moments has been bringing in Islington Assembly Halls, our first ever live music venue in London. Music is my biggest passion and it’s great that we can support the arts after the tough past few years they have had.
Do you have time to volunteer if so, where and why?
Yes! I volunteer at the Vagina Museum for about 6 hours a month. I’m really passionate about the work they do. Education is so important and arts and culture. Organisations often pick up things that schools don’t get time to teach. Feeling comfortable in yourself and understanding your body can transform your life.
Share something your colleagues won’t know about you
I grew up in quite an unconventional way, I left school when I was 7 and was taught at home after that with my 5 brothers and sisters. We have always been vegetarian, we didn’t have a TV when I was little and my Dad was in a Punk Band. The alternative communities I spent time growing up in is probably why I feel comfortable talking to anyone – different lifestyles build different skills.