Sinead Smith, Corporate Responsibility Manager

I joined A&L Goodbody in July 2012 as Corporate Responsibility Manager, whereby I am responsible for the management and implementation of A&L Goodbody's Corporate Responsibility strategy. Integral to this strategy is partnering and collaborating with community organisations through our Step Up Community programme focusing on a number of key projects in Education and Enterprise and supporting those most in need in our community.

I get particular job satisfaction from our flagship community project which is our partnership with Suas' Literacy Support Programme. It supports young people in our local community to increase their literacy levels. Another interesting element of my job is that I manage our pro bono programme which is at the centre of our community involvement. We believe that we make the most impact by using our skills, knowledge and training to deliver what is most needed in the community.

My role also includes managing the delivery of responsible business practices in our workplace and environment and communicating these practices on an internal basis, as well as to our clients and suppliers.