Cláudia Ramalhosa

"I want the people of Barking and Dagenham to feel like they belong where they live."

Why does working in Barking and Dagenham interest you?

Coming from a different country, I find it so interesting to see how diverse one city can be. I didn’t know much about the borough but after learning about its history and getting to know some of the people in the community I can see this is a special place with people that deserve to be proud of where they live. And I want to be involved in what comes next for them.

What are your ambitions for the borough?

I want the people of Barking and Dagenham to feel like they belong where they live. We know we can tackle some of the biggest issues of the borough and make our efforts an example for other parts of London, without any displacement of its residents. 

What role does the community have in realising that ambition?

This can only be done with the help of the community. The power has been shifted to them, they can make impactful decisions and they can bring others in who want to see and be part of systemic change.

Cláudia Ramalhosa

Fundraising Officer

Born in Évora, a world heritage site in Portugal, Cláudia has a background in Management and Art History. She is an effective fundraiser and long-term relationship builder and she takes pride in generating income and enthusiasm for institutions in the arts and charity sector. In her previous role at the V&A, she delivered flexible and imaginative benefits for corporate partners, achieving return on investment against commercial and corporate objectives. Cláudia has a desire to promote diversity and inclusion and has previously volunteered with other charities such as the Wonder Foundation.