Employee Stories

Raaj

Hello, my name is Raaj. I'm a Children & Family Worker at a Domestic Abuse Refuge, and I've been with Hestia for 18 months. Every hour, every day is different. There's a set job description, bu...

Raaj
Children & Family Worker

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Nathaniel Sewell

Hello, my name is Nathaniel and I’m a Team Manager in Hestia’s Modern Slavery Response Team (MSRT). Out team focuses on supporting potential survivors of modern slavery and human traffi...

Nathaniel Sewell
Team Manager

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Stefania Dobre

Hello, my name is Stefania, and I have been working as an Outreach Advocate for the Modern Slavery Response Team at Hestia for the last 4 months. My first two weeks consisted of training, and after...

Stefania Dobre
Outreach Advocate

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Rosie Kavanagh

Hello, my name is Rosie, and I am a Senior Social Work Practice Educator working for Hestia.

I have worked for Hestia for 7 ½ years, my first role was co-ordinating a physical activit...

Rosie Kavanagh
Senior Social Work Practice Educator

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Benjamin Blankson

Hello, I’m Benjamin, and I’m a Homelessness Prevention and Advice Officer. I’ve been working at Hestia for 2 months now, and already I have become a part of a very enthusiastic an...

Benjamin Blankson
Homelessness Prevention and Advice Officer

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Charlene Simpson

Hello, my name is Charlene. My position at Hestia is currently as Team Leader, however my journey started when I came to Hestia as a Refuge worker 12 months ago. Within that time, I have had the op...

Charlene Simpson
Team Leader

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David McKeown

Hello, my name is David. My journey with Hestia began in October 2019; I was looking for a career change from instructing children’s cooking classes to supporting vulnerable people. There was...

David McKeown
Team Manager

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Georgina

Hello, my name is Georgina, and I'm a Refuge Worker at one of Hestia's Domestic Abuse Services. My Hestia journey began when I was a student studying social work - I did two placements, one with do...

Georgina
Refuge Worker

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Carolina Cid Felpeto

Hello, my name is Carolina, and I am a Caseworker Advocate at Hestia’s Modern Slavery Response Team. I am originally from Spain where I studied my degree in Psychology specialising in Social ...

Carolina Cid Felpeto
Caseworker Advocate

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Keiko Ivinson

Hello, my name is Keiko, and I’m a Service Manager in the Modern Slavery Response Team. During my International Relations MSc, I became very interested in domestic abuse, and how it connected...

Keiko Ivinson
Service Manager

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Mark Last

Hello, my name is Mark. After working in Social Care for over 15 years, I was looking for a change of career, and saw the vacancy for an Outreach Advocate position with Hestia’s Modern Slaver...

Mark Last
Outreach Advocate

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Moya Marshall

Hello, my name is Moya and I’m the Partnerships Coordinator for Hestia’s Everyone’s Business Programme. Everyone’s Business works with employers so they can support employee...

Moya Marshall
Partnerships Coordinator

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Natalie Purton-Jones

Hi, I’m Nat and I’ve been with Hestia for 14 years. Prior to coming to Hestia, I was working with the NHS on an acute mental health ward. After doing that for a few years I wanted a cha...

Natalie Purton-Jones
Floating Support Worker

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Rachel

Hello, my name is Rachel and I'm a Domestic Violence Safety Planner at Hestia. I first began volunteering for Hestia in a Covid-19 Crisis role, dropping off food and medication to shielding service...

Rachel
Domestic Violence Safety Planner

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Robert Panico

Hello, my name is Robert and I began my journey at Hestia in 2020 as a volunteer, before becoming an Outreach Advocate within the Modern Slavery Response Team in June 2021. Our team’s focus i...

Robert Panico
Outreach Advocate

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Joao Martins

Hello, my name is João, and I have been working at Hestia for 2 years. At first as a Mental Health Recovery Worker, and now as a Team Manager at a Mental Health Crisis service called the Fol...

Joao Martins
Team Manager

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Charlotte Maguire

Hello, my name is Charlotte and I’m a Team Manager in Hestia’s Modern Slavery Response Team. Our team supports victims of modern slavery and human trafficking to find services that faci...

Charlotte Maguire
Team Manager

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Cosimo Matteini

Hello, my name is Cosimo Matteini and I am the Digital Inclusion Coordinator at Hestia. My background is in mental health and I joined Hestia just under ten years ago, when Hestia won a contract to...

Cosimo Matteini
Digital Inclusion Coordinator

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Vianney

Hi, my name is Vianney and I’ve been at Hestia for almost four years now – I started as an advocate in the Modern Slavery Response Team in March 2020 just two weeks before the lockd...

Vianney
Team Manager- Modern Slavery Response Team

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