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 employees who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse. This can be anything from policy consultation and training, to providing a company with their own domestic abuse caseworker who is dedicated to advocating for their staff. My role involves building relationships with organisations who want to work with Everyone’s Business, supporting on programme delivery, and the day-to-day coordination of the team.
I first joined Hestia’s comms team in January 2021, in the midst of a very bleak third lockdown. Working in a comms role provided a unique experience working across Hestia’s vast provision of services. A career at Hestia appealed to me initially because the charity is committed to helping adults and children who are experiencing crisis of all kinds, from those experiencing domestic abuse and modern slavery to mental health support and offender services.
Shortly after I joined, I remember meeting a domestic abuse caseworker who spoke about a service user whose workplace had been instrumental in supporting them to leave their perpetrator. The idea that an employer could use compassion, awareness and flexibility to make a huge difference to someone’s life immediately inspired me. When the opportunity came along to join the Everyone’s Business team, I immediately applied for the role, with the full support from my manager.
Working at Hestia means you get the chance to make a difference every day you go to work, while also developing your interests and skills to find what you’re really passionate about. If your organisation would like to better support employees who may be experiencing domestic abuse, please get in touch via the Everyone’s Business webpage in our bio and we’ll set up a meeting.