Emily's story

Hello, my name is Emily. I'm an advocate on the Modern Slavery Response Team at Hestia. I spent a lot of my early twenties testing out different jobs and seeing what suited me - the only thing I knew with certainty is that I wanted to have a positive net impact. 

I came across Hestia when I was trying to assist a night shelter client in my previous role. It was amazing how quickly my client was absorbed into the service and how their needs were met. I saw the Modern Slavery Response Team as a beacon of light and hope in an otherwise barren and unforgiving No Recourse to Public Funds landscape. My client's caseworker seemed to have reams of information and resources tucked away in her head. Where she didn't know something, she would refer to her team who always had a solution. That was exactly the kind of team I wanted to belong to. 

I applied for a job after searching for a vacancy on the Hestia site (which is really easy to do). I was surprised how much of the work was relevant to my career experiences but also my academic studies as well. It felt like the perfect fit.

The team here is so passionate and driven to effect real change. They work tirelessly on behalf of some of the most vulnerable people in the country. No one day has been the same as another. And you get to see real transformations up close. I only wish I had found this role sooner.

Career opportunities

We're looking for people with a passion to change lives, and who identify with our values: respectful, genuine, dedicated, collaborative, courageous. If Hestia sounds like your dream employer, then click here to see our current opportunities.

The Hestia Approach

The Hestia Approach represents our commitment to making the most effective interventions possible in the lives of those who use our services.

Our approach is based on a single principle: in order to add real value to people’s lives it is essential that we work with them as equals. Our expertise and experience of working with people on their recovery journeys is valuable, and we believe this gives us a great deal to contribute, but we never impose our ideas.

Read more about the Hestia Approach

Equality and Diversity

Hestia is proud to be a Disability Confident employer and offers a lot of support to candidates who may require extra help with their disability. To ensure we can support you to the best of our ability, please ensure you complete our Equality and Diversity form as accurate as possible.

We will only highlight any potential disability to our hiring managers so they are aware they may need to offer reasonable adjustments, not only for the interview process but during your employment with Hestia as well. All other information from the Equal Opportunities form is strictly confidential and only available to our HR department.

Samantha Uwadiae, Head of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Hestia said:

“What excites me about joining Hestia is the organisation’s genuine commitment towards creating a more equitable, diverse and inclusive organisation. I appreciate their dedication towards wanting to build an inclusive culture, courage to challenge themselves and admit more needs to be done and willingness to work in collaboration with staff, volunteers, and service users to identify, understand and address inequities. So, their people feel respected and more able to bring their authentic and full selves to work, free of discrimination and barriers”.