"We have some amazing people in our services, and without them there would be no Hestia" Natalie's story 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 change and to experience working with those with mental health support needs in the community, so began looking for roles and came across Hestia. My first role with Hestia was as a floating support worker, I loved the role, I loved that every day was different, and you didn’t always know what you were walking into - I loved being kept on my toes and facing new challenges everyday as I felt it meant I was always learning which I think improves the way you work. I also got the chance to work with some amazing people in the statutory and voluntary sector, I enjoyed how we all supported and helped each other in our work, and how all the agencies in the borough were great to work alongside. I’ve always loved working in mental health, its where my passion lies and I get to meet lots of people and hear their stories, I always think we learn something from everyone, and it’s a privilege to be a very small part of their lives during their recovery journey. I’ve also during my time with Hestia had the opportunity to do new things, for example setting up the Good Energy Club (a project designed to improve wellbeing through increased participation in physical activity). Setting up a project from scratch was a lot of work, and I was extremely lucky that the two other teams I was managing at the time were superstars, which enabled me to give the time needed to the Good Energy Club. Whilst our cases have got more complex, with the amazingly dedicated and hard-working client facing staff we have in this organisation, we’re still managing to support many individuals. I’m not saying it’s easy in the slightest, but we have some amazing people in our services, and without them there would be no Hestia. 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”.