Hestia began providing support to adults in crisis in 1970 after founder Jim Horne experienced street homelessness in London. He started by bringing soup and sandwiches to men and women living on the streets and then to finding housing and mental health support.
With our 700 staff we deliver services primarily across London, Kent, and Berkshire. We also campaign and advocate nationally on the issues that affect the people we work with.
This includes people with mental health struggles, victims and survivors of modern slavery and domestic abuse, adults involved in the criminal justice system, care leavers and older people. From finding someone a home, to helping them to get the right mental health support, we support people at the moment of crisis and enable them to build a life beyond a crisis. We are supported by over 600 volunteers whose generosity with their skills and time enable us to provide these essential services.
Working in collaboration with local authorities and our partners, we strive to ensure that everyone within our care is equipped with the tools necessary for a life beyond a crisis. Our staff and volunteers build honest, respectful relationships with our service users to support and encourage them to lead their own recovery process. In everything we do we seek to be: respectful; genuine; dedicated; collaborative; and courageous.
As we approach the end of our 5-year strategy, we are poised to tackle the next 5 years with refreshed energy and commitment.
We seek a new Chair of Trustees who will help us shape the future of the organisation. An individual who shares our values and believes in the power of empowerment to make real change and lead to people living independent and fulfilling lives. If our core values of respect, collaboration, authenticity, dedication and courage resonate with you; if you want to make a difference in the lives of some of the most marginalised people; if you are ready to join a high-performing Board with a bold vision for the future; and if you want to bring your gifts to a genuinely inspirational organisation, we would love to hear from you.
This pack outlines who we are, what we do and the sort of person we need to lead us at this key time. We look forward to hearing from you.
Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Hestia on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference RAQAQB. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Wednesday 8th February 2023.