Jayne Drummond Chief Executive Officer

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Liam Maguire Director of People and Operations

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Iestyn Evans Head of Development

Meirwen Jones Operations Manager (Senior)

Bethan Williams Locality Manager – North and Powys Region

Izzabella James Policy and Public Affairs Manager

Joanne Ford Locality Manager - RCT and Merthyr

Lynne Powell Volunteer Recruitment and Development Manager

Terri Jones Locality Manager - Central Region

Our trustees

Home-Start Cymru has a varied Board of Trustees who oversee the management and strategic development of the scheme.

Jonathan Richards

Ann Williams

Barbara Cluer

Carol Ravenscroft

Catriona Williams OBE

Helen Howson

Ruth Sinfield

Work With Us

We are at an exciting point on the Home-Start Cymru journey and we are always looking for talented people who share our values, to join us and do whatever it takes to support families through their most difficult times. There are a whole range of functions and services that support the vital work we do; Whether you are at the beginning of your career or have years of work experience, we can help you use your strengths, passions and skills to their full potential.

Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI)


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Home-Start Cymru is fully committed to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI). We have a responsibility to reflect on the impact we have on the people that we support, our partners, our employees, and wider society.

In 2021, we have started with defining what equity, diversity and inclusion mean to us and developing a collective approach to guiding our journey to achieve our vision.  We established a co-production group made up of people with staff, volunteers, families and trustees with various experiences and asked them to contribute to the development of the strategy.

The strategy is the culmination of nearly two years of progress to establish goals that our charity will endeavour to exceed in the months and years ahead.

Our EDI strategy is for our entire Home-Start Cymru community and has been designed to be proactive, accessible and implementable across our organisation, from our central teams to our volunteers working with families, and how we interact with our partners up and down Wales and fulfil our important role in society.

We have drawn upon the real-life experiences of our colleagues, volunteers, supporters, external partners, and families to allow the organisation to broaden its mindset, embed a workplace culture that offers dignity and respect to all, encourage the sharing of ideas and perspectives, and values differences is of benefit to all employees.

It is to be used as guidance for staff, volunteers and trustees to develop the next steps for progress, solidify our collective long-term vision, and celebrate our strengths and our potential for collective growth.

The strategy is founded upon three key aims. Over the next four years we will seek to:

  • Increase our diversity
  • Increase our understanding and delivery of equitable practice
  • Actively address inequality faced by our service users, staff and volunteers

Read our EDI Strategy, or the Easy read version here.

At Home-Start Cymru, we’re a team. And that means we look after our people. That’s why, we offer a number of great benefits to employees, from generous annual leave to work life balance.

Learning and Development:

At Home-Start Cymru, we are passionate about supporting colleagues to achieve their full potential.  We’ll support you and give you all the tools you need to continually challenge yourself, take pride in what you do and enjoy your career with us. We help support your growth by providing:

  • An induction when you join us.
  • Development conversations with your line manager that happen at least quarterly.
  • A programme of workshops and resources on core skills for the workplace.

Mental health and wellbeing support

We are here for you and your wellbeing, providing extensive support and when you need it.

We do this by providing our staff with:

  • Occupational health and mental wellbeing support are accompanied by online health assessment tools.
  • confidential employee assistance programme is available to all to provide support for any concerns in your work or personal life for ongoing everyday support or free counselling if you need it.
  • a team of Mental Health First Aiders supporting across the organisation.


Supporting diversity and disability

As an organisation, we’re on a journey to create a culture where we can all bring our best and true selves to work every day. We do recognise, however, that there’s always more to do, and so we’re committed to continuing listening to our colleagues, volunteers and supported families to help us get things right.

Salary and leave

We want all of our employees to feel valued and well rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we’ll recognise your efforts:

  • By providing you with a competitive salary – based on defined roles and grades.
  • By offering you 29 days holiday a year, plus bank holidays. You can choose to use the religious bank holidays flexibly.
  • By supporting you and welcoming new additions to your family – flexible maternity, adoption and paternity packages.
  • By offering everybody a pension. We currently operate a range of competitive pension schemes.


View our latest job opportunities in your area and find out how to apply.

Housing Support Coordinator

Closing date for applications: 9am Tuesday 2nd January 2024

We are currently recruiting for a Housing Support Coordinator at Home-Start Cymru.

The Housing Support Coordinator will work closely with the Locality Manager to appropriately manage a caseload of referred families. They will be responsible for the assessing, reviewing and delivering direct support. Families will be referred for housing related and financial support, alongside their emotional wellbeing.

Click on “find out more” to view the full job description.

To apply for the role please send over your CV and covering letter to recruitment@homestartcymru.org.uk