Kelly Finnis – Director
I am extremely proud to be a part of the Emmaus team. My career for many years has been devoted to developing and delivering services for homeless individuals in the city of Hull. I have a genuine interest and passion around supporting those who access homeless services, those most in need of social inclusion and support. I am very much looking forward to establishing the Emmaus model in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire which will have a huge impact on homeless provision in the city. If I were to summarise Emmaus in a few words those would be: Inclusiveness, Life Changing and Empowering.
Alex Slater – Finance & Fundraising
I am really excited to be a part of Emmaus Hull & East Riding, I think the model is fantastic, I am really looking forward to driving business forward and ensuring that Emmaus is recognised for its great contribution to local communities and developing skills and enterprise!
Rosie Varley – Volunteer Coordinator
I am so proud to be part of the team at Emmaus Hull & East Riding. My career background has been dedicated to supporting those in our society who are most vulnerable, socially excluded and in need. I have first-hand experience in working with and supporting the homeless in Hull, it is from here I developed a real passion around promoting social inclusion and enabling people to become better versions of themselves. My new role here at Emmaus as a Volunteer Coordinator has given me the opportunity to enhance the lives of others and make a difference to those facing homelessness in our society! I am really excited to be a part of this team and I am looking forward to taking volunteering to the next level here at Emmaus Hull & East Riding!
Sally Waters – Retail Manager
I am absolutely delighted and very proud to be joining Emmaus Hull and East Riding. I was born in Hessle, and my family all live within this area. My career has been varied, from working in care work to working for a Secretary of State in Parliament.
Throughout all of my career steps I have volunteered for homelessness charities, until 2014, when I became employed by Emmaus Lambeth in their retail businesses.
In my spare time I have an allotment which is time consuming, but for relaxation walking in the dales, or at the seaside rate very highly with me. The new ventures opening up at Emmaus Hull and East Riding are exciting and I cannot wait to be a part of it.
Holly Allen – Logistics assistant
Hi, my names Holly, I work on Logistics, I came here originally on a Kickstart placement for 6 months. I found out recently that they have decided to keep me on permanently, I’m so glad I got this job as I absolutely love working here. The work environment and being around the companions is amazing. It’s a pleasure working for Emmaus and I hope to be here far in the future.
Tel: 01482 223722 Option 1
Sue Gearing – Progression Worker
I am delighted to have been appointed as a progression worker at Emmaus. Their values and principles were something that really appealed to me. After working with children and families for the past 10 years I felt ready for a new challenge.
I would like to thank the companions and staff for a warm welcome and look forward to working with such a friendly team.
Tel: 07539 029314
Sally Acton – Community Manager
I was introduced to the Emmaus model a few years ago by a colleague. I was immediately struck by how constructive and pro-active the community was.
The ethos of Emmaus and the strategies they use to positively impact the lives of the Companions is Inspiring.
look forward to this new challenge and being a part of the Emmaus Community.
Tel: 07539 030203
Mark Stephenson – Logistics Operator
Having worked as a volunteer I was really happy to get the opportunity to have a full time job with Emmaus. I work with a great team of companions and staff and look forward to coming to work every day to make a contribution to a very worthwhile organisation.
Tel: 07539 029739
Jesse Bentley – Outreach Worker
I am just starting out at Emmaus as a outreach support worker. It has always been a goal of mine to try to help and make a difference to people who are not as fortunate as the rest of us or in need of a little helping hand to get them to where they want to be. I feel by working at Emmaus, I will have a great opportunity to do so and I am very excited to get started. I can not think of a better company, with better visions, values and motives.
Tel: 07539 029298
Casey Fawcett – Outreach Team Leader
To say I am proud to be part of the Emmaus team is an understatement. I have always loved the Ethos of Emmaus and have been following their progress from the Hull Superstore and The Orchards since its opening day. My life has been revolved around helping those in need and who are most vulnerable. Growing up in Honduras, my family built an orphanage for kids affected by HIV/AIDS, this cultivated a passion in me to serve those who are in need. Ever since Honduras I have been engaging with the homeless in various countries, singing at many charity fundraisers and now being able to help, full time in my home city, joining the battle in ending homelessness as an outreach worker. I hope that my passion and enthusiasm will help the Emmaus team bring rough sleeping to an end in Hull.
Tel: 07539 029312
Stephen Robinson – Outreach Worker
I am excited to have become part of the Emmaus family, especially the outreach team, where I feel we can and do make a difference to the people whose lives we assist in many ways. I am a people person and love the interaction with others on a daily basis. I come from a diverse working background and feel, with training, I can bring my experience to assist and guide the homeless of East Yorkshire on their pathway as I have done on my new path by becoming an outreach worker.
Ray Murphy – East Riding Rough Sleeper Outreach Worker
I would like to say how enjoyable it has been settling into my new position with East riding Outreach. I started on January 10th and would like to thank all the staff, both East riding and Hull Outreach, for making me feel welcome and a valued member of the team. As a former Companion, I was very nervous at first because it has been a long time since I have had a full-time job and there is a lot to learn. However, everyone has been really great, and I am thoroughly enjoying the job. I love every part of it and can’t imagine ever doing anything else. Thank you to everyone.