Our Staff

In addition to our trustees, we have a small, but dedicated staff team. Each of them come from very different backgrounds and are all dedicated to supporting Heart of Hastings.

If you are keen to work with us at Heart of Hastings, click here to see new positions that are available.

Shelley Feldman – Operations Manager

Shelley moved to Hastings 20 something years ago to work for a charity that since moved to Birmingham. The site is now an Asda’s. She much prefers to shop in Trinity Wholefoods.

Shelley is a member of Heart of Hastings and has worked there for coming up to 4 years. She has seen a lot of changes, and is enthusiastic about what we can achieve, if we work together and refuse to give up on the things that matter to us.



Charlotte Penlington – HAZ Administrator

Charlotte is a passionate historic building conservationist with a Heritage Interior Design BA Honours Degree. Her background is full to the brim with historic synergy and prior to taking the post at Heart of Hastings as Project Administrator for the Heritage Action Zone Programme, had worked as a Heritage Property Steward at The Charles Darwin Museum, under the stewardship of English Heritage whilst at university. Charlottes most favoured past-times are scouring antique shops along the East Sussex coast for treasures and collecting Medieval cook books to endeavour successfully recreating interesting recipes!


Ben Wilford- Operations Assistant

Ben is with us on a 6 month placement through the governments kickstart scheme. He is helping us to get the office organised and has torn through our shredding mountain with ruthless efficiency. The aim of his placement is to give him the skills to get more permanent work, so, as well as helping out and learning about the Hastings Commons, he is focussing on building up his administration skills.