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calendar12 July 2018

Author: Jon Day

An ordinary and extraordinary job

An ordinary and extraordinary job

My name’s Jon and my role here at CAP is the Director of Technology and Transformation. I love working at CAP – fact. But that doesn’t mean that every day of my working life is pure joy! I’ve concluded that as part of the CAP team I have both an ordinary and an extraordinary job.

It’s ordinary because if you came and visited us in Bradford (please do!) you’d see me and my team doing normal office stuff: meeting to discuss a key technology project, looking at the latest research from our Fresh Start service, recruiting and building teams, training, setting budgets, making tea rounds. And, yes, sometimes that can be fairly ordinary, and busy, even stressful.

But (and it’s a really big one) you’d also notice the extraordinary. We pray for all sorts of things here (trust me, praying for a phone system was something I found quite bizarre in my first week at CAP!) We celebrated the lives being changed through our Fresh Start work. We decided when we recruited a member of staff that they needed to have a passion for CAP’s work. Even though this meant that the job might’ve been unfilled for a while, we knew that God had a plan and would lead the right person to our team. We made you an extraordinary cup of tea… no, just kidding.

I’m so proud that, as I lead our Technology, Research and Development teams, I know that we’re part of something incredible. Celebrating families going debt free, celebrating generational changes to people’s stories, celebrating people finding faith and a community in their local church. When things are busy or we face a challenging situation, I know that we can stop, look up, look around and be instantly encouraged by all that God is doing through Christians Against Poverty.

I’m always on the lookout for people who’d like to work with us – especially in our Technology and Transformation team. You can see our current vacancies below. If there’s nothing that suits you right now, please get in touch at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and ask to be added to our regular recruitment emails. If you’ve got skills in tech, send in some info on your skills and experience and why you’d like a role at CAP. Our recruitment team will pass that on to me. I look forward to hearing from you!

Interested in joining the team here at CAP? See all the roles we currently have on offer.

Jon Day started his career in technology at a US investment bank before leaving after a few years to join the charity sector. He has managed IT projects and programmes at Christian Aid and the British Red Cross. Jon is passionate about using technology to enable CAP to bring hope, life and freedom to those who are desperately in need of it.

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