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I love being able to make a difference that has eternal impact. 

Christians Against Poverty is on a mission to stamp out UK poverty. We’re all about making a meaningful difference through our everyday work, using our skills and our faith to serve the UK Church. 

Why work at CAP?

The work we do makes a difference. We’re a community of skilled, dedicated people driven by our Christian faith. Together we serve the UK Church, empowering it to make a real impact on UK poverty. Join us on our mission.

If you want to see lives changed for the better, while developing your own professional skills, then CAP is a rewarding place to be! Through our work, we help 2,500 people become debt free every year, and tens of thousands receive face-to-face support to break free from poverty.

We pride ourselves on a fun and supportive culture, where we value you as a whole person and offer opportunities for you to grow.

The best thing is how much God’s used us as a charity. Since 1996, thousands of people have become debt free and so many people have come to faith. 

Kgosi, Debt Advisor 
Hear more about working at CAP from some of our employees

What really attracted me to CAP was basically the opportunity to express my faith in the workplace, and just the opportunity to be able to challenge poverty and make a real difference in the community that I live in.

And I think one of the things that we certainly have here at CAP is that sense of a shared vision or a commitment or a sense of purpose to, yeah, to really try and achieve what we want to achieve and serve the people that we want to help.

I want to be able to do something that will make a difference to people’s lives, and even though I only do a small part of the process, I know I’m a conduit to that client becoming debt-free.

We’ve got such a variety and flavour of different churches across the UK, and I think it’s good to celebrate that, but to work not just with one particular denomination or one particular type of church, I think, I guess I just like the unity.

And I think just also recognising that workers in CAP really understand the importance of healthy relationships and life outside of work.

I’m a part of the local job club here with my church, and having flexible working hours gives me the opportunity to coach the clients that we have, and get to see them and work with them.

So, last night, my wife said to me, oh, we’ve got a parent’s evening for my youngest lad in two week’s time, what time can you do it, when can you go, and I think just simple things like that, being able to finish a little bit earlier to make sure I can get to hear about, you know, how my lad’s doing at school, yeah, it’s just a real blessing.

And it’s just great to know that CAP want to find a solution that works well for me in my personal life, but also what works well for me and my team in a professional capacity.

I would say that one of the biggest driving forces of CAP is being Christ-centered, helping those who need it the most, showing love, generosity and compassion, whether that’s outside of CAP to our clients or inside CAP to our head office staff.

My faith is the key part of who I am, and so, to me, the work that I do is for Jesus, it’s for His glory, so why would I do it without Him? So, to be able to connect with Him as part of my working day means everything.

And, yeah, you really do feel the difference, here we have the opportunity to pray for each other in the work that we do, to pray over the work that we do, and we’re actively seeking God in the decisions that we make.

If you’re the person that’s thinking about coming to work for CAP, do it. Get yourself onto the website, have a look around, see what’s there for you.

Firstly, come because you have something to offer. Secondly, come because you’re committed to the cause. And thirdly, come because you’re passionate about helping people.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be involved in an organisation that is supportive, that develops you personally and professionally, and that trains you towards what your goals are.

Yeah, I definitely recommend it. If you want to grow in your faith, if you want to make a difference in people’s lives, this is the place for you.

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After a long career in secular organisations, I love making a difference that has an eternal impact. 

Andrew, Head of England & Church Network Operations 

Benefits and rewards

Moving for work is an exciting step, but we understand it can feel like a big decision to make too. Lots of our staff have relocated to Bradford and the surrounding area when they decided to come and work for CAP. We can support you in this move with all that useful local knowledge: where’s a nice area to live, where are the nearest churches? Some of our roles are also based in our Belfast or Edinburgh offices.

The most important thing when I relocated was finding a church which builds you up. It was very easy to find one with a wide variety of churches in Bradford to choose from, and people at CAP helped with suggestions of places to try out!’ – Tom

At CAP, you’ll find lots of the benefits you’d normally expect from an organisation like us, plus some that might surprise you. We offer our staff mentoring opportunities, a pension scheme, enhanced sick pay and 34 days holiday per year. But we also offer an Employee Assistance Programme, with free access to advice, medical support and counselling. Our Smile Fund is there to help during crisis moments or financial hardship, and we organise fun events throughout the year to give our staff the chance to relax and unwind with their teammates.

Read more about the benefits you get when you work at CAP in our Rewards and Wellbeing brochure.

We know that working 9 to 5 isn’t the best fit for everyone. Some of our staff choose flexible working so that their work hours run smoothly alongside other responsibilities, such as being available for the school run.

Flexible working is brilliant for my family. I started out working 9 to 5, but since having a second child I needed to do things differently. I was able to change my hours to work full time but over four days. I work in the evenings and this means I’m available to drop my kids off at school and I can go to school assemblies and sports days. I can work from home when I need to. I really value that I can put my family first without my work taking a hit.’ — Justine, Head of People Operations

We believe family is important, and we want to support our staff to have a healthy balance that allows them to make the most of work and family time too. We offer parental and adoption leave, with Enhanced Maternity Pay for those eligible. Flexible working is also available, which can be particularly useful for parents with young children, as well as up to five days off per year for family emergencies.

It’ll be no surprise that Christian values are a big part of who we are — after all, Christians’ is in our name! We pray together and have times of worship during the week, and we work closely with a network of churches across the UK to deliver our services.

Because we believe that every person is made by God to be unique, talented and valuable, we seek to go the extra mile in supporting both our staff and our clients.

At CAP we are more than just an employer; we operate as a faith community. We pray together as a staff team every day, and share prayer and worship moments throughout our working week. Around head office, you’ll often come across teams praying over their work. Our culture and ethos is as Christian as our name suggests and we seek to ensure everyone that joins us will truly thrive in our environment, able to contribute to our community of shared faith. Our roles, therefore, have a genuine occupational requirement to ensure protection of our strong Christian ethos and values, and our charitable objective of advancing the Christian faith.

What I love about it is that people genuinely want to look after each other. My story is that I’ve been so invested in by CAP and now I get to invest in others. 

Justine, Head of People Operations 

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Internship

The CAP Internship is a one-year paid internship. You’ll get unique access to learn from a charity that’s helping thousands of people escape poverty in the UK every year.