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Lead is a sought after leadership programme that offers an invaluable opportunity to gain professional paid experience and learn first hand what makes CAP a consistent Sunday Times Best Small Companies award winner. You will also know your work’s making a difference to the lives of thousands of the poorest and most marginalised people in our society.

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Lead is a one year paid leadership programme that gives you unique access to learn from a charity that’s beating UK poverty. Not only will you gain professional experience in the non-profit sector, but you’ll also get top quality development opportunities to learn from CAP’s award winning leadership team, including CAP’s Founder and International Director, John Kirkby, and CEO, Matt Barlow. 

Edd Parker - Head of Research, Development & Innovation, CAP

Edd Parker - Head of Research, Development & Innovation, CAP

Leadership programme 2010

‘The best thing about Lead was being able to get a behind the scenes look at one of the fastest growing charities in the UK.’

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Lead is ideal for ambitious individuals with a passion for tackling poverty and injustice. Over 100 individuals at various stages of their career have completed it and gone on to excel in their chosen career paths. If you too have a desire to learn, grow and step out in faith with God, then what are you waiting for? Apply now!

Mel Cornock - Services Selection and Training Manager, CAP

Mel Cornock - Services Selection and Training Manager, CAP

Leadership programme 2011

‘Lead isn’t just a year to have as a bit of a break between things. If you let it, Lead will challenge, grow and develop you into a brilliant leader, manager and colleague. CAP saw something in me that I probably didn’t even see myself. It gave me so much confidence in my own abilities.’

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Lead is a springboard that empowers people to succeed in many different spheres. With excellent opportunities to develop your skills, knowledge and expertise of the charity sector, many people have found the Lead programme a key element to advancing their career and nurturing their faith. 

Matt Stone - Pastoral and Welfare Manager, Manchester Academy

Matt Stone - Pastoral and Welfare Manager, Manchester Academy

Leadership programme 2013

‘Lead will be important and influential to you, as much as you will allow it… Spiritually you are bound to grow in faith and understanding of your role when it comes to serving as a man, or woman, of God.’

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Throughout the year there are excellent development opportunities, from professional experience within a department through to a range of seminars and one-to-one mentoring from the charity’s leadership team. You will also have the opportunity to grow in faith as you discover and use your God given gifts and potential.

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