Head of Technology

  • IT
  • Location Bradford HO with flexible, hybrid working 
  • Starting salary £45,420 — £49,652
  • Hours Full time — 37.5 hours per week (some flexibility with hours will be considered) 
  • Start date ASAP 
  • Closing date 16 October 2022 

Overview

Christians Against Poverty has helped tens of thousands of people to break free from debt and poverty over our first 26 years. Thousands have seen their lives change forever by being introduced to Jesus Christ. We have major plans to modernise the way we work through our award-winning CAP debt centres, job clubs, life skills and CAP Money training. As the UK emerges from the pandemic, into the cost of living crisis, we want to invest significantly in Technology to support our core purpose to inspire and equip local churches to help people out of poverty and see them become followers of Jesus.

Our technology landscape is a mix of internally developed bespoke web-based applications as well as off-the-shelf products and core productivity systems.

We are undertaking a Debt Service Transformation programme over the next 18 months which is designed to lead the charity into the next 26 years, with technology being an enabler of that transformation.

Specifics

The role of the Head of Technology is to lead our technology teams across the support, development and maintenance of CAP’s systems. 

This role is a leadership position in the IT team, reporting to the Director of Technology, and will play a key role in recommending and forming technology strategy and plans as well as taking the lead on day to day delivery and service. You will also act as a senior business partner to the part of the organisation aligned to your team.

We are passionate about using our technology to provide the CAP family with generous support and excellent solutions. Through this, we enable our staff and partner churches to serve our clients better and help deliver CAP’s vision to see the UK church serving and including those most in need.

CAP offer a generous Rewards & Well-being package, including:

  • 6.5% employer pension contribution
  • 34 days annual holiday (including flexible bank holidays)
  • 1 additional days holiday for each full year of service (up to a max of 5 additional days)
  • 2 paid Mental Health days and up to 5 days Family Emergency leave per year
  • Paid​‘Revive’ days to take time out with your team during the year
  • Enhanced paid sickness, maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Access to Employer Assistance Programme 
  • Gym membership discount
  • Hybrid working
  • Flexitime from day one (start/​finish earlier or later in the day, accrue extra time off & achieve that work/​life balance)

    plus many more! (see the rewards brochure below under​‘related documents’ for further information and pro-rata details for part time employees)

Under the 2010 Equality Act, schedule 9, we have a genuine occupational requirement for all employees and volunteers to be practising Christians.

For further information, please contact the People & Culture team on 01274 760720 (option 6) or email [email protected]

Information on genuine occupational requirements.

CAP celebrates the value of diversity and our aim is for our workforce to be as inclusive as possible as well as representing the communities we serve. With this in mind, we welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from candidates from black and ethnic minority backgrounds. We are committed to continue building an environment that embraces diversity and includes all.

All adults working in, or on behalf of the CAP have a responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and adults. This includes a responsibility to ensure a safe environment in which CAP Services can be delivered, and identify children and adults where there may be safeguarding concerns and to follow the CAP Safeguarding Policy in addressing any concerns appropriately.

You are advised to submit your completed application form as soon as possible to have the best chance of being considered. We reserve the right to close the post before the stated closing date where we have a high response rate.

Please note that we are unable to consider applicants who do not presently have permission to work in the UK.