Mission & Evangelism Engagement Lead
Christians Against Poverty
CAP is a Christ-centred organisation that focuses on showing God’s love through equipping churches to serve those experiencing debt and poverty and grow in their confidence in mission and evangelism.
The Mission & Evangelism Engagement Lead will report to the Head of Mission, working with the wider leadership of the charity to ensure that Evangelism & Discipleship consistently remains a central, vibrant and integral part of the work of CAP for our staff and the Church network.
This role will continue to support a shift from CAP doing evangelism for/to the local church and move towards a relational and contextual engagement with the church that inspires, empowers and appropriately equips the local church for mission and evangelism within their diverse communities. This also aligns with the emerging Mission, Evangelism and Discipleship (ME&D) strategy which will be launched later in 2022.
The M&EE Lead will seek to keep evangelism and discipleship at the core of CAP by challenging, educating and inspiring frontline staff and teams and promoting an organisational-wide responsibility for evangelism and discipleship. This will be primarily through resource development, coaching and communication.
They will be the “go to” person for advice and guidance on practical evangelism and discipleship tools, keeping informed of current resources, methods and inspiration, ensuring that CAP and the local church is equipped for evangelism and mission in today's world. This will also include developing in-house and bespoke content for training and resources and collaborating on projects and initiatives to strengthen CAPs mission, evangelism and discipleship strategy.
Who we're looking for
The Mission & Evangelism Engagement Lead will be someone who is passionate and enthusiastic about empowering the local church to live faithful Christian lives and bring people to faith in Jesus by supporting them on their discipleship journey. They will be someone who is passionate about and committed to their own discipleship with a desire to take others with them into a deeper relationship with Jesus. This passion will be evident in their communication and leadership style.
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.
CAP offer a generous Rewards & Well-being package, including:
- CAP 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 on our website under 'related documents' for further information)
Bradford Head Office based with some home working available. Due to the nature of the role remote candidates will also be considered.
Please note the salary shown is for full time (37.5 hours per week) and will be pro rata for job share/part time.
Under the 2010 Equality Act, schedule 9, we have a genuine occupational requirement for all employees and volunteers to be practising Christians.
Information on genuine occupational requirements
You are advised to submit your completed application form via email 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.
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. Identify children and adults where there may be safeguarding concerns and to follow the CAP Safeguarding Policy in addressing any concerns appropriately.
Please note that we are unable to consider applicants who do not presently have permission to work in the UK.