see update New CEO Appointed April 2023 https://www.capireland.ie/?p=210
By God’s grace we are on the verge of establishing Christians Against Poverty Ireland (CAP Ireland) and we’re looking for the right person to lead the organisation.
Christians Against Poverty started in the UK in 1996 to help those weighed down by debt; parents who couldn’t feed their children, families facing eviction and desperate people living without hope. Working through local churches CAP helps release people from poverty and debt into lives of fullness and freedom.
From its small beginning it has grown to be a large UK charity and has set up affiliate charities in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and America. In each country the charity helps people in debt by negotiating with creditors, setting up budgeting systems and offering personal, practical and spiritual support to those trapped in financial debt.
Given the current financial pressures many in our country are facing with rising living costs and a shortage of affordable rent/houses CAP is a great (and timely!) channel to equip local churches to give practical and spiritual support to those most in need.
On a few occasions in the past 10 years there have been ‘rumblings’ and gatherings of people considering setting up CAP Ireland. In September 2021 six of us formed a steering group and set ourselves the aim of establishing the charity in the Republic of Ireland within two years. In May 2022 we received approval from the CAP International Governance Board, and we are currently building our website. The next stage on our journey is to hire a CEO so we can officially launch in 2023.
We’re looking for someone with a passion for the lost and a heart for the poor to lead the charity, build a team and empower the local church to reach ‘the least and the lost.’
The person we’re looking for must be:
- A committed Christian, serving in a local church;
- Passionate about serving the poor and the work of CAP;
- A strategic leader with experience in building and leading teams;
- An entrepreneurial leader who is an organised ‘self-starter’;
- An operational leader with excellent administration and people-skills.
Ideally the person would have previous leadership experience within one of these sectors:
- Financial/debt services;
- Church or parachurch ministry;
- The charity sector.
If you would like to apply for the role:
Closing date is 15th January. Interview dates are Wednesday 25th January (round 1) and Wednesday 8th February (round 2) in Dublin.
Chair of CAP Ireland
On behalf of the CAP Ireland Steering Group
(Penny Philips, Joe Murphy, Hugh Byrne, Alison Flanagan, Noel Kenny and Steve Vaughan)