Jon Day tells us what it’s really like to work at CAP.
My name’s Jon and my role here at CAP is the Director of Technology and Transformation. I love working at CAP – fact. But that doesn’t mean that every day of my working life is pure joy! I’ve concluded that as part of the CAP team I have both an ordinary and an extraordinary job.
It’s ordinary because if you came and visited us in Bradford, (please do!) you’d see me and my team doing normal office stuff: meeting to discuss a key technology project, looking at the latest research from our Fresh Start service, recruiting and building teams, training, setting budgets, making tea rounds. And, yes, sometimes that can be fairly ordinary, and busy, even stressful.
But, (and it’s a really big one) you’d also notice the extraordinary. We pray for all sorts of things here, (trust me, praying for a phone system was something I found quite bizarre in my first week at CAP!). We celebrated the lives being changed through our Fresh Start work. We decided when we recruited a member of staff that they needed to have a passion for CAP’s work. Even though this meant that the job might’ve been unfilled for a while, we knew that God had a plan and would lead the right person to our team. We made you an extraordinary cup of tea…no, just kidding.
I’m so proud that, as I lead our Technology, Research and Development teams, I know that we’re part of something incredible. Celebrating families going debt free, celebrating generational changes to people’s stories, celebrating people finding faith and a community in their local church. When things are busy, or we face a challenging situation, I know that we can stop, look up, look around and be instantly encouraged by all that God is doing through Christians Against Poverty.