Could you be part of our new team?
CAPS: the only national Christian charity serving people with HIV living in the UK pastorally, spiritually and practically.
Not all of the 103k PLWH in the UK are ‘poor or vulnerable’ but many are – not all identify as Christian but a majority do – everyone diagnosed with HIV deserves sensitive pastoral, spiritual and practical support to live well with what remains a highly stigmatised condition.
- 70% of all PLWH identify as religious or spiritual, of whom 49% say religion is fairly or very important to them. 52% of PLWH in the UK are Christian
- 33% of all PLWH live below the poverty threshold
- A majority are disadvantaged by immigration status or sexual orientation
- 50% experience mental health problems, twice the rate of general public
CAPS ministry must continue if we are to:
“go first…(to) the poor and the sick, those who are usually despised and overlooked…whom society discards.” – Pope Francis
CAPS Strategy for Sustainable Ministry will develop our educational and pastoral ministry over 3 years. Phase 1 begins in 2020 with the recruitment of a Ministry Team Leader and a Pastoral Support Worker.
MINISTRY TEAM LEADER
We seek an exceptional person to lead the charity. You will have responsibility for all aspects of CAPS work. You will relish the challenge of taking CAPS to the next stage of development. You will recruit a professional team to work alongside our dynamic volunteers. You have experience of motivating and leading others. You are passionate about social justice; in sympathy with Christian faith; and understand how a ‘preferential option for the poor’ is applied in this community work setting. You will represent CAPS with bishops and HIV commissioners and enjoy the company of those we serve. Full time 35hrs post flexible working conditions. Supported by trustees and part time admin worker.
PASTORAL SUPPORT WORKER
Experienced in case work with vulnerable persons and leading support groups. You will understand Christian pastoral ministry and ideally have experience in leading retreats or similar. Your role fuses traditional case work & group work with that of a Chaplain. Part time post flexible working conditions.
Is this for you or someone you know?
We strongly encourage interested persons to contact us.
Send contact details to Vincent Manning via firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘JOB APPLICATION’ in subject line. Initial inquiries welcome. Exact terms & conditions flexible & negotiable. Closing date for Team Leader Jan. 22nd Application pack available now. Interviews 5, 6 or 7 Feb. 2020.
Both roles London based & require travel nationally. CAPS will recruit a part time Education and Training Worker in 2021 to complete the team. Open to any person regardless of HIV status.