Website Christians Against Poverty New Zealand

About CAP

CAP is a not-for-profit organisation working across Aotearoa to bring hope and help to individuals and whānau who are trapped in debt and poverty.

Every month, CAP receives hundreds of phone calls from New Zealanders who are drowning in unmanageable debt. It consumes more than they have to give; families are forced to sacrifice living essentials to pay their creditors. Our free, professional Debt Help service enables clients to repay their debt using their own income, and work towards a better future. As with all of CAP’s services, Debt Help is delivered in partnership with local churches, allowing clients to receive holistic care as they journey towards the ‘debt free’ finish line.


About this role

The Communications Project Lead contributes to the overall work of the Fundraising, Marketing and Communications teams. Collectively, this FMC team interacts with donors, churches, clients, and the public to:

  • Increase awareness of, and goodwill towards, CAP as a key organisation in tackling poverty and its causes
  • Enhance donor engagement and commitment, making supporters feel part of a movement
  • Optimise the donor journey and develop initiatives which generate income
  • Build strategic relationships/partnerships with purpose, in order to grow CAP’s income

The Communications Team is responsible for communicating the need, vision and heart of CAP to all stakeholders, including supporters, churches, clients and the public. The Communications Project Lead role sits within this Communications Team and will be responsible for co-ordinating all projects and campaigns requiring Communications input.


About you

  • A strong personal alignment with the foundational Christian philosophy, organisational identity, culture, and values of CAP.
  • Ability to lead collaboration with people in the context of driving a project forward
  • Admin-focussed, with excellent planning, record-keeping and time management skills
  • Ability to prioritise workloads efficiently

Please refer to the Job Description for a detailed outline of the role, as well as the skills, abilities, and attributes we are looking for.


Why it’s great to work at CAP

  • You will be joining a team of skilled and dedicated individuals who are passionate about CAP’s mahi and making a difference in the community
  • Staff wellbeing and health is of high importance at CAP, with an employee assistance programme and flexible working options available
  • Five weeks Annual Leave provision for new recruits and further provisions for longer tenure staff
  • You will be working for an organisation that continues to grow, even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Best of all – you will play a part in positively impacting the lives of New Zealanders in poverty –  and the generations that follow


Please note: You are required to disclose any convictions or pending charges in your application, and a Ministry of Justice vetting check, with acceptable results, will be a condition of appointment to this role. Please see CAP’s Police Check Policy for more details.