Website Christians Against Poverty New Zealand

About our role

The Head of Gospel Engagement works across CAP teams and stakeholders to shape opportunities for people to grow in their relationship with Jesus. This new role will lead the co-design of relevant and impactful initiatives that will encourage people to take a step forward in their faith journey. This role is highly relational and collaborative, with key stakeholders including CAP staff, church-based coaches and clients.

This role is a full-time two-year fixed term contract. There may be an opportunity for this role to be less than full-time.

About you

As the Head of Gospel Engagement, you will have a passion and vision to support people on their unique faith journey and in their relationships with Jesus. You will be energised and deeply inspired by the Good News/Te Rongopai and different expressions of Christian faith. You have a heart to see a weaving together of Te Rongopai and Te Tiriti o Waitangi in your work.

You are an includer and collaborator and are excited at the idea of co-creating opportunities and spaces where people can belong and see themselves reflected. You are also a listener and enjoy drawing out the wisdom and insights of others. You believe that to encourage others in their own transformation, we must be genuine and committed to our own ongoing transformation. You understand the world around you and bring a mature appreciation of what it means to share the Gospel in Aotearoa in 2022 and beyond.

As a leader, you will enjoy creating new initiaves and inspiring others to join you. You will have strong experience in creating evangelism and discipleship programmes, and in equipping others to deliver those programmes or activities. You are familiar with different churches, denominations and expressions of faith.

You will also have a strong personal value alignment with the foundational Christian philosophy, organisational identity, culture and values of CAP.

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.

Key Requirements we’re looking for in our Head of Gospel Engagement (please refer to the Job Description for more detail):

  • Proven ability to lead and inspire others, including other leaders
  • Demonstrated ability in co-designing evangelism or discipleship programmes for multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to balance complexity, nuance, professionalism and best practice, and to lead others to do the same.
  • A strong growth, developmental and learning mindset, and mode of practice.
  • Strong skills in working collaboratively and strategically, drawing on the insights, wisdom, and skills of colleagues
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.

About our organisation

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.

Some of the benefits of working 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
  • Generous annual leave provisions – annual entitlement of five weeks for the first year, then building towards six weeks
  • 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.

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