Website Christians Against Poverty New Zealand

About our role

CAP’s work requires project management and robust evaluation to ensure ongoing effectiveness. This role provides leadership to:

  • Coach teams to design, monitor and evaluate change projects with excellence
  • Strengthen all parts of CAP’s service, bringing insights, improvement, innovation, and/or change to the BAU service.

This role is fixed-term for two years, to grow and develop the internal capacity of the wider team over this time.


About you

You are an outstanding communicator, relationship builder and a natural coach. You:

  • Demonstrate a growth mindset
  • Prioritise with excellence
  • Have great attention to detail and diligence with finishing projects
  • Lead with humility, curiosity, and focus on result

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.


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
  • Service Development is a team of people
    • eager to question the status quo, open to changing their minds, and willing to be honest about the organisation’s challenges
    • willing to bring solutions, try new things and think creatively
  • Leadership staff aspire to outstanding work culture, and create space for ownership, development, meaningful feedback, learning and stretching skills
  • 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


Application Information

Please note that you will be 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.

There is no closing date for applying for this role – however the vacancy will close as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Get your application in now!

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