Website Christians Against Poverty New Zealand

About our role


The Grants Writer role contributes to the overall work of the Fundraising, Marketing and Communications Team. Collectively, this 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 trusts, supporters, churches, clients and the public. The Grants Writer sits within this Communications Team.

The Grants Writer will be responsible for seeking out and applying to trusts and foundations, to acquire funding for the work of CAP; and to support the FMC team by providing other writing functions where necessary.


About you

  • A strong personal alignment with the foundational Christian philosophy, organisational identity, culture, and values of CAP.
  • Strong writing skills, with good attention to detail
  • Admin-focused, with excellent planning, record-keeping and time management skills
  • Warm and engaging manner with people

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.
  • 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
  • Flexibility in hours for the right candidate

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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