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

Support CAP’s Lead Researcher by conducting interviews for a research project focused on evangelism within CAP and its services. This will include interviewing CAP Clients, as well as Frontline Coaches (community-based volunteers).

Part-time or full-time options would be considered.


About you

You will have a keen sense of curiosity and have a healthy sense of professional indifference. You are great at creating rapport (online and in person) and seek to genuinely understand the opinions of others. You work well with people experiencing some form of financial hardship, and understand the complexities that might have led to this.

Please refer to the Job Description (found at the application link) 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
  • You will have the opportunity to learn both theory and practice of research that captures the “heartbeat” of grass roots trends in our communities – research that looks not only at statistics but the financial, spiritual and relational realities behind them.


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.

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