Website Christians Against Poverty New Zealand

About CAP

CAP is a not-for-profit organisation working across Aotearoa to bring hope and help to families 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

In this newly created 30-hour per week role, you will be the right-hand ally for the Services Director. You will release her to focus on strategic growth and development across CAP’s services, enabling CAP to serve its stakeholders more effectively.

In this role you will:

  • Manage meetings involving the Services Director, including preparation, taking notes and following up on actions.
  • Manage the Services Director’s diary, scheduling meetings and appointments and arranging travel to ensure the Services Director’s time is spent as efficiently as possible. This will involve responding swiftly and proactively to unexpected changes.
  • Receive and make phone calls and emails on behalf of the Services Director, ensuring that the necessary information is flowing to the right people in a timely manner.
  • Write, edit and prepare business documents, in line with the Services Director’s goals and needs.
  • Manage relevant budgets within set parameters.
  • Proactively anticipate the Services Director’s needs in order to save time and create efficiencies.
  • Perform all tasks with an awareness of the Services Director’s and organisations priorities, and make decisions accordingly.
  • Maintain confidentiality and discretion around sensitive information at all times.

About you

As the successful candidate for this role, you will be:

  • Flexible, positive and composed in the face of change and uncertainty
  • A highly organised and disciplined self-starter
  • Able to approach situations with a big-picture perspective and balance competing priorities
  • Able to forsee and address potential problems with a consistent solutions focus
  • Emotionally intelligent and able to excercise discretion and confidentiality
  • Excellent at listening and communicating, both verbally and in writing
  • A fast learner with a high capacity for retaining information
  • A confident decision-maker in pressured or ambiguous situations
  • Able to quickly establish rapport and build relationships with a wide range of people
  • Willing to get involved wherever needed to support the team and the organisation

At the application URL below you can find a link to the job description for a detailed outline of 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.