Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Debt Coach

  • Part time
  • £23,500 pro-rata
  • Wester Hailes, Edinburgh
  • Closing 26th August 2022

  • Advertised from 1st August 2022
  • £18,800 per Annum (£1,566 per month)


We are looking for a CAP Debt Coach at Edinburgh West’s Debt Centre, run by Holy Trinity Church, covering Wester Hailes and the surrounding areas. Unmanageable debt is a real and growing problem in the community of Wester Hailes, and we are committed to meeting this need through our Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Debt Centre, which has been running successfully now for over 10 years. By expanding our capacity through the employment of a CAP Debt Coach, we will increase our impact on our community, especially our support for those who are struggling under the burden of debt.

The CAP Debt Coach will assist the CAP Debt Centre Manager in the efficient running of the CAP Debt Centre and achieving the aims of CAP – seeing people freed from the entrapment of debt and coming to a personal faith in Jesus Christ. You will visit clients in their homes, delivering debt advice, encouraging them to work with CAP, communicating affordable budgets and repayment plans and supporting them through their debt management plan.

There may be the potential for working with clients in a prison setting.

You will need to be compassionate, a good listener, and able to relate to the poor, needy and vulnerable with a desire to solve financial problems, while sharing the Christian faith. It is important to be a good communicator, and proficient in the use of media and IT. Working alongside the CAP Debt Centre and Job Club Managers, you will communicate the mission and culture of CAP, both in the community and in Holy Trinity Church, continuing to expand our network of external referral agencies, while at the same time helping to build the team of volunteers.

Application notes

For more information and an Application Pack, please visit the Holy Trinity Website:

If you have any questions or would like an informal chat about the role, or the application process, please contact: Melanie Kilburn on 07760 953330 or email:

Closing date for applications is Friday 26th August 2022 at 12, Noon.

We anticipate the successful candidate being able to start by October 2022.