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Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Job Club Manager

  • Part time
  • £22,167 pro-rata
  • Wester Hailes, Edinburgh
  • Closing 28th July 2021

  • Advertised from 7th July 2021
  • £9,500 per Annum (£792 per month) for 15 Hours per week (2 days). Appointment initially for 12 months, with review of contract at end of first year


We are looking for a CAP Job Club Manager at Holy Trinity Church, Wester Hailes. Unemployment is one of the major underlying causes of poverty in our community, leading many to become trapped under the burden of unmanageable debt. A vital part of our Christian outreach here in Wester Hailes is to aim to meet this need by providing support to those looking to find paid employment.

Your responsibilities

You will be responsible for taking the lead in running all three elements of the CAP Job Club: Course, Community and Coaching, based in Holy Trinity Church and achieving the aims among our community of a CAP service to the unemployed, which are to help job seekers find work, as well as offering them the opportunity to hear the Gospel.

An important aspect of the role, working alongside the CAP Debt Centre Manager, will be to 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. It Is therefore essential for the successful applicant to be able to commit to regular Sunday attendance and provide visibility of our CAP Centre work at Holy Trinity Church.

Your experience and qualifications

  • We expect you to have the ability and desire to explain the gospel in a clear, relevant and natural way with recent experience of reaching out to individuals and sharing the Christian faith.
  • You will be able to demonstrate that you are able to relate to poor, needy, and vulnerable people, giving them the motivation and confidence to work with CAP.
  • You will be an excellent communicator, able to communicate well in large and small groups.
  • You will enjoy relationship building, and you will be able to develop strengths, skills and motivation in others.
  • You will also be proficient in the use of Office IT – MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
  • You will be able to organise and manage your own time to deliver results with minimal supervision.

Salary and benefits

The Salary is £9,500, based on 15 hours per week – this could be two days per week, though a more flexible arrangement is possible.

We operate a pension scheme providing 8% of salary being paid to your pension. (3% employer’s contribution and a min of 5% employee contribution).

Location and supervision

You will be working in the community of Wester Hailes, Edinburgh, in the premises of Holy Trinity Church and under the oversight of Holy Trinity’s Kirk Session. Line Management will be from the Holy Trinity Discipleship Leader, and the Area manager of Christians Against Poverty.

Application notes

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

If you have any questions about the application process or you would like an informal conversation about the role, please email: or contact: Ian Richardson, Holy Trinity Church, 2 Hailesland Place, Wester Hailes, Edinburgh EH14 2SL Tel: 01968 682659

Closing date for applications is 28/7/2021.

Interviews will take place 13/8/21.

We anticipate the successful candidate being able to start within approximately one month of job offer and available for several days training at CAP’s HQ in Bradford during November 2021. (online during current restrictions)