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CAP Life Skills Coach

Welcome

Thank you so much for considering joining us as a CAP Life Skills Coach. This is your opportunity to join a rapidly growing movement of people who are working together to tackle poverty here in the UK. Please read below for more information — we’re excited to hear from you!

Who are we?

We’re on a mission to set people in our nation free from a life sentence of debt, poverty and their causes. All of our services, including Debt Centres, Job Clubs, and Life Skills, are run through local churches. This means we can offer our clients not only expert practical support, but companionship, hope and a chance to hear the Gospel.

At our core, we’re:

  • Christ-centred: ​​In all our actions, we seek to put Jesus first, committing to play our part in Christ’s mission to bring hope and restoration to a broken world.
  • United: We’re one community with one big vision. Whether staff or supporter, church leader, MP or service user, our joint efforts see lives transformed.
  • Compassionate: Who wants to settle for the same old when we can push for bigger and better?
  • Bringing passion every day: We’re determined to make a difference to individuals and communities across the UK, courageously creating a hope-filled society.

CAP Life Skills

CAP Life Skills are run through local churches, further enabling them to engage and support people in their communities.  Specifically, CAP Life Skills courses are designed to help members gain confidence and decision making skills to survive life on a low income, as well as offering them the opportunity to hear the Gospel. Hear from some of our existing life skills staff and other service managers below about why they love what they do!

Role

Your role as a CAP Life Skills Coach will be to assist and support the CAP Life Skills Manager in the set up and running of the life skills group. You will lead sessions and support members as they work through the course materials. All of this must be done in a way that positively reflects the Christian faith and the Core Values of the charity.

You’ll usually decide your minimum time commitment with the CAP Life Skills Manager, but generally it’s in the region of 2 to 4 hours a week.

Because this role can involve working with vulnerable people, you’ll need to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Your church will need to apply for and fund a Basic Disclosure for you.

Please note, as part of this role, we ask that you have access to the internet and an active email address.

Accountabilities

  • To support the CAP Life Skills Manager in the weekly running of all three elements of the group (Course, Community and Coaching) for a minimum of 26 weeks per year, according to the structure defined at training
  • To support members as they aim to reach their targets and complete modules
  • To intentionally demonstrate and promote the Christian gospel with members
  • To participate in all initial and ongoing training required by CAP, in order to offer the best service possible
  • To promote the work of CAP within your church
  • To promote the work of CAP to friends, families and contacts to increase support and awareness of the charity – this includes encouraging support through the CAP Life Changer programme

Person

This bit’s just the facts and formalities – excuse us for going all official on you! It’s basically a breakdown of what you’ll need to ace this role.

What happens next?

Selection

  1. We would love to hear more about you, please fill out our application form. This will be emailed to you either by a CAP Church Partnership Manager or our Network Management Support team.
  2. The next step will be an invitation to one of our Selection Days, held in various locations across the country. Exact locations and venues vary but if there is space on a day near you, we will make sure you are invited to it. Please don’t fret over the day itself - it's just an opportunity for us to get to know one another better!
  3. We’ll contact you after the selection day and, if you’re successful, we’ll book you in for our next Equip training course.

Any questions? Please email our Selection team on serviceselection@capuk.org

Equip Training

Equip is the name of CAP’s training course for all Debt Centre, Job Clubs and Life Skills coaches and managers. The training course runs over five weeks and is delivered online. In large, the training can be completed flexibly as most of it is independent work to be completed in your own time (pre recorded videos, reading material and quizzes). However, you will also have the opportunity to access live sessions complete with wonderful introductory talks, worship and prayer, Q&A opportunities and a chance to ‘meet the expert’. Please note that live sessions are optional and will be recorded, so there is no pressure to attend them all live.

Job Clubs & Life Skills Equip training

  • 40 hours (over 5 weeks)

Please note, our training course forms part of our selection process. Although very rare, we do reserve the right to withdraw the offer of any role should any issues arise at training.

Ongoing

We hold two annual conferences – they’re a brilliant opportunity for us to come together to worship God, connect with other CAP workers and be re-inspired by our vision. As part of your role we ask that you join us for at least one of those.

We also hold two Regional Team Days a year – these are organised by your CAP Area Manager and are an opportunity for you to connect with others working with CAP in your region. Again, we would love for you to join your regional team for at least one of these.

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