Debt and Financial Wellbeing Specialist (CAP Scotland)

  • Church Network
  • Location Edinburgh 
  • Starting salary £29,095.11 (this salary is for full-time and will be pro rata if part-time) 
  • Hours Full time (37.5 per week) with potential to job share for the right candidates 
  • Start date ASAP 
  • Closing date 1 December 2023 


CAP has a growing and influential Scottish debt help service. This brings definitive obligations with regards to government regulation and a requirement for good practice.

The CAP Scotland team is dedicated to providing our Scottish debt advice service, tailored specifically to the needs of people in Scotland. This team is responsible for managing and developing CAP’s network of centres and the staff who run those centres. It is committed to empowering the local church and therefore invests in the support required for a church to run a CAP service well.

The role

The role of the Debt and Financial Wellbeing Specialist will be twofold. First they will provide support, training and specialist knowledge for debt advisors delivering Scottish-specific solutions and to Debt Centre teams in local churches that provide in-person support to those in debt and on low incomes. The role will work to ensure we deliver high quality debt advice and holistic, person-centred support to our clients, through further developing Debt Operations policy and keeping abreast of government regulations and industry good practice. The role will also work closely with our network of debt centres to explore and develop new initiatives that will help and benefit our clients across Scotland.

Who we’re looking for

The right candidate for this role enjoys listening and sharing this with others. They are intelligent, decisive, self-motivated and a good communicator, who loves finding solutions to difficult challenges. They like exploring the needs of staff and clients, developing policy and bringing positive change. They enjoy making their work fun.

We do all our work in a highly relational way, striving to work with excellence and compassion.

CAP offers a generous Rewards & Wellbeing package, including:

  • 6.5% employer pension contribution
  • 34 days annual holiday (including flexible bank holidays)
  • 1 additional day’s holiday for each full year of service (up to a max of 5 additional days)
  • 2 paid mental health days and up to 5 days’ family emergency leave per year
  • Paid Revive’ days to take time out with your team during the year
  • Enhanced paid sickness, maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme
  • Hybrid working
  • Flexitime from day one
  • Plus many more!

Under the 2010 Equality Act, schedule 9, we have a genuine occupational requirement for all employees and volunteers to be practising Christians.

For further information, please contact the People & Culture team on 01274 760720 (option 6) or email [email protected]

CAP celebrates the value of diversity and our aim is for our workforce to be as inclusive as possible, as well as representing the communities we serve. With this in mind, we welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from candidates from black and ethnic minority backgrounds. We are committed to continue building an environment that embraces diversity and includes all.

You are advised to submit your completed application form as soon as possible to have the best chance of being considered. We reserve the right to close the post before the stated closing date where we have a high response rate.

Please note that we are unable to consider applicants who do not presently have permission to work in the UK.