Job opportunity – Business Support and Community Operations Manager

Business Support and Community Operations Manager

Open Doors International Language School

Open Doors International Language School is a faith based charitable social enterprise based in Plymouth. Devon. Started 17 years ago to serve Asylum Seekers and Refugees, the charity has developed into a significant training centre for the teaching of English and for Teacher Training. ODILS inspiration and values come from our Christian faith, business and social justice is at the heart of the work we do. Our  Mission Statement is to

Empower people to contribute to their local community through the teaching of English and other vocational courses.

Equip churches to reach the nations on their doorstep in the UK and overseas advancing the Christian faith through the teaching of English.

The Business Support and Community Operations Manager will provide general OPERATIONAL Christian leadership and direction to the charity, helping to develop and implement the strategic vision, commercial direction and mission as agreed with the CEO and Trustees. He/she will act as Deputy CEO representing ODILS when the CEO is absent. Proven experience leading a business or voluntary sector body as a Chief Operating Officer or Senior Manager. S/he will be responsible for  Non Academic Operations also  working with community partners , volunteers and local churches and networks. The role is at the Senior Executive level.  It is essential the person appointed will be able to demonstrate a sense of God’s calling to the role. A committed Christian, with an understanding of the Christian ethos of the organisation and capable of leading in line with vision, mission, core values and principles. The successful candidate will need to show a demonstrable maturity in Christian leadership supported by personal spiritual integrity and a willingness to engage with the breadth of mainstream Christian spirituality.

Contact details:

Please contact Cassie Roberts CEO at (link sends e-mail) for an initial informal discussion, job specification and application form.

Final submission of application July 6th at 4pm.

Final interviews will be held on Tuesday July 24th 2018.

Thank you,

Many blessings


Cassie Roberts, MEd Honoris Causa


Open Doors International Language School

28 Woodland Terrace Lane,




Charity Number: 1092728    Company Number : 4301430

Telephone:  +44 (0) 1752 258771

Mobile: +44 (0) 7525859160