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Chief executive office, Open Doors UK & Ireland

Announcement and recruitment 

The Board of Trustees of Open Doors UK and Ireland is looking to appoint our next Chief Executive.

Lisa Pearce, our current CEO, is moving on to a challenging global role with Open Doors International. Her new role as Chief Development and Advocacy Officer will focus on growing the number of countries praying for, supporting and speaking out for the persecuted church. Lisa will also be leading our global advocacy team, raising awareness of global persecution in the corridors of power, and bringing justice for the persecuted church.

Open Doors is a dynamic and growing international Christian charity that serves the needs of the persecuted church – needs that are growing every day. And as the numbers of persecuted Christians rising – so, too, are the opportunities to serve our brothers and sisters who share our faith but not our freedom.

The role of CEO

The Board of Trustees is seeking a leader who will strengthen Christians in the suffering church by mobilising people in the UK and Ireland to pray, give and speak out on their behalf.

This role is a strategic leadership opportunity to influence and advocate for the denied rights of persecuted Christians across the world.

The CEO of Open Doors will be an authentic leader who provides wise and godly leadership to the spiritual community of Open Doors UK and Ireland. You will be an ambassador of substance and godly authority, who is gifted with wisdom to navigate and influence our diverse external stakeholders. A skilled strategist, with proven experience of leading organisations towards greater effectiveness, you will also be a servant-hearted team leader who enables the flourishing of others. You will be able to work with a strong Board to steward our resources with excellence. You will be generous in spirit and committed to seeking the good of Open Doors International, as a global ministry, and the good of the local church and other Christian organisations.

A full introduction and description of the role is available here.

Thank you for considering joining Open Doors. We believe that, through this role, many Christians will be inspired by the courage and faith of their persecuted family. They will be moved to support them in prayer and action so that many outside the church will see the love of Jesus for His people and His world.

How to Apply

Open Doors is working with Macaulay Search to conduct this critical appointment. Interested candidates should email their application to opendoors@macaulaysearch.com

Your application should comprise:

  • A covering letter of not more than one or two pages outlining your motivation and relevant experience for the role. Please do mention your fit with the Christian faith and motivation we seek in this leader. Christian faith is an Occupational Requirement for this position
  • A full CV, including responsibilities held and relevant achievements
  • Daytime, evening and/or mobile telephone numbers (to be used with discretion).

The closing deadline for applications is 12pm GMT on Wednesday 17 January, 2018.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend first round interviews with Open Doors in February 2018.

This permanent full-time role will be based in Witney, Oxfordshire, and will involve some international travel.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with Macaulay Search using the above email address should you have any questions regarding this appointment process.

Thank you for your interest in the work of Open Doors.