Managing Director (FTC, 12 months, fully remote)
Opora is a charity helping Ukrainians fleeing the war rebuild their lives in the UK sustainably and for the long term. Opora helps tens of thousands of Ukrainians in the UK with information, advice and practical support to rebuild their lives in the UK, addressing employability, mental health, accommodation and financial needs. Opora adopts technology-led and entrepreneurial approaches to solving charitable problems for our beneficiaries.
The Managing Director will be responsible for furthering the objects of Opora and ensuring the successful delivery of Opora’s charitable activities across all aspects of the Opora mission. The Managing Director will provide exceptional leadership to our staff, volunteers and represent Opora externally. The Managing Director will be overseeing all aspects of managing Opora’s day-to-day activities, strategic growth, fundraising and regulatory / statutory reporting and financial management.
Opora is a very entrepreneurial and dynamic charity, focussed on technology-led solutions to achieve scale of our charitable activities and outcomes for our beneficiaries - the successful candidate will need to embody this approach and principles. We will consider all career backgrounds and candidates who can demonstrate the required skills, capacity and willingness to learn fast, problem-solve and discover innovative, technology-led solutions in support of our beneficiaries. This is a great opportunity for someone to step into a leadership role, act as an owner and help scale-up Opora’s effort and impact.
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Experience and skills
Fluent English required; Ukrainian or Russian preferred
Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision in a very entrepreneurial, fully-remote working environment required
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, to represent Opora to the community, its stakeholders and partners required
Ability to manage competing priorities and dynamically prioritise workload, ensuring all ongoing and project tasks are completed on time required
Demonstrable knowledge charity governance, general management best practice required
An entrepreneurial mindset, with outstanding organisational, leadership and community-building skills required
Prior fundraising experience from donors, grants, trusts in a small charity preferred
Experience in working with vulnerable groups and beneficiaries, strong knowledge of safeguarding best practice both online and offline preferred
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