Head of Development

  • Job Reference: 00001419-1
  • Date Posted: 13 May 2022
  • Recruiter: Streetwise Opera
  • Location: London
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £43,000
  • Role: Senior Manager jobs
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Work hours: Full Time

Job Description

Streetwise Opera is seeking a new Head of Development with a passion for and the capacity to lead fundraising within an organisation that makes a real difference to the lives of people who have experienced homelessness through outstanding culture.

We are looking for an individual who shares our passion for social impact and outstanding performance who, with our small Development team, will play a central role in the ongoing development and success of our organisation.

While you do not currently have to be leading a team or have extensive management experience, what is important is that you have the leadership approach, communication skills, track record in securing major grants in either the performing arts, wider cultural not-for-profit or homelessness sector to lead our Development function. 

About Streetwise Opera

Streetwise Opera is an opera company that enables people who’ve experienced homelessness to find inspiration and empowerment while they rebuild their lives and identities. We support participants to develop as creative people and, as we amplify their voices, change how society views homelessness.

We engage world-class artists, both established and emerging, to co-create bold new work and reimagine traditional repertoire. We create opera that is for everyone and, by bringing together diverse voices, change how society views opera.

This is an exciting time for Streetwise, with a new executive team in place and a new business plan being developed. Emerging from the pandemic, which saw us take our weekly sessions online and develop new digital projects with participants across all our regions, we are taking our key learnings from this period and using them to inform our plans for the coming years.

Recruitment process

Apply by 10:00am on Monday 30 May 2022. Find out more on our website.