Finance Manager (Maternity Cover)

“Ambitious and inspiring” The Guardian

“Combining social purpose with serious artistic endeavor” New York Times

“One of the most innovative charities of the decade” Gordon Brown

Are you a finance professional with a passion both for the arts, and for making a real difference in the lives of people who have experienced homelessness?  Streetwise Opera is looking for a dedicated, hardworking and experienced Finance Manager to join the team.

Streetwise Opera is an award-winning charity that uses music to help people make positive changes in their lives. Working with people who have experienced, or are at risk of, homelessness, we run workshop programmes across England and stage critically-acclaimed operas, and are developing With One Voice; an international arts and homelessness movement.

Our productions platform the skills of our performers in a professional arena, showing that whatever life throws at them, they can achieve great things. Underpinning these, our year-round workshop programme offers a unique source of creativity in lives where everything else can be changing.

Streetwise Opera’s next production, Tell Me The Truth About Love, will be presented at Sage Gateshead in April 2018, directed by Olivier-Award winning Bijan Sheibani and featuring music from Benjamin Britten, Will Todd and Anna Appleby.

This role will be at the heart of Streetwise Opera’s work, ensuring the smooth and efficient running of the charity.

As an employer, Streetwise Opera offers a wide range of benefits including excellent professional development and training opportunities, season ticket loans and an employer pension scheme. You will be joining a friendly, committed and supportive staff team and have the opportunity to make a real difference to our ambitious and life-changing work.

If you would like to discuss the post, please call the Streetwise Opera office on 020 7730 9551 to speak to Susie Gorgeous.

Reporting to: Co-Executive Director
Salary: £28-30,000 pro-rata, depending on experience
Location: Central London
Hours: part-time, 2 days per week (0.4 FTE)
Period: 9-month fixed-term contract
Closing date: 15 April

How to apply

Please go to to download the job pack and application form.

Please send a completed application form to by Sunday 15 April 2018. Application forms can be downloaded below. Please note that CVs will not be accepted. If you have any queries or require the application form in a different format, email or telephone 020 7730 9551.    

Streetwise Opera is an inclusive organisation and actively promotes equality. We welcome applications from a wide range of candidates, including those who have experienced homelessness. Candidates with a lived experience of homelessness who can demonstrate that they meet the essential criteria in the person specification will be guaranteed a first round interview. Please ensure that you communicate this clearly in your application.