Newcastle/Gateshead Co-ordinator

Streetwise Opera is an inclusive organisation and actively promotes equality. We welcome applications from a wide range of candidates, particularly people who have a lived experience of homelessness.

We’re now seeking an experienced part-time Newcastle/Gateshead Co-ordinator.

We’re looking for an energetic and well-connected person to drive forward our growing music programme in the region, which includes an Explore Group at Sage Gateshead and a Drop-in Group at Broadacre House. The Newcastle/Gateshead Co-ordinator is the main point of contact for both groups, managing all local logistics and administration and working directly with people who have experienced homelessness.

This exciting and diverse role involves a wide range of tasks including overseeing workshop logistics, organising theatre trips and performances, developing local partnerships, recruiting participants, evaluating projects and aiding in participant progression. The Newcastle/Gateshead Co-ordinator will also be involved in project management for our large-scale 2018 production in collaboration with Sage Gateshead and Royal Northern Sinfonia.

The ideal candidate will have three years’ project management experience, excellent people skills and a genuine passion for participatory arts. Experience of homelessness and/or accessing homelessness services is desirable.

As an employer, Streetwise Opera offers a wide range of benefits including excellent professional development and training opportunities, season ticket loans, childcare vouchers and an employer pension scheme. You’ll also be joining a friendly, committed and supportive staff team and have the rewarding opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of people who have experienced homelessness.

Salary: £22,000 per year pro rata
Location: Newcastle/Gateshead, working from your own base
Hours: 16 hours (two days) per week including one hour lunch break each day; occasional evening work and overnight travel in the UK will also be required
Closing date: midnight, Thursday 4 May
Interviews: 16 May (first round) / 23 May (second round)

How to apply

Download a job pack, application form and equal opportunities monitoring form below. Please send completed application forms and equal opportunities monitoring forms to by the closing date specified above. 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.    

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.

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Photo: Alan Kerr

Photo: Alan Kerr