Development Officer (Individual Giving and Events)

Streetwise Opera is recruiting an enthusiastic Development Officer with inspiring and engaging communication skills, and experience in individual giving, community or events fundraising roles. The ideal candidate will be able to develop strong relationships with individual supporters and be committed to providing an excellent supporter experience.

We are looking for someone who is keen to use and develop their skills and experience in a small team. This new role will work on a range of individual fundraising for the delivery of our work, with a focus on coordinating and growing our Friends programme, delivering fundraising and stewardship events, and assisting with our major gifts programme.

You will be joining an award-winning performing arts charity that, since 2002, has inspired and empowered people affected by homelessness through singing and creativity. We are an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation (2018-22), we were recognised as one of the Big Issue’s Top 100 Changemakers 2020, and we’ve been described by The New York Times as “combining social purpose with serious artistic endeavour”.

Homelessness is a complex issue that requires a range of joined-up approaches to solve. Frontline services are vital, however people need more than a bed and a roof to recover from homelessness; they need to feel that they are seen and heard, and they need to know that they have a legitimate place in society. That’s why we work closely with partners in the homeless sector to enable Streetwise Opera participants to build confidence and skills and become part of a supportive and creative community.

As an employer, Streetwise Opera offers a range of benefits including professional development and training opportunities, time off for volunteering, and season ticket loans. 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 email us at

Recruitment process

Download the job description and application form on this page.

Return a completed application form to by 10pm on Thursday 3 June 2021.

Interviews will be held on Zoom, with a first round on Tuesday 8 June and a second round on Friday 11 June.

We seek applications from all ages and backgrounds, particularly those who are underrepresented in the arts and homelessness sectors. To find out more, read our Diversity and Equal Opportunities Policy.

We especially welcome applications from people who have been affected by homelessness. Those 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.


Salary: £26,000 - £27,000
Hours: full time
Location: Flexible, London-based
Responsible to: Head of Development