General Manager

“It’s a lovely feeling, to be so proud of yourself at the end of the day. You go home and your jaw hurts because you’ve smiled so much and you feel absolutely wonderful.”
Streetwise Opera performer

Streetwise Opera is an arts organisation working with the homeless sector to inspire change and empower people to realise their own creative potential.

We are looking to hire a General Manager, who will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organisation and finances, and will engage in all of the company’s artistic work. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a pioneering arts organisation at the forefront of social change as it launches its next chapter of work in London, Manchester and Nottingham.

The role is suitable for someone who has worked in an administrative role in an arts organisation, charity or small business and is interested in developing their management career in the arts. We will arrange additional training in key areas if applicants do not yet have the full range of skills and experience required.

If you feel that this could be the job for you, then please email us on to arrange an informal conversation ahead of applying. You can also join one of our introductory webinars on Zoom (details below).

Recruitment process

Download the application form on this page.

Return a completed application form to by 10pm on Thursday 25 November 2021.

Interviews will be held on Monday 6 December.

We seek applications from all ages and backgrounds, particularly those who are underrepresented in the arts and homelessness sectors. We particularly welcome applications from those who are underrepresented in our workforce, including disabled people and/or people from ethnically diverse backgrounds. To find out more, read our Diversity and Equal Opportunities Policy.

We welcome applications from people who have been affected by homelessness. Those who can demonstrate that they meet the essential criteria in the person specification, and have lived experience of homelessness, will be guaranteed a first round interview. Make sure to communicate this clearly in your application. 

Please note that we are unable to provide feedback to candidates who are not shortlisted, but everyone who attends an interview will receive feedback.

Introductory sessions on Zoom

We will hold introductory sessions on Zoom for anyone who is interested in applying to this role, to share more information about our work and answer any questions. Please note that attendance to this session is optional, and will not have any impact on shortlisting.

These will be on Monday 15 November at 4pm, and Wednesday 17 November at 1pm. Here is the Zoom link for both webinars:

Meeting ID: 846 1379 5315
Passcode: 765993


Job Title: General Manager
Location: London, E1 / remote working
Reporting to: CEO
Responsible for: Arts Administrator
Hours: Full time, 5 days per week (35-hours)
Salary: £35,000