Head of Finance & Operations

The Head of Finance & Operations is a member of Streetwise Opera’s Senior Management Team, responsible for the day-to-day operations of the organisation and finances, ensuring best practice, good governance and legal compliance across all aspects of Streetwise Opera’s work. They work closely with the Chief Executive on strategic planning and, along with the rest of the Senior Management Team, input into the direction of the organisation’s artistic activity.

We are looking for an ambitious and energetic individual to take on this linchpin role within the Senior Management Team. We are looking for an individual with high levels of financial literacy, with the ability to be both detailed orientated and take a strategic view when needed. As the HR lead within the organisation, the ideal candidate will have tact, discretion and empathy, with ideas on how best to support our small and hard-working team and the ability to have difficult conversations if required.

Please note that your behaviours, values and skills are more important to us than your previous experience. If you are interested in applying but are unsure if you have the relevant experience, we would encourage you to apply and describe your strengths within your application for us to consider. Training and mentoring can be provided for the successful candidate to support their development in areas of the role with which they are less familiar.

To find out more, watch our webinar about the role.

Recruitment process

Closing date for applications: Monday 27 May 2024 at 12 noon.

We will contact all applicants regarding the outcome of their application by 12 noon on Monday 3 June 2024. Unfortunately, we cannot offer feedback if unsuccessful following initial application due to staff capacity, but if you are interviewed, we are able to let you know how your interview and application could have been stronger.

First round interviews: Tuesday 4 June 2024 (via Zoom)

Second round interviews: Thursday 13 June (in person in London)

We are committed to providing an open and accessible recruitment process for all candidates, therefore interview questions will be shared with candidates in advance of the interviews.

To apply for the position of Head of Finance & Operations please submit an application form online.


£38,500 per annum (rising to £40,000 from 1st Jan 2025).

Full time, 35 hours per week, permanent role with some flexibility around hours (see above).

Hybrid: combining office-based work in Shoreditch, London (2-3 days per week) with home working.