Nottingham Deputy Support Worker

Streetwise Opera requires a sessional support worker to support participants and session leaders in workshops once a month and in external activities such as public performances and theatre trips.

The Nottingham Deputy Support Worker will have experience of working with clients with complex needs and within the homeless sector.

About Streetwise Opera

Streetwise Opera is an opera company that enables people who’ve experienced homelessness to find inspiration and empowerment while they rebuild their lives and identities. We support participants to develop as creative people and, as we amplify their voices, change how society views homelessness.

We engage world-class artists, both established and emerging, to co-create bold new work and reimagine traditional repertoire. We create opera that is for everyone and, by bringing together diverse voices, change how society views opera.

We run a programme of singing and creative workshops in London, Nottingham and Manchester, that inspires and empowers people who are recovering from homelessness. As they engage with our work, Streetwise Opera performers improve their wellbeing and rebuild their social networks, and we have a robust evaluation system that helps us demonstrate the difference we make.

People who experience homelessness very often suffer from a diminished sense of self-worth and low expectations about what they can achieve and what they can expect from life. Streetwise Opera performers reinvent themselves as creators who make the world more beautiful and have the power to bring audiences to their feet. This gives them the confidence and inspiration to rebuild their lives.

Recruitment process

Applications for this role are now closed. 


Freelance - £22.50 per hour. At least 1 x 2-hour session per month (£45) plus 0.5 hour (£11.25) set-up / pack down. Total fee: £56.25 per session.