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.

Interviews will take place in person in the afternoon of Monday 6 June.

Equal Opportunities

As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to ensuring within the framework of the law that our workplaces are free from unlawful or unfair discrimination on the grounds of colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender (including gender reassignment), sexuality, religion or beliefs, marital status, disability, age, pregnancy or trade union membership, or the fact that they are a part-time worker or a fixed-term employee.

We aim to ensure that our employees achieve their full potential and that all employment decisions are taken without reference to irrelevant or discriminatory criteria. To find out more, read our Diversity and Equal Opportunities Policy.

We will guarantee first round interviews to candidates who have lived experience of homelessness. If you regard yourself as someone who has this lived experience, please also indicate this on the application form.


The hourly fee for all work is £22.50.

This post is subject to a DBS check.