Trustee, Treasurer & Chair of Finance Committee

The Board of Trustees of Streetwise Opera is seeking a new Trustee who can take on the role of  Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee. This volunteer position plays a crucial role on the Board and is essential in supporting the team to base ambition and risk on solid financial planning and forecasting. The Treasurer leads the Committee in giving financial updates and recommendations to the Board. 

The Treasurer will have appropriate financial qualifications such as ACA, ACCA or CIMA, and some experience of charity finance, fundraising and pension schemes. We are aiming to find someone with experience of committee work and/or governance roles (ideally with a good understanding of effective governance in a charity context).

Recruitment process

Please submit an online form, including your contact details and our equal opportunities monitoring form (the latter will be held anonymously and will not be used as part of your application).

You can send your response in written format, as a video file (no more than 5 minutes) or as an audio file (no more than 5 minutes).

All applications will be considered anonymously using only the answers to the questions that you have provided. We will request your CV if you are invited to interview.

The three questions we would like you to respond to you are:

1. Why are you interested in getting involved with Streetwise Opera? (max 300 words)

2. Tell us how your skills and experience match those listed for the role of Treasurer. (max 300 words)

3. If you were appointed to the role, how would you get to grips with the organisation’s finances, and is there any support or training that you might need to aid this? (max 300 words)

We will guarantee first round interviews to candidates who have lived experience of homelessness and who meet the essential criteria for this role. If you regard yourself as someone who has this lived experience, please inform us of this on the application form where indicated. Please state if you require any reasonable adjustments to be made with regards to an interview on the application form where indicated.

Closing date for applications: 10:00am on Monday 22 April 2024

Interviews: Wednesday 8 May (in person, London)

If you would like an informal conversation to discuss this role further and find out more about our future plans, please contact These conversations will not form part of our selection process.


We will be hosting an open webinar event about the role of Treasurer on Thursday 4 April, from 12 noon to 1pm, with our current Treasurer (Colin Jones), Chair of Trustees (Linden Ife), Trustee (Christine Eyers) and CEO (Rachael Williams). You will be able to find out more about our work, the role of Treasurer and have the opportunity to ask any questions (anonymously, via a written chat function).

The webinar can be accessed by clicking on the link below, and questions can also be submitted in advance to Jess Reddel (

Webinar link:

Webinar ID: 828 7832 3607
Webinar Passcode: 726284

Equal Opportunities statement

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.


Volunteer position.

The time commitment required of the role of Treasurer is likely to equate to approximately 10 – 12 days per year.