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We are looking for Trustees who can bring fresh perspectives and insight through their lived and professional experiences. We want our Board to be a group of people who reflect and represent the nature of our work, our performers and our audiences. Our Trustees are vital to us, helping us to be clear about how and why we do things, and offering insights that help us to ask and answer questions.

Being a trustee is not just about what you can give to Streetwise Opera, but also what you will gain from the experience: an insight into different sectors and ways of working; a chance to grow personally and professionally; and be part of a talented and successful leadership team.

What we look for in trustees

It is not necessary to have had previous experience of sitting on a Board. You don’t need to have an arts background or a university degree to be a Trustee, or to have reached any particular stage in your career.

Of more importance is a keen interest in the arts and/or empowering people who have experienced homelessness alongside a willingness to contribute time, imagination and commitment to the role, to our thinking and to our future success and resilience.

We would particularly welcome applications from people who are currently under-represented on our Board:

  • with lived experience of homelessness
  • who identify as Global Majority*
  • who are aged 18 – 35
  • who identify as disabled or neurodiverse

* “[Global Majority] refers to people who are Black, African, Asian, Brown, dual-heritage, indigenous to the global south, and or, have been racialised as ‘ethnic minorities’.” Source: Global Majority: we need to talk about labels such as ‘BAME’

Whilst we’d like to hear from applicants from a range of backgrounds and experiences, we are also particularly keen to hear from those with skills and/or experience in any of the following areas:

  • Working within / knowledge of the homelessness sector
  • Experience / knowledge of safeguarding issues within the homelessness sector
  • Press, marketing and social media
  • Fundraising experience
  • Sustainability

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’re not sure because of, for example, your working hours, employment status, caring responsibilities, level of experience, socio-economic or cultural background or access needs. We would still love to hear from you so we can talk about any concerns.

Recruitment process

Applications are now closed. 

Interviews will be held on Friday 17 March 2023 (in person - London).

If you would like get in touch, please contact


Trustee roles are voluntary and unpaid; however, reasonable out of pocket expenses can be covered.