Trusts and Foundations Manager

Streetwise Opera is hiring a Trusts and Foundations Manager. We are seeking someone with experience working in development in the cultural sector, most likely with a background in trusts and foundations, who is ready to take on a manager level position.

This is a new role, which will lead on developing a pipeline of funding applications, including carrying out research into potential new grants, whilst developing excellent relationships with trusts and foundations and public funders, to build long-term support.

The Trusts and Foundations Manager role is a varied and rewarding post at the heart of a small, hard-working team and an award-winning organisation.

Led by the Head of Development, you will be a key member of our development team working closely with the Development Officer (Individual Giving and Events) and Senior Management Team.

You will be part of and contribute to a wider team that is passionate about creating a working place culture that values colleague wellbeing and development.

Streetwise Opera has a highly successful background in fundraising, with a wider range of partners keen to support our model of social impact delivered through outstanding culture.

We have established relationships with a large number of major trusts and foundations, and are a current Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation. Our Development strategy is to maintain this support, which accounts for most of our income, focusing on both the social impact we deliver, and the excellence of our live performances.

Recruitment process

Please submit an application form online. We will request your CV if you are invited to interview.

Applications close at 10:00am on Monday 30 January 2023.

First round interviews will be held via Zoom on Thursday 2 February with our Head of Development, General Manager and one of our performers.

Second round interviews will be in person on Tuesday 7 February with our Head of Development, General Manager and CEO. We will also ask for a short written task to be submitted in advance and discussed in the interview.

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. 

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 where indicated. Please state if you require any reasonable adjustments to be made with regards to an interview on this on the application form where indicated.

To find out more, read our Diversity and Equal Opportunities Policy.


Contract: Full-time, 35 hours per week, permanent role with some flexibility around hours 
Salary: £30,000
Leave: 23 days per annum, plus 8 days public holiday; employees are also offered 6 days Volunteering Leave
Location: Hybrid (combining office based in Shoreditch, London with home working) or Remote (working from home with some contact within the regions we work – London, Manchester and Nottingham)
Benefits: Statutory pension provision (auto-enrolment), sick pay,  Employee Assistance Programme including access to counselling and regular human resource drop-in sessions
Notice period: Following the successful completion of a three-month probationary period, three months’ notice is required. During the probationary period, one month’s notice is required.