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Streetwise Opera

Archived: Director of Development

We’re currently seeking a Director of Development (full-time, fixed-term contract) to play a pivotal and strategic role in our work, taking responsibility for fundraising and overseeing external communications.

Working alongside a supportive senior management team, you’ll develop and implement our fundraising strategy and maximise income from all sources including trusts and foundations, corporate partnerships and individuals. You’ll work towards our continued success and sustainability, helping ensure we reach our fundraising targets. You’ll also maintain relationships with key funders and trustees, and line-manage a Development Manager and Marketing and Communications Manager.

In this varied and highly rewarding role, you’ll be connected to the work you are raising money for, with the chance to meet our performers and get directly involved with our innovative projects and productions, including our exciting 15th anniversary celebrations in 2017.

We’re looking for a dynamic fundraising professional who will bring persuasiveness and passion to support our ambitious and life-changing work. The ideal candidate will have five years’ experience, a track record of securing and maintaining significant income, the ability to manage budgets and reach targets, strong strategic planning skills, and an understanding of the role of external communications.

As an employer, Streetwise Opera offers a wide range of benefits including excellent professional development and training opportunities, childcare vouchers and an employer pension scheme. You’ll also be joining a friendly, committed and supportive staff team and have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of people who have experienced homelessness.

Salary: £40,000 per year pro rata
Contract: fixed-term from December 2016 for 10-12 months (start date negotiable)
Location: central London
Hours: Full-time, with occasional evening work and overnight travel in the UK

How to apply

Please visit the website to download the job pack for more information. To apply, send a CV, covering letter and completed equal opportunities form to by the closing date specified above. If you have any queries or would like to discuss the role further, please email or telephone 020 7730 9551.

Streetwise Opera is an inclusive organisation and actively promotes equality. We welcome applications from a wide range of candidates, particularly those with who have experienced homelessness. Candidates with a lived experience of homelessness who can demonstrate that they meet the essential criteria in the person specification will be guaranteed a first-round interview. Please ensure that you communicate this clearly in your application.