Opera North is England’s national opera company in the North and a leading European arts organisation. Acclaimed for its imaginative programming and innovative productions on the main stage, Opera North also programmes its own venue, the Howard Assembly Room, with an enormous diversity of activity.

Opera North is committed to the Arts Council England’s Creative Case for Diversity in all aspects of our recruitment and employment practices. We are the first opera company to be awarded Theatre of Sanctuary status and actively welcome applications from people from all backgrounds, including Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities who are currently underrepresented in the workforce. To support this commitment and to help us develop our policies and procedures, we ask all job applicants to complete our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Monitoring Form.

We regret that we cannot contact applicants individually about their applications. If you have not heard from us within 14 days of the job closing, please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion and keep an eye out for future vacancies.

Corporate Partnerships Manager

Opera North is looking for a Corporate Partnerships Manager to lead on the Company’s relationships with the business community, generating income and embedding strategic partnerships that support our core objectives. Working in conjunction with the Head of Development, Director of External Affairs and the Development Committee, you will be responsible for maintaining and growing this income in line with the targets of the Development Department.

From devising cultural partnerships that deliver return on investment and creating extraordinary events, to managing key business stakeholders and leveraging sponsorship for vital community programmes; you’ll be part an impactful organisation helping us tell a unique story through music and performance. You will join a team that works collaboratively, creatively, and strategically, but always with a focus on our Company’s objectives.

As we prepare to move back into our home in central Leeds later this year, following the £18m Music Works capital redevelopment, you will have the opportunity to reimagine corporate fundraising at Opera North, creating dynamic partnerships which will be enhanced by our new world class facilities.

The successful candidate will be a driven individual, great at relationship building at all levels and an effective and persuasive communicator.

We take a positive attitude towards flexible working and are working remotely until the end of April 2021

Salary: £25,000-£27,000 per annum
Deadline for applications: 10am, Mon 15 Feb 2021
Interviews to be held via Zoom: Thu 18 Feb and Fri 19 Feb 2021

Corporate Partnerships Manager Job Description | Application Form
Application Guidance Notes | Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Disability Confident Committed

As users of the disability confident scheme, we will ensure that a fair and proportionate number of disabled applicants that meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy will be offered an interview.


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