MOBO – Business Development and Partnership Manager (UK)

Job title: Business Development and Partnership Manager

Company: MOBO
Location: Manchester

Since 1996, the MOBO organisation has discovered and supported talent in music, film and TV. MOBO operates 365 days a year to create events, content, partnerships and opportunities for young people in the entertainment industries and beyond. The annual TV shows are a celebration of the positive cultural, social and economic impact of this unique organisation.

MOBOLISE is a career development platform for Black talent. Its mission is to enable diversity, excellence, and transformation in the workplace. It is a natural evolution of British cultural icon MOBO. We have a vision of a framework that pushes the edges of what can be. We’re building a team to help us make this reality. We’re also at the beginning of our journey and are looking for people who can think, grow and be pro- active in making things happen.


The MOBO Group is looking for a Business Development and Partnership Manager, who will be responsible for developing commercial relationships for [] MOBOLISE and leading the MOBO group’s business development activities, significantly contributing to the development of new programme partnerships and funding opportunities.

Reporting to the MOBOLISE COO & MOBO Group CEO, the ideal candidate is expected to develop and implement strategy roadmaps to source new partnerships. This is primarily a sales and marketing role, focussing on sales and spanning other business development requirements such as market analysis, events, and networking, presenting to current and potential commercial partners.

This will be a remote position but also entail working on site, as and when required.

  • A proven track record of developing commercially geared partnership programmes using negotiation and collaboration skills
  • Strong networking ability together with the personal credibility to represent the organisation and to establish constructive working relationships with all stakeholders across the UK.
  • Experience in motivating and developing a team, planning and budgeting skills and the ability to grasp complex issues and create forward looking plans and initiatives. Excellent communication and listening skills with a collaborative approach.
  • In order to apply, please submit a comprehensive CV along with a covering letter which sets out your interest in the role and encapsulates the aspects of your experience relevant to the required criteria. Please include current salary details and the names and addresses of three referees. Referees will not be approached until the final stages and not without prior permission from candidates.

MOBO is an equal opportunities employer and would welcome applications from a fully diverse range of candidates, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.

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Closing date for applications is Friday 20th May 2023.

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