Head of Partnerships & Development

Manchester Animation Festival

Remote (some travel to Manchester)

Salary: £1250 per month

Manchester Animation Festival is seeking a new Head of Partnerships & Development, responsible for sourcing new sponsorship funding along with developing existing relationships with partners, sponsors, and funders in public and private sectors.


The key purpose of this role is to raise the required funding to ensure Manchester Animation Festival can continue its upwards trajectory as the UK’s key animation event and increase the operational & creative capacity of its activities.

The post holder will be expected to maintain long established corporate partnerships with organisations such as University of Salford, Jellyfish Pictures, Marks & Clerk, ScreenSkills, the BBC and a strong portfolio of Animation companies from around the UK. As well as nurturing these relationships in addition to identifying new corporate partners to increase revenue at the festival.

The post holder will also be expected to independently initiate, build and sustain long-term fruitful relationships with new commercial partners, representing and selling the benefits of working with the UK’s largest animation event. The post holder is expected to have experience of managing and meeting financial targets,  and they will bring strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills to the role.

Contract Period: This is a part-time freelance position (flexibility required, will involve some evening and weekend work) with an initial contract spanning March-December 2023. The role is for 5 days a month, which can be flexibly worked as half days if needed.

Fee: £1250 per month.

Place of Work: Although this role will mostly be working from home, there will be requirements to travel for meetings and to Manchester for the festival itself.


Please click here to download the full job description. Apply for the role here.

Interviews: Week commencing Mon 27 Feb

The closing date for this position is 24/02/2023 at 17:00

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