Job: Business Development Manager, Netil Market | EAT WORK ART

Eat Work Art are looking for an experienced, motivated and creative Business Development Manager to drive the growth of one of Hackneys best loved markets. 

Working alongside the team at Netil House, you will plan and deliver an outstanding calendar of partner and in-house events, ensuring the market reaches it’s full potential as a 7 day a week destination for street food and independent retail. This is a part-time role.

Key Areas of Responsibility:


  • Ensure all permanent containers / food shacks are fully occupied throughout the year.

  • Prepare an annual budget with detailed forecasts of income and expenditure

  • Prepare and regularly update a 3 year financial forecast for the Market, maximising the potential for the space and revenue generation

  • Work with our marketing team and third party agencies to ensure we find the most suitable tenants when a permanent space comes available, bearing in mind the importance of the tenant mix of the Market

  • Oversee the curation of the weekly pop-up stalls at Netil Market

  • Approach traders who you think can add more value and increase exposure of the Market

  • Work with our finance team to ensure our online booking system is working effectively

  • Understand the needs of the market, its traders and visitors. You will plan, deliver and manage a strategy to develop the Market

  • Develop partnerships with other organisations who may be interested in running market days or other events.

  • Oversee all operations relating to the market to include setup and takedown of stalls at the weekends and special events.

  • Building and maintaining good relationships with market residents and traders and acting as a positive link between traders, customers and the local community.

  • Holding regular meetings with our social media team and providing updates to develop and maintain the markets' existing brand and voice. Ensuring that they are informed of all upcoming events, new traders and news which can be shared across social media.

  • Ensuring that we capture good content for socials throughout the week and weekend to engage and grow our online audience.

  • Being aware and notifying our Marketing team of upcoming publications and features in local press which Netil Market could be featured in

  • Exploring opportunities to partner with like minded brands to create interesting events in collaboration with the Netil Market tenants and EWA community

  • Helping to keep our website up to date, arranging for photo’s to be taken of new tenants and at special events.

  • Ensure market traders and visitors adhere to premises license conditions & rules, e.g. carrying out regular decibel readings to ensure noise levels are not breached

  • Working with our caretaker to ensure market & surrounds are kept clean and tidy, bins are emptied and the market is presentable as possible

  • Highlighting any maintenance issues to our Maintenance team.

  • Ensuring tenants comply with all necessary Public Liability Insurance requirements and ensuring we as the landlord comply with all Fire, Health & Safety requirements.

  • Liaising with our Security team to highlight any security concerns and ensure the market is being monitored overnight.

  • Investigating other potential revenue streams such as hiring of space on quieter days for film/ photography shoots. Developing relationship with location scouts and hire companies.

  • Investigating other development opportunities in the market, such as installing roof, creating workshop space etc.

  • Working closely with our marketing team to improve the branding and presentation on site, including increased signage

  • Encouraging and supporting existing tenants to take the lead in running events, campaigns and other publicity drives to increase PR and footfall to the market.

Click here to view the full application and join our team!

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