Public Relations Officer


London College of Fashion
London College of Fashion - Mare Street
Part time
College Office
Fixed Term
Fixed term until 31/08/19

27 June 2018 23:55

16 July 2018
£33,653 pro rata pa (£20,191.80)

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced PR Officer to raise the visibility of Centre for Fashion Enterprise (CFE) and the Fashion & Technology -Emerging Futures (FTEF) project.

The FTEF project is delivered through the London College of Fashion’s business support platform Centre for Fashion Enterprise, and project delivery partners Hackney Council and CENTA. The project is a £4.8 million initiative supported by London College of Fashion in partnership with the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

 The main purpose of the role is to increase awareness of Centre for Fashion Enterprise and the Fashion & Technology – Emerging Futures (FTEF) project.

You will be responsible for creating and implementing an appropriate PR plan for the CFE and FTEF project to meet the key objectives of raising awareness, increasing profile and driving recruitment to the programmes.

You will also work on and attend events within London, to promote the CFE as well as promoting the outcomes and successes of the FTEF project by utilising connections with press contacts, media companies and organisations that may benefit the CFE and its supported businesses.

London College of Fashion is part of the University of the Arts London (UAL). UAL is a vibrant world-class centre for education in the creative arts, drawing together six colleges of art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts.

London College of Fashion has a dynamic and varied history as part of the British fashion industry and this role will give you the opportunity to be part of its continued success.

Join us as we embark on an exciting journey over the next four years and beyond. By 2022 London College of Fashion will move to the Stratford Waterfront, as part of a new cultural hub in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrable knowledge of the fashion industry at the high-end and luxury level and an understanding of micro and SME high-end fashion designer and accessory businesses, and ideally fashion tech businesses.

The candidate will have an established network of relationships with UK press and journalists across Fashion, and ideally FashTech, Business press & media (trade and consumer).

Experience of writing and preparing press releases and media content and handling press relations and securing press across all media is essential.

At UAL, everyone's identity matters. We are committed to creating a supportive and inclusive environment for all our diverse students, staff, and the creative and cultural sector partners with whom we engage. We aim to take every opportunity to progress equality and diversity, and celebrate the enrichment this brings to our community.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early to avoid disappointment as we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the advertised closing date.

This opportunity is closed to applications.