Head of Business Development (Making for Change)


Vacancy ID 6222

College/Service London College of Fashion

Main location LCF - John Prince's St, London UK

Job type Part time

Unit College Office

FTE 0.60

Hours 21

Job term Fixed Term

Length of fixed term contract 2 years

DBS check required? No

Closing date 10 August 2020 23:55

Scheduled interview date Scheduled interview date - day Scheduled interview date - month Scheduled interview date - year 24 August 2020

Salary £46,423 - £55,932 pa

The role

London College of Fashion, UAL (LCF) believes that fashion shapes lives. Through LCF's Making for Change programme, the College is turning belief into action, and action into opportunity. Making for Changeis London College of Fashion's training and manufacturing initiative. Working with local communities in east London and women in prison, we aim to break barriers to employment andchange the way people think about fashion production.

This is an exciting new role connecting both the prison and community projects, developing a strategic vision focusing on creating innovative sustainable businesses; exploring new methods of manufacture and circularity whilst supporting local and ethical designers as well as working with and introducing major influencers in the industry. Through the development of long-term relationships and a shared vision, the Head of Business development will shape the development of a social enterprise that will impact both community and the fashion industry.

Why choose us?

University of the Arts London is a vibrant world centre for innovation, drawing together six Colleges with international reputations in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts.

London College of Fashion is extremely proud to be a global leader in fashion education, research and consultancy. Much of its success is down to its dedicated employees, and you will play an important role in shaping future creative professionals, and impact on the future of so many creative industries.

London College of Fashion, UAL is undertaking an unprecedented programme of change. In 2023 we will be consolidating our existing six sites into a new purpose built campus as part of a new education and cultural district on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Ahead of this move, we welcome applications from candidates who live in and around East London, as well as from those keen to join us on this exciting and unique opportunity in our College's history.

Your profile Based primarily at Poplar Works, an innovative new project in the Poplar community, you will have significant experience of the fashion industry, through either business or production management. You will have the opportunity to create a unique enterprise that will challenge issues related to under efficient manufacturing and over-production in the fashion industry, informing new ways of thinking, innovating, creating, working and manufacturing that supports sustainable business growth. Your role is to develop a production enterprise that looks to inform the future needs of a new manufacturing model.

UAL is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive university - a place where we all can be ourselves and reach our full potential in our work, learning and creative practice. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.

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