Events Student Placement

Closing date: Tuesday 25th April 2017

 

JOB TITLE: Events Student Placement

DEPARTMENT: Events

REPORTS TO: Events Manager and Senior Events Manager

LINE RESPONSIBILITY: Assisting the Events team with delivery across BFC events including London Fashion Week, London Fashion Week Men’s, London Fashion Week Festival and The Fashion Awards.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collating the Designer Showrooms furniture/insurance forms for London Fashion Week, London Fashion Week Festival and London Fashion Week Men’s
  • Managing furniture load-in onsite
  • Acting as a point of contact for all onsite designers/visitor enquiries at all BFC events
  • Supporting the Events team with onsite events and collating/managing guest lists
  • Assisting with the fulfilment of goodie bags and helps to source quality/luxury items to be inserted within an agreed deadline
  • Supporting the team in sending all invites for The Fashion Awards
  • Coordinating ticket collections on the evening of The Fashion Awards and act as a point of contact for any questions at the Box Office
  • Creating presentations for internal and external use   
  • General office admin - booking couriers, filing content on the server etc.   

Personal Specification

  • A second year degree student on a relevant fashion/events course seeking a placement for a sandwich year
  • Excellent analytical and organisational skills with an eye for detail
  • Strong communicator, both verbally and in written form  
  • Organised, calm and employs a methodical approach to work in a fast-paced, high- pressure environment 
  • Is solutions focused and manages problems in a positive way
  • Able to prioritise, monitor and track critical paths and meet deadlines
  • A keen interest in fashion events and always up to date with current trends/industry news
  • Well presented, self-motivated and takes initiative   
  • Maintains a positive attitude and develops strong working relationships with colleagues and clients 
  • Computer literate including Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint & Word) and Outlook

Additional Information

  • Job type: Internship to meet university work placement requirements of up to 1 year, commencing June 2017
  • Salary: National Minimum Wage
  • 28 days annual holiday including Bank Holidays
  • Standard company working hours, flexibility required during events, exhibitions, etc.
  • Confirmation of internship subject to successful completion of a 1 month probationary period
  • Location: Somerset House, London WC2R 1LA
  • The BFC is committed to being an Equal Opportunities Employer

Application Process

  • Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK
  • Candidates must meet the essential job description criteria for consideration
  • Unfortunately, the BFC is unable to respond personally to candidates that do not meet the mandatory criteria

 

Successful candidates will be notified in writing and invited for an informal 20 – 30 minute first-stage interview with the Events Manager and Senior Events Manager.

Candidates should apply in writing with a covering letter highlighting your relevant experience for this role, attaching your CV and email to Jennifer Lee: jennifer.lee@britishfashioncouncil.com

Application closing date: Tuesday 25th April 2017