PR Student Placement

Closing date: Tuesday 25th April 2017


Job Title: PR Student Placement

Department: PR (Communications)

Reports to: Head of Media & Retail Partnerships and Senior PR Executive 

Direct Line Reports: Interns (ad hoc) 

Location: Somerset House, London

Type: Full Time

The British Fashion Council (BFC) is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to further the interests of the British fashion industry and its designer businesses by harnessing and sharing collective knowledge, experience and resources of the sector. Formed in 1983, the BFC is funded by industry patrons, commercial sponsors, and the government including the Mayor of London and the ERDF. It leads the industry through creative influence and is strategically repositioning British fashion in the global fashion economy. 

The BFC encourages a culture which empowers, values, nurtures, supports and rewards its employees and promotes a positive environment with a focus on team collaboration and open communication. 

The BFC is committed to being an Equal Opportunities Employer.


Business Skills

  • Delivering individual tasks whilst maintaining focus on overall objectives
  • Exceptional organisational skills, attention to detail and follow-through on all tasks and admin duties
  • Initiate and develop streamlined systems and processes
  • Takes direction to ensure thorough preparation to meet delivery requirements
  • Research, develop and support on projects as directed
  • Extensive external and internal liaison and relationship management
  • Demonstrates best practice in managing communications and quality standards
  • Drives best practice behaviours and works as a team to meet BFC’s objectives to maintain integrity and reputation
  • Represents the BFC and acts as an ambassador at events, corporate initiatives, networking, etc.

Expertise Skills

  • Day to day saving of digital press cuttings for all initiatives and monitoring daily industry news
  • Collating monthly coverage comparison reports for internal use
  • Reproducing seasonal coverage reports for Sponsorship Department 
  • Researching and collating key articles and maintaining news sections of Facebook at Work
  • First point of contact for online press requests and send out of information for press
  • Liaison with press, confirming their attendance for LFW, LFWM and BFC events
  • Responsible for database registration and accreditation for press, bloggers, stylists and photographers over LFW and LFWM, responding to press queries
  • Coordinating press coverage and materials for the LFW and LFWM on-site press office
  • Managing RSVP’s for press events and working on door as required
  • Ensuring up to date and correct information on press database and assisting with database queries

Key Relationships

Maintain and develop positive and strong working relationships with:

  • UK press and broadcasters
  • Designer PRs
  • PA to CEO & COO
  • Head of Media & Retail, Communications team, Marketing, Sponsorship, Showcasing and Events


  • Results driven with a commitment to working to high standards
  • Excellent communications skills both face-to-face and on the telephone
  • Highly organized with ability to manage multi-tasks
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Team player with a hands-on, can do approach
  • Diligent, conscientious with high attention to detail
  • Pro-active and sociable with a positive outlook
  • Level-headed, personal energy, enthusiastic and engaging
  • Promotes a positive, professional image in the office, and out with clients and contacts


  • Job type: Internship to meet university work placement requirements of up to 1 year, commencing July 2016
  • 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


  • Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK
  • Candidates must meet the essential Business Skills, Person Specification and Professional Experience & Skills criteria for consideration.  Unfortunately The BFC is unable to respond personally to candidates that do not meet the mandatory criteria or fail to submit evidence of their course placement requirements.
    Successful candidates will be notified in writing and invited for an interview.

Candidates should apply in writing with a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience for this role, attaching your CV, along with evidence that this Internship will count as part of your under-graduate or post-graduate course, by email to Michalis Zodiatis,

Application closing date: Tuesday 25th April 2017