Events Manager

London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
22 Jul 2022
22 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Full Time


Job Title: Events Manager



Reports to:

Head of Events 

Direct Line Reports:

Senior Events Executive, Events Executive


Fora, 33 Broadwick Street, Soho, London W1F 0DQ


Full Time











This is an exciting opportunity for a creative, experienced, and motivated Events Manager to work at the heart of the fashion industry, delivering a portfolio of world class events, including London Fashion Week and the Fashion Awards.  We are looking for an experienced, motivated self-starter who brings end to end experience of delivering 5* events.



The British Fashion Council is a purpose led organization that supports and nurtures fashion designers and has made a commitment to driving environmental and societal change in the industry.  This is therefore an incredibly rewarding job that sits at the intersection of fashion, culture and sustainability. The British Fashion Council (BFC) is a not-for-profit organisation that strengthens British fashion in the global economy as a leader in responsible, creative businesses. It does this through championing diversity, building and inviting the industry to actively participate in a network to accelerate a successful circular fashion economy. The BFC is a membership organisation, funded by industry patrons, commercial partners and the government. It convenes the UK fashion industry through three strategic pillars: Supporting Excellence in Design (including hosting London Fashion Week to showcase British designers); Empowering Growth; Communicating to Activate Positive Change.


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. Diversity, Equality and Inclusion. They’re more than just words. We are inclusive. We celebrate and champion multiple approaches and points of view. We believe diversity drives innovation. So together we’re building a culture where difference is valued. Our commitment to inclusion drives us forward every day internally and externally.




Everyone is welcome, as an inclusive workplace the BFC encourages our employees to bring their true self to work and we commit to develop your skills and advance your careers in a culture of creativity.







  • We are forces of change: We challenge ourselves and inspire others to be responsible and take action for positive change We are united: We champion diversity and inclusion and work together to deliver our mission to strengthen British Fashion We strive for excellence: The designers are at the heart of everything that we do. We are purpose led and make the right choices to deliver excellence We are innovative: We are committed to creativity and innovation to deliver growth




  • Work with the Head of Events on delivering the end-to-end annual programme of physical and virtual events, thriving under pressure and tight deadlines Planning, execution, and delivery of compliant events programme in accordance with budget and strategic event objectives. Management of all operational, production, content and programme development, AV, venues, logistics and customer journey requirements including liaison with appropriate bodies such as police and councils where required
  • Excellent communication skills, provide clear and concise internal communication of events within the BFC. Creation and management of critical paths and timelines for events. Collaboration across all BFC departments including working closely with senior stakeholders Negotiate, manage and maintain excellent professional relationships with existing and potential stakeholders, venues, agencies, contractors and general suppliers Work with the Head of Events to benchmark delivery of all events, create reports to analyse and assess effectiveness of delivery, demonstrate an understanding of challenges faced with recommendations for improvement and best practice Manage project teams internally and externally to check understanding, monitor outputs, workload and quality of work across BFC events Strict Budget Management, understand set up and run event budgets in line with differing event needs and provide advice on spend Team Management – recruitment, ongoing management and development of junior team members Good Knowledge of Live Event H&S and ensure all insurance policies required are kept up to date Strong knowledge of restaurant and hospitality offering in London and current and emerging F&B trends Monitor event industry trends and competitive landscape to inform and/or inspire the development of new events and experiences Work with Head of Events to create a sustainable approach to event delivery, challenging suppliers and introducing new ideas to reduce the impact our events have in line with our Institute of Positive Fashion




Requirements & Key Attributes – Skills & Requirements


Role model behaviours required

  • Communicates professionally, with gravitas Provides clear and consistent direction Negotiates effectively Delivers with the BFCs objectives in mind Deadline focused Has a valued opinion and shows sound judgment Shares knowledge to drive team forwards Positive about change, translates this for everyone


Professional Experience & Skills

  • Professional with substantial experience within a public facing event role
  • Creative and ambitious, with a passion for creating high impact events and to drive innovation
  • Driven with a commitment to working to high standards and absolute attention to detail
  • Resolving issues with pragmatic solutions Proven track record of project delivery to a high standard
  • Highly articulate with excellent written and verbal skills
  • Excellent numerical skills with proven experience in managing budgets
  • Advanced IT skills in Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of managing virtual events – remote meetings, webinars, live streaming
  • Line management experience
  • Relationships with PRs in the hospitality and design sector preferred Awareness of correct GDPR practices


Personal Specification

  • Substantial experience running events either within an agency or in house
  • Personal interest in and knowledge of the fashion industry preferred but experience in other comparable creative and dynamic industries will be considered
  • Positive outlook with an enthusiastic, friendly, can do approach
  • Uses initiative and can be pro-active working under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Ability to project manage and multi-task autonomously with good time management
  • Remains calm, diplomatic and composed
  • Initiates and develops streamlined systems and processes 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, and networking
  • Takes direction to ensure thorough preparation to meet delivery requirements
  • Demonstrates best practice in managing communications and quality standards



Salary & Benefits

  • Job type: Full time, permanent
  • Salary: Subject to experience
  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays + Christmas Eve Summer Working Hours (July & August)
  • Standard company working hours are 09.30 to 17.30, flexibility and non-standard hours are required during events



How To Apply

  • Candidates should apply with a CV and covering letter, highlighting your experience for this role and salary expectations to with ‘Events Manager Application’ in the subject
  • Application closing date: Friday 5th August 2022 at 5pm
  • Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK
  • Successful candidates will be notified by email and invited to a first-stage interview
  • Upon application, please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments for the interview
  • Due to the high volume of applicants, we are unable to provide specific feedback should your application be unsuccessful



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