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PMO Manager

British Fashion Council
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
7 Dec 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Job Title: PMO Manager, Circular Fashion Innovation Network

Department: Institute of Positive Fashion

Reports to: Programme Director, Circular Fashion Innovation Network

Direct Line Reports: None

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

Type: Full Time, fixed term (until 15 May 2025)

Start Date: Immediate



This is a unique and exciting opportunity that sits at the intersection of fashion and sustainability. The successful candidate will be responsible for the end-to-end delivery of the Circular Fashion Innovation Network Programme (CFIN) and accountable for the efficient and effective running and coordination of the British Fashion Council (BFC) specific activities within the programme.





The British Fashion Council is a not-for-profit organisation focused on the responsible growth, innovation, and amplification of the British fashion industry. We champion British fashion on the world stage by pioneering world class programmes that unlock and elevate British creative talent. This is made possible and fuelled by an extraordinarily diverse and inspiring community of advocates, icons, experts, and fans.

The Circular Fashion Innovation Network is funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and will be aligned to the British Fashion Council’s Institute of Positive Fashion. In partnership with UK Fashion & Textile Association (UKFT), it aims to convene industry, academia and innovators to accelerate work and expertise needed to create a Circular Fashion Eco-System in the UK with an innovation led mindset. The programme has six main areas of focus: recycling infrastructure, sustainable manufacturing, circular business models, novel technology, diverse and future-proof workforce and green growth.


Through the Circular Fashion Innovation Network, UKFT’s main areas of activity will focus on recycling infrastructure and sustainable manufacturing and will be supported by a number of practical innovation and research projects to boost the competitiveness of the UK fashion and textile industry.




Our mission is to establish a dynamic, inclusive, and unified network that advocates for British talent, innovation and creativity. Through meaningful and authentic engagement with all stakeholders, we aim to foster collaboration, inspire innovation, stimulate connections, inform, provide access, and promote mutual growth. Through our commitment to excellence, we want to empower our network and pioneer new approaches that drive progress and create lasting tangible impact.


We deliver our strategy through our pillars:


Relentless Innovation: Preparing businesses for positive change by embracing innovation.


Fuelling Responsible Growth: Develop a dynamic, inclusive and unified community that advocates for creativity, innovation and collectively supports the industry to grow and talent to gain access. We deliver this through our annual programme of events for the BFC Community of members and patrons which connects, updates, and promotes them while giving them a voice. The BFC Foundation charity raises funding to support creative talent through our world class designer support initiatives.


Amplifying our Narrative Globally: though storytelling, evolving BFC platforms to amplify excellence in creativity and our role in the UK’s cultural influence focusing on creativity, culture and commerciality. The Fashion Awards and London Fashion Week are best in class here.



  • Documentation: Maintain accurate portfolio documentation, including project charters, schedules, status reports, RAID logs, and meeting minutes.
  • Reporting: Support in the generation of regular portfolio status reports, dashboards, and key performance indicators (KPIs) to provide stakeholders and senior management.
  • Programme Management: Assist in managing projects and the programme by monitoring their progress, status, and alignment with strategic objectives.
  • Risk and Issue Management: Promptly identify, escalate and manage programme risks and issues to the Programme Director and contribute to the development of mitigation plans.
  • Governance: Support in escalating risks, issues and decisions and ensuring the right audiences are receiving the right programme information in a timely manner.
  • Communications: Develop internal and external communications and ensure existing materials are kept up to date.
  • Meeting Coordination: Organise and manage meetings, including scheduling, agenda creation, and distribution of meeting minutes.
  • Stakeholder Management: Build effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Delivery Support: Hands-on delivery of discrete pieces of work to progress the programme.


Salary & Benefits


Job type: Full time, fixed term, until (15 May 2025)

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


Please only apply if you are immediately available or have under 1 month’s notice period.


The British Fashion Council 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. The BFC is funded by industry patrons, commercial sponsors and the government including the Mayor of London and the ERDF.

The BFC has five strategic pillars; business, reputation, education, digital & innovation and investment. 

The BFC showcases the best of British fashion design to an international audience with London Fashion Week, its showcase of womenswear and London Collections: Men, its menswear showcase was established in 2012. Each season LONDON show ROOMs takes emerging designers to Paris giving them the opportunity to promote themselves overseas. The BFC also organises the British Fashion Awards, the UK’s annual celebration of excellence within the industry and Vodafone London Fashion Weekend, a biannual shopping event open to the public. 

The BFC helps designers at various stages of their businesses through its support initiatives. These include the Colleges Council, BFC Fashion Film, Rock Vault, Headonism, Estethica; and its menswear and womenswear talent identification schemes NEWGEN, NEWGEN MEN and the BFC/GQ Designer Menswear Fund. The BFC also runs and owns charities including the BFC/Vogue Designer Fashion Fund, the BFC Fashion Trust, the Fashion Arts Foundation and the BFC Princess of Wales Charitable Trust. The BFC has published the Designer Fact-File, an online handbook for designers, and the first ever in-depth statistic-based reports on the fashion industry, The Value of Fashion & The Future of Fashion (2012)

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