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Transformation Programme Manager (non-IT), Circular Fashion Innovation Network

British Fashion Council
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
26 Feb 2024

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Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

Job Title: Transformation Programme Manager (non-IT), 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: 0.8 FTE, fixed term (until 15 May 2025) 4 days a week

Are you a passionate advocate for sustainability, the circular economy and net-zero initiatives?

Are you an experienced Programme Manager who has delivered non-IT, large-scale transformation or sustainability initiatives?

If so, then this could be the opportunity for you.


You will play a pivotal role in driving and overseeing a complex sustainability programme across the retail, fashion and textile industries.

This role requires an experienced, action-led programme manager, who can develop and execute plans to ensure successful industrial-scale change.

The role will report to the Programme Director and collaborate closely with cross-organisational teams at some of the world’s leading brands and organisations.

This role is 4 days a week.



The Circular Fashion Innovation Network (CFIN) is an industry-led programme managed by the British Fashion Council (BFC) and UK Fashion and Textile (UKFT) in partnership with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to accelerate the UK towards a Circular Fashion Ecosystem. The network brings together industry, innovators, NGOs, academia and broader stakeholders through an action-led roadmap to accelerate the UK to a leading Circular Fashion Economy. CFIN’s framework for change is split across six themes - Circular Business Models, Recycling Infrastructure, Sustainable Manufacturing, Novel Technology, Diverse and Futureproof Workforce and Green Growth. 


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.



  • Programme Leadership: Manage programme activities and support Project Managers to ensure the successful execution of deliverables.
  • Programme Delivery: Hands-on delivery where required, producing quality outputs at pace to progress the programme.
  • Reporting: Generate regular programme status reports, set up dashboards and establish key performance indicators (KPIs).
  • Planning: With input from key stakeholders develop and implement the programme plan that is aligned with programme goals and objectives.
  • Risk Management: Identify potential risks and proactively develop mitigation plans to ensure programme success.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Build strong relationships with key stakeholders at all levels across a number of organisations, as well as team members to gain buy in and support for programme efforts.
  • Communications: Develop internal and external communications and ensure existing materials are kept up to date.
  • Continuous Improvement: Identify opportunities for process improvement and refine transformation plans based on feedback and results.
  • Documentation: Maintain accurate programme and project documentation, including project plans, budget tracker, timesheets, status reports, RAID logs, PowerPoint decks and meeting minutes.
  • Meeting Coordination: Organise and manage meetings, including scheduling, agenda creation, meeting set-up and management and distribution of meeting minutes.

Key Competencies 

  • Multitasking
  • Prioritisation (and reprioritisation!)
  • Attention to detail
  • Ownership of tasks end-to-end
  • Communication
  • Relationship-building

    If you are ready to be part of the circular revolution and make a tangible difference, don't miss this opportunity!


Salary & Benefits

  • Job type: 4 days per week, fixed term, until (15 May 2025)
  • Salary: £60,000 FTE
  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays + Christmas Eve
  • Summer Working Hours (July & August)
  • Standard company working hours are 09.30 to 17.30, flexibility available

To Apply

Please send a copy of your CV and cover letter to with “CFIN Transformation Programme Manager” in the subject line


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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