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Senior Project Manager - Sustainability (FTC)

British Fashion Council
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Closing date
16 Jun 2024

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Senior Manager
Contract Type
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Job Title: Senior Project Manager - Sustainability

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 31 May 2025)


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

Are you an experienced Senior Project 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 complex sustainability projects across the retail, fashion and textile industries. This role requires an experienced, action-led Senior Project 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.





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. 



This is not your normal role, one day will include delivering a workshop with industry leaders, the next you will be writing a newsletter, the next you will be completing your project progress report. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who excels with managing multiple projects at once and priorities that change daily.


You will be responsible for the following:

  • Leadership: Manage project activities to ensure project is delivered to time, cost and quality. Working collaboratively to ensure all stakeholders are taken on the journey.
  • Delivery: Hands-on delivery, producing quality outputs (e.g. whitepapers, pilots, events) at pace to progress the project. Getting stuck into all elements of delivery including communications, meeting planning and more.
  • Planning: Define detailed work packages to enable delivery of project objectives and outcomes. 
  • Third Party Management: Identify and work with exciting organisations that are innovators in their field. Briefing and managing these organisations to ensure work is delivered for a specific work package to time, cost and quality.
  • Stakeholder Management: Build strong relationships with an industry-wide project working group, ensure buy-in throughout and awareness of complementary initiatives they are running.  
  • Reporting: Write regular project status reports and manage delivery against key performance indicators (KPIs).
  • Planning: With input from key stakeholders, develop and implement the project plan, consistently ensuring alignment with programme goals and objectives.
  • Risk Management: Identify potential risks and proactively develop mitigation plans to ensure programme success.
  • Communications: Write newsletter articles and communications to promote the great work being done by the project.


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: Full time, fixed term, until (31 May 2025)
  • 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays + Christmas Eve
  • Summer Working Hours (July & August)
  • Standard company working hours are 09.30 to 17.30, flexibility available


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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