Senior Industry Development Officer

Senior Industry Development Officer – Industry Experience

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Closing Date: 18/04/2022

Senior Industry Development Officer – Industry Experience



London, West End

Circa £28,778 per annum, subject to qualifications and experience

The Fashion Retail Academy (Ofsted outstanding) is a unique, industry led college. Founded by retail giants, we offer a range of exclusive Fashion courses with unparalleled industry involvement to ensure our students gain the skills and contacts needed to successfully progress to employment.

Supported by and working closely with over 130 fashion brands, we offer a wide range of specialist fashion Diploma, Degree and Short courses, many of these exclusive to the FRA, for students of all ages with start dates throughout the year.

Our courses are developed to provide our students with a combination of in-depth Fashion Retail knowledge and hands-on practical work experience in the industry. Most of our full-time courses offer our students a guaranteed work placement with a major high street brand, ensuring our graduates leave with a wide range of skills and experience and the fastest route into work.

About the role:

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Industry Development Officer – Industry Experience to join our dedicated Industry Development Team. The Senior Industry Development Officer – Industry Experience will be responsible for ensuring that all eligible students attending the Fashion Retail Academy receive relevant enrichment, including: industry experiences, talks, master-classes, projects and placements.

The role will be accountable for the smooth running, organization and delivery of the Industry Experience across Higher Education and Further Education as well as the professional management of industry partner relationships. The Industry Development Coordinator will also proactively source new and relevant brands to work with and collate and analyze detailed data and feedback from students and retailers to assess statistics and ensure a holistic approach to the student journey.

The successful candidate with have excellent knowledge of the retail industry and retail head office structures as well as an understanding of work placements, master-classes, mentor programmes and Traineeships. You must have experience of working in the retail industry and within a customer focused environment. We are seeking someone who has strong administrative skills and experience of analysing data. You must be an excellent communicator and possess the skills to communicate and influence a range of different stakeholders and customers such as students, industry managers and business owners.

If you are a natural team player with a positive and proactive outlook, this would be the perfect role for you to grow and gain experience in a dynamic and creative environment.

For more information about us, visit our website and refer to the job description and person specification available to download.

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Closing Date: On-going. Please note we will be reviewing applications as and when they come in and reserve the right to close the vacancy should we receive a sufficient number of applications, so early application is advised.

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