Designer Relations Student Placement

Closing date: Monday 25th March 2019



Job Title: Designer Relations Student Placement

Department: Designer Relations & Membership

Reports to: Designer Relations & Membership Executive

Location: Somerset House, London

Type: 1 Year Placement 


The Designer Relations Department is looking for an ambitious and highly-motivated Student Work Placement Assistant to provide administrative support to the department to deliver initiatives and events across the year. The Assistant will work with the Designer Relations Team to deliver the BFC’s membership programme and schedules for London Fashion Week and London Fashion Week Men’s; organise initiative judging days; build and maintain existing designer relationships; and liaise with the different departments within the BFC to ensure deadlines are met.

The role is integral to the BFC for industry relations and engagement.


  • Support the team in the curation of the London Fashion Week & London Fashion Week Men’s catwalk and presentation schedule
  • Support the team in the building of the BFC’s membership programme
  • Actively liaising with designers, sending out contracts, collating data, and being a day to day liaison with designers for BFC departments and external agencies 
  • Work with the finance team to ensure invoices are raised, payments are made in a timely manner and outstanding amounts are chased
  • Liaise with marketing team to update all schedule changes on the website and print listings
  • Proactively encourage the sale of the BFC catwalk show and presentation space and help meeting financial targets
  • Take lead in the creation of the LFW & LFWM internal contact list which is vital to the running of both events
  • Pro-actively work with the team to discuss ideas and build designer target lists for LFW & LFWM 
  • Manage the BFC’s internal designer database, ensuring the data is kept up to date 
  • Support the team in the running the BFC’s designer support initiatives, including NEWGEN, Fashion Trust, and Vogue Fashion Fund
  • Actively support in the planning of selection days, preparing panel packs and booking meeting rooms 
  • Scout designer targets for the BFC’s various initiatives and undertaking extensive designer research when necessary
  • Ad hoc support across London Fashion Week Festival
  • Manage the department’s ad hoc interns for events
  • Create meeting agendas and circulate minutes following team/department meetings
  • Provide team updates on Facebook Workplace to keep the company updated on designer communication
  • Ensure the team’s critical path is circulated, updated and deadlines are being met
  • Represent the BFC and act as an ambassador at events
  • Ad hoc office support

Requirements & key attributes

  • Excellent level of written and spoken English is essential
  • Strong communication and exceptional organisational skills
  • Strong cross-functional and department partnership skills 
  • Strong IT skills
  • Proven experience of supporting events

Additional information

  • Job type: Internship to meet university work placement requirements of up to 1 year, commencing June 2019
  • Salary: National Minimum Wage
  • 28 days annual holiday including Bank Holidays
  • Standard company working hours, flexibility required during events, exhibitions, etc.
  • Confirmation of internship subject to successful completion of a 1 month probationary period
  • Location: Somerset House, London WC2R 1LA
  • The BFC is committed to being an Equal Opportunities Employer

How to apply