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Programme Manager: Fashion Business

Fashion Retail Academy

Location: London
Salary: Competitive Salary
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 17th August 2021
Closes: 16th October 2021

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.

To support our ambitious and on-going expansion and diversification plans, we have an exciting opportunity available for a suitably qualified and experienced academic to join our expanding Higher Education team as a Programme Manager in Fashion Business.

The Programme Manager will lead, manage and develop an expanding teaching programme, comprised of multiple industry relevant courses, identifying opportunities for improvement and growth, ensuring every student receives the highest quality of teaching, learning and feedback, successfully preparing them for roles in industry.  The Programme Manager will advise and guide the FRA on the latest industry changes, to ensure their courses stay current and industry relevant, as well as taking a lead role in the creation and delivery of new courses.

Successful candidates must have advanced knowledge and previous experience of teaching and curriculum development within a Higher Education environment as well as substantial and relevant fashion industry professional experience. Ideally you will have a degree in Fashion Business, Marketing, Retail or Management or a related subject.

Successful candidates will have a good understanding of the fashion industry, its structure, key functions and the factors affecting its development and sustainable success. 

This role requires you to have expertise in teaching at least one of the following subject areas: Fashion Retail, Business Management, Buying and Merchandising, Supply chain, Sustainability, and Business analytics.

Good knowledge of the other specialist areas through teaching in HE and working within the Fashion and Retail Industry is also desirable. 

The ideal candidate will have the ability to strategically plan a programme of activity, ensuring its constant review and improvement. The ability to adopt a holistic approach when implementing change is critical, ensuring all degrees within the programme and all areas of the student journey are suitably aligned.

The successful candidate will have exceptional leadership and management skills, with the ability to instil a culture of continuous improvement in every aspect of the programme, as well as role model teaching and learning best practice at all times. 

If you are interested in joining a dynamic and expanding environment to further develop your career, then we would love to hear from you!  

For more information about the FRA and this role, visit our website and refer to the job description and supporting documentation available to download.

How to apply: Please submit your application via the FRA’s current vacancies website.

Closing Date: On-going. Please note we will be reviewing applications as and when they come in, so early application is advised.

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