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Industry Development Officer

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. The FRA works to create the best imaginable learning journey and be at the forefront of delivering a tailored and forward-looking curriculum for every learner.

The FRA is undergoing a period of significant growth and change and as a result we are seeking a proactive and positive Industry Development Officer to support and assist our Industry Development department to ensure that all eligible students attending the FRA receive relevant enrichment, including industry experiences, talks, masterclasses, projects and placements.

The postholder will work closely with our academic team and our retail and fashion industry networks to plan, coordinate and support students’ industry experiences, which will focus on organising placements. The role also supports the recruitment of industry guest speakers, and other related activities within their industry experience that aid our students gaining relevant industry exposure. The role will also be responsible for proactively sourcing new and relevant brands to work with and manage and strengthen these relationships.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic and confident individual with excellent communication skills and good organisational skills. It is essential that you have experience of working in both a customer-focused environment and an administrative role. You must have excellent knowledge and experience of the retail industry and be able to work effectively with a range of different internal and external stakeholders to ensure our students have the best possible opportunities for relevant industry experience and successful work placements.

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.

Closing Date: On-going. Please note we will be reviewing applications as and when they come in. If you wish to apply for this position, early application is advised.

Please contact our Recruitment team at for further information or an informal chat about this campaign.


Industry Development Officer

West End, London, UK
Circa £24,000 per annum, subject to qualifications and experience

Published on 1 Jun 2021

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