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Project Administrator (Decolonising Fashion and Textiles)

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Part time (3.5 hours per week)

We are seeking an outstanding, enthusiastic, and proactive project administrator, ready to undertake collaborative work on an exciting new research project supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

You will work on the ‘Decolonising Fashion and Textiles – Design for Cultural Sustainability with Refugee Communities’ research project, led by Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF), a world-leading research centre based at London College of Fashion (LCF), UAL. The research project aims to develop a framework for decolonised design practice by advancing a cultural sustainability agenda within a fashion and textile industry context. 

This is an opportunity for a highly motivated individual to significantly contribute to the success of the research project, involving collaboration with the academic team, local community members and project partners (Victoria and Albert Museum, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Poplar HARCA, Arbeit Project Ltd, Bow Arts, the London boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, and Newham).

Why choose us? 

For the fourth year running, University of the Arts London is the world’s second University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings® 2022. Our diverse and talented community comprises over 5,000 academic, professional, and technical staff. Together we are committed to social purpose. This includes creating a better a more sustainable world and championing race equality. 

We offer highly creative working environments that inspire staff across all areas to fulfil their potential and continuous training to further develop their skills and expertise. We also offer hybrid and flexible working practices, and excellent staff benefits to improve your work life balance. 

At CSF, we engage in participatory design and transformation design practices to act on the climate, societal and personal health, and equity crisis in and through fashion. We seek to develop agency and capabilities in those involved in fashion to critically respond, adapt, and transform fashion into restorative practices and cultures.

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You must have an undergraduate level qualification or equivalent work experience in an administrative role, with excellent time management skills and ability to plan, prioritise and manage resources effectively. You must have appropriate levels of IT skills, be fully versed in and with working knowledge of MS Office and the Adobe suite. You will have an understanding of / interest in the fashion and/or textile industry and it is desirable that you have knowledge of the academic debate on decolonising fashion and design for sustainability.

You must be able to communicate orally and in writing, using effective visual media, and have experience of working across disciplines and collaborating with multiple stakeholders, as well as liaising with academic and industry contacts. You must have experience of monitoring budgets, producing analytical reports, and organising internal and externally facing events, meetings, and travel arrangements. 

For further details and to apply please click the apply button.

Closing date: 10 July 2022 23:55.

UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

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