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Please see current positions we are advertising below:

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Womenswear Designer:

Unique opportunity to shine - are you what we are looking for, to join our very special brand & team?
We are looking for creativity, originality & professionalism, to add to our established, exciting & accomplished team. This is a rare opportunity, to join the in-house Collectif design team at a “Middle-Weight” level.

Our newly refurbished design studio & head office nestled away in the London Docklands, one minute from the water, 1 minute from Crossrail & one minute from shops, restaurants & bars is a unique & inspirational place to work. Sounds good, right?

Collectif  - Vintage Style Modern Life

Collectif was established in 2000, in London, as a stall within Camden Market. Over the past Eighteen years, we have grown to have three London based shops, and another Boutique in Brighton. We design and make our own clothing & all our prints are unique to us and created in-house. We specialise in 1940s and 1950s reproduction, pin-up style, and rockabilly pieces. However, the range has grown organically to appeal to a much wider audience than our initial niche.

We also stock a wide range of jewellery and accessories made by ourselves, alongside a select range of independent designers & brands, which complement Collectif.
 
Versatility and originality pervades Collectif’s design philosophy and is perfect for those looking for something different.  We combine new fashion trends with classic Vintage styles, along with a good a splash of rock and roll! For us, our collections are more than fashion; they are about creating a timeless sense of romance and glamour set against an unconventional background.
We are looking for a Womenswear Designer to work at our Head Office in London Docklands, this is a full time role which requires 45 hours per Week (Mon-Fri). The Womenswear Designer role is a varied and includes design as well as admin duties.
Main Tasks include:
•    Womenswear Garment Design
•    Accessories Design
•    Print Design
•    Fabric Sourcing (including trips to the far east)
•    Design & Production Team Admin Duties


- We are looking for someone who is already confident in using both Excel and Adobe programs (predominantly Photoshop and Illustrator), as the majority of our design work is computer based. You should be proficient with creating CADs. Experience with designing or buying Menswear and other product areas is not necessary but would be an advantage.

- Willingness for international travel is a must
- Salary dependent on experience.

- Please send applications to careers@collectif.co.uk with the subject line ‘Womenswear Designer Application'
-Attach your C.V
-Attach examples of your design work or a link to your online portfolio. The more information you give us, the better.
-Stand out. Make your cover letter detailed and personalised. Explain to us why we should want you to work with us! Make your CV pop- it needs to be interesting and it needs to appeal to us. You need to be able to explain to us what skills you have.
-Spell check your application. You need to be familiar with formatting, and sentence structure as well as being creative.

We will be contacting people for interview as soon as possible, there is no set deadline we are looking for the right person to join our team.


 
Good luck, and we’re looking forward to hearing from you!
The Collectif Team xoxo

 

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Sales Assistant (Flexible Hours Vacancy)

We are a leading vintage inspired fashion brand, founded in 2000 in the heart of Camden. Our head office is based in the London docklands and we have stores in Camden, Spitalfields, Commercial Street and Brighton.

We are currently looking for a Sales Assistant to join our rapidly growing company in our Brighton store. This current position is a flexible hours vacancy (zero hours contract) which will mostly be weekend work but may include extra shifts during busy periods. You will be required to work closely and report directly to the Store Manager and the full-time team. An immediate start is preferable

Description: We are looking for a passionate, dedicated and experienced team member to work alongside the Manager and current team. Customer service experience is essential for this role as customer are our main focus. You must demonstrate a passion for going above and beyond to cater for our customer's needs, you will need to have an eye for detail and be happy to share your keen interest in our brand and clothing. Organisation skills are important for day to day running of the store and for the stockroom maintenance, and having worked on a till/ with money with great accuracy will be a very valuable skill to us.

Required Skills;

-Outstanding proven customer service skills with a desire to go above and beyond for each customer.

-Passion and knowledge of our brand and a keen interest in reproduction vintage clothing/ the vintage era.

-Be an enthusiastic, self-motivator with ambition, dedication and drive for all that you do.

-Works well in a busy environment, multi-tasking and serving with colleagues and customers alike.

-Excellent organisation skills and an eye for detail.

-A high level of accuracy and experience working on a till and with money.

Think you fit the part? Please send us your CV and Cover Letter with the subject ‘Sales Assistant Application’ to careers@collectif.co.uk


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Flagship Store Manager - Collectif

Collectif is expanding!

We are very excited to announce that we have a vacant role as the Store Manager. We are currently

looking for an experienced individual to be part of an incredible team in our amazing Camden Store.

We are a vintage inspired fashion brand, our head office is based in the London docklands and we

have stores in Camden, Spitalfield’s, Commercial Street and Brighton. We are looking for a Retail

Store Manager for the Camden store to join our rapidly growing company. You will be required to

work closely and report directly with the General/Area Manager. You will be based at our Camden

Town branch at Unit 36, Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8AH,

Required Skills;

 Proven leadership qualities, team and people management experience and the ability to get

the task done.

 Passionate self-motivator with ambition, dedication and drive to grow the team and store to

success.

 Excellent organisation skills, a high level of accuracy, an eye for detail and the ability to multi-

task.

 Strong communication skills with customers and staff alike, the ability to work closely with

General/Area Manager and product results.

 Excellent customer service skills and training experience with enthusiasm to lead by example.

 Adaptable to change and growth, inciting new ideas and procedures within the store and the

company.

Main Responsibilities include:

 Staff Management of full and part timers in the store- Including attendance, punctuality and all

performance related discussions, including regular one-to-one meetings and yearly appraisals

with store teams to report, record and monitor goal setting and career progression

 Devising staff rotas and holiday planning. Responsibility to cover shifts for your store where

needed.

 Cash handling and banking responsibilities for the Camden Store (on occasion all London

stores) and safe delivery of the weekly paperwork to our head office.

 Active interest in stock management within your store including planning and execution of

stock takes every quarter, organisation of your stockroom and delivery processing, liaising

with Stores Merchandiser to guarantee your store is on trend representing best sellers and

new lines, and that all lines are represented on your sales floor.

 Management of in- store concessions- Liaise with external contacts.

 An input into the recruitment process and leading inductions of new starters for yours and

other stores including monitoring, feedback, additional training and one-to-one meetings

throughout probation period.

 Organisation, planning and running monthly training sessions for store teams.

 Representative of Health and Safety for your store.

 Prompt and accurate dealing with in-store and emailed Customer Service issues the Collectif

way. Making sure all customers are helped with the highest quality of service.

What we offer

 Exciting salary package (Level dependent on experience)

 Be part of an exciting period in a growing period

 Staff Discount on Clothing

 Staff clothing allowance (after Probation period)

 Annual Holiday Allowance of 28 Days


Hours: 45 Hours Per Week

Contract: Permanent Full-Time

Contract Time: 5 Days (Mon-Sun) - You will average one weekend off per month.

Salary: Dependent on experience

Think you fit the part? Please send us an email with your CV and Cover Letter with the subject

‘Camden Store Manager Application'

 

Good Luck!


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Project Manager - Shopfitting & Maintenance - Full time

This is a unique opportunity that will be extremely rewarding for the right candidate. We are looking for a hands-on project manager to bring our brand to life physically, building on what currently exists and taking us to the next level. Predominantly customer-facing elements including stores, trade shows or showroom; however, this may extend to operational projects within the warehouse & office. 

The role will be split between the London office and on-site. If your skills are more practical and less on the creative side, this will also be considered as we have numerous creative individuals within the business whom can inspire direction.

Key responsibilities:

1) Retail store opening & Maintenance

2) Trade show Stand build

3) Office & Warehouse Development

-Produce, maintain and publish new and refurbishment project calendars ensuring they are issued and updated in a timely manner throughout the process.

-Responsible for health & safety requirement, maintenance & action where necessary for multiple sites. 

-Manage the store opening process & of prior work.

-Sourcing, managing & working with on-site contractors

-Manage all project deliveries ensuring purchase orders and vendor invoices are raised, receipted and paid in a timely fashion to meet project milestones. 

-Record and track all financials relating to opening new and refurbished stores by maintaining a store opening cost tracker. 

-Assist in creating opening cost budgets for forthcoming projects. 

-Create and maintain store opening project files, manage drawings and all relevant documentation

-Communicate professionally at all levels including external business partners and senior internal management both face to face and on telephone. 

Requirements: 

-Previous experience of working in a similar role

-Strong Management & communication skills

-Microsoft office

-Strong organisational skills and ability to prioritise. 

-Negotiate costs & terms for goods and services.

-Self starter, able to use own initiative and provide solutions to problems. 

-Strong written and verbal communication skills.

-Proven finisher. 

We expect a covering letter to your CV, which shows a passion for the industry, energy, excitement, and knowledge; demonstrate your ability to inspire the team at Collectif with your passion and experience.

When applying, please state your current salary and expectation for this role.

Email CVs and cover letters to careers@collectif.co.uk. Make sure to include the job title in the subject of your email. Applications without a covering letter or the requested information above, may not be considered. 

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