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Our Head Office is a buzzing hub of fashion creativity, where no two days, or outfits, are ever the same. If you’re anything like us, then that’s exactly how you like it.

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WHERE DO YOU FIT?

River Island isn’t one size fits all. Our brand is built on a diverse range of skills, experience and talent, coming together seamlessly to create the fashion our customers across the world can’t wait to wear.

  • VISUAL MERCHANDISING

    From high-impact window displays to ever more inventive layouts, the visual identity of our stores is just as original and irreverent as our fashion. Creating and executing these cutting-edge visual strategies and concepts is our hugely talented Visual Merchandising team.

    Balancing creative flair with solid commercial understanding, they showcase our ranges in a way that’s not just high impact, but which generates high levels of sales too. And with new ranges arriving in store each week, they ensure our in-store design stays fresh, exciting and fun, season after season.

    KEY SKILLS

    • A flair in visual merchandising and keen knowledge of fashion
    • Excellent brand and commercial awareness
    • Strong influencing skills with the ability to communicate confidently
    • Deadline and target driven
    • Calm under pressure

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  • SAFETY & LOSS

    The guardians of our world, our highly-skilled Safety & Loss teams work hard to protect our people, our profitability, our property and our brand. Split into three core teams – Safety & Loss, Fire, Health & Safety, and Fraud – they take care of everything from ensuring our company policies and procedures are followed to identifying and managing fraud risks online and in store.

    Join them, and you’ll become a valued member of the multi-talented team that’s essential to the continuing success of our business.

    KEY SKILLS

    • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
    • Ability to spot trends and identify unusual patterns of behaviour
    • Natural communicator and influencer
    • Deadline driven and calm under pressure
    • Ability to use own initiative
    • High levels of confidentiality and discretion

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  • PRESS & PR

    It’s not all champagne, schmoozing and long lunches in PR. In fact, at River Island, it’s something infinitely more exciting. In an industry where anything and everything can change, and where absolutely nothing is guaranteed, our talented PR team face a tough challenge promoting our brand to the wider world.

    But of course, it’s one they consistently rise to generating over ÂŁ48million worth of editorial coverage last year alone. Join them in this fast-paced, pro-active environment, and across every medium from fashion tomes to online bloggers, you won’t just be helping to boost River Island’s brand and sales performance, but your own career too.

    KEY SKILLS

    • Good media knowledge with a wealth of press contacts
    • Experience in events and event production
    • Understanding and experience of social media tools
    • Knowledge of Fashion Soft, Photoshop and InDesign
    • Natural communicator and influencer
    • Multi-tasker and ideas generator
    • Self-motivated and proactive

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  • MARKETING

    A staple of the Saturday morning shopping trip, River Island is an icon of the UK high street. We’re proud of our enviable brand reputation. But it’s where we can take that brand in the future that excites us most. That’s where our multi-faceted Marketing team comes in.

    From organising events like student shop-ins to booking advertising online, in print and beyond, they deliver high-impact, engaging content that drives our brand awareness and fashion credibility ever further. As a much-valued member of the team, you’ll help take our brand to ever more exciting places.

    KEY SKILLS

    • Strong relationship-building skills
    • Natural communicator, networker and influencer
    • Calm in demanding and pressurised situations
    • Deadline driven
    • Loves the brand as much as we do!

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  • IT

    We’re known for our original and innovative take on fashion. And now, thanks to our talented IT team, we’re developing an industry reputation for our use of tech too. Working at the cutting-edge, IT develop and support the technology that keeps our business running, and ensures we stay one stiletto-heeled step ahead of the competition.

    With 300 stores in more than 18 countries, an international website, Head Office and Distribution Centre, all relying on the team 24/7, it’s a big task. But with some of the best technical know-how in the industry, and seemingly endless ideas on how to grow our business in an omni-channel market, it’s never an impossible one.

    KEY SKILLS

    • A real passion for innovation, technology and forward thinking
    • Ability to manage, coach and develop a team
    • Natural communicator and influencer
    • Deadline driven, with the ability to develop relationships with key stakeholders
    • Calm in demanding and pressurised situations

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  • INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

    River Island might be one of the most successful brands on the UK high street. But our fun and fresh take on fashion is enjoyed much further afield too. We currently have over 40 stores and franchise stores across Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

    And we’re growing all the time with ambitions to take our brand to even more countries and cultures over the next few years. Join us, and you’ll help live and breathe our brand in new locations across the globe. Sound exciting? Good. We think so too.

  • HR

    From inspirational and influential Designers to innovative and ever-inventive Developers, River Island is home to some of the most talented individuals in the industry. It’s our multi-skilled HR team that are key to attracting them, developing their skills and bringing out their best, each and every day.

    Ours is an end-to-end people management approach, covering everything from recruitment right through to rewards across six key teams. Join them, and you’ll use your considerable talent and energy to ensure that our people are happy and our business is prepared for all the opportunities and challenges ahead.

    KEY SKILLS

    • Passionate about working for River Island
    • Ability to build effective relationships
    • Proactive in finding the best talent
    • Highly organised with the ability to work autonomously
    • Natural and confident communicator
    • Flexible and fast to adapt to change
    • Self motivating and results driven

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  • FINANCE

    With a multi-channel approach and a share in over 100 markets across the world, ours is a truly diverse business. This, coupled with our plans to expand even further into international markets means there’s never been a more exciting time to join our in-house finance team.

    From account reconciliations to group reporting, and everything in between, bring your talent to River Island, and you’ll find your skills and career grows just as fast as we do.

    KEY SKILLS

    • Knowledge of different financial software and systems
    • Excellent time management skills and ability to work under pressure
    • Natural communicator and networker
    • Pro-active, self-motivated and team-centric
    • Deadline-driven, with high levels of accuracy

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  • FACILITIES

    River HQ is a bright and buzzing hub of fashion creativity. Working closely with every department, it’s our experienced Facilities team that keeps it that way. For them, it’s all about ensuring a safe, clean and efficient working environment that brings out the best in everyone, and delivering services that none of us could work without.

    From the smiling faces of our receptionists to the capable hands of our maintenance teams, our multi-talented team make every day at River Island HQ as pleasant and smooth running as the last.

    KEY SKILLS

    • Natural communicator, networker and influencer
    • Confidence in managing and anticipating needs
    • Ability to prioritise work and remain calm in demanding situations
    • A professional approach at all times
    • Excellent problem-solving skills

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  • E-COMMS

    Our products don’t just look great on our customers. Thanks to our talented E-comms team, they look great online and in print too. In the studio, our E-comms team style, shoot and post-produce each of our items in all their 360 degree beauty, ready to be showcased online, in advertising and in store.

    Then it’s over to our office-based E-comms team: the people behind our award-winning multi-channel retail approach and the ever more innovative ways we showcase our fashions online – be it via our app, site or via in store channels. All this in a creative and cutting-edge environment that’s as full of fun as it is of the latest fashions.

    KEY SKILLS

    • Strong commercial awareness
    • A creative eye for product and trends
    • Excellent creative writing skills
    • Able to manage multiple projects and changing workloads
    • Natural communicator and networker
    • Loves the brand as much as we do!

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  • PRODUCTION

    If our Design team are the artists behind this season’s must-have items, then our highly skilled Production and Pattern teams are the sculptors. With new designs constantly in development, their world moves as fast as the fashions they help bring to life – producing an average 50 samples and 20 new patterns each and every week.

    It’s the skill, attention to detail and commercial know-how they bring to the cutting table that transforms our designs into need-it-now pieces. Join this multi-talented team, and it will be you lifting concepts from the page and turning them into the infinitely wearable products our customers can’t wait to own.

    KEY SKILLS

    • Strong administrative and numerical skills
    • Natural communicator and influencer
    • Target driven without compromising quality
    • An interest in fashion and garment construction
    • Able to prioritise and work under pressure
    • Quick and adaptive learner

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  • DESIGN

    From Moroccan souks to Miami beach, pop up galleries to hidden flea markets, our Design team are constantly looking for inspiration for our next must-have range, and regularly travel the world to discover them. When it comes to new trends, we’re here to lead, not follow – creating fresh and exciting items that excite our customers and developing our own original take on the season’s key pieces.

    With a mindset that’s both creative and commercial, our Design team work closely with Buying and Merchandising to realise a range that’s as stylish and fashion-forward as it is affordable and fast-selling – all in a world where each day is different and as exciting as the next.

    KEY SKILLS

    • An affinity with RI brand and high street fashion
    • A creative eye for product and brand development
    • Strong communication skills
    • Fashion-related qualifications
    • Excellent graphic skills
    • Creative, with good knowledge of the high street and trends

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  • MERCHANDISING

    The right product. In the right place. At the right time. That’s our mantra. And when you join our multi-talented Merchandising team, it’ll be yours too. We might be responsible for over 300 stores in over 18 countries, but a role here is about more than simply sending stock to the shop floor.

    It’s about knowing our diverse markets inside and out, and ensuring the right range for each region is ready and waiting to be snapped up in store, and online. Fashion moves fast, and so does our Merchandising team, working alongside Buying and Design to ensure we react quickly to new sales trends and changing customer needs.

    KEY SKILLS

    • Good analytical and numerical skills
    • Attention to detail and time management skills
    • Natural communicator and networker
    • A methodical logical approach to working
    • Able to prioritise workload
    • Strong commercial awareness

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  • BUYING

    With an eye on the street and a seat on the front row, our Buying team are experts at anticipating exactly what our customers want to wear, and how they want to wear it, months in advance.  Fashion-focused and commercially-minded in equal measure, sourcing next season’s must-have fabrics and styles is only half the story.

    Our Buyers are the influencers and negotiators of our fast-paced world. Working closely with our suppliers, they agree the best rates. And with the help of our Design, Production, Marketing, Merchandising and PR teams, transform key trends into sell-out ranges, season after season.

    KEY SKILLS

    • Excellent commercial awareness and a creative eye
    • Strong communication, influencing and networking skills
    • A methodical approach to work and ability to prioritise
    • Flexible, able to respond quickly to change
    • A desire to develop yourself and the business

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WHY RI?

If we listed every reason to join River Island, we’d run out of pixels. Here’s just a few to tempt you.

OVER 300 STORES

DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

REWARDS & BENEFITS

AWARDS

INTERNATIONAL

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