Video Filming, Production and Editing Volunteer – Flame of Hope Awards – Friday 29th June

Tue 29th May 2018
Community-based roles
Time commitment:
A day to spare
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Take on the exciting role of capturing truly special moments celebrating the outstanding achievements of our inspiring volunteers.

Why we need you:

Each year we recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of our truly inspiring volunteers through our Flame of Hope Awards.  This year we are looking for a talented photographer to join us at our formal luncheon and awards ceremony in London on Friday 29th June to capture images of our volunteer winners and guests.

Your role on the day will be invaluable, helping us to capture exciting and important moments at the event which will support our post event marketing work.

We are looking for a talented videographer to join us at our Flame of Hope Awards in Central London on Friday 29th June to capture footage of our volunteers at the event and to produce some short and engaging videos with the content.

What skills do I need?

You will have experience in filming and editing videos to a high standard. We are looking for someone who has their own equipment and is able to collaborate with the Flame of Hope team to agree direction and also work independently to produce the first cut and final edit. The final output will be a range of short professional and engaging videos to use to promote the awards and showcase what happened on the day.  If you have a keen eye for detail and understand the principles of good video content, we want you!

Ideally, this role would suit either a professional or talented amateur videographer, or a media production student looking to develop their portfolio of work. Please note, you will need to bring your own camera and equipment to the event.

Skills needed include:

  • Has a detailed understanding of video production and good level of experience in doing this type of work
  • Enjoy meeting new people and be able to build and develop rapport with people
  • Can plan and prioritise tasks and formulate a clear action plan on the day
  • Able to flex your creative thinking and visual skills
  • Able to use a logical approach when making decisions and can work autonomously with minimal direction
  • Able to take a supervisory approach and use your personal style to inspire those around you

What will I be doing?

In this role, you will be required to video both general and specific parts of the event which will be used for post event Press and PR, as well as future promotional materials.

  • General shots will include guests’ arrival, the drinks reception, lunch and awards ceremony.
  • Specific shots will include groups during the reception, and winners being presented with their awards by the Chairman of Cancer Research UK.

Using your own computer editing software, to create a set of engaging videos, including case studies of attendees, presentations and speakers.

The final videos will be used to promote future events and to update volunteers who weren’t able to attend.

What support will we give you?

  • We will provide a full brief before the event and any other support you require in the lead up to the awards ceremony to ensure you feel confident in your role on the day of the event.
  • On the day, various staff will be available to help and support you.  
  • You will have access to Cancer Research UK videos so you can gain a better understanding about the type of content we use.

What benefits can I expect?

  • The opportunity to develop your existing skills in video production and editing
  • The possibility of having your work included in our future promotional material
  • A unique insight into the charity sector, and exposure to the Cancer Research UK brand, currently voted #1 in the Harris brand index
  • A chance to meet new and like-minded people in a friendly fast-paced environment
  • The satisfaction of knowing you are making a valuable contribution to Cancer Research UK, whose ambition is to double cancer survival rates within the next 20 years.
  • We will reimburse agreed expenses you incur as a result of your volunteer role if required

Time Commitment

We require someone who is available to volunteer in central London (Merchant Taylors Hall) on Friday 29th June between 9am – 4.30pm.  Following the event, we are aiming for a 21 day turnaround on completion for both editing and production.

  • A day/week to spare

Where will I be based?

Merchant Taylors Hall, 30 Threadneedle Street, London, EC2R 8JB and we are aiming for a 21 day turnaround on completion for both editing and production.

How do I apply?

Please send us your CV and examples of your work to, such as links to a website or Facebook page so we can see your videos.

Please note, the deadline for applications will be Sunday 13th May.

Why we need you

Every step we make towards beating cancer relies on every pound, every hour and every person. We need you to help us by volunteering. Play a part in this inspiring story and volunteer. Help us to create more tomorrows.

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We are committed to giving you the best experience possible and believe that the volunteer relationship is one of honour, trust and mutual understanding.

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