Volunteer Photographer -Central London - 9th May 2018

Wed 9th May 2018
Community-based roles
Time commitment:
A day to spare
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The Experimental Cancer Medicine Centres (ECMC) Network is hosting its Annual Network Meeting, and we would love some photos to mark the occasion. Join us and capture a unique insight into the world of experimental cancer medicine, and the people who are working hard to beat cancer sooner. We are expecting in excess of 200 attendees to join us for the day and recognise their invaluable contribution to the Network.

Why we need you:

We would love to document our Annual Network meeting, showing off the collaboration between our academic leads, clinical scientists, and funders (we are funded in partnership by Cancer Research UK, the NIHR, and the Health Departments of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland). 

The images taken from this meeting will be used for promotional purposes – on our website (www.ecmcnetwork.org.uk) and Twitter (@ECMC_UK) accounts, as well as on official reporting and publications.

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

What will I be doing?

You will be required to photograph both general and specific shots of the event which will be used for post event communications and future promotional materials. Some of these shots may include guests’ arrival and interaction, speakers and reaction shots, posed group shots, speakers and presentations, and lunchtime networking.

What skills do I need?

  • Enjoy meeting new people and be able to build and develop rapport with people
  • Able to use a logical approach when making decisions and can work autonomously with minimal direction
  • Has a detailed understanding of photography and good level of experience in doing this type of work

What support will we give you?

  • We will provide a full photography brief before the event and any other support you require in the lead up to the conference 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 will have access to photographs taken at previous events so you can gain a better understanding about the nature of the event and what it involves.
  • We would be happy to cover your travel expenses, and you will of course be able to join in the buffet lunch that we shall be providing for the attendees.

What benefits can I expect?

A clear list of what the volunteer will gain from the experience. For example:

  • The opportunity to develop new and existing skills
  • A chance to meet new people from all walks of life – universities, hospitals, government
  • The satisfaction of knowing you are making a valuable contribution to the ECMC Network and Cancer Research UK. 
  • Travel expenses
  • Unique insight into the world of experimental cancer medicine, and the people who are working hard to beat cancer sooner
  • Able to take a supervisory approach and use your personal style to inspire those around you
  • Can plan and prioritise tasks and formulate a clear action plan on the day
  • Able to flex your creative thinking and visual skills

Time Commitment

We require someone who is available to volunteer on Wednesday 9th May at America Square Cavendish Venues, 1 America Square, 17 Crosswall, London, EC3N 2LB between 9am and 5pm.  Following the event, we will need a selection of images to be sent as a priority (within 1-2 days) and the rest of the images in high res.

Where will I be based?

America Square Cavendish Venues, 1 America Square, 17 Crosswall, London, EC3N 2LB

How do I apply?

Please send your CV and examples of your work, such as links to a website or Facebook page to volunteeropportunities@cancer.org.uk

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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