Volunteer Photographer – Flame of Hope Awards – Friday 29th June

Fri 29th June 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.

What skills do I need?

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.

We are also looking for a videographer for the same event, so please do let us know if you have both photo and video experience.

Skills needed include:

  • 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
  • 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

What will I be doing?

In this role, you will be required to photograph both general and specific shots 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 group photos during the reception, and winners being presented with their awards by the Chairman of Cancer Research UK.

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 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 previous photographs taken at the event so you can gain a better understanding about the nature of the event and what it involves.

What benefits can I expect?

  • The possibility of having your work included in our future promotional material
  • The chance to extend your portfolio whilst supporting the charity’s aims.
  • The experience of working in a successful team at one of the UK’s leading charities
  • The satisfaction of knowing you are making a valuable contribution to Cancer Research UK. 
  • The enjoyment of meeting new people and being part of a passionate team
  • The chance to put your professional skills to the benefit for one of the UK’s leading charities
  • Unique insight into the world of volunteering at Cancer Research UK and the charity sector
  • We will reimburse agreed expenses you incur as a result of your volunteer role if required

Where will I be based?

Merchant Taylors Hall, 30 Threadneedle Street, London, EC2R 8JB

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 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.

  • A Day to spare

How do I apply?

Please send us your CV and examples of your work to becky.warburton@cancer.org.uk, such as links to a website or Facebook page so we can see your photographs. Please note, the deadline for applications will be Sunday 13th May.

We are also looking for a videographer for the same event, so please do let us know if you have both photo and video experience. 


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.

Volunteering policy

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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