Job title: Photo Librarian
Place of work: 47-49 Durham Street, London, SE11 5JD
Reports to: Picture Editor
Budget responsibility: N/A
The Photo Librarian is part of the Communication Services Team (Multi Media) which
manages WaterAid’s brand, photography, film, education, events and branded goods
for teams across WaterAid. This position reports to the Picture Editor.
To manage WaterAid’s photo library on Capture Web act as the main point of contact
for all photographic enquiries and picture requests. To support the Picture Editor in
WaterAid’s photographic and case study gathering trips and photographic exhibitions.
1. To manage, develop and maintain WaterAid’s photo library (currently hosted on
CaptureWeb) ensuring that it is an effective, searchable library with up to date
content accessible in all our offices.
2. To upload images to WaterAid’s photo library and attach all relevant captions and
metadata to ensure they are fully searchable on WaterAid’s photo library.
3. Ensure the photo library feature sections are regularly updated and that new
stories are shared across the organisation.
4. To carry out regular training and support on WaterAid’s photo library to staff in
member offices and country programmes as required.
5. To ensure WaterAid’s photo library complies with WaterAid’s ethical photo policy.
6. To respond to any external requests for using WaterAid’s images and case studies
within agreed guidelines and to brand.
7. To keep WaterAid’s photography intranet pages up to date.
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8. Support the Picture Editor in organising photographic and story gathering trips to
our country programmes ensuring that accurate and relevant information is
gathered for use across the organisation.
9. To support the Picture Editor in managing shoots, organising exhibitions, media
work and establishing links with photographers and photographic agents within the
countries where we work.
10. To undertake any reasonable tasks as requested by the Picture Editor and
Communications Services Manager.
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Experience of managing and updating a photographic library or of digital image
Experience of working with photographers and of managing photographic
Excellent eye for photography
Excellent writing and editing skills
Ability to interview people for stories to accompany images
Experience commissioning and delivering photography projects
Sound administrative skills
A thorough and analytical approach to planning and managing projects
Good IT skills including practical use of Excel, Adobe Photoshop and other
Experience of organising photographic exhibitions and events
Experience of working in a communications role
Use of content management systems such as CaptureWeb.
Knowledge of international development or the charitable sector
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Abbreviated Terms & Conditions
Salary Starting salary ranging from £25,072 pa
Location WaterAid, 47 - 49 Durham Street, London, SE11 5JD
Working Hours Full time (minimum 35 hours per week). Core office hours are
between 10.00am and 4.00pm
Annual Leave 25 days per year. This increases to 27 after four years’ service.
Plus UK public holidays
Contract Period The post is offered on a permanent contract
Probation The appointment is subject to the satisfactory completion of a six
month probationary period
Benefits Group Personal Pension Scheme with following contribution rates:
Employee’s Contribution E Employer’s Contribution
There is an option for pension contributions to be made through a
salary sacrifice arrangement
Interest free season ticket loan, available on completion of
Employee Assistance Programme with access to 24 hour free and
Child Care Voucher and Bike Salary Sacrifice schemes
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Closing date: 15th December 2011
Interviews: 5th January 2012
To apply, please send us the following:
1. A supporting statement of no more than two A4 pages with a summary of why
you are applying, your skills and experience and how these are relevant to the
role, how you meet the person specification requirements and what in particular
you would bring to WaterAid.
2. A copy of your current CV
3. The names, positions and contact details of at least two referees, including your
current or most recent employer. No contact will be made with any referee in
advance of an offer being made, without your prior approval.
4. The completed equal opportunities monitoring form.
5. WaterAid is committed to welcoming people from the widest possible diversity of
backgrounds, culture and experience, and is signed up to the Positive About
Disabled People scheme. We will make any practical reasonable adjustments to
enable disabled people to participate fully in an inclusive working environment.
Please let us know if you are disabled and need any assistance in making your
application. Please also let us know if you have any special requirements, should
you be selected for interview.
Send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org with the job title in the subject heading
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