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Job: Photo Librarian – WaterAid London

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Photo Librarian

Contract type: Permanent Full Time

Salary: £35,000 l

Location: London, UK

Hybrid Working: A minimum of 40% of working time is spent face to face, either in London office, or as a result of external engagement or travel for WaterAid. WaterAid is located at Canary Wharf, London and this will be your location and contract base. In order to apply for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.
Closing date: Applications will close 23:59 on 24th April. Availability for interview is required the week commencing 2nd May 2023.

How to Apply: To see the full job pack, please click ‘Apply’. Please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter into one document in either Word Document or PDF format.

About WaterAid:
Want to use your skills in photography and digital asset management to play a vital role in making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone everywhere?
We need passionate, creative and dedicated people. In return, you will be encouraged and empowered to be yourself at your very best. Together, we will make a bigger difference.
Join WaterAid as Photo Librarian to change normal for millions of people so they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good. On top of that you’ll be joining a 2020 Great Place to Work® award-winning organisation. 

About the Team:
The WaterAid Photography team produces award winning content that supports WaterAid both in the UK and globally to raise awareness of the global water and sanitation crisis and WaterAid’s work to change this. As part of the Creative Content team, we develop creative communications that have impact and deliver change: ensuring WaterAid leads the way with innovative and engaging storytelling content with clear brand purpose.

About the Role:
As our highly organised and detail orientated Photo Librarian you will be instrumental in ensuring that colleagues across the organisation are able to find and share the photos and case studies they need in order to produce effective communications for their audiences and you will curate our photography so that the newest and strongest photo and stories are promoted and available to use.
In this role you will help to implement a new digital asset management (DAM) system or improve our current system, bringing film and design assets into the same system. You will then oversee the flow of photography and some film assets within the organisation as they move from content creators to end users ensuring they are correctly key worded with the correct usage rights and consents in place.

You’ll also: 
• Create training guides and roll these out to all relevant teams. Then provide regular training to all WaterAid staff.
• Ensure all information on the system is accurately key worded and up to date, specifically complying with GDPR rules and WaterAid’s representation and anti-racism policies.
• Carry out picture research requests or support colleagues in their research as required.
• Collate content for and draft the monthly Creative Content newsletter.

About You:
• Experience managing digital asset management systems – including excellent knowledge of key wording systems.
• Picture editing and research experience in a relevant sector, plus sound knowledge of ethical practice in the collection and use of NGO imagery.
• Knowledge of photography formats, workflows and postproduction processes.
• To be process-oriented and have a methodical way of working with a high attention to detail and accountability in checking the accuracy of information.
• Excellent written English, with meticulous attention to grammar and spelling in writing up and editing captions and case-studies

Our Benefits:
• 36 days’ holiday (including 8 Bank Holidays)
• Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
• We offer a generous pension plan with employer contribution of up to 10%
• Wide range of flexible and agile-working arrangement
• Season Ticket Loan
• Free annual eye tests
• Pay as You Give charitable giving scheme
• Enhanced Maternity and Adoption/Surrogacy pay, Shared Parental Leave and Paternity Leave
• Sabbaticals
• Volunteer Day

Our Commitment:
An inclusive workplace:
We are committed to being an organisation where everyone is included, respected, and empowered to be their best. We represent and celebrate our staff, partners and everyone we work with, and create a culture where everyone can reach their full potential.

Equal opportunities:
We are an equal opportunity, disability-confident employer and are dedicated to achieving the highest standards of diversity, equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, beliefs, customs, traditions and ways of life. This includes, but is not limited to, race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, national or social origin, health status, and economic or social situation.

We are also committed to protecting everyone we come into contact with. We have a zero-tolerance approach to abuse of power, privilege or trust across our global work, and any form of inappropriate behaviour, discrimination, abuse, bullying, harassment, or exploitation. Safeguarding the people and communities we work with, our staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf is our top priority, and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously.

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