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Students' Union Photographer

Listed by QMSU


Application deadline: Thu 30 Nov 2023 09:00


£14.15 per hour (plus 13% holiday pay)


Do you have a keen eye and passion for photography? Do you want to develop your skills by producing photographs for a wide range of projects, campaigns, and events? Are you looking for a flexible job alongside your studies that will help you to build your portfolio and get your work published across our channels? The Students’ Union is looking for enthusiastic and motivated students experienced in photography to join our Communications and Marketing team. You will need a proactive and creative approach to work, be trustworthy, reliable and flexible.

You will get to work across an extensive range of Students’ Union activities including our events and club nights, awards ceremonies, volunteering programmes, campaigns and more. You will also support the collection of imagery for our commercial services including for Qmotion Sport and Fitness Centre and our shops, bars, and cafés. The imagery and media you create will be used across our communications channels including our website, emails, in print and on our social media pages. You will also be involved in the editing of photographs and the set-up and direction of shoots working to ensure lighting, composition, colour accuracy and exposure is suitable.

We value originality and creativity and are looking for student photographers who have experience taking photographs of any of the following: events, sports and/or products. You will need your own equipment and have proven experience capturing still images using professional camera equipment, knowledge using editing software such as the Adobe Creative Suite and excellent communications skills to work with a variety of students and staff across the Students’ Union. You will also need excellent organisation and time management skills, a proactive approach to work and be trustworthy, reliable and flexible to meet photography deadlines. Experience capturing moving image and video content is also desirable.

When required, student photographers will also be offered work to support other functions in the Communications and Marketing team such as assisting with events and helping with administrative tasks.

To apply please send over a portfolio of your work that demonstrates your photography experience, as well as the completed application form to with the subject line “Students’ Union Photographer” before the deadline of 09:00 Thursday 30th November 2023. Successful applicants will be contacted with interview dates and times.

Please read through the job description below carefully to ensure you meet the requirements before applying. If you have any queries about the role please contact the Marketing team on

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006

Queen Mary Students' Union is proud to be an Equal Opportunities employer and we are committed to equality of opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, class or any other dimension of diversity. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as this group is currently under-represented within the Union.

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