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Photography Assistant

Posted 5 June by Jollyes The Pet People
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Salary icon £25,000 per annum, pro-rata
Location icon Middlewich , Cheshire

New role!! Photography Assistant, based from our studio in Middlewich. Fixed term contract to December 2024. Salary c £25k p.a. (pro rata) + many benefits.
Supporting our experienced Photographer/Videographer primarily with product photography, but with the opportunity for some off-site shoots / new openings, creating high quality images for marketing and advertising purposes, image editing and filing, using your existing technical understanding and learning new skills. Please send us some examples of your work when you apply!


The Benefits

In return for your skills and experience as a Photography Assistant, we offer you the following:

  • Competitive salary of c £25k p.a. (pro rata) - this is a fixed term role for approximately 6m to Dec 24.
  • Generous 20% colleague discount on products and additional services (e.g. dog grooming, community pet clinic)
  • Employee Reward Scheme (discounts and cash back on hundreds of retailers and service providers)
  • Employee Assistance Programme (discounts and cash back on various medical & mental health services)
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata for fixed term contract)

Further benefits on completion of probationary period:

  • Critical Illness & Life Assurance schemes
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Company pension scheme


The Role - Photography Assistant

This role sits within our marketing team and will be working closely with our experienced in-house Photographer & Videographer, based from our Middlewich studio. If you have some prior photography experience to build from, you’ll learn a lot and can apply your skills in a growing business that’s going places! We have a strong online presence as well as our in-store collateral where your images will be viewed by our national customer base, helping to promote Jollyes and our vast product range as brands of choice.

To summarise your key responsibilities as our Photography Assistant the role will involve:

  • Product and studio photography with occasional need to work with people and/or animals
  • Organisation of the photography studio, lighting and equipment set up
  • Liaising with colleagues to arrange delivery of products needed for photography
  • Maintenance of photography equipment
  • Image editing and retouching as well as cataloguing and filing
  • In-store and on-location photography as needed (occasional travel)
  • Other ad-hoc duties will be required to support the needs of the business


The Skills - Photography Assistant


To be successful in this role, you’ll need the following skills, experience and qualities:

  • Self starter who has some prior knowledge of photography (e.g. has studied photography at school or college or further education) and has a good understanding of photography techniques
  • Can receive instructions and use initiative to complete their tasks to agreed timescales.
  • High technical knowledge of Mac computers and software
  • Excellent understanding of DSLR or Mirrorless cameras (Canon equipment advantageous)
  • Technical knowledge and practical experience of studio lighting
  • Excellent organisational and analytical skills
  • Highly proficient in MS Office suite
  • Ability to build strong networks
  • Fluency in Photoshop CS and Bridge
  • Video/Social Media (Premier Pro or equivalent) production and knowledge would be desirable
  • Drivers licence and own transport will be required to get to the studio base and off-site locations (travel expenses will be paid for any off-site travel needed)
  • Share our values of being: Wise, Focused, Genuine, Eager, Together

About Jollyes - The Pet People

Since initially making paw prints in 1971, Jollyes has become one of the largest pet superstore chains across the United Kingdom & Northern Ireland. From a community-led in-store experience to an ever-flourishing online presence, there’s over 50 years of experience and over 100 stores between our paws.


It’s not just products we offer; our customers enjoy affordable grooming thanks to The Jolly Groomer and veterinary services at our Community Pet Clinics.


Our recent recognition at the Pet Industry Federation (PIF) Awards is a real testament to our dedication to pet parents, and we’re very proud of being named 'Pet Retail Chain of the Year 2023’ and also delighted to win the Retail Week award for Best Retailer (under £250m t/o) in 2024. We’re proud of our 4.8 star rating on Trust Pilot which reflects our colleagues’ passion to give our pets and their parents fantastic service. We’re equally proud of our 4* rating on Glass Door, the employer review site which reflects our colleagues’ opinions that we're a good place to work! We’ve also been listed in the 'Sunday Times Great Places to Work’ which we’re thrilled about!

To Apply:

Please ensure you attach a sample of your work with your CV or a link to a website or portfolio if housed online, to showcase your skills. If you’re looking for a role with a company who will truly value you and recognize your contribution with some fantastic rewards & benefits, where you can really make a difference, click to apply today!

Required skills

  • 1
    Design Studio
  • 1
    Image Editing
  • 1
    Lighting
  • 1
    Photography
  • 1
    Studio Photography
  • 1
    Technical Skills

Reference: 52802143

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