Photographer – Consultant (Zimbabwe)

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Job Description:

We support peace and prosperity by building connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and countries worldwide.

We work directly with individuals to help them gain the skills, confidence and connections to transform their lives and shape a better world in partnership with the UK. We support them to build networks and explore creative ideas, to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications.

Working with people in over 200 countries and territories, we are on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2021–22 we reached 650 million people.

Role Purpose

To support local photography needs, working closely with the Hub Design Manager and Regional marketing and communication teams. The Part-Time photographer will be responsible for attending key British Council events and managing projects which involve taking pictures and editing them for social media and press, ensuring all pictures taken align with our brand guidelines. They will drive a focus on standardisation of the images while still ensuring pictures taken meet the objectives of our events.



Project Support:

This role will be limited to the country in which the photographer will be based. The main role of the photographer will be to capture relevant images at events and at British Council offices which are in line with our brand guidelines. They will:

  • Work closely with external partners and colleagues to produce high-quality photographic images.
  • Use different techniques to enhance the photographs as required.
  • Use photo manipulation software such as Adobe Suite to get desired results.
  • Recommend creative ideas to exceed expectations of goals and objectives.
  • Use artistic knowledge to enhance and compose photographs.
  • Review sets of photographs and select the best results.
  • Operate various photographic equipment such as single lens reflex cameras and film or digital cameras and lighting.

Managing self and others

  • Maintains brand standards/creative quality in region, supported by the Design Manager.
  • Keeps abreast of production software and technology to ensure industry standards.
  • Supports the implementation of the equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) framework for photography by demonstrating inclusion of diversity in creatives across both print and digital and implementing EDI recommendations.

Relationship and Stakeholder Management

  • Proactively builds and maintains collaborative relationships with internal peers and stakeholders to ensure integrated, joined up and future-proofed working.
  • Acts as a Brand Ambassador, helping deliver a strong British Council brand.


Qualifications and Experience

Relevant degree or demonstrable equivalent level of experience

Role specific knowledge and experience:

  • Proven experience as a photographer (please submit portfolio).
  • Detailed knowledge of photography art and lighting.
  • Strong creative presence and artistic flair.
  • Able to follow instructions clearly to achieve desired results.
  • Able to stand and move around for long periods at a time and willing to work post 5.00 pm.


  • Stakeholder management and influencing.
  • Ability to assess creative projects and assets.

Additional information

Payment Terms

Freelancers and non-permanent workers will be paid either:

  • A fixed fee for the entire project, based on their submitted rate card.
  • An hourly rate for the time dedicated to the project, based on their submitted rate card.
  • The rate card will be agreed upon at the time of contracting and will not be negotiable for the duration of the contract (maximum 2 years).
  • Final payments will be made within one month of project completion, following the submission and approval of all deliverables.

Project Completion

  • Project completion is defined as the successful delivery of all agreed-upon deliverables, which may involve up to three rounds of feedback and revisions.

Location: Zimbabwe, Role holder must have existing rights to live and work in country applied for.

Language requirements: Fluency in written and spoken English.

Expression of Interest: To apply, interested candidates must submit their portfolio of work along with a resume and complete the rate card of charges for their services. (Rate card template to be used is below – this can be attached to the resume)

Rate Card

Activity Rates per hour/by project Notes
Event Photography    
Social Media Photography    
Event Videos    
Editing of Videos    
Location Photography    
Location Video Shoots    

Additional Considerations

  • Intellectual Property: The ownership of all intellectual property rights created during the project will be clearly defined in the contract.
  • Confidentiality: Freelancers and non-permanent workers will be required to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) to protect sensitive British Council information.
  • Insurance: Freelancers and non-permanent workers may be required to hold their own professional liability insurance.
  • Taxes and Social Security: Freelancers and non-permanent workers are responsible for paying their own taxes and social security contributions. The British Council will not withhold taxes.


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