Photography Practitioner

We are looking for Photography Practitioners in summer 2011 to support teams of young people through The Challenge programme. These are passionate individuals with previous photography experience and an interest in young people who are ready for a demanding role as part of an intensive summer programme. This role is a part-time, three days a week over nine weeks from 5th July- 31st August.

About the Opportunity

The objective of the Team Challenge week is to assist the young people in gaining confidence and experience in using their skills and abilities to serve their local community. The Practitioner role will require facilitating a team of 12 young people and two mentors each week as they complete their Team Challenge.

Practitioners will guide these teams through a three day curriculum which will involve:

  • Learning and developing photography skills as a group.
  • Visiting, listening to and learning from a community group.
  • Designing and presenting a photography project based on their community experiences.
  • Presenting their weeks experiences to a larger group of young people.

Practitioners will need to be available for two days of intense curriculum training prior to beginning the 9 week assignment. These days will happen during the week of 12th -17th June.

The Photography Practitioner will:

  • Work with a different team of young people each week in delivering the photography curriculum.
  • Motivate and encourage young people to engage with their community group.
  • Work with the teams’ Senior Mentor to support and inspire young people.
  • Attend two days of curriculum training. 


About You

Candidates must demonstrate the following skills and characteristics:


  • Previous photography experience, including digital editing.
  • Experience of facilitating or leading groups.
  • Experience of working with young people.
  • A belief in the potential of young people and the ability to build a rapport with young people.
  • Energy and enthusiasm to enable young people to use their skills to learn from their community.
  • A willingness to take responsibility for delivering a challenging and safe experience for participants


  • Experience working directly with young people either in voluntary or paid capacity
  • Experience of using photography in a community environment, i.e. schools, youth groups, community groups etc.

We also look for all employees to show The Challenge characteristics.  These are:

  • Trust-building: Works hard to build trust with people. Brings people together in the community
  • Responsibility-taking: Takes responsibility for actions and attitudes. Claims and solves problems in the community
  • Understanding and Empathy: Works to understand others – their strengths, fears and needs. Ready to stand up for someone who is different.

Further Details

This is an excellent opportunity to use your skills and expertise to work with a positive and vibrant team and to be involved in an exciting programme that has tangible results. Be part of a programme that creates memorable experiences for young people that could last a lifetime.

The compensation for this contract role is £2,500  with three regional locations to choose from.


This role is available in the following locations: London, Birmingham, Coventry & Warwickshire, Greater Manchester & Lancashire.

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please complete the form below.

First Name
Email address
Web site address
Which practitioner skill are you interested in?
Please choose the location you are interested in working in.
Challenging Behaviour
Community Impact
Please also send your CV to [email protected] with your name and the role applied for in the title.

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