February 15th, 2024

Photographic Studio Operations Manager

About Us.

We are a highly successful integrated creative content agency, working with over 160 retailers from startups to some of the biggest brands and names in the world of fashion & home.

Our team of 80 based across London, Manchester & Mumbai have the capability, creativity and commercialism to provide creative solutions for our clients.

Our services include branding, web design, digital marketing, creative, photography, photographic production and video all of which are wrapped with end-to-end account management and logistics production – put simply we plan, create, and optimise content for our clients.

This role will be based in our London studio complex in SW6, reporting to the Senior Producer / Head of Production. Our London studio is our premier location for all aspects of imagery, from stills to model and video. We work with some of the UK’s biggest and best brands in retail.


The Role.

Working with:
Internal: Across the agency: Production and Client Service Teams. Creative Teams; Photographers, Studio Assistants
External: All Suppliers including Photographic and Technical, The Piper Building Facilities Team, Clients that visit our studios and freelancers.


Key Responsibilities.

Studios and Studio Team

  • Overseeing the day to day running of the photographic studios and supporting the delivery of photo shoots across our client base.
  • Responsible for the set space allocation and overseeing the set up and take down of studio/lighting.
    Provide leadership to inspire, engage and motivate the studio assistant team, to ensure s7 standards are not only met but continually improved and are of an exceptional standard.
  • Clearly communicate the client and project needs to the studio assistants to ensure that the set up meets the agreed brief and to schedule.
  • Organisation of the daily studio kit allocation for all photographers/videographers including freelancers.
  • Oversee and maintain lighting diagrams and set references and organise updated files as required. All documentation to be filed by client and consistently labelled for ease of use by all.
    Equipment Maintenance - ensure all equipment is in working order before and after use and regularly maintained.
  • Oversee all set building requirements and have overall responsibility for the maintenance of these.
    Be a main point of contact for all Studio queries and approach all challenges with a pro-active mindset focussed on delivering solutions.
  • Resolve complex studio issues and escalate them where appropriate.

Technical Operations

  • IT infrastructure planning, implementation and maintenance.
  • Server management including archive.
  • IT procurement.
  • Disaster Recovery Planning.
  • GDPR Lead.
  • Project Implementation.
  • Software Licence Management.
  • Operational process ownership and continual improvement management.

Business, Operations and Finance

  • Ensuring the studios meet all Health and Safety requirements and fire regulations.
  • Pro-actively control the necessary staffing levels to satisfy studio demand whilst remaining within the studio budget.
  • Cost effective buying of all studio essentials.
  • Create preferred supplier list for all equipment & negotiate on all costs to obtain the best value & terms for seventy7.
  • Ensure all studios and S7 spaces are immaculate and free from clutter.
  • Continual space improvement program – including but not limited to maintenance, painting, electrics.
  • Work closely with the Senior Management Team to develop & improve the offering of Seventy7 across all areas.
  • Collaborate closely with all colleagues to understand the needs and standards the studio environment has to be kept to.
  • Constantly strive to improve the studio and ways of working around delivering all S7 services and operations.


Key Skills.
  • Be a self starter and have the ability to organise and prioritise yours and your teams workload.
  • Be able to multi-task using effective time management skills.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and be adaptable to change and see problems before they arise.
  • Have at least 2 year’s experience in managing I.T. systems/infrastructure.
  • Have the ability and energy to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Have a strong work ethic and willingness to meet deadlines.
  • Be able to use your initiative and work calmly under pressure.
  • Be proactive, positive and lead by example.
  • Be flexible and adaptable to our ever changing needs of the clients.
  • Have exceptional communication skills with both colleagues and clients.
  • Be hands on and willing to do any aspect of what is required to get the job done.

This role will be performance managed through Key Performance Indicators (KPS’s) – for example these may include but are not limited to:

  • Client/Customer satisfaction.
  • Speed of response to internal and external requests.
  • Stability and speed of the I.T. infrastructure.
  • Adherence to Health & Safety and Fire Regulations.


  • 22 days holiday pro-rata for the first year of employment + your Birthday off
  • Hybrid working – minimum of 3 days working in the studio
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season Ticket Loan for travel
  • BUPA Employee Assistance Programme
  • Healthy Minds Club with trained mental health first aiders
  • Free drinks fridge – restocked regularly!
  • Free breakfast
  • Personalisable pension scheme
  • Regular social events

Does this sound like you? Apply below.


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Thirsk St.
Ardwick Green, Manchester
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The Piper Building
Peterborough Road,
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