Gripvan are Hiring - General Manager

Job Opportunity - Gripvan Ltd: General Manager


The Company and the Role

Gripvan is unique within the photographic rental companies in the UK and Europe as it offers fully equipped tailor made vans for photographic shoots. Gripvan was set up in 2012 to fill this gap in the market and has been growing ever since. We are now looking for a General Manager to help move this exciting company forward. 


Key Responsibilities: 


  • The day-to-day running of company operations and staff. 
  • Organising the diary and quoting jobs.
  • To carry out administrative tasks and oversee the invoicing of jobs.
  • Liaising with the bookkeeper and overseeing the PL figures.
  • Responsible for maintaining existing client relationships and establishing new ones.
  • Oversee marketing, social media and advertising.


Key Attributes:


You will be given a thorough induction and training for the role, but we require:

  • A good knowledge of lighting and camera equipment currently used in the stills & TV industry.
  • Have previous experience working within the photographic or TV rental industry.
  • The ability to work both in a team and under own initiative.
  • An understanding of OSX and Microsoft office.
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to prioritise a workload.
  • Strong written and verbal skills with a friendly and confident telephone manner.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • To have the drive and initiative to take on and move this exciting company forward.
  • To hold a full UK drivers license. 


Job Details:

  • Competitive salary dependant on experience including company performance related bonus.
  • Based on a 40-hour week at the Gripvan office in Battersea, SW8.
  • 21 paid days holiday plus public holidays. 


To apply please email your CV and a covering letter to addressed ‘General Manager Application’. To arrive no later than 30th June 2016.  Any questions, please email or call the office on 020 3002 9130.


Gripvan are hiring!


Gripvan are recruiting a Junior Kit Room Tech / Driver.

Gripvan, a rapidly growing kit hire and location support company based in SW London, are looking to hire a full time Junior Kit Room Tech / Driver to support the business in the next stage of its growth. The role offers a fantastic opportunity to gain experience working alongside a dynamic team of photographic technicians and producers and the potential to gain valuable skills within the photographic industry.

Responsibilities & Key Tasks

  • Day to day management of the vehicles, ensuring vans are prepared and ready to go out on jobs, overseeing their condition and flagging damage when applicable.
  • Preparing and loading equipment for shoots.
  • Collect and deliver equipment to and from suppliers / shoots.
  • Checking of equipment prior to and following hires.
  • Ensuring equipment is clean and fit for hire.
  • Logging and organising repair of any damaged equipment.
  • Take responsibility for safe storage of equipment and supplies within the warehouse.
  • Monitor stock shortages and recommend adjustments to stock levels.
  • Ensure stores and kept clean and tidy.
  • To work closely with the Operations Manager in servicing bookings and Gripvan shoots. 
  • To assist in the day-to-day running of the business. 
  • When required, to accompany the vans on shoots, deliver equipment to locations and assist photographers and producers on location. 

Attributes & Qualifications


  • Full UK Driving Licence
  • Insurance requires role-holder be 21 years or older.
  • Good organisational and communication skills
  • Ability to manage diaries, calendars, and workload. 
  • Confidence and ability to work alone as well as part of a team
  • Happy on occasion to work long hours, sometimes outside in cold conditions.
  • A desire to be part of a team in small, busy company in a dynamic, exciting industry
  • Patience, energy and a sense of humour always helps
  • Resident in, or willing to move to London


  • Experience of driving vans in and around London
  • A keen interest in and basic knowledge of photographic equipment.
  • Experience of working on photo shoots
  • Knowledge of Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites
  • Resident within 60 minutes of SW8 
  • Knowledge of the equipment we offer would be an advantage however you will receive on the job training.


  • Competitive Salary
  • Full training with one of the most respected lighting technicians in the industry
  • Company Phone
  • Use of company equipment for personal work by arrangement.

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter to with "Job Application" and your name in the Subject Line to arrive no later than August 24th 2015. 

Any questions please call 020 3002 9130 or email