Content Officer (volunteer)

Start Date

Early October 2019

End Date

July 2020 

(unless otherwise agreed)

Time Commitment

2-3 hours/week
(depending on events)


30th September 2019

About the Role


We are a group of students & recent graduates creating a platform for Scotland’s Refugees to share their voice through art. Through a research-driven educational campaign, we use our online presence and creative events to raise awareness in the local community about what it means to be a refugee, with the vision of a welcoming and accepting society.

We are looking for a Content Officer for our COLOURS of Edinburgh 2019 - 2020 team. The successful candidate will be working with a team of 5-6 dedicated, skilful and highly motivated marketing volunteers. The ideal candidate should be organised, socially driven (specifically within the issues surrounding refugee and asylum seeker integration) and have experience in digital marketing, creative writing and event promotion.


The main focus for the Content Specialist will be to help edit blog posts, write and schedule social media content in collaboration with the marketing lead and make sure to use digital media as a way to reach social and strategic goals of COLOURS of Edinburgh.



Raising awareness amongst thousands of people about the issues facing refugees and asylum seekers, helping to challenge misconceptions and negative perceptions


Make lifelong friends that have similar interests and a similar mindset to you


Real-world experience in creating and managing consistent and high quality content for a social enterprise


Experience in internal and external communications, including outreach as well as using research in an accessible way


Make valuable connections to add to your network, especially within the creative and third sectors


Add an impressive role to your CV that demonstrates tangible skills and professional experience within arts and social enterprise/third sector. 


Be a part of a social enterprise with high growth potential and potential future internationalisation


Lead the writing of various content pieces including blog posts, social media posts, press releases and occasionally also website copy - This will be a very collaborative  process, so good ownership + willingness to work with and trust others is very important

Assist the Marketing Lead in defining the tone of COLOURS of Edinburgh for the year - helping to attract people’s attention, whilst keeping a professional yet creative and young tone

Help the Marketing Lead in standardising the tone within the marketing team - creating templates for emails and communication outreach (both internal and external)

Edit, guide and develop research findings and interviews by the research team to transform into digestible and goals oriented blog posts


Socially driven with the aim to use theirs skills to better the world

Friendly, approachable and understanding

Adept at building and managing relationships

Passionate about / Interested in creating a platform for marginalised voices

Interested in both the Refugee Crisis & Art

Organisation & MS Office Skills

(desirable but training will be provided)

Marketing/Creative Writing

related degree

[Current Student/Graduate] (desirable)