Digital Media 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 Digital Media 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.



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 covering events through photography and filmography


Experience in creating meaningful digital media content, including videos, and photoshoots (if needed)


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


Photograph and film events we host (we host about 5 to 6 per academic year)

Collaborate with other team members to creatively tell a story through the various media - Help create storyboards for videos, communicate with the arts department for creative direction and take ownership of all photos and videos created by COLOURS of Edinburgh

Work with other team members to focus and understand our audience, whilst carefully honouring the COLOURS of Edinburgh brand and style

Internal organisation needs (media), including website headshots and team photographs


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)

Digital media

[Current Student/Graduate] (desirable)