Events 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 an Events Officer for our COLOURS 2019 - 2020 team. The successful candidate will be working with the Event Lead and the arts team with 5 dedicated, skilful and highly motivated volunteers. The ideal candidate should be organised, socially driven (specifically within the issues surrounding refugee and asylum seeker integration) and have experience planning, organising and executing high-quality events (ideally of the socially-focused or creative nature).

The Events Officer’s main focus will be supporting the Events Lead, assisting with event logistics and help plan, manage and run a variety of COLOURS events during the year.




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 scouting and managing event venues, suppliers, and speakers


Experience in event organisation and coordination, logistics, and risk management


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

Emailing & liaising with vendors, suppliers & potential venues

Ensuring the rest of the COLOURS team is briefed on event dates, schedule and logistics ahead of the event date

Coordinate volunteers on the day of the event

Help the events lead make actionable plans fed from the arts lead & head of creative

Help make our events more inclusive and accessible through risk management


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

Friendly, approachable and understanding

Adept at building and managing relationships

Well-organised and detail oriented

Interested in both the Refugee Crisis & Art

Organisation & MS Office Skills

(desirable but training will be provided)


related degree

[Current Student/Graduate] (desirable)

Passionate about / Interested in creating a platform for marginalised voices