Growth & Partnerships Lead (volunteer)

Start Date

Late September 2019

End Date

July 2020 

(unless otherwise agreed)

Time Commitment

3-4 hours/week
(depending on events)


15th 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 Growth & Partnerships Lead to work with the Board on short and long term strategic direction and growth for COLOURS 2019 - 2020 and beyond. The successful candidate will be leading a team of 3 dedicated, skillful and highly motivated volunteers. The ideal candidate should be organised, growth-minded, socially driven (specifically within the issues surrounding refugee and asylum seeker integration) and a natural at building relationships. 


The Growth & Partnerships Lead will work directly with the Board on the financial and strategic direction of the project, and play an important part in in shaping COLOURS' 2019-2020. The ideal candidate will bring with them ideas they are willing to share and implement, as well as experience in driving organisation growth and building relationships with other organisations.




Leading a small team that will make a real impact


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


Gain valuable experience in playing a key role in developing a newly established and fast-growing social enterprise


Gain first-hand experience in the social enterprise scene in Edinburgh


Gain valuable experience shaping a real marketing and brand strategy


Make valuable life-long connections to add to your network, especially within the third sector


Add an impressive role to your CV that demonstrates tangible skills, leadership, professional experience, and decision-making


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

Working with the board on short and long term financial and strategic direction of the organisation (particularly the Growth & Operations Director and Fundraising & Sponsorship Director)

Oversee and supports the accountant, partners and sponsorship manager and fundraising manager in their roles. 

Work with the Heads and Marketing Lead in creating the marketing and branding strategy for the year

Oversee and manage the documentation and databases maintained by the Growth & Partnerships team


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

Friendly, approachable and understanding

Good MS Office Skills

(desirable but training will be provided)

 Business/Marketing-related degree

[Current Student/Graduate]

(or some experience of driving organisation growth)

Interested in both the Refugee Crisis & Art

Leadership Skills

(training will be given)

Relatively tech savvy

(ideally some knowledge of utilising social media networks)

Passionate about / Interested in social messaging + Creating a platform for marginalised voices