Partners and Sponsorships Officer (volunteer)

Start Date

Early October 2019

End Date

July 2020 

(unless otherwise agreed)

Time Commitment

2-3 hours/week
(depending on time period)


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 Partners and Sponsorships Manager to work with the Growth & Partnerships Lead and Board in strategising and managing our partnerships and sponsorships efforts for COLOURS 2019 - 2020. The successful candidate will be working in a loose team of 3 dedicated, skillful and highly motivated volunteers. The ideal candidate should be comfortable networking, building relationships, and with some knowledge of branding strategy. 




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 driving business development for a social enterprise


Experience in branding strategies, and building real partnerships and relationships


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

  • Research and attend networking events on behalf of COLOURS to scout and create more partnerships and potential sponsors

  • Build relationships with potential partners (e.g. refugee and third sector organisations & community groups)

  • Create, submit, and track applications for corporate sponsorship opportunities

  • Create branding documentation and presentation materials to present to potential partners and sponsors

  • Working with the Communication & Fundraising Director (as well as the Growth & Partnership Lead and Growth & Operations Director) in creating the Partners and Sponsorship strategy/plan



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

Adept at building and managing relationships

Interested in both the Refugee Crisis & Art

Business / Marketing /Entrepreneurship background

[Current Student/Graduate] (desirable)

Friendly, approachable and understanding

Passionate about / Interested in creating a platform for marginalised voices

Organisation & MS Office Skills

(especially Excel and finance programs)

Strong presentation skills, and confident approaching others