People & Culture (HR) 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

DEPARTMENT: People & Culture (HR)

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 two People & Culture Officers for our COLOURS 2019 - 2020 team. The successful candidate will be working with a team of 2 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 an empathetic, problem-solving attitude.

The main focus for the People & Culture Officers will be on recruiting, training, and supporting the COLOURS team of volunteers, as well as assisting the People & Culture Lead, basic admin, managing the team intranet, and driving internal development.




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 people & culture functions (i.e. recruitment, training, internal communications)


Experience in crucial organisation administration, monitoring and developing intranets, and managing team culture


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

  • Recruitment: 

    • Assisting with monitoring the recruitment process for team members and meeting ongoing recruitment needs of the wider team

    • Assisting with the interviewing and induction of new team members.

  • Training: 

    • Assisting with the organisation and, where appropriate, delivering training for team members. 

    • Assisting with liaising with outside organisations to source training.

  • Monitoring: 

    • Carrying out regular surveys to ensure all volunteers are supported

    • Assisting with monitoring attendance at weekly meetings

  • Intranet: assistance with the maintenance of our team intranet

  • Admin: assist with various administration tasks, including: 

    • Maintaining the volunteer calendar

    • Editing and writing internal policies

  • Socials: organising regular socials for volunteers 



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 Management

[Current Student/Graduate] (desirable)

Friendly, approachable and understanding

Passionate about / Interested in creating a platform for marginalised voices

Organisation & MS Office Skills

(desirable but training will be provided)

Passionate about people and organisational efficiency