Policy & Education Research Officer (volunteer)

Start Date

Early October 2019

End Date

July 2020 

(unless otherwise agreed)

Time Commitment

3-4 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 2-3 Policy and Education Officers for our COLOURS 2019 - 2020 team. The successful candidates will be working with a team of 5-6 dedicated, skilful and highly motivated volunteers. The ideal candidate should be organised, socially driven (specifically within the issues surrounding refugee and asylum seeker integration), a good writer, and have some experience in qualitative research or journalism. 

The Policy and Education Officers main focus will be supporting the Research lead and the rest of the Research team, researching and blog post writing and keeping up to date with current research and news facing the community.




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 primary and secondary research, and driving organisation ethics


Experience in writing and publishing educational blog posts


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

  • Drafting, Editing and publishing blog posts

  • Keeping up to date with current research and news/thinking surrounding policies in UK/EU; current issues being faced by the refugee community

  • Assisting marketing with research material for content

  • Researching and producing educational material for events

  • Sourcing and liaising with potential guest bloggers and experts

  • Assisting the Research Lead and People & Culture with organisation ethics



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


[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)

Insert in behavioural organisation & motivation