Social Media Officer (volunteer)

Start Date

Start of January 2021

End Date

July 2021 

(unless otherwise agreed)

Time Commitment

3-4 hours/week
(depending on events)


30th November 2020

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 Social Media Officers to join the COLOURS 2020 - 2021 team. The successful candidate will be working with a small team 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 in social media management, and ideally event promotion.


The main focus for the Social Media Officer will be to manage the social media accounts and grow our online presence through close collaboration with this year's director.



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 managing and overseeing an organisation's social media


Work within an exciting social enterprise that has been running for over three years.


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. 


Ownership of assigned social media platform (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn)

Working with the Director in creating content plans



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

Friendly, approachable and understanding

Adept at building and managing relationships

Passionate about / Interested in creating a platform for marginalised voices

Interested in both the Refugee Crisis & Art

Organisation & MS Office Skills

(desirable but training will be provided)


[Current Student/Graduate] (desirable)

Tech-savvy (social media platforms, scheduling tools, anayltics tools)