Social Media 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 two Social Media Officers for our COLOURS 2019 - 2020 team. The successful candidate 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) and have experience in digital marketing strategies, and event promotion.


The main focus for the Social Media Officers will be social media management, event marketing and supporting the Marketing Lead and the rest of the Marketing Team.



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


Experience in working to content plans, website updates, and event marketing


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


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

Working with the Marketing Lead in creating content plans for assigned platform

Assisting the Marketing Lead in website updates

  • Assisting the Marketing Lead with Event Marketing activities across platforms, including: 

    • Creating Event-specific content schedules 

    • Creating and distributing press releases 

    • Creating and distributing physical marketing (e.g. leaflets) 



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, anayltucs tools)