Voluntary Sector Recruitment Working Group

Welcome to the VSRWG pages. Here you will find updates from the group activities, information and sharing from workshops and events as well as updates from national policy and actions. For more details  on information on these pages please contact: Alison Christie

The VSRWG members agreed to change the name of the group and all subsequent branding to Because Scotland Cares 

Logo Competition

UPDATE 7/11/19

Because Scotland Cares (BSC) is a collaboration of voluntary sector providers of social services working together to address some of the recruitment challenges facing the sector. The group has agreed shared branding and social media use to raise the profile of the sector as an employer. We can a competition for the official BSC logo for all promotional materials and we have now identified the winning logo! Thanks to Cole AD for their support with this.  A lunchtime event to launch joint social media and our logo was held on the 30th of October. Logo media packs are being developed for members to use.

Future recruitment into the sector: A Joint Website?

The group are interested in and investigating developing a single entry website for frontline voluntary sector social care jobs and careers- gathering together the roles and providing an informative,  friendly, appealing narrative about the sector, what it is like to work with us and the kinds of frontline work we do. This site would be for the public (including careers/employment services) as a single easy access point converting interest into applications. This would work alongside national Because Scotland Cares social media and branding work. Feedback has been the multiple sites, in sector and cross sector competition, ‘white noise’, euphemistic language and negative image and messaging is causing us all to lose out. Feel free to add into the survey. It closes on the 30th September 2019.

UPDATE 14/10/19: This survey closed and was followed up by a collaborative workshop showing significant interest in moving forward with the joint entry point website. A summary report will be made available.

Website questionnaire summary report report re website survey Oct 2019

Briefing paper summarising workshop outcomes to follow…

Slides from the workshop session http://bit.ly/becausescotlandcares

Events Programme September- December 2019

A variety of events and workshops have been finalised for the second half of 2019. The topics and areas of focus are in response to suggestions and requests from the BSC meetings. Here is the programme: Because_Scotland_Cares programme 2019 updated 18 oct

An especially warm welcome to come along to our remote and rural discussion being facilitated by Kinharvie on the 12th of November! No Eventbrite for this. 12.30-2pm at Key Housing, Renton Square, G4 0HT Glasgow. More information can be found here: Remote and rural- facilitated discussion.

We also have a ‘How to session’: Marketing- tricks of the trade to make messages impact in Edinburgh on the 27th of November. It’s fascinating- book fast! This session is specifically for third sector social care providers seeking to develop their recruitment and employer brand messaging and marketing. Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-session-marketing-tricks-of-the-trade-to-make-messages-impact-tickets-77268513203


We have organisations from all around Scotland as group members and we warmly welcome enquiries about meetings and joining. Contacts: