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


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. The next stage is the official BSC logo for all promotional materials and the group has agreed to a logo design competition. The competition is open to anyone over 16 (see T&Cs for exceptions) and runs until noon on the 7th October 2019. The winner will receive a £1,000 prize and be invited to the launch lunch in October. For queries about the competition please contact Nicola Patterson: Nicola.Patterson@becausescotlandcares.com

Competition information and detailed terms and conditions are available here logo competition BSC information

Useful extra information powerpoint for competition entrants about the group, sector and context here BSC context and brief history for logo comp entrants

Entry form here  (no entry before competition opening 13.9.19)


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.


Events Programme September- December 2019

A variety of events and workshops are being finalised for the second half of 2019. The topics and areas of focus are in response to suggestions and requests from the BSC meetings. An especially warm welcome to our remote and rural discussion on the 12th of November!

Because_Scotland_Cares programme 2019 final


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