Interim Executive Service

ACOSVO’s Interim Executive Service provides voluntary sector organisations and outgoing CEO’s completely tailored access to expert, experienced voluntary sector Interim Executives to support leadership transition within their organisation and for focused short-term assistance with key projects.


The service can be used to bridge a temporary gap in leadership, as a support to Chief Officers in times of need, and/or as a support to Senior Management or Board members


"By providing an objective strategic overview of the organisation, the Interim CEO was able to support the Board in making important decisions.  The Interim CEO has helped keep the organisation moving forward throughout a period of transition, working with the team to maintain momentum as well as build capacity. Maintaining the public profile and external relationships has helped ensure the organisation is still well positioned to go forward in this new and exciting phase.” 

- feedback from host organisation


Host Organisation Needs Assessment Form               Interim Executive Application     


Interim Executives can be deployed to/for:

  • Fill a temporary gap in leadership (whether CO, senior management, Chair etc)
  • Transition management
  • Lead on crisis management
  • Consultancy support
  • Senior management support
  • Maternity cover
  • Change management
  • Succession planning
  • Lead project management, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions… and much more.


For further information or to take the service forward, please contact service coordinator, Phili Wetton on 0131 510 8940 or



"The interim leader's fresh perspective and cross-sectoral expertise has helped to strengthen our organisation.” 

- feedback from host organisation


To access the Interim Executive Service both Interim Executives applicants and an individual from the host organisation are required to be members of ACOSVO. An eligible individual from the host organisation could include the Chief Executive, a Senior Manager, Board member and/or the newly appointed Chief Executive.