ACOSVO Awarded Investors in People Gold Award

ACOSVO is delighted to announce that in only its second year of Investors in People (IIP) membership it has achieved an IIP Gold Award. Gold status means that everyone who works with ACOSVO is focussed toward improving, influencing and inspiring Scotland’s third sector by providing every leader with opportunities to develop, influence and excel. As a membership organisation striving for excellent third sector leadership in Scotland, this is affirmation of our mission, particularly as only 3% of organisations inspected achieve such a prestigious award.

The IIP Report provides a glowing testimony of how ACOSVO leads, manages, and develops its people demonstrating ACOSVO’s commitment to engaging and inspiring our members and stakeholders.  Here are some of the lovely things the IIP Report said about our business:

“You are truly committed to engaging and inspiring your people through creating a culture that energises them.”

“People are so proud to work for ACOSVO. I met enthusiastic, talented people many of whom described how much they enjoy being part of ACOSVO and how they have personally grown in confidence and capability whilst working there.”

“You foster an environment wherein every employee has a say. People are involved and encouraged to contribute ideas and challenge the way things work. A feeling of empowerment is conveyed and it is clear that decision making is not exclusively controlled by the leadership team, but that others are encouraged and trusted to take decisions too.”

Jo Thomas, IIP Assessor, explains: "The Gold Standard is a very challenging one to meet and is increasingly seen as a measure of a quality employer. Your success not only reflects your own commitment but is also an acknowledgement of the effort of everyone who works for the organisation."

Achieving IIP Gold is fantastic news, of course, but we’re not going to stop there - we’re always looking for ways to improve.