For the first time since ACEVO, alongside partners CAF, ACOSVO & CO3, launched its annual Pay and Equalities Survey, CEOs were asked how many extra hours they typically worked per week. The survey found that CEOs work on average 10 additional hours each week, equivalent to almost one and a half days over the standard five. This means that this year, the average charity CEO will spend three months working for no pay.


ACOSVO have now moved. 


ACOSVO have been partnering with Women in Banking & Finance (WIBF), a membership organisation, to deliver a series of Women on Boards event. 


The third and final event of the series, planned for March 4th, 17:30 - 20:00, exact details TBC, is focused on bringing potential Trustees from the WIBF membership together with third sector organisations who are seeking to recruit Trustees with these types of skills 


In January 2019 ACOSVO will be packing up their boxes and banners here in Thorn House and moving the whole 0.5 miles to our shared new office space... alongside ACOSVO members: Relationships Scotland, Scottish Mediation, & HIV Scotland. 


From 28th January 2019 we can be found at:


18 York Place



Tel: 0131 5108940


There may be a slight disruption to emails and phones over this period but we are really looking forward to this chapter of ACOSVO and thank you for bearing with us. 

We had a brilliant day at our 2018 annual conference through in Glasgow on November 1st. We can't thank our Chairs, speakers, table & workshop leads, and of course members & delegates enough for coming along and making the day so great.


Evidence shows that encouraging (and leading) an active lifestyle in the workplace leads to a happier, more productive workforce, so where better to start than the leader?


Ok, maybe not by balloon... but in 2019 ACOSVO Chief Executive, Pat Armstrong OBE will be hitting the road to ensure ACOSVO is meeting the needs of all of its members, not just those across the central belt. We are going to shake up the way we organise our local network meetings and start to plan our visits according to member requests. 

ACOSVO are delighted to announce The Open University (OU) are the main supporters for this year’s annual conference ‘Rebel with a Cause’.


The Open University is Scotland’s national widening access university, offering quality higher education and its unique open access entry policy to learners in communities across the country.


ACOSVO Chief Executive Pat Armstrong OBE said:


Thank you to everyone who completed our recent biennial Member Survey. As an organisation that prides itself on being ‘member led’ the Member Survey is extremely important for us to gauge how to best position ourselves in order to be of most benefit to you, our members.


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