ACOSVO is delighted to announce that it has achieved the prestigious Investors in People (IIP) Gold Award. Gold status reflects that ACOSVO is committed to people management excellence with everyone focussed toward improving, influencing and inspiring Scotland’s third sector leadership. As a membership organisation striving for excellent third sector leadership in Scotland, this is true affirmation of our mission.   

22 January, 14:00 - 16:00 

As part of your ACOSVO membership &/or Chair Network affiliation you have access to ACOSVO’s Strategic Partner (SP) experts across a variety of business areas. 

In conjunction with the Scottish Women's Network for the Third Sector, we are looking for notes of interest from any women leaders who may wish to use their skills and experience as a mentor for a women coming up in the sector.

Mentoring can be hugely rewarding for both parties, in addition to utilising your skills and knowledge to give back to others and help shape the next generation of leaders, it also enhances your own leadership skills and offers an opportunity to reflect on your own development.

ACOSVO & Lindsays are delighted to invite you to their 2020 Third Sector Drinks Reception with Cabinet Secretary, Aileen Campbell MSP on Wednesday 5 February from 5.30 – 7.30pm.


Join us as we welcome speakers, Aileen Campbell MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government, Pat Armstrong OBE, Chief Executive of ACOSVO and Anna Fowlie, Chief Executive of SCVO as they come together to discuss leadership in the Third Sector and what the year 2020 and beyond holds in store.


Exciting times! ACOSVO celebrates being 20 in 2020 and would like you to play a key role in this celebration and beyond. ACOSVO is a unique forum supporting Chief Officers and senior managers in Scotland’s third sector.


With thanks to Jackie Forbes, Principal, Drawn to Learn



Would you like to use your skills and experience to mentor a third sector leader?  


We are currently looking for new ACOSVO mentors as our mentoring programme increases in popularity.


Improving lives for communities across Scotland by creating stronger links between health and housing is the main aim of a new national project. The Association of Chief Officers of Scottish Voluntary Organisations (ACOSVO) and the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) are bringing a wide-range of partners together to examine some of the major challenges being experienced by people across the country.


ACOSVO are looking for expressions of interest from FULL members who wish to join ACOSVO’s Board of Trustees.


Recruitment can be hard for first time hiring managers and seasoned professionals alike, however recruiting the right people is essential for enabling your organisation to achieve success.