Patricia Armstrong, Chief Executive of the Association of Chief Officers of Scottish Voluntary Organisations (ACOSVO) has been presented with her OBE today at Holyrood Palace. The Honour has been awarded for her services to Voluntary Organisations.


A highly respected figure and leader in the sector, Pat has been recognised for her dedication to inspiring leadership across Scotland’s voluntary sectors and beyond.


“And the trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk more.”
- Erica Jong


As third sector leaders we all want to make a difference in this world but does that mean we sometimes have to be a bit rebellious, and how do we balance this yet ensure we keep our trusted reputation?


We would like to extend a warm welcome to two new members of staff joining Team ACOSVO.

Daryl Louden joins us as part of the Community Job Scotland scheme, as Project and Administration Assistant. Daryl will be assisting with events and marketing and undertaking administrative duties, helping out the whole team. When not at work Daryl enjoys playing golf, travelling, and socialising with friends. In addition he is a big fan of TV quiz programmes and has appeared on the quiz show Pointless.

The Scottish Government seeking comments from Scottish third sector organisations on the draft supply chain cyber security policy. 


Exciting opportunity! Community Jobs Scotland are currently recruiting for a new person to support ACOSVO across Projects, Events, Engagements and the Office teams. 

Excited to announce that ACOSVO Chief Executive, Pat Armstrong has signed up to the Active Leadership Cohort, with EMMS International, to cycle Nepal in November 2018. 


Click the image below to see our pdf infographic based on feedback from our 2017 events. Thank you to everyone who filled in a survey or attended an event in 2017. You help us shape our offerings to Scotland's third sector. 

This invites bids from voluntary organisations in Scotland for very short sharp projects (up to 10 person days) where statistical or analytical skills could make a difference to your organisation. The way this would work is individuals or small groups of Scottish Government analysts (one or two people) act as an analytical consultancy to solve problems in your organisation and would be delivered at no cost to you.


There are many exciting things going on here at ACOSVO. In the last year we have added five new services, increased our member benefits, brought on specialist consultants, and are offering highly subsidised in-depth training programmes, events and new networks in order to provide the highest level of service to you, our members.


In line with this we are increasing our membership prices for the first time in four years to more accurately reflect the value of both ACOSVO membership and you being part of a community of third sector leaders in Scotland.