The Scottish Government has approached ACOSVO to invite third sector leaders to participate in the next round of the SG Digital Champions development programme.

See below for letter from Sarah Davidson (or the letter and full programme details can also be viewed here). Please note the deadline has been extended until February 10th.

ACOSVO is delighted to announce that it has achieved the prestigious Investors in People (IIP) Silver Award in its first assessment against the new 6th Generation Framework.  

Scotland’s only cross sectoral Leadership Exchange Programme has been recognised by The 2016 Scottish Public Service Awards. Shortlisted in the category of Employee Development and Skills, the awards, supported by the Scottish Government and Scottish Parliament, aim to celebrate outstanding achievements within Scotland's civic landscape and give recognition to the work that goes on - sometimes behind the scenes and often in difficult circumstances - to support the governance of Scotland.

ACOSVO are delighted to once again be partners with ACEVO, CO3 and CAF in the generation of what is the best known UK third sector Chief Officer and Senior Staff ‘Pay and Equalities Survey’.

ACOSVO are looking for expressions of interest from FULL members who wish to use their skills and experience through becoming Trustees. 

ACOSVO members have the chance to gain a FREE mediation session thanks new partners, pHReedom HR Ltd.


There are two complimentary services to give away and shall be offered up on a first come, first enquiry basis.


See full details here.

Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface (CTSI) wish to invite suitably qualified individuals or organisations to review their governance and systems from a legal AND a third sector perspective.

Interested parties should submit their proposal no later than 5pm on Wednesday 31st August 2016 and, if successful in tendering, present a final report to the Board of CTSI no later than 25th September 2016.

FreshSight is a student-led social enterprise that provides 8-week consultations to socially conscious clients in and around Edinburgh. ACOSVO have successfully used Freshsight a resource in the past and now assist in the training, development and building awareness of their students. 

Freshsight often engage with organisations that lack business literacy in a particular field, such as marketing, fundraising, business planning or design. FreshSight provides these organisations with a team of students who work collaboratively with the client to develop innovative solutions.

Support packages are now available for the 2016 ACOSVO Annual Conference.

The 2016 ACOSVO Annual Conference, “Are we human? Or are we leader?” will take place on Tuesday 1 November in P&G's Church, Edinburgh. The Chair for the day will be ACOSVO member, Edel Harris, CEO, Cornerstone and speakers include Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities, Angela Constance MSP; Technology Futurologist, Stephen Whitelaw; and Chief Executive of Safe Deposit Scotland & Scotland's Third Sector Director of the Year, Jen Paice.

We’re planning exciting changes and need two outstanding individuals to join our team.

Engagement Manager
Salary £26,892 - £28,527

Exciting opportunity to oversee membership engagement and development, strategic communications, and our Leadership Exchange and Mentoring programmes.


Support Assistant -Events, Marketing, Communications
Salary £16,890 - £17,589