ACOSVO has an exciting opportunity for the right person to lead sustainability, project development and financial oversight consistent with ACOSVO’s Resource Strategy.


ACOSVO's Active Leadership programme is going international!

Join our Active Leadership Cohort, with EMMS International, to cycle Nepal in November 2018. 


We have an information event here in Thorn House on February 5th at 10:00 should you wish to hear more about this exciting opportunity to consider your leadership journey, visit Nepalese projects, meet leaders from local NGOs, reflect – and participate in Cycle Nepal. 


Since moving to a cohort approach in 2017, Leadership Exchange has received a massive 90% increase in applications. We want to give a huge thank you to programme coordinator, Phili Wetton for all her hard work in getting the programme out there and to Sian Thomas for all her help processing the applications. 


It is that time of year again and we really need as many Scottish third sector Chief Executives and senior staff to contribute to the best known UK third sector leader ‘Pay and Equalities Survey’. 

The third sector is changing fast. As leaders we know how important it is to keep pace with the challenges and opportunities presented. 


That is why ACOSVO is launching this new series of Leader Learning events that focus on specific developmental and learning themes and comprise short, sharp seminars led by subject matter experts followed by peer discussion and input.


ACOSVO is gearing up for our 2017 Annual Conference and we wanted to invite you to put your brand and services in front of the key Scottish third sector decision makers, while also learning about some of the challenges the sector faces.

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


If you are passionate about Scotland’s third sector and would like to help us achieve our mission “Shape the future of Scotland’s third sector by providing every leader with the opportunities to develop, influence and excel”, please contact in the first instance.


Closing date: Wednesday 6 September 2017

Don’t miss out!  Next Application date 29th September 2017.


ACOSVO welcomes both new and past participants to apply to our FREE Leadership Exchange Programme.  The initiative pairs leaders at middle, senior and executive levels to offer them brief cross sectoral exchanges to learn from each other, develop an understanding of other sectors, encourage collaborative working and improve leadership skill capacity. 


Studies in Northern Ireland and the United States have found that up to 45% of Chief Officers intend to leave their post within the next five years.


We are interested in finding out what these numbers look like in Scotland, and what relevant services ACOSVO can offer to support the sector in this regard.


Whether you are considering leaving your post or not we would really appreciate your input into this short survey.


The 2017 ACOSVO Annual Conference has officially launched and this year we are celebrating the magic of leadership.