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  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh / Scotland / Hybrid
  • Closing 25th September 2023

  • Advertised from 4th September 2023


The Association of Chief Officers of Scottish Voluntary Organisations (ACOSVO) is a third sector organisation whose vision is to support excellent voluntary sector leadership in Scotland.

We are now seeking applications for the position of Treasurer on our Board of Trustees.

At the AGM in November our current Treasurer Stuart Callison will be stepping down from his role on the ACOSVO Board. We value the additional knowledge Stuart has brought to this position from his background in accountancy. We would like maintain this level of financial acumen on our Board. For this reason, the Treasurer will be appointed by co-option following an interview with a panel made up of current Trustees and ACOSVO colleagues.

Please see the attached Trustee and Treasurer job descriptions as well as the Information document to find out more about the commitment for this voluntary role.

ACOSVO aims to have a Board which reflects both the diversity of our membership and of the voluntary sector. The Board welcome applications from all candidates regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, marital status or whether or not they have a disability. The most important thing is that you have the necessary time and energy to devote to the role.

Trustees will be appointed for a term of three years and can be a member of the Board for up to three terms – a total of nine years. Terms begin and end each year at our Annual General Meetings.

It is the intention that the role of Treasurer will be filled by a co-option in advance of the AGM. This position is in addition to the three Trustees who will be elected by our Members. The co-opted Treasurer Trustee will have equal authority to elected members.

Our board meeting schedule is set in advance, with four meetings scheduled each year, one each quarter. One of the meetings will be combined with a full day, in person, Board and Staff Planning Session otherwise meetings tend to take place during the business day, online and last for two hours.

Prior to each Board meeting the Finance Subgroup will meet online.

Board papers are sent one week in advance of meetings and attendees should have read these in advance to be prepared with any queries or comments. Minutes of meetings are circulated shortly after the meetings.

In addition to Board meetings, we hold several in person events including our Members Day and Annual Conference and AGM and would hope that you may be able to attend these dates.

Travel expenses for travel to face-to-face Board meetings and other Board related activities

can be reclaimed.

Application notes

If you have any questions or to return the application form please email by 5pm, Monday 25 September 2023.

Interviews are planned to take place on 11 October 2023.