Aberdeen Council of Voluntary Organisations
Aberdeen Council of Voluntary Organisations

Charity registered in Scotland SC036845

CVO is the Third Sector Interface for Aberdeen City. ACVO is part of Voluntary Action Scotland. We exist to develop, involve, represent and support the voluntary, charity and social enterprise organisations in Aberdeen. We are one of 32 Voluntary Interfaces (TSI’s) created throughout Scotland and represent what is often called the ‘Third Sector’.

Current vacancies

An opportunity has arisen to join the Third Sector Interface (TSI) in Aberdeen ACVO, as a Development Officer supporting the implementation of The Promise (A Good Childhood). The Corra Foundation and the Scottish Government have invested in the TSI to work with third sector organisations in this process to engage fully with the ambitions of The Promise.

This post will offer third sector organisations the ability to feel better connected with each other around the ambitions for The Promise, through facilitation of events, coordination of information, learning and potentially data to look more closely at how we as a city are delivering on aspects of A Good Childhood together.

For the ambitions of The Promise to be successful all sectors need to work together to look at the whole picture of the lives of care experienced children, young people and families. This role will help support third sector organisations to be part of the design and delivery of services in any new commissioning frameworks with the ambition to help shape and inform the aims of A Good Childhood.

This is a chance to join a friendly and dynamic team and be part of shaping change with the third sector and delivering on the ambitions of The Promise.

About The Promise

Scotland has an ambition ‘to be the best place in the world to grow up’ so that children are ‘loved, safe, and respected and realise their full potential’. In October 2016, the First Minister made a commitment that Scotland would “come together and love its most vulnerable children to give them the childhood they deserve.”

In October 2016, after meeting with and listening to children and young people in care, Scotland’s First Minister announced, “an independent, root and branch review of the care system” to look at “the underpinning legislation, practices, culture and ethos”. The Independent Care Review’s (Care Review) aim was to identify and deliver lasting change in Scotland’s ‘care system’, leaving a legacy that will transform the wellbeing of infants, children and young people. It began its work in February 2017 and concluded on 5 February 2020 with the publication of seven reports, one of which was The Promise.

Find out more at thepromise.scot

Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Funding Officer

  • Full time
  • £27,000 – £29,500
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 19th March 2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Aberdeen’s Third Sector Interface (TSI), ACVO as a Funding Officer.

The post holder will be responsible for providing third sector organisations in Aberdeen City with fundraising, business and organisational development support including strategic and business planning.

We are looking for a highly motivated, resourceful and adaptable individual who has excellent work planning and management skills, the experience and ability to work as part of a team and also with a degree of autonomy when required.

The post is for 35 hours a week with a salary between £27,000 - £29,500 per annum depending on experience.

This vacancy has now closed

Improvement and Engagement Co-ordinator

  • Part time
  • £28,000 – £30,000 pro-rata
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 11th June 2021

Reports to:Steering Group (TEC Pathfinder Project) and ACVO Partnership Manager.

The TEC Pathfinder project instigated by the Scottish Government, has now successfully completed its first two phases, completing research on both stakeholders and service users’ views within Aberdeen city. It has been looking at the delivery of multi-agency services involved in reducing the impact of domestic abuse on those in recovery.

The next challenge is to explore how ‘technology enable care’ (TEC) can play its role in supporting whole system frameworks of support, including getting to know and implementing the Scottish Approach to Service Design (SAtSD).

This is an exciting opportunity to bring multi-disciplinary teams together to decide ways forward. It will involve working with an experienced digital team to test out solutions and share understanding that will improve life outcomes for those who have experienced domestic abuse. You will need to be interested in prevention, be person-centred and committed to improvement from a ‘whole systems’ point view, bringing organisations and multi-disciplinary groups together in ways to support each other and the clients they serve.

Job Purpose

To help coordinate the activities of the Aberdeen VAWP (Violence Against Women Partnership) and the Aberdeen TEC Pathfinder Steering Group to maximise the effectiveness of a dedicated digital team to deliver the intended outcomes for the final Develop and Deliver phases of the project.


This vacancy has now closed

Community Support Coordinator

  • Part time
  • £28,693 pro-rata
  • Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire or Moray
  • Closing 9th July 2021

tsiMORAY, ACVO and AVA, (Grampian’s three Third Sector Interfaces) are each seeking to appoint a Community Support Coordinator to deliver an exciting project that will be the first of its kind for Grampian.

This two-year project, which has been developed in partnership with NHS Grampian Endowment Fund and funded by NHS Charities Together aims to deliver a community based model for accelerated discharge of patients to their own home setting. It will create a three-way link between NHS Grampian’s acute services, the three Health & Social Care Partnerships, and a number of community-based organisations based in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, and Moray.

One Community Support Coordinator will be employed by each of the TSIs and will be responsible for activities within the boundaries of their relevant local authority area (Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, or Moray).

This vacancy has now closed

Development Officer (Strengthening Communities)

  • Full time
  • £27,500 – £29,500
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 28th February 2022

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team at ACVO TSI as a Development Officer with a particular emphasis on strengthening communities. This new role will see the successful candidate work closely with ACVO’s Development Officer team to build upon ACVO’s range of support available to Aberdeen’s third sector organisations and local community groups.

Throughout the pandemic the voluntary and community sector in Aberdeen has been active in supporting their local communities and communities of interest, through a diverse range of activity, we have all heard of the wonderful work that has been going on. We want to see it continue and grow, but we are all too aware of the pressures on the sector through our work as the Third Sector Interface.

This role is about supporting community groups and third sector organisations to access available support locally and nationally, whether that is in the form of funding, volunteering capacity or access to expert advice and training to enable them to find support easily and quickly. This role is also about the potential of connecting like minded individuals and groups with each other in supportive peer networks that can share knowledge and pool resources for greater impact in Aberdeen.

The postholder will also engage with our partners to be a link between the third/voluntary sector, ACVO and the Aberdeen Community Planning Partnership.

The ideal candidate will have energy, enthusiasm and knowledge of how community organisations can bring people together. This is an opportunity for someone who is dedicated to making a real difference and can see the potential for strengthening communities in Aberdeen.