Charity registered in Scotland SC037942

Firstport is Scotland’s development agency for start-up social enterprise. We enable early stage social enterprises and highly-motivated individuals to test, refine and grow their ideas into viable social businesses.

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Top job! Firstport Board Member

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 19th July 2019

Firstport is Scotland’s development agency for start-up social enterprise. We are a small, ambitious charity with a Scotland-wide footprint providing high-quality, sustainable services to develop social enterprise start-ups. Our vision is for social enterprises to play a key role in society, transforming lives, communities and the economy.

In March 2019 we published our new strategy Increasing Social Impact Through Entrepreneurship which outlines our plan for the coming years. As part of our new strategic direction, we are looking to recruit two additional board members to compliment the skills, experience and backgrounds of our Chair and existing members.

We are looking for individuals with commercial acumen and business experience, with an understanding of the challenges faced by small businesses, start-ups, and investment, as well as a commitment to the vision, mission and values of both Firstport and FirstImpact. In particular, we are looking for specialist knowledge and/or experience in one or several or the following fields:

  • Early stage Investment & Finance for Scale
  • Impact Assessment
  • Data Driven Innovation

The role of Board Member for Firstport is a voluntary position and as such is not remunerated. However, travel and other associated expenses are reimbursed.