Firstport Board Member 

Role: Firstport Board Member

Salary: Voluntary position, non-remunerated

Closing date: 12pm, 19 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 complement 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.

Download the role description and person specification here.

How to apply

Interested candidates should register their interest by contacting Firstport’s executive administrator at who will provide application instructions. If you would like to discuss the role in further detail with Firstport’s Chief Executive, please request that in the initial email.

All applications must be received by noon on Friday 19 July 2019.