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Catalyst Fund Investment Committee Member 

We are looking for up to four new members to join the Catalyst Fund Investment Committee, and complement the skills, experience, and backgrounds of the existing members.   

Reporting to: Chair of the Investment Committee 
Salary: Voluntary (expenses covered) 
Based: UK-wide (meetings are typically online) 
Start date: Summer 2024 
Download Full Job Description and Person Specification Here

The Catalyst Fund is a £15m fund from the Scottish Government that invests in impact through an innovative finance model. The fund is managed by Firstfund (formerly known as Impact Investment Partnership Scotland), part of the Firstport Group, Scotland’s leading agency for supporting social entrepreneurs, social enterprises, and purpose-led businesses.  Firstfund’s mission is to offer finance options that are culturally and commercially compatible with creating positive impact.  

As a member of the Investment Committee, you will prepare for and attend Investment Committee meetings, contribute to discussions and, together with other Committee members, make investment decisions. 

We have recently reviewed the skill set of our existing committee and identified the skills, knowledge, and attributes which are key to the work of the committee in making investment decisions. We are looking for individuals with specialist knowledge, skills, and/or experience in one or more of the following:  

  • Lived experience as a social entrepreneur  
  • Rural or island communities  
  • Innovative investment models and alternative finance 
  • Early-stage investment (raising or investing) 
  • Impact measurement and management 

We also seek diversity of perspective, experience and background, and encourage applicants from minoritised communities to apply. 

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the work of the Catalyst Fund and the development of the social investment market in Scotland.  

For the full role description, tap this link here

Deadline: 9am, Monday 17th June 

How to Apply 

Interested candidates are invited to email their CV and a covering letter to emily@firstport.org.uk by 9am, Monday 17th June. Please also complete our Equal Opportunities monitoring form by following this link. 

Interviews will take place on a rolling basis. 

Alternative arrangements and adjustments 

If you need adjustments to our recruitment process (e.g., you may have transport or accessibility needs or require additional support for interview tasks), please contact Emily MacDonald by email at emily@firstport.org.uk who will be happy to help.