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Board Member

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Scotland-wide
  • Closing 20th February 2023

  • Advertised from 31st January 2023
  • Voluntary (expenses covered)


Firstport, Scotland’s agency for start-up social entrepreneurs, are looking for up to four new board members to broaden and strengthen the skills and experience of its existing board.

Firstport works with early stage social enterprises and highly motivated people to help them test, refine and grow their ideas into viable social businesses. It is part of the Firstport Group, which supports social entrepreneurs, social enterprises, and purpose-led businesses in Scotland.

As a board member, you will oversee Firstport’s governance and financial arrangements, ensuring that it operates in line with best practice and its charitable objectives. You will play an important role in Firstport’s future direction and will provide support and motivation to the board and the Chief Executive.

Firstport are particularly interested in applications from individuals who can demonstrate specialist knowledge, skills, and/or experience in one or more of the following fields:

  • Setting up and/or running an early-stage social enterprise/purpose-led business
  • Innovative investment models and investment for scale
  • Commercialisation and development of commercial strategies
  • Scottish third sector and charity governance
  • Working with government and public policy
  • Supporting start-ups and the Scottish entrepreneurial ecosystem

As accredited Investors in Diversity, Firstport are committed to making our Board balanced and diverse, reflecting the people and communities they work with. They particularly encourage applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds, abilities, ages, and geographies.

Reporting to: Chair of the Board

Application notes

Closing date for applications is 9am, Monday 20th February.

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