Board Member

  • Management Board
  • Unpaid
  • Remote: UK wide
  • Closing 15th August 2024


  • Advertised from 4th July 2024
  • expenses covered

Role

We are the first port of call for social entrepreneurs and our mission is to make social enterprise accessible, achievable and aspirational.

We are looking for new board members to broaden and strengthen the skills and experience of our existing board. As a board member, you will oversee our governance and financial arrangements, ensuring that we operate in line with best practice and our charitable objectives. You will play an important role in our future direction and will provide support and motivation to the board and the Chief Executive.

While we welcome applications from anyone who meets the role’s description and person specification, we particularly want to reach individuals who can demonstrate specialist knowledge, skills, and lived or learned experience in one or more of the following:

  • Key public policy areas affecting Scotland
  • Scottish Government, Local Authority, or other public sector knowledge, including relationships with civil servants and government officials
  • Business development, corporate partnerships and diversification of income streams
  • Impact measurement and evaluation frameworks

As accredited Investors in Diversity, we are committed to making our Board balanced and diverse, reflecting the people and communities we work with. Acknowledging our current board make-up and those ending their term this year, we particularly welcome applications from women and those who identify outside the gender binary, as well as people who bring a diversity of thought, mindset and background through their age (young people), sexuality, ethnicity, learning style or geography (rural/remote location).

Application notes

For a full role description and details of how to apply, visit the Firstport website: firstport.org.uk/work-with-us

Start date: Autumn 2024