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Deputy Chief Executive


Thank you for your interest in the role of Deputy CEO at Firstport. In the following pages you will find the information you need to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Over the last 15 years, Firstport has been – as its name alludes – the first port of call for social entrepreneurs in Scotland. From seed funding to business advice and training, it is a one-stop-shop for anyone who wants to start a business with social impact at its core.

The organisation has evolved over the years as a response to the needs of the individuals and organisations it supports. Services now go beyond seed funding and business support and include delivering an investment readiness programme for ambitious social enterprises and managing the £15m Catalyst fund, the first revenue-based social investment fund in Scotland.

This is an exciting time to join Firstport and the Deputy CEO role will play a a key role in helping to shape and guide the future growth and development of the organisation. As it continues to grow and evolve, the Deputy CEO will ensure that Firstport delivers an outstanding service that is client focused and efficient while meeting the company’s social and commercial objectives.

Firstport is an accredited Investor in Diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace culture. It has an enthusiastic and talented team delivering high quality services across Scotland and I hope that after reading this pack you will be excited about this opportunity.

If you share a passion for what Firstport does and believe that your skills and experience are a good fit for this role, please contact the Aspen People team for a chat. I look forward to receiving your application.

Yvonne Greeves
Chair of the Firstport Board

Welcome video from Yvonne Greeves, Chair