Deputy Chief Executive
Deputy Chief Executive
Salary £50,000-55,000 + 5% pension
Hybrid (access to Hub in Edinburgh)
The Firstport Group is Scotland’s leading agency for supporting social entrepreneurs, social enterprises, and purpose-led businesses. Encompassing Firstport for Social Entrepreneurs and trading subsidiaries FirstImpact & Impact Investment Partnership Scotland, the group has over 14 years’ experience supporting thousands of entrepreneurs to develop, start, and grow their businesses.
They support early-stage social enterprises and highly motivated people to test, refine and grow their ideas into viable social businesses. The package of support includes seed funds, business advice, training, practical tools, and connections to help social entrepreneurs make their ideas a reality.
The new Deputy CEO of Firstport will oversee the design, enhancement, implementation, reporting, and oversight of Firstport’s financials, operations, human resources, and compliance. Reporting to the Chief Executive and working as a key member of the Senior Management team, the DCEO will take a leadership role in building, implementing, and overseeing all the organisation’s systems, processes, workflows, and procedures. They will be a key lead for Firstport’s business performance as well as people management, building strong relationships with stakeholders and line managing the Heads of Programmes and Programme Managers. Driving the business direction, they will be a driver of strategic planning and help to forecast business requirements.
Who you will be
We’re looking to speak to candidates who have experience leading development programmes and working across business support delivery. Knowledge of issues within the social enterprise sphere in Scotland would be ideal as well as a high level of project and people management. You will have an entrepreneurial or commercial flair and experience of working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. Knowledge and existing experience of strong stakeholder engagement is a must to be able to compliment existing contracts and relationships that Firstport hold.
As one of the top 20 inclusive employers in the UK, Firstport has an excellent culture and strong work ethic. Please see the job pack for further details on their extended benefits package including holiday entitlement etc.
For more information on this opportunity please visit www.aspenpeople.co.uk/firstport.
For a confidential discussion, please get in touch with Kate Kennedy or Debbie Shields on 0141 212 7570.
Closing Date: Friday 9th September 2022