Chief Executive

Are you looking for a job that pays more than just the bills? Somewhere you can make a real difference in Scotland?

Firstport is a fresh thinking and growing organisation supporting people across all of Scotland to start something good. We call them social entrepreneurs.

We’re looking for a new Chief Executive who has the confidence, experience and creativity to lead the organisation through its next exciting phase of growth. As an experienced leader you’ll develop, implement and inspire others on our future strategy, fulfilling our vision of social enterprises playing a key role in society, transforming lives, communities and the economy.

In line with our future growth plans you will lead on business development activities, spotting opportunities, preparing proposals and responding to tenders. With highly developed communication and negotiation skills you will be responsible for nurturing and maintaining all of our key relations.

Commercially minded you will prepare budget and forecast updates reporting to the Board, underpinned by a social and moral conscience that’s at the heart of our organisation’s culture and values.

An effective public speaker and presenter you’ll also be comfortable promoting our key messages across traditional and new media. Ideally you will have prior experience working with startups and/or social enterprises.

To apply, download a full job description, application form and equal opportunities form. Submit your complete application pack by 5pm on Friday 8 September to

Interviews will take place Monday 25 September in Edinburgh.