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The Firstport Group is Scotland’s leading agency for supporting social entrepreneurs, social enterprises and purpose-led businesses. Encompassing Firstport for Social Entrepreneurs and FirstImpact, the group has over 12 years’ experience supporting thousands of entrepreneurs to develop, start, and grow their businesses.

Firstport is Scotland’s development agency for start-up social enterprise. We support early stage social enterprises and highly-motivated people to test, refine and grow their ideas into viable social businesses.  Our package of support includes seed funds, business advice, training, practical tools and connections to help social entrepreneurs make their ideas a reality. FirstImpact works with the wider business as a force for good movement across all sectors who want to structure and grow their businesses in a way that is profitable, mission-led, and impact-focused

In 2019 we launched our strategy, Increasing Social Impact Through Entrepreneurship,with a focus on increasing our capacity to support the growing interest in social entrepreneurship and playing a more purposeful role in shaping the wellbeing economy in Scotland. While we continue to pursue the principles outlined in the strategy, we are doing so with a renewed and refreshed focus, considering the context in which we now operate, and the need to respond to a different future.

We are committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion, and we aim to recruit and retain the best candidates from the widest pool of talent, one which reflects the communities we serve.

We strive to create an environment where everyone can be themselves and do their best work. We offer:

·       A generous holiday package with 25 annual leave entitlement in addition to 8 bank holidays. Office closure the days between Christmas and New Year

·       Pension scheme

·       Flexible working

·       An Employee Assistance Programme, which provides access to a range of support relating to work/life balance, physical, emotional, and mental health

·       Bike-to-work scheme

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