Bòrd na Gàidhlig seeking to appoint Head of Communications and Promotion

Bòrd na Gàidhlig, the public body responsible for promoting Gaelic language and culture, is seeking to appoint a new Head of Communications and Promotion.

The post holder will be responsible for the Bòrd’s communication and marketing strategy, and implementing one of the four priorities in the Bòrd’s Corporate Plan 2018-23.

The National Gaelic Language Plan 2018-23, published recently, has three priorities, one of which is ‘Promoting Gaelic’. This post will provide the successful applicant with the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the promotion of Gaelic over the coming years. The work involves a diverse and interesting range of responsibilities, which include collaborative working with public, private and voluntary sector bodies throughout Scotland, as well as politicians and the media.

The Bòrd seeks a person with exceptional skills in communications and marketing to implement this priority. In addition, the successful candidate will also be responsible for corporate and internal communications through which they will promote the work of Bòrd na Gàidhlig.

Shona MacLennan, Ceannard of Bòrd na Gàidhlig, said: ‘This is an exciting opportunity for the person with the vision, skills and desire to raise the profile of Gaelic across different sectors and in a variety of ways.  S/he will work with a wide range of organisations.’

An information pack detailing the job and the terms and conditions is available on the vacancies page.

Applications must be submitted to corporra@gaidhlig.scot by 5pm, Monday 24 September 2018.  The post is advertised on the salary scale C1, which starts at £46,889.

Anyone interested in the post who would like further information or to have an informal conversation about it, should contact Shona MacLennan, Ceannard, on shona@gaidhlig.scot to arrange this.