Bòrd na Gàidhlig seeking new board members

Scottish Ministers are seeking to appoint three skilled and committed individuals to the board of the principal public body for the Gaelic language, Bòrd na Gàidhlig.

Bòrd na Gàidhlig (BnG) are looking for individuals who share the ambitions of the National Gaelic Language Plan (NGLP) 2018-23 and who will contribute to the organisation’s strategic direction and in setting challenging objectives. Individuals will also help shape the aims for the fourth edition of the NGLP, due for release in 2023.

BnG is particularly looking for people who have previous experience of Change Management; Corporate Governance and understanding of financial oversight; Corporate Communication skills; are Strategic Planners; able to work with others and who are able to create organisational value through constructive challenge.

Cathraiche (Chair) of BnG, Màiri MacInnes said: “New board members are joining at a challenging and exciting time with the opportunity to add to the new NGLP. I would encourage all those with the commitment, expertise and passion in securing the future of the Gaelic language in all communities, whether that be online, cities or rural areas to apply for one of these appointments.”

Bòrd members will be expected to spend on average three days per month on BnG business. The appointment of the board members will be for a four year term with the possibility of re-appointment for a second term. The appointments will take effect on 1 April 2021, and the closing date for applications is midnight on 18 December 2020.

Interviews will take place on 27, 28 and 29 January 2021.

How to apply
An application pack and full details on these posts and other public appointments can be found at the public appointments website www.appointed-for-scotland.org.