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27 August 2021

Grade E1, £39,526-£43,943
(Remuneration package commensurate with experience, includes pension provision & gym membership)
Full time (37 hours per week), permanent contract, based in Stornoway but open to remote working ideally in the Highlands & Islands

The post

We are looking for someone who will be a key member of the Finance Team, with the personality and skills to work as one team with creative and business colleagues in television, online, social media and radio and who is also able to make a wider contribution to the development of Gaelic media.

The Accountant works as a member of the Finance Team, operating our financial systems efficiently and effectively and providing excellent financial control to the organisation.

This is a chance to be part of a Gaelic-speaking organisation, either as a fluent speaker or a learner committed to attaining fluency.  So, if you have strong accountancy skills, relevant qualifications, experience and desire we would love to hear from you.

Who are we?

MG ALBA, Scotland’s Gaelic Media Service, operates the Gaelic television channel BBC ALBA in partnership with the BBC. Our Operational Plan for 2021/22 contains important information about our aims and objectives and will be sent to candidates shortlisted for interview.

Where are we?

We have offices in Stornoway and Glasgow. Preferably the post would be based at our facility in Stornoway but we are open to remote working ideally in the Highlands & Islands.

Other interesting information about working for MG ALBA

  • Nominated as one of the best places to work in broadcasting in the UK for 5 consecutive years
  • Investors in People & Investors in Young People (Gold)
  • We offer 25 days annual leave + 12 days public holidays
  • We pay 10% to a pension scheme for you, and add 5% if you match it
  • To encourage healthy lifestyles we offer gym membership
  • We have family-friendly & flexible working practices

Interested? Next steps

Please refer to the Job Application Pack

To apply, please submit a covering letter and your CV detailing your skills, knowledge and capabilities, paying particular attention to the Person Specification. We welcome hearing about your competency and experiences from both employed and voluntary roles. If you would like an informal discussion on the role and the opportunity, please contact Claire Macleod, HR Adviser on and we will arrange for a call at a mutually convenient time.

Formal applications should be submitted by 10pm Sunday 12 September 2021 to Claire Macleod, HR Advisor at To apply, please submit your current CV and let us know by letter what motivates and interests you about the role and working for MG ALBA.

We will send confirmation of receipt of your application by Monday 13 September 2021.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 23 September by Teams Meeting calls.