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Communications Manager

3 August 2023

Grade D, £38,552-£41,835 (up to £43,005 for an exceptional candidate); includes pension provision & gym membership  

Full time, permanent contract 

Locations:  MG ALBA Stornoway/Glasgow/Remote Working Available 


MG ALBA is looking for a natural networker and communicator. Someone with a positive attitude who is just as good with people as they are with digital platforms.   

This is an exciting post for someone who is passionate about the impact of Gaelic media on language, culture, communities, jobs and society in general. Working closely with the leadership team, you will make sure that MG ALBA is speaking to and listening to all our key stakeholders – in person, at events, on the phone, online and on social media 

If you are a highly literate Gaelic speaker who has communications experience and is comfortable working at a fast pace, we would be interested in hearing from you.  


Who are we?  

MG ALBA and the BBC, in partnership, deliver BBC ALBA and – with Sabhal Mòr Ostaig and supported by Bòrd na GàidhligLearnGaelic and SpeakGaelic.  We are also responsible for FilmG, which is delivered by a digital media partner on our behalf. We are funded by the Scottish Government and overseen by Ofcom.   

Our 22/23 Operational Plan provides information about our aims and outcomes for this year.    


Where are we? 

We have offices in Stornoway and Glasgow, with an Agile Working Policy in place. 

 Other interesting information about working for MG ALBA   

  • Nominated as one of the Best Places to Work in Broadcasting for the past eight years   
  • Investors in People (Platinum), We Invest in Wellbeing (Gold) & Investors in Young People (Gold)    
  • We offer 31 days annual leave + 6 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 and offer a cycle to work scheme   


Interested? Next Steps 

Please refer to the Job Application Pack here

To apply, please submit a covering letter and your CV detailing your skills, knowledge and capabilities, and letting us know why you are interested in being considered for this role. We welcome hearing about your competency and experiences from both employed and voluntary roles. 

Formal applications should be submitted by 12pm Tuesday 22 August 2023 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.  

Informal enquiries can be made to Claire Macleod at Please get in touch if you would like to arrange a confidential chat about the opportunity.  

We will send confirmation of receipt of your application by 5pm Tuesday 22 August 2023. 

Interviews will be held on 28 August 2023 by Teams Meeting calls. 

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all areas within our immediate and wider communities.