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Director of Finance

4 June 2021

Grade F, salary £70,000 (negotiable for an exceptional candidate)

(Remuneration package commensurate with experience & in line with public body director salary expectations, includes pension provision, gym membership & relocation assistance)

Full time (37 hours per week), permanent contract, base location Stornoway office, working flexibly

The Post

Are you able to lead a finance team, building internal and external relationships that lead to results?
And are you able to enable and inspire others during a period of change and agile working and develop commercial opportunities that deliver on strategic objectives? If yes, we would like to hear from you.

We are looking to speak with people who are qualified accountants, with some previous commercial and operational management experience. Gaelic is the working language of MG ALBA and so as a minimum we require a Gaelic learner with a commitment to engage with learning though we’d prefer fluency in written and spoken Gaelic.
This post provides an exciting opportunity for a business professional with a financial and operational background to be part of our Senior Management Team leading MG ALBA through a period of fast paced change in the media sector. The successful candidate will work most closely with the CEO, the Senior Management Team and the Chair and Board.

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 2020/21 provides important information about our aims and outcomes for this year.

Where are we?
We have offices in Stornoway and Glasgow, and the post will be based in Stornoway.

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 12pm Thursday 24th June 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.

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 Monday 28 June 2021.

Interviews will be held on Monday 5 July 2021 by Teams Meeting calls.