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Finance Assistant

8 February 2023

Permanent contract, 37 hours per week 

Grade B1 – £22,166 

MG ALBA are delighted to be recruiting for a Finance Assistant to strengthen our core team in Finance and Business Affairs. The role involves working alongside our Accountant and other members in the Finance & Business Affairs team and planning for growth and development of the organisation over the longer term. We would love to speak with applicants from any sector who have an interest in working with us and have good business administration skills. 

Based in the Stornoway office, the Finance Assistant will support the Finance and Business Affairs Team as well as regular engagement with external advisers and external programme suppliers. Applicants should have excellent numeracy, accuracy and organisational skills. Attention to detail and adhering to deadlines is essential. Applicants should also have well developed interpersonal skills, high levels of integrity and reliability and the commitment to work enthusiastically on training and development as part of their ongoing personal development in the role. 

This post is part of succession planning within the Finance team.  Career advancement will be an opportunity for individuals who would like to progress and develop their own careers within MG ALBA. 


Who are we?  

MG ALBA, Scotland’s Gaelic Media Service, operates the Gaelic television channel BBC ALBA in partnership with the BBC. We are also responsible for FilmG, in collaboration with Astar Media, and we deliver LearnGaelic and SpeakGaelic in partnership with the BBC and Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, supported by Bòrd na Gàidhlig and Bòrd na Ceiltis (Alba).  

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


Where are we?  

We have offices in Stornoway and Glasgow.  The post is based in the Stornoway office.  


Other interesting information about working for MG ALBA  

  •  Nominated as one of the best places to work in broadcasting in the UK for the past seven 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 description here 

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.   


Closing date: Friday 10th March 2023, 1200

Informal enquiries can be made Please get in touch if you would like to arrange a confidential and informal chat about the post. 

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 21 March 2023in the Stornoway office.