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Online Learning Associate

17 February 2023

Grade B1-7, £23,517 
Fixed Term 2-year post, 37 hours a week, based Glasgow or Stornoway with Agile Working 


The Role 

MG ALBA currently have a vacancy for an Online Learning Associate supporting the work of the Online Learning Team.  The successful candidate will work with the Online Learning Team in repurposing online content, populating the SpeakGaelic website, and in the creation and editing of social media content, including writing copy in both Gaelic and English. 

The Online Learning Associate will also spend around 20% of their working time in different parts of MG ALBA (or BBC ALBA) and on skills acquisition. 

Candidates should have strong organisational skills, attention to detail and be able to work effectively as part of a team, as well as the ability to work on their own initiative. Candidates should be fluent Gaelic speakers. 


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 Planprovides important information about our aims and outcomes for this year.   


Where are we?   

We have offices in Stornoway and Glasgow, the post can be based at either location, including an Agile Working practice. 


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 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 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: 6 March 2023, 10am  

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 13 March 2023via MS Teams call.