Gaelic Professional Development Officer, Glasgow

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University of StrathclydeGlasgow

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Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £39,992 - £44,992
Contract term: Fixed Term

Scotland’s National Centre for Languages (SCILT) has been awarded additional funding from GLAIF to enable us to recruit a part-time Professional Development Officer for Gaelic. This is a new post and the successful candidate will be a self-starter who is able to work independently and as part of a team. The post will support the National Gaelic language Plan and the successful candidate will be expected to have the creativity and inter-personal skills to develop the role by building new partnerships and strengthening ones with existing stakeholders.

This post is for one year and is open to Gaelic speaking professionals with an interest in promoting and supporting Gaelic/Gàidhlig nationally. SCILT is based at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, however this post has considerable scope for people working in other parts of the country. The successful candidate would be expected to represent SCILT at meetings across Scotland and sometimes beyond.

Applications are welcomed from those that would like to take the role on a seconded basis.

Tha SCILT (Ionad Nàiseanta na h-Alba airson Cànain: Scotland’s National Centre for Languages) air maoineachadh fhaighinn bho GLAIF airson Oifigear Leasachaidh Proifeiseanta pàirt-ùine ann an Gàidhlig.’S e dreuchd ùr a tha seo airson tagraiche innleachdach a tha comasach air obair gu neo-eisimeileach no mar phàirt de sgioba. Bidh an dreuchd a’ toirt taic do Phlana Nàiseanta na Gàidhlig agus thathar a’ sùileachadh gum bi an tagraiche soirbheachail cruthachail, le sgilean eadar-phearsanta a dhaingnicheas com-pàirteachas maireannach agus a chuireas air bhonn com-pàirteachas ùr.

Tha an dreuchd airson bliadhna agus tha i fosgailte do thagraichean proifeiseanta aig a bheil Gàidhlig agus aig a bheil ùidh ann am brosnachadh na Gàidhlige gu nàiseanta. Ged a tha SCILT suidhichte ann an Oilthigh Shrath Chluaidh, tha cothroman gu leòr ann airson tagraichean a tha ag obair ann an àiteachan eile. Bhiodh dùil gum biodh an tagraiche soirbheachail a’ riochdachadh SCILT aig coinneamhan air feadh na dùthcha agus, aig amannan, nas fhaide air falbh.

Application Procedure

Applicants are required to complete an application form including the name of three referees who will be contacted before interview without further permission, unless you indicate that you would prefer otherwise. Applicants should also submit a Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter detailing the knowledge, skills and experience you think make you the right candidate for the job. Applicants should also complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Other Information

Further information on the application process and working at Strathclyde can be found on our website ( .

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Fhiona Mackay, Director ( .


Formal interviews for this post will be held on Thursday, 1 March 2018.

Equality and Diversity

We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The University currently holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award, recognising our commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in academia.

Job location

More about University of Strathclyde
Phase: Higher Education
Gender: Mixed
Address: John Anderson Campus, 16 Richmond Street, Glasgow, Strathclyde, G1 1XQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 141 552 4400