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Remuneration:£6,984 per annum 


Closing date:18 December 2020 at midnight 


Scottish Ministers are seeking applications for Members of

the Board of Bòrd na Gàidhlig

Who are we?

We are Bòrd na Gàidhlig and we are the national language body - a statutory Non Departmental Public Body established under the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005. We are responsible for safeguarding the future of Gaelic in Scotland through the delivery of the National Plan for Gaelic 2018-23, which sets out our objectives to promote and develop activities supporting the Gaelic language.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking to appoint up to three Board Members to our Board.  The range of knowledge, skills, and experience we are looking for is set out in more detail in the Applicant Pack and if you feel you meet these, do consider applying!

Members of the Board

We are looking for Board Members who have previous experience of Change Management; Corporate Governance and understanding of financial oversight; Corporate Communication skills; are Strategic Planners; able to  work with others and who are able to create organisational value through constructive challenge.

What’s involved?

It is an exciting and challenging time to be involved in the promotion of Gaelic in Scotland and more specifically in the work of Bòrd na Gàidhlig. This is a challenging and rewarding opportunity for three individuals to: 

  • help promote the use and understanding of Gaelic language, education and culture;

  • support Bòrd na Gàidhlig in being the principal advisor to Scottish Ministers on Gaelic language, education and culture;

  • advise public bodies, and those responsible for delivering public services, on how Gaelic language, education and culture should be considered and integrated in public service delivery;

  • provide senior support and guidance to the Chief Executive on his/her continuing professional development;

  • build and maintain strong working relationships with Gaelic organisations, the wider Gaelic community (both communities of interest and geographically-based communities), and a wide range of other organisations to achieve strong joint working in delivering National Gaelic Language Plan objectives.


All Board and Committee meetings are held online at present and are available to the public. Board members have the opportunity to attend meetings virtually from a variety of locations across Scotland and this will continue to be offered in the future.


Yes! Board Member remuneration is £6,984 per annum based on a daily rate of £194 for a commitment of 3 days a month (36 days a year). This is subject to annual review. 


The closing date for applications is midnight Friday, 18 December 2020.

Interviews will take place on 27, 28 and 29 January 2021.

The appointments will take effect from 1 April 2021.

How can I apply?

Please apply online. Full details can be found in the applicant information pack via the link below.

We value very highly the benefits of having different points of view and experiences on our Board.  Scottish Ministers particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented on Scotland’s public bodies, such as women, disabled people, ethnic minorities, and people aged under 50.  Please do complete our monitoring form when you apply as this helps us to ensure that the appointments process is accessible to everyone.

Accessibility to public appointments is a fundamental requirement and the public appointments process promotes, demonstrates and upholds equality of opportunity for all applicants.  The Scottish Government will always give consideration to disability-related reasonable adjustments that an applicant might request to enable them to demonstrate their merit and participate fully in the selection process.  If you require any of the application pack documentation in an alternative format, please contact Public Appointments Team on (Freephone) 0300 244 1898 or at

Application forms are available in Gaelic to download or on request.

Appointed on merit; committed to diversity and equality.

Application Information

Please apply online. If you require any of the application pack documentation in an alternative format, or expereince any techinical difficulties, please contact Public Appointments Team on 0300 244 1898 or at