Gaelic Professional Development Officer

Glasgow, Glasgow City (GB)
02 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Gaelic Professional Development Officer

Unit  Scotland's National Centre for Languages (SCILT) (
Faculty  Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (
Staff Category    Teaching
Reference No    98249
Reports To    Fhiona Fisher
Grade:    8
Salary Range:    £39,992 - £44,992    Contract Type:    Fixed Term (12 months)
FTE:    0.2 (7 hours/week)
Closing Date    Sunday, 18 February 2018

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. 

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.