MG ALBA Board Member

20 Sep 2019
26 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Part Time
MG ALBA Board Member Stornoway and across Scotland £5,000 Purpose of the Role Board Members for MG ALBA Ofcom is seeking to appoint four new non-executive members to the Board of MG ALBA, the body responsible for funding Gaelic-language TV programmes in Scotland. The media sector in which MG ALBA operates is evolving rapidly, requiring a Board that's dynamic, with an excellent breadth of skills, an understanding of audiences and the Gaelic language. We are seeking candidates with experience including, but not limited to, broadcasting and independent television production, the law, compliance and risk management, commercial negotiations and finance, governance, digital and young people's issues as they affect Gaelic culture and education. It is the Board's duty to develop high-level strategy and to devise, revise and recommend policies and practices that will enable MG ALBA to effectively fulfil its duties. In addition, the Board will also provide guidance on operational areas such as funding, projects, training, human resources, outsourced services, consumer behaviour and stakeholder ; The working language of the MG ALBA Board is Gaelic and it is desirable, although not essential, for candidates to be proficient in written and spoken Gaelic. Board meetings generally take place in February, May, September and November of each year and each require a time commitment of days (including travel). Board members will be paid for the duration of their term which will be for either three or four ; Skills and Responsibilities - Understand MG ALBA's mission, policies, programmes and needs - Work effectively as a non-executive and engage with a wide range of stakeholders - Ensure that MG ALBA complies with all legal and constitutional requirements, as well as the codes of practice - Serve as an active advocate and ambassador of MG ALBA within the Gaelic community - Provide guidance and/or an understanding in finance, risk management and auditing - Determine, monitor, and strengthen MG ALBA's influence, attraction and positioning across all media including television, radio and online - Prepare for, attend and participate in board meetings and other engagements as required - Participate in one or more committees (currently Audit & Assurance, Standards, and Nominations) in addition to the quarterly board meetings Competencies - Fluent in Gaelic and/or a willingness to engage with the language - Experience in either broadcasting, law, compliance, risk management, finance, human resources, media, public relations, governance, project management, digital or IT - Experience in, or the aptitude to, sit on a board and committee - A willingness to challenge and hold the executive to account - An understanding or appreciation of the process in the creation of all media - An interest in audience behaviour across all media - An ability to communicate effectively with a range of different stakeholders and governing bodies - An understanding of innovation and entrepreneurial skills - Excellent written, verbal and collaboration skills - Candidates must demonstrate personal integrity of a high order How to apply - To apply for this role, click on the apply button shown. Your application will include a detailed CV (no more than three pages) - this should provide details of your education and qualifications, employment history, directorships, membership of professional bodies and details of any publications or awards; - A covering letter (no more than 2 pages) - setting out how you meet the required competencies for this role - please make sure you refer to the contents of this ; Appointment Process Applications will be acknowledged shortly after receipt and candidates will be informed in writing or by telephone of the progress of their application. Candidates will be sent a declaration of interests form and a GDPR consent form, permitting the information you submit to be used as part of this process by Ofcom, MG ALBA and the Scottish Government. Please note that only a small number of individuals involved in the process at these organisations will have access to the applicant's ; Applications will be considered by a selection panel that will include representatives of Ofcom, the MG ALBA board and an independent assessor. A shortlist of candidates will be invited to attend for interviews that will take place in Edinburgh on 3rd & 4th October ; Following consideration of the recommended candidates by the Ofcom Board, a recommendation will be made to Scottish Ministers for formal approval. We expect the selection interviews to be conducted mostly in English. In fulfilling its role with respect of Gaelic broadcasting, Ofcom would meet any legal requirements which apply to it regarding the Gaelic ; Expenses If you are invited for interview your reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed. Please provide brief details. If you need to travel from outside the UK, please discuss arrangements in advance. 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