Chief Executive

Type: Full-time and Permanent
Location: South Uist, Outer Hebrides
Salary: £42,000 – £45,000
Closing Date: Midday, Friday 15th October 2021

Ceòlas are working with the recruitment team at Bruce Tait Associates to secure the position of a new Chief Executive for the organisation.

More information about the post can be found here.

The Chief Executive will be responsible for successfully moving Ceòlas into Cnoc Soilleir, lead on a new phase of business development, develop and grow the staff team and create new opportunities in partnership with UHI. They will also develop programmes for Ceòlas to further support, celebrate, promote and nurture traditional Gaelic music, dance, language, culture and heritage. As Chief Executive, they will be public-facing and collaborate with local, national and international communities who have shared interests. Responsibility for the economic viability and financial welfare and sustainability of the charity lies with the Chief Executive. 

Ceòlas require the Chief Executive to be a Gaelic speaker who has demonstrable ability in the language and a passion for Gaelic culture and heritage as well as the broader arts and culture sector. Alongside this, to be considered for the role you must have extensive experience managing business activities including excellent financial and budget management skills. Your experience will also extend to fundraising and we expect you to demonstrate knowledge of fundraising streams and how to create a multi-stream income pipeline. Strong project management skills are required and you must show previous experience of co-devising and leading large scale, multi-partner projects. The Chief Executive will be a strong communicator with excellent relationship building and advocacy skills. You must be a highly effective stakeholder manager who is confident working with individuals at all levels. As the senior leader of the organisation, you will manage and lead the team at Ceòlas and must show proven experience in team and individual management.

How To Apply

Ceolas has an exclusive recruitment partnership with third-sector recruitment specialists BTA and they are managing all enquiries and applications for this post. Please contact them for more information, to apply or to discuss the role further on 01786 542224 or email

You are advised to get in touch well in advance of the closing date to give us time to consider your application and pre-interview the strongest applicants.

Closing Date: Midday, Friday 15th October 2021

Interview Date: 26th / 27th October