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Sabhal Mòr Ostaig is the 3rd largest employer on the island providing year-round employment opportunities. With over 100 members of staff, we welcome applications from those who would like to be part of an encouraging working community, where the language is valued and there is an understanding of the importance of team in promoting and maintain the Gaelic language. Equalities is at the heart of Sabhal Mòr and we want everyone to have the opportunity to work through the medium of Gaelic.  With that in mind, we wish to have an inclusive environment in which everyone, whatever their disability, age, care experience, gender, nationality or identity, is able to participate without constraint.


Finance Director

Part-time, maternity cover, 9 months from January 2019)


Spoken ability in Gaelic and finance qualification preferred.  Applicants should have a broad understanding of strategic financial management and experience of an educational or public sector environment.

If you’d like to discuss this role in confidence, please contact Nicola Thomson on 01471 888 301.  Full applications should be submitted to by 5pm Friday 02 November.


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Project Manager Faclair na Gàidhlig


Faclair na Gàidhlig is an inter-university initiative by the universities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Strathclyde and Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI to produce an historical dictionary of Scottish Gaelic.  Applications are invited for the post of Project Manager to develop, implement and manage all non-academic work related to Faclair na Gàidhlig.  This post presents an opportunity to facilitate the success of the project in its academic aims.

Educated to degree level or equivalent, you will have proven ability in management and administration with excellent communication and presentation skills.  You will be a team player with meticulous attention to detail and the ability to plan and prioritise tasks.

Faclair na Gàidhlig is committed to securing and enhancing the status of Gaelic.  Opportunities to learn, or improve competence in, the language will be made available.

Base:  Flexible.  Occasional visits to the project’s management base at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Isle of Skye will be necessary.

Closing date:  12 October 2018.

Interview date:  Interviews will be held on 1 November 2018.

Applications:  Email CV and covering letter to  or send to Lorna Pike, Project Co-ordinator, Faclair na Gàidhlig, Fàs, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Isle of Skye, IV44  8RQ.


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Housekeeping Assistant (£15,925)

Flexible hours -  Full-time, Part-time, School hours

Do you enjoy working in a busy place as part of a lively team? We have several full-time opportunities in our Hospitality Department and would like to hear from you.  Flexible working hours available as well as the opportunity to be part of the college’s pension scheme.  Training will be given to all as well as the opportunity to learn or improve your Gaelic.  Accommodation may be available on a short-term basis. 

Applicant will be required to go through Disclosure Scotland.  

Application forms to be submitted to by 5pm Friday 02 November.


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Childcare Practitioner


Enjoy working with children?

Want to use and improve your Gaelic skills? At Fàs Mòr you could earn your SQV3 or HNC Childhood Practice while you work!

You'd be joining a team of kind, creative and hardworking staff. Fàs Mòr is a Living Wage employer and in addition to training opportunities and a pension, you will have one of the best office views! You will also be on campus with a community of students learning Gaelic at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig.

Successful applicants will need to join the PVG scheme. Full and part-time opportunities are available.

Apply to by 5pm Friday 2nd November 2018


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There may be further employment oppertunities available on the Gaelic version of this page.


  Job Application Form (PDF)    Job Application Form

Listen to this sound file and try out some simple Gaelic phrases that will be useful for you if starting at the College with little or no Gaelic.  Go on, give it a go!