Scottish Association for Marine Science
Supporting consultancy and project delivery, The Seaweed Academy training programmes and
commercial seaweed nursery facility.
- Location: SAMS, Oban.
- Contract Type: Open-ended
- Work Pattern: Full time (37hrs per week, Monday to Friday)
- Salary Range: Grade 5/6 – £29,619 – £39,745 per annum (depending on experience and
- Closing Date: 12th May 2023
Leading on delivery of seaweed projects and services you will work closely with an established
delivery team and research colleagues to connect SAMS’ research knowledge and expertise in
seaweed mariculture to commercial and regulatory sectors.
We are looking for a project manager who can coordinate The Seaweed Academy and commercial
seaweed nursery activity and deliver consultancy to commercial clients, national and local
government and NGOs.
The role will require project management and delivery, customer account management, quality
assurance, opportunity generation and, when requested, tender preparation. You will report into
and work alongside a dedicated project management team and business development colleagues.
Training and guidance will be provided, where required.
Our Ideal Candidate
Ideally you will be educated to postgraduate level in marine/environmental sciences as well as
have relevant work experience as a project manager/consultant where you will have utilised your
experience to carry out marine environmental consultancy duties, training delivery and project
management of seaweed mariculture. Applicants must have a strong scientific background in
As a highly motivated self-starter with excellent communication and organisational skills, you
will enjoy the challenge of working at the interface of scientific research, industrial
challenges and evidence-based policymaking.
In return, we offer an attractive salary package as well as the opportunity for further
professional development through mentoring, training and peer support.
Our employees are the heart of our business. Recruiting and retaining the right people is the
key to our success. Rewarding our employees is therefore an important component of our
employment package and we have a wide range of benefits on offer to staff. These can enhance
your personal and professional development, your health and well-being and your finances.
Additionally, SAMS encourages and recognises excellence among staff through various recognition
and reward arrangements. We constantly develop and expand the benefits and offers for our
SAMS offers a generous salary and pension as well as employee benefits package. We also have
supportive policies to assist absence, family and other leave types.
We would love to hear from you. If you have queries on the job and would like to talk these
through before applying, please email these through, in the first instance, to Mike Spain –
Please see full job details on our website.
Applications must include CV and Cover Letter and should be sent electronically to [email protected] quoting Job Ref ‘D20/22.IG’ in the
Closing date for applications is 12th May 2023 – Interviews will likely be held by the end of
Please note, candidates must have the rights to work in the UK.
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