Project Manager

Scottish Association for Marine Science

The Role

The aim of this role is to support the senior management team in the delivery of key strategic
and operational activities.

You will work closely with senior staff to create, deliver and report against the annual SAMS
Operating Plan, including quarterly updates to the Board; work closely with Directorate to
monitor corporate Key Performance Indicators, including the annual monitoring report for the
Board; work closely with internal and external stakeholders for major SAMS projects (e.g.
regional growth deals and levelling up); provide support for priority fundraising activities,
drawing on project management skills and experience.

Our Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidate will have a track record (5+ years’ experience) of managing parallel
projects: organisational, capital and/or revenue – in complex organisations, with budgets over
£1 million. Consequently, you will be able to effectively manage changing priorities in a
dynamic operating environment.

You will have great communication skills, including relationship-building and negotiations with
a wide range of stakeholders. You will have experience of collective decision-making with
senior colleagues, whilst being able to demonstrate effective programme leadership.

Employee Benefits

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 financial

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 [email protected]

Closing date for applications is Monday 11th March 2024 – Interviews likely to
be held in March/April 2024.

Please note, candidates must already have full rights to work in the UK when applying as we are unable to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

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