Vacancy: Technical Resources Manager at the Scottish Association for Marine Science

By 19th February 2020 Jobs

Technical Resources Manager


Location: Oban
Salary: £33,797 to £42,792 per annum
Closing Date: 9 March 2020
Contract Type: Permanent
Contracted Hours per week: Full Time

About us:

The Scottish Association for Marine Science is an independent marine research organisation in the UK: one of the oldest in the world. We are located on a modern campus adjacent to the European Marine Science Park, on the peaceful Dunstaffnage peninsula, a few miles from the scenic coastal town of Oban (‘The Seafood Capital of Scotland’).

What we are looking for:

We are looking to recruit a Technical Resources Manager to support and complement SAMS Group scientific support services. Reporting to one of our Associate Directors, your primary focus will be to provide leadership in the support of our pool of 30 technicians delivering on a number of research and enterprise projects. You will contribute to the management and delivery of some science projects, depending on your area of expertise. Applications are particularly welcome from those with a background in marine biogeochemistry, marine microbiology, phycology, aquaculture or fisheries.

This is a strong resource management role and you will be expected to manage the delivery of a range of scientific/technical resources and services, build positive collaborations with a range of stakeholders and operate an effective delivery service that meets SAMS Group objectives.

The post would suit someone who is already comfortable in a leadership role but who is still hands on and a team player. You will be able to foster positive relations and communicate effectively to achieve successful results. You will have previous management experience, managing both staff and resources.

What we offer you:

We offer a generous remuneration package including pension, holidays, flexible working, free on-site parking, occupational health & wellbeing support. Our benefits package includes purchase of additional holidays, discounted shopping vouchers as well as cycle to work scheme.

SAMS location offers nearby islands, beautiful countryside and mountains, many water sports as well as other outdoor and community activities. If you are looking for a country lifestyle with access to small town living, friendly people, and beautiful landscapes, this is the place for you.

If this is what you are looking for, then we look forward to your application and joining the SAMS family.

Further Information

Further information is available online at Alternatively, please write to: Human Resources, Technical Resources Manager, Job Ref D23.19/CC, The Scottish Association for Marine Science, Scottish Marine Institute, Oban, Argyll PA37 1QA or e-mail

The closing date for receipt of applications 9th March 2020. Interviews will be held on site at the end of March.

SAMS is a registered Scottish charity (SC 009206), has an equal opportunities policy and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.