Administrator / Receptionist (D04/24.AM)

Location:  SAMS, Oban

Contract Type: Permanent

Working Pattern:  Full Time (37 hours per week)

Salary Range:  £23,144 - £25,138 per annum

Closing date: Friday 24th May 2024


The Role

This is a varied role, where you will be working with senior colleagues to deliver specific administrative tasks, efficiently, and to a high standard.  For your own portfolio of responsibility, (e.g. room allocation, tenant administration, etc.) you will deal with colleagues, students and external organisations.  When providing support in Reception, you will be the first point of contact for many staff, students and visitors with a wide variety of enquiries.


Our Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidate, is someone who already has experience in administration roles, is organised, flexible, can successfully prioritise their workload, and has a clear ‘customer support’ approach.  You will be required to behave diplomatically and occasionally assertively, according to the tasks at hand.  As a member of our Reception team, you will present a smart, professional, ‘can do’ attitude, even when under pressure from competing tasks.  Whilst minute taking and time management training would be advantageous, SAMS offers ongoing training opportunities, according to need. 


What do we offer in return?

Looking for a change in lifestyle or location? We are based on the beautiful west coast of Scotland – within Argyll & Bute. In addition to your salary, we offer a generous remuneration package including pension, holiday allowance, structured career development path, free on-site parking as well as occupational health & wellbeing support. In addition, our employee benefits package includes purchase of additional holidays, technology & smartphones, payroll giving, discounted shopping vouchers and a cycle to work scheme.

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 colleagues.

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

Applications must include CV and Cover Letter and should be sent electronically to  quoting Job Ref. ‘D04/24.AM’ in the subject heading.

Closing date for application is Friday 24th May 2024 - Interviews will be held shortly thereafter.

Please note, we are unfortunately unable to provide visa sponsorship for this position.


Full details can be found here: Administrator / Receptionist - Job Description


SAMS Group is committed to being an equal and open organisation. Diversity and inclusion are important to us, and we strive to remove any barriers that may prevent people from applying to join us. We encourage applications from all backgrounds, and from all who share our values and can help us to broaden our knowledge and range of ideas.