Assistant Contract & Tender Manager (SE5/22.CH)

Location:  SAMS Enterprise, Malin House, Oban

Contract Type:  Permanent (Fixed Term could be considered)

Working Pattern:  Full Time (37hrs), Part Time (minimum 22hrs could be considered)

Salary Range:  £29,619 - £33,314 per annum

Closing Date: 26th May 2023


Our Ideal Candidate

Motivated, with excellent administrative, communication and organisational skills. Someone who enjoys the challenge of administrating and contributing to the preparation and submission of commercial tenders/bids/proposals on behalf of SAMS’ marine science consultancy, SAMS Enterprise (Enterprise) and take pride in performing routine tasks to consistently high standards. A collaborative team-player who is experienced in administering processes, requirements definition, managing small projects, collating/editing documents and working with different teams/people to create winning tenders and proposals.  Has an impeccable eye for detail, turn of phrase and is able to work to tight deadlines.


The Role

Working closely with the Contract and Tender Manager, the jobholder will support the administration, preparation and submission, to strict deadlines, of high-quality bids resulting in profitable contracts/ service orders in line with Enterprise’s commercial objectives and targets.

The post holder will also be expected to administer, review and develop contracts as appropriate as well as contribute to the development of a robust contract and tender management function within Enterprise.

You will be a skilled, administrator with advanced MS Word and Excel skills as well as an adept scientifically/technically minded wordsmith, preferably with a track record of winning contracts from public sector, research & innovation, and industry clients. You will be pragmatic, practical, diplomatic and resilient in contributing to the development of winning solutions with colleagues and collaborators; with a delivery focus and continually looking for ways to improve process and your own delivery.

This role sits within Enterprise, a small, commercial subsidiary of SAMS.



You will work closely with the Contract and Tender Manager and will have support as part of the Enterprise team and wider SAMS Group (SAMS).


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 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 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 Charlotte Heijnis -

Applications must include CV and Cover Letter and should be sent electronically to quoting Job Ref. 'SE5/22.CH’ in the subject heading.

Closing date for applications is 26th May 2023 – Interviews will be held by the end of June 2023.


Full details on this vacancy can be found here: Assistant Contract and Tender Manager - Job Description