Facilities Operative Support Work Placement (D03/24.IM)

Facilities Operative Support Work Placement

Supported by funding from the Argyll & Bute UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF)


Department: Facilities

Hours of work: 30 hours per week  

Rate of pay: £12.00 per hour

Work Pattern: Monday to Friday (we can be flexible on working days/patterns)

Work location: SAMS site, Dunbeg, by Oban

Duration: 26 weeks

Closing date: 14th June 2024



Our Facilities team are very experienced and driven, delivering the very best Hard and Soft Facilities Management services to its clients internally/externally here at SAMS.

The successful applicant will learn and apply maintenance and repair work, including assisting our trades team to complete general maintenance schedule tasks, regular site and compliance checks, log and respond to queries from helpdesk and help with the preparation and completion of project/installation works.

There will also be an opportunity to gain an introduction to facilities management activities.

This is a unique opportunity to initially train an individual to facilities operative level.  Where the successful candidate shows great aptitude, competency and a desire to continue their career progression, we may look to extend this opportunity after the initial 6-month placement, with a view to them reaching supervisory level.



- Learn and apply a range of facilities operative tasks.

- Where you currently have a qualification in a technical discipline, apply this within your assigned work tasks.

- Learn from an experienced facilities team – applying electrical, buildings and general maintenance, woodwork and engineering.

- Learn and apply safe systems of work, including risk assessments.

- Apply a flexible approach to work demands to ensure tasks are prioritised and completed to acceptable standards, ensure records are maintained and compliant.

- Upskill, learn and develop competence across a number of facilities areas.

- Fully engage with the placement to maximise your experience with us and to support your future career choices.


Please Note:  This opportunity is only open to unemployed residents of Argyll & Bute. 


Learn more about what we do at SAMS:  Home — Scottish Association for Marine Science, Oban UK (sams.ac.uk)


Application process

- Applications should include a full CV and cover letter.

- Your CV should include any previous employment (including responsibilities and dates), education and relevant skills.

- Your cover letter should briefly outline your interest in our placement, skills and experience and how this would benefit you.


Interested in our opportunity?

Please send applications electronically to recruitment@sams.ac.uk quoting Job Ref. ‘D03/24.IM’ in the subject heading.

Closing date – for applications is 14th June 2024

Interviews – will be held shortly thereafter.


Please note: All applicants must already be able to work in the UK and provide required documentation to support this as work placements will start soon after interview.


Full details can be found here: Facilities Operative Support Work Placement - 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.