Finance Research Business Partner (D28/23.JB)

Location:  On-site at SAMS, Oban

Contract Type:  Permanent

Working Pattern:  Part Time - 27.5 hrs per week

Salary:  £24,948 - £27,929 pro rata per annum (starting salary is dependant on level of experience)

Closing Date: 22nd September 2023


The Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual, with good all-round finance office experience and skills to join our busy Finance Team that maintains ledger systems for the 3 companies within the SAMS Group.

The post holder will support the provision of high-quality financial management information and provide professional finance advice to senior managers and budget holders within SAMS.

You will produce accurate and timely claims against fund markers to ensure projects are properly compensated for works completed.

The post holder will proactively work with Project Managers/budget holders to resolve any concerns or difficulties with their financial performance and will assist in the preparation of the annual staff budget.

The post holder will proactively work with fund holders to ensure accurate and timely information is provided for fund audits.

Our Ideal Candidate

You will be a team player, who has experience and training in Finance Business Partnering, and experience of working in a compliancy, contract management or academic administration environment.

You will be proactive and able to plan work activities independently and able to complete all tasks accurately and timely to meet both team and project timelines.

You will also have great analytical, communication and interpersonal skills, and have excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and other financial accounting packages. 

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 flexible working, 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 ‘D28/23.JB’ in the subject heading.

Closing date for applications is 22nd September 2023 – Interviews will be held by mid-October.

Please note, candidates must have the rights to work in the UK.


Full details on this vacancy can be found here: Finance Research Business Partner - Job Description