Library and Research Administrator (D34/23.SG)

Location:  SAMS, Oban

Contract Type: Open-ended

Working Pattern:  Full Time (37 hours per week)

Salary Range:  £25,197.48 - £33,647.14 per annum

Closing date: Friday 1st December 2023


The Role

The SAMS research library provides a service to researchers, lecturers, and students alike. A central part of the job, includes the day to day running and management of the library, including stock management, managing our historical collection and journal subscriptions. There is also a wider role in providing and administrating Open Access services and advice to researchers across the entire UHI partnership. In addition, the post includes organising more targeted information services regarding opportunities and collaboration events to all UHI scientists/engineers working in marine, environmental sciences and engineering specialties.


Our Ideal Candidate

We are looking for a proactive individual with experience of running an academic library, is familiar with Open Access principals and Research Information Management Systems, as well as managing information flow in a research environment. A recognised CILIP approved qualification would be highly advantageous. A good communicator is essential as they will be regularly interacting with a variety of stakeholders across the UHI partnership.


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 the Head of ICT & Information Services, Steve Gontarek -

Applications must include CV and Cover Letter and should be sent electronically to quoting Job Ref. ‘D34/23.SG’ in the subject heading.

Closing date for application is Friday 1st December 2023 - Interviews will be held by mid-December 2023.


Full details can be found here: Library and Research Administrator - Job Description