Project Manager (D36/23.AM)

Location:  SAMS, Oban

Contract Type: Open-ended

Working Pattern:  Full Time (37hrs per week, Monday to Friday)

Salary:  £42,576.55 - £47,897.23 per annum


The Role

The aim of this role is to support the senior management team in the delivery of key strategic and operational activities.

You will work closely with senior staff to create, deliver and report against the annual SAMS Operating Plan, including quarterly updates to the Board; work closely with Directorate to monitor corporate Key Performance Indicators, including the annual monitoring report for the Board; work closely with internal and external stakeholders for major SAMS projects (e.g. regional growth deals and levelling up); provide support for priority fundraising activities, drawing on project management skills and experience.


Our Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidate will have a track record (5+ years’ experience) of managing parallel projects: organisational, capital and/or revenue - in complex organisations, with budgets over £1 million.  Consequently, you will be able to effectively manage changing priorities in a dynamic operating environment.

You will have great communication skills, including relationship-building and negotiations with a wide range of stakeholders.  You will have experience of collective decision-making with senior colleagues, whilst being able to demonstrate effective programme leadership.


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 financial security.

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 ‘D36/23.AM’ in the subject heading. Your cover letter should outline your experience to date as well as what you can bring to the role. 

Closing date for applications is Monday 11th March 2024 – Interviews likely to be held in March/April 2024.


Please note, candidates must already have full rights to work in the UK when applying.


Full details can be found here: Project Manager - Job Description