Seaweed Nursery Manager

Supporting our Seaweed Nursery Commercial and Research Projects
Full Time, permanent position
Salary £28,331 – £31,866 per annum – starting salary will depend on experience.

The Ideal Candidate:
As a highly motivated self-starter with excellent communication and organisational skills, you will enjoy the challenge of working at the interface of scientific research and industrial challenges. You will be technically competent, with management experience and a willingness to embrace team working. You will be flexible and motivated to deliver to customer requirements. You will have an eye for detail and ability to work to tight deadlines.

The role:
You will lead the operations of the SAMS Seaweed Nursery in support of both commercial and research projects. You will be a subject matter specialist in the seeded line production, experienced in working within tight protocols but with the knowledge and initiative to develop process improvements and enhanced efficiency. You will liaise with Enterprise colleagues, commercial clients and research partners in the cost-effective development of the facility and service enhancement.

You will provide input to business development activities, consultancy and scientific papers. You will be a skilled communicator with experience of stakeholder engagement.

This role sits within SAMS Enterprise, the commercial subsidiary of SAMS.

You will have support from the SAMS Enterprise and Science teams to assist your success in this role.

So, 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.

Interested? 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 Mike Spain at

Applicants must apply by CV and cover letter – your letter should outline your experience to date as well as what you can bring to the role. Full job details are available at

For more information on SAMS Enterprise unit and the work that we do, see the following links:
Seaweed nursery — SAMS Research Services LTD (
SAMS Seaweed video –

For further information and to apply online please go to: and click on vacancies. Alternatively, please write to Human Resources, Seaweed Nursery Manager (Job Ref. D08/20.MS), Scottish Association for Marine Science, Dunbeg, by Oban, Argyll, PA37 1QA or e-mail
The closing date for receipt of applications is
8th February 2021
Interviews will be held in late Feb 2021

SAMS is a registered Scottish charity (SC 009206), has an equal opportunities policy and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.