Academy Tutor (Procurement)

24 month fixed term contract

Location: Paisley and remote working
Salary: £44,785 - £48,252
Closing Date: Applications must be received by midnight on Sunday 3 July 2022

Scotland Excel is the Centre of Procurement Expertise for local government in Scotland. Established in 2008, we are an award-winning non-profit shared service working in partnership with Scotland’s 32 local authorities and other public sector stakeholders.

Our contract portfolio worth around £2bn supports the delivery of a wide range of essential public services provided by councils, and includes contracts for social care, construction, roads, transport, environment, corporate, education and ICT. Designed to maximise the value of council spending through savings, efficiency and innovation, our contracts also facilitate national and local policy priorities, support the local economy, and generate additional social value for Scotland’s communities.

Scotland Excel also provides assessment, change management and education services to help our stakeholders transform their procurement and commercial capability. We represent the sector at a national level on all matters relating to public procurement and lead the development and dissemination of good procurement practice.

Our Academy delivers a portfolio of procurement, leadership & management, project management, business analysis and innovation work-based-learning development programmes. The Academy holds accreditations from CIPS, CMI, SQA – and is the first CMgr assessment centre in Scotland.

We deliver a blend of taught workshops and online learning across our national community.

About the role

You will use your first-class experience to deliver educational programmes which support the transfer and sharing of knowledge and best practice across the local government procurement community. You will manage the initiation of Procurement Training projects, including the development of an appropriate project brief and project plan, in conjunction with relevant stakeholders.

You will be responsible for the successful development and delivery of your suite of Procurement based training projects. This includes creating content, delivering content and assessing learners’ work.

Your exceptional stakeholder management skills will build and maintain positive relationships with colleagues and customers at all levels to ensure Procurement training projects are aligned with agreed business objectives. Through the delivery of high-quality learning & development programmes, you will ensure that customer confidence and satisfaction is maintained for both internal and external customers.

You will be educated to degree level or have an equivalent qualification together with 5 years’ or more experience within a senior Procurement role You will also have a Procurement qualification at SCQF8/RQF5 or above.


What we can offer you

In return, you will have the opportunity to progress your career in a leading shared service organisation with ambitious plans. You will work with friendly, like-minded colleagues who get real satisfaction from supporting the delivery of essential public services and bringing social, economic and environmental benefits to our communities.

As well as a competitive salary, you will have access to all the benefits of working for a public sector organisation including a defined benefits pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, flexible working and a range of other initiatives which reflect our commitment to creating a positive work-life balance for all our employees.

All Scotland Excel staff are currently working remotely but on return to the office a hybrid working arrangement will be introduced.

Full details of the benefits of working at Scotland Excel can be found on our What We Offer page.


Relevant documents

Job Profile - Academy Tutor (Procurement) - PDF, 116KB

Person Specification - Academy Tutor (Procurement) - PDF, 114KB

Equality Monitoring Form - DOC, 40KB


How to apply

To apply, please forward a tailored CV (of no more than three pages), a covering letter explaining why you meet the requirements for this role and a completed equality monitoring form. Note that applications without a covering letter and equality monitoring form will automatically be disregarded.

We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities and guarantee an interview to those candidates who meet the essential requirements for the position.  If you have a disability, please make us aware of it in your covering letter.

This post may also be available as a secondment opportunity for existing local government/public sector employees, subject to the agreement of your employer.

Please email covering letter, CV and equalities form to If you require these forms in a different format, please email us at the above address or call 0141 488 8760.

Applications must be received by midnight on Sunday 3 July 2022.