Academy Tutor (Procurement)

Fixed Term 24 months

Location: Paisley or as agreed
Salary: £47,760 - £50,661

Scotland Excel is an award-winning Centre of Procurement Expertise providing a wide range of procurement, commissioning, consultancy, and learning and development services for our members.

Since 2008, we have helped to establish procurement as an effective driver for local and national economic growth and wellbeing. Our £2bn portfolio of collaborative contracts supports the delivery of savings, social value, community benefits, fair work practices and environmental policy, and covers a wide range of public services including construction, roads, transport, environment, corporate and education.

Scotland Excel also develops and manages arrangements which support the commissioning of care services for children and adults. Our national care contracts are developed in partnership with care professionals, including care providers, to support person-centred outcomes embedded within national policy.

We also provide procurement and consultancy services to help our members get the most from their procurement resources, ranging from ad-hoc tendering support through to transformation programmes and strategic procurement partnerships.

The Scotland Excel Academy offers applied learning programmes leading to accredited qualifications in procurement, leadership and management, coaching and mentoring, project management and business analysis, as well as short courses and workshops.

Scotland Excel is a non-profit organisation working with members from across the public sector including local authorities, health and social care partnerships, housing associations, and other public and third sector organisations.

About the role

The Academy provides an award-winning multi-disciplinary development portfolio comprising procurement, leadership & management, project management, business analysis, decision making and innovation disciplines. Our primary objective is to engage people in transformative learning, enabling people to apply acquired learning to their work practice immediately, delivering progressive impact at work.

The Academy specialises in applied work-based-learning where our tutors create fit for purpose content contextualised to the Scottish public-sector and then teach both accredited and unaccredited workshops and programmes. This tutor role specialises in procurement working with Scotland’s 32 local authorities.

You will be joining an effective and ambitious team striving to develop people and organisations nationally whilst enabling our people to tackle wicked problems of today and tomorrow. It’s an exciting time to join as we evolve our strategy to address our national community’s growing needs across procurement, construction, social care, net zero and others.


What we can offer you

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.

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, 115KB

Online Equality Monitoring Form


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 complete the online equality monitoring form. Note that applications without a covering letter and completed 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.

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