Salary: £20,604 - £22,155
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
Scotland Excel is seeking a Corporate Services Assistant to join our Office Team within the wider Corporate Services function. This exciting opportunity will provide you with a wide range of duties and will allow you to utilise and build on your skills and experience in providing a key service across the organisation.
Your main role will be to lead and support a range of business support and administration services to internal and external stakeholders under the guidance of the Office Manager. You will also support the Office Manager in providing a support service to Scotland Excel’s Executive Management Team including diary management.
As the first point of contact for general customer and elected member enquiries you will be able to demonstrate excellent customer care skills and ensure that enquiries are dealt with quickly and effectively in line with Scotland Excel’s customer care focus. This will include both telephone enquiries and enquiries to our dedicated mailboxes.
You will also be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills and be able to build effective relationships with colleagues across the Corporate Services Team and wider organisation in supporting them in the delivery of services to a high standard. Your duties will include coordinating and planning business meetings and events for Scotland Excel including administration of meeting room booking systems. Where required you will also be responsible for booking travel and accommodation for Executive Team members.
The role will also allow you to utilise your IT skills in a range of Microsoft Office applications and you will have responsibility for maintaining electronic records and data processing files, compiling management information records as required. You will also have a support function in the administration of our website and intranet as required.
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, the possibility of remote 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. However, on return to the office it is expected that a hybrid working system will be introduced.
Full details of what makes Scotland Excel an employer of choice in public procurement and the benefits of working at Scotland Excel can be found on our What We Offer page.
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.
Please email covering letter, CV and equalities form to email@example.com. If you require these forms in a different format, please email us at the above address or call 0141 488 8760.