Location: Paisley or as agreed
Salary: £36,445 to £38,507 (Grade 8)
Closing: 19th February 2024 (close of business)
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 wishes to recruit a procurement co-ordinator to join our ICT Team within our Contract and Commissioning service.
This is a great time to join the expanding procurement team at Scotland Excel. The procurement co-ordinator will work with the ICT category manager to deliver and manage national collaborative contracts which deliver best value and improved services for local government and Scotland Excel’s associate members. To date, Scotland Excel has developed and delivered several collaborative ICT contracts which support customers to improve digital performance and efficiency. The post holder will provide mobilisation support to customers adopting the national arrangements and will undertake effective contract management activity.
The successful candidate will help the ICT category manager to expand the current portfolio through the development of sourcing strategies which deliver against digital strategy aims and provide value-for-money. An important part of the role will be to develop and manage relationships with key stakeholders, so excellent communication and interpersonal skills are critical to the success of this role. The post holder will work with strategic partners such as the Digital Office to consider product/service development, research and innovation to improve digital access across Scotland. This will require the procurement co-ordinator to be able to work effectively with complex technical information and have strong data analysis skills.
The successful candidate will be required to represent Scotland Excel by supporting team members on strategic groups and external forums, and ensuring contracts are reflective of policy and best practice.
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 flexible working options such as a 9 day fortnight, hybrid working, a defined benefits pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, a staff benefit scheme 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.
How to apply
To be considered for this post, please email to email@example.com
- a tailored CV (no more than 3 pages),
- a covering letter explaining why you meet the requirements for this role.
- complete our equality monitoring survey.
This Fixed Term post may also be available as a secondment opportunity for existing local government/public sector employees, subject to the agreement of your employer.
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.
If you have and questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org