Project & Account Manager

Maternity cover for up to 12 months

Location: Paisley
Salary: £44,785 - £48,252

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.

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

As a Project and Account Manager you will establish and implement effective stakeholder management with a range of our local authority and associate partners, building relationships at all levels of these organisations. Successful engagement with our partners will promote growing commitment by each organisation across the Scotland Excel Procurement portfolio, the Scotland Excel Academy and Change and Transformation projects.

You will also lead and deliver business change projects in line with sector needs and Scotland Excel strategic direction. Core to this role is the support of customers on an on-going basis in relation to key developments in the sector such as legislation, sustainable procurement and supporting local policy and economic objectives.

In addition to the above, you will lead and co-ordinate the representation of Scotland Excel and the local government sector at key meetings, strategic forums and events on a national basis in order to support our joint aims and national objectives.

A key element of the post will be the requirement to support the Commercial Manager in identifying, developing and delivering sustainable opportunities, offering new services which meet customer needs and Scotland Excel’s financial targets.


What we can offer you

You will work with 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 - Project & Account Manager - PDF, 145KB

Person Specification - Project & Account Manager - PDF, 125KB

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.