Service Manager (Commissioning)

2 Permanent Posts

Location: Paisley or as agreed
Salary: £59,586.18 - £63,290.93
Grade: 13
Closing date: 29th July 2024 at 00:00

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 are seeking experienced leaders to take up new senior positions within the Strategic Commissioning Team.

Two new service manager roles have been created following a restructure within Scotland Excel to increase capacity at a senior level to work in the challenging but rewarding area of social care procurement and commissioning. The successful candidates will have responsibility for two category areas and teams comprising commissioning and procurement professionals.  

There are two roles available:

Service Manager- Adult Social Care 

(Ref: ASC-SM-0724-04)

The Service Manager for Adult Social Care will have responsibility for two category teams covering the National Care Home Contract and the Adult Social Care Team covering key national commissioning activity in areas such as care & support and residential rehabilitation.


Service Manager- Children & Families, Digital and Intelligence

(Ref: CFDI-SM-0724-05)

This role will have responsibility for the Children and Families and Digital category teams as well as responsibility for work across the Strategic Commissioning Team related to social care procurement, data and intelligence. This will include commissioning activity in the critical areas of secure care, fostering and children’s residential care.

These roles would suit experienced managers who can operate effectively within a complex landscape. The successful candidates will work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders to delivery national solutions which support best practice, person-centred delivery.

Scotland Excel offers a competitive salary for these roles as well as training and development opportunities. The organisation practices hybrid working with the option to be based mostly from home.

For more information about the posts and what Scotland Excel can offer you as an employee, please see our attached recruitment pack.

Relevant Documents

Social Care Service Manager Recruitment Pack

How to apply

To be considered please email to

  • a tailored CV (of no more than three pages),
  • a covering letter explaining why you meet the requirements for this role
  • complete the online Equality Monitoring Survey (use the above ref for question 1)

Applications must be received by 00:00 Monday 29th July.

Applications without a covering letter will not be considered.

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 as the equality monitoring form is anonymous.

If you require these forms in a different format, please email us at the above address.