Career Opportunities


As a Centre of Expertise, APUC works to attract and retain the best people to lead the transformation of procurement across Scotland's Universities and Colleges.

APUC encourages achievement of appropriate professional qualifications and further skills development as part of a continuing professional development programme for a high calibre workforce.

Current job opportunities


Due to ongoing organisational development and increases to our scope, we are looking to recruit an experienced public sector procurement / supply chain professional on a permanent basis.

Procurement Manager - Advanced
Salary £31,533 - 34,000
Location: Perth - Institution based

Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC) is the Centre of Procurement Expertise for all of Scotland's Universities and Colleges; it provides a wide range of procurement / supply chain related shared services both as a core shared team and at institutions throughout Scotland.

We are recruiting for a Procurement/Supply Chain Manager role to work at an 'Advanced' level, based within Perth College UHI, covering all categories and spend areas within the institution. The role-holder will be part of the APUC managed UHI Partnership strategic procurement team and represent the College on various fora as well as delivering local and collaborative procurement exercises to deliver best value..

The post holder will be an ambassador for APUC, it's client institution and the profession generally and will demonstrate the highest levels of professionalism and ethical behaviour. The role is a demanding one and as APUC is an organisation that continues to develop to meet the dynamic needs of its client institutions, an experienced procurement / supply chain professional with a strong work ethic is sought for this role with the ability and desire to develop further as opportunities and challenges present themselves.

The role is full time but worked over a 9.5 days fortnight. The role offers generous holidays, competitive remuneration, a positive working environment and optional pension arrangements with employer/employee contribution.

How to Apply


If you are interested in applying please email your full CV (two pages maximum) to careers@apuc-scot.ac.uk along with covering letter (no more than one page) , explaining why you feel you would like to work with APUC and in the particular role mentioned, noting your current salary level.

Before submitting your application please review our Recruitment Privacy Notice for details of how your personal data will be processed by APUC.

Procurement Manager - Operational
Salary £27 - 30k per annum FTE (pro - rated for part - time hours)
(Part time - 3 full days per week or 5 short days per week on school friendly hours)
Location: Inverness - Institution based

Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC) is the Centre of Procurement Expertise for all of Scotland's Universities and Colleges; it provides a wide range of procurement / supply chain related shared services both as a core shared team and at institutions throughout Scotland.

We are recruiting for a Procurement Manager role to work based within the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) Executive Office in Inverness, covering a variety of categories and spend areas within the institution as well as ensuring that the relevant supporting activities including systems management and reporting are completed in line with institutional and statutory needs.

The post holder will be an ambassador for APUC, UHI, and the profession generally and will demonstrate the highest levels of professionalism and ethical behaviour. APUC is an organisation that continues to develop to meet the dynamic needs of its client institutions, an experienced procurement / supply chain professional with a strong work ethic is therefore sought for this role with the ability and desire to develop further as opportunities and challenges present themselves.

The role offers generous holidays, flexible hours, competitive remuneration, a positive working environment and pension arrangements with employer/employee contribution.

How to Apply


If you are interested in applying please email your full CV (two pages maximum) to careers@apuc-scot.ac.uk along with covering letter (no more than one page) , explaining why you feel you would like to work with APUC & UHI and in the particular role mentioned, noting your current salary level and working hours.

Before submitting your application please review our Recruitment Privacy Notice for details of how your personal data will be processed by APUC.




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