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 experienced public sector procurement / supply chain professionals on a permanent basis.

Procurement/Supply Chain Specialist - Part-Time / School Friendly Hours
Starting Salary circa £15-18pa (pro-rata)
Location: Glasgow - Institution based

We are pleased to offer an exciting opportunity for a procurement/supply chain specialist to work within a client University in Glasgow city centre providing a supporting role to the Procurement Team.

The purpose of the role is to assist in day-to-day supply chain management activities including tendering, contract management and managing e-procurement activity. The role will have a strong customer focus requiring daily engagement with University stakeholders and a requirement to work quickly and efficiently within the Procurement Team. This is a rare opportunity to work in a role that offers development opportunities to management level over time that can be worked on a part time basis.

Desired skills for the role:
  • Customer focussed
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficient in the use of standard MS packages - MS Outlook, MS Excel, MS Word
  • The ability to operate independently and effectively as well as being an integral member of the team

Procurement and Supply Chain Roles - General
The post holder will be an ambassador for APUC, its client institutions 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 at the relevant level is sought for this role with the ability and desire to develop further as opportunities and challenges present themselves.

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

Office Services Manager

Salary circa £24-30pa
Location: Stirling
Closing date - 28 August 2018

APUC is looking to recruit an Office Services Manager .

The Office Services Team provides comprehensive facilities, administrative and communications support to the organisation. The applicant must be flexible and adaptive and be willing to enthusiastically accept that the role constantly develops and changes to meet the organisation's needs. The role will require some travel to other APUC offices and client institutions etc.

The Office Services Manager is required to manage the Office Services Specialist role and provide business support services to the organisation.

They are required to constantly use their own initiative and work independently in both delivering their own deliverables and those of their team. They will be the core administrative and operations management support to the CEO and DCEO.

Desired skills for the role:
  • High level office based ICT skills required
  • Facilities management knowledge
  • Good interpersonal skills required
  • Excellent IT, keyboard and office systems skills
  • Highly organised, able to constantly prioritise and reprioritise effectively with great judgement skills, proactively taking on project / initiative management activity on behalf on the company’s leadership
  • Excellent professional communications skills, including the ability to prepare, maintain and present reports, promotional materials and keep the website up to date.
  • Must be friendly, positive, diplomatic and helpful to a wide range of colleagues both internal and external, but able to be firm when required
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Excellent planning skills

  • Experience or understanding of facilities management
  • Experience of aspects of corporate event management
  • Excellent experience in general administration service delivery
  • The post holder is required to demonstrate confidence and integrity in own and organisations intentions and use excellent interpersonal communications to establish commitment to corporate objectives. Must be a strong and committed corporate player
  • Must be discreet in communications and maintain confidentiality as they will have access to sensitive information. They will also be required to always maintain discreet impartiality in matters relating to corporate activity

General Information
The role offers generous holidays, semi compressed hours and the option of a contributory (employee & employer) pension scheme.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying please email your full CV (two pages maximum) to 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.

Please note, applicants must have the right to live and work in the United Kingdom to be considered for these roles. APUC is unable to support any applicants that would require assistance with a work permit.

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