Career Opportunities


As a Centre of Expertise, APUC strives 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


Procurement/Supply Chain Manager - Advanced (Flexible Role - West)
Salary circa £31-37k pa
Location: First Placement - University of Strathclyde (12 months minimum)

This placement is based within the established procurement team at University of Strathclyde and will focus on Catering and hard & soft facilities management. Subsequent placements will be within one hours travelling time of APUC's Glasgow office.

Procurement/Supply Chain Manager - Advanced (Glasgow Clyde College)
Salary circa £31-37k pa
Location: Glasgow Clyde College

This role will operate within the Glasgow Region Procurement Team (GRPT) and will be embedded within Glasgow Clyde College. The role holder will be the primary procurement contact within the College. The role will involve managing a broad range of supply chain management commodities and categories in compliance with both EU and Scots law on a shared service basis. As part of the GRPT, exploring and fostering regional collaboration is a major part of this role.

Procurement/Supply Manager - Operational (Flexible Role - West)
Salary circa £24-32k pa
Location: First Placement - City Of Glasgow College (12 months minimum)

This placement is based within the established procurement team within City of Glasgow College, based at the RIBA award winning new Hanover Street campus in central Glasgow. Subsequent placements will be within one hours travelling time of APUC's Glasgow office.

Procurement/Supply Chain Manager - Operational (Estates)
Salary circa £24-32k pa
Location: APUC's core team offices - Glasgow/Stirling

This role will be responsible for a number of defined commodity areas within the Estates category. The post-holder will be responsible for full end-to-end tendering and ongoing contract management for each of these commodity areas.Please note that this role is open for applicants seeking part-time work and we would be happy to employ 2 people, each on a 0.5FTE basis to cover the role.



Experienced procurement professionals who possess the ability and desire to develop their careers further as opportunities and challenges present themselves are therefore sought for these positions.

Desired skills for the roles:

  • Appropriate level of knowledge of the EU procurement directives
  • Stakeholder engagement skills at all levels
  • Category strategy formulation and implementation
  • Full end-to-end tendering experience, considering sustainability principles, ideally in the public sector
  • Contract Management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to operate independently and effectively as well as being an integral member of the team
  • Proficient in the use of the various e-tools in use in the Scottish public sector.


The post holders will be ambassadors for APUC, it's 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.

Each of the above roles offer competitive remuneration, a positive, flexible working environment and optional pension arrangements with employer/employee contribution. If you are interested in applying please email your full CV (two pages maximum) to careers@apuc-scot.ac.uk along with a one page covering letter, 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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